Packaging Tape: Which Should You Use?

When prepping boxes for shipping, the right tape makes all the difference. A cheap, subpar tape may not hold up as your boxes go through the supply chain. What type of packaging tape should you use?

While there are lots of options out there, here are three of the most common types, including: 

1. Clear Packaging Tape

Clear packaging tape has been a staple of the shipping sector for years. It’s cheap, relatively reliable, and easy to source. But is it really the best option for your packages? Unfortunately, it probably isn’t. While there is certainly a time and place to use clear packaging tape, there are better solutions out there, including the next two types of tape on the list. 

2. Reinforced Tape

Reinforced water-activated tape is stronger and more durable than run-of-the-mill clear packaging tape. The reinforced tape features fiberglass for enhanced strength, making it perfect for closing light, medium, or heavy boxes. 

Holland Manufacturing’s reinforced tape is also water-activated. This makes it great for warehouses, supply centers, and just about anywhere else where quality and speed are top priorities. Oh, and it’s way easier to recycle than plastic tape. 

3. Custom Printed Tape

Custom-printed tape can take your packaging to the next level. By adding custom tape to your packaging supplies, you can provide your customers with a more engaging experience and keep their orders safe in the process.

Holland Manufacturing can print a wide array of styles, from one-color prints to complex, high-definition, multi-color designs. Elevate your packaging with custom-printed tape from Holland Manufacturing.

Ready to Level-Up Your Packaging Tape?

Protect your packages by selecting the right tape for the job. If you would like to place your order, contact Holland Manufacturing today. You can request a quote or sample online or call us at 800-345-0492.