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Gummed Tape is available in several different strengths and three different styles.  

Reinforced Tape

Reinforced Gummed Tape is available in several different sizes and strengths.   Recently manufacturers have added metric sizes as well. 

The most common for 20-40 pound boxes is the Medallion brand by Intertape.  The Medallion is a natural 3 way reinforced, 70mm by 500' with 6 rolls per carton.  The Medallion tape is also available in a 3" by 450' roll, brown or white.  

A good medium (aka industrial) grade for 40-60 pound boxes is the Carton Master brand available in a natural 3 way reinforced, with 3" by 375' per roll, 8 rolls per case.

The 500' x 70mm 6 rolls per case is highly recommended due to the size and weight of the carton.  Your packers will appreciate the smaller size, and it fits better at packing stations.

This tape is dispensed in the Better Pack 500, Better Pack 555eS, TapeShooter 333.

Asphaltic Reinforced Gummed Tape

Used mainly by the Federal Government and considered out of date.  Asphaltic tape will gum up a tape machine very fast due to the black asphalt used in the manufacture of the tape.  With the advancements in tape, we recommend using the 3-way non-asphaltic reinforced gummed tape above.  This tape is dispensed in the Better Pack 500, Better Pack 555eS type machines that incorporate an automatic blade oiler to prevent build up of black asphaltic materials on the cutting edge.

Paper Tape

Plain Paper Gummed Tape aka Non-Reinforced Kraft Sealing Tape used to be the only tape used prior to 1966.  Gradually over the years usage has dropped to a mere trickle of pre 1966 levels.  Today the most common is 60# tape available in 2", 2 1/2" and 3" standard widths with 600' on a roll.  Kraft tape is used on light boxes, generally under 25#, and mostly for inner pack type applications. This tape is dispensed in the Better Pack 500, Better Pack 555eS, TS333, or in the Pull and Tear NPS model NO. 22.

The other style of plain gummed tape is known as "inch and a half, gummed side out."  This tape is used in meat markets, and in printing companies for binding.   The tape is dispensed in the Better Pack TapeShooter 404.

Printed Tape

We also handle the equipment to print on tape as it is dispensed.  The CT#6 by Better Packages for the Better Pack 500 prints your message on the spot.