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3M Transparent Tape

Choose a 3M™ transparent tape to fasten or repair items with tidy, low-profile adhesive strips. This brand offers a number of clear adhesive tapes with strong and long-lasting binding power. They have crystal clear backings that do not yellow with age. You can use these handy tapes to seal envelopes and shipping boxes as well as to hang items on the wall, wrap gifts, and attach pages together. Staples® carries a wide selection of 3M clear tape for home, school, office, and industrial applications.

Choose From Different Types of 3M Transparent Tapes
There are a number of benefits to using transparent tape. For one, they disappear against most backgrounds and make neater seals than colored tapes. Since they are clear, you can apply them to labels and printed text without hiding these from view. Single-sided transparent tape is ideal for sealing cartons but you need a double-sided tape to attach two pages together or mount lightweight items on walls. While both types are photo-friendly, double-sided transparent tape completely disappears when used to mount printed photos.

3M offers both single and double-sided tapes in glossy and matte versions. Pick a roll with a glossy finish if you need to apply it to smooth and shiny surfaces. Matte tapes look better on textured surfaces and are also known as invisible tape since it blends in with its background easily. This brand also makes permanent and removable tape. While permanent tape has a stronger holding power, removable tape peels off cleanly and leaves no residue.

Enjoy the Superior Bonding Power of Industrial 3M Transparent Tapes
3M everyday transparent tapes are mostly for light-duty tasks. Besides these, the brand also makes industrial adhesives and tapes. Some of these are transparent while others are double-sided tapes for hidden installations. These heavy-duty tapes mostly use stronger rubber adhesives and have a higher resistance to abrasion, moisture, chemicals, UV light, and extreme temperatures. You can use them to seal, splice, and repair heavy items and irregular surfaces.

3M VHB™ (Very High Bond) tapes are strong enough to replace mechanical fasteners like screws and rivets in some applications. These special heavy-duty tapes can seal and bind metal, plastic, and glass parts together. They are double-sided acrylic foam tapes that can also protect hardware by acting as a shock absorber. While not transparent like clear tapes, they serve the same purposes: to be invisible and make tidy, impeccable seals.

Should You Consider Thickness When Shopping for 3M Transparent Tapes?
Yes. Thicker tapes are usually stronger than thinner ones. Manufacturers quote thickness in mil. A mil is one-thousandth of an inch. Most transparent tapes are 3 mils thick or thinner.

Can You Write on 3M Transparent Tape?
Yes and no. You can write on the brand's matte tapes with a pen, pencil, or marker. The glossy versions are too slippery and do not absorb ink well. However, 3M transparent matte tapes have backings that provide enough tracking resistance for gliding pen tips and also absorb ink.

Are There Special 3M Transparent Tapes for Wrapping Gifts?
Yes. Although you can wrap gifts with any of the brand's transparent tapes, 3M also makes special gift wrap tapes. These have a stain finish that is invisible against wrapping paper. If you are looking for decorative tapes for your gift boxes, choose one of the brand's glitter or metallic tapes.


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3M 4408 Double Sided Foam Tape, 1" x 36 yds., 1/8"
Item : 405872 / Model : T9554408
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  • 1/8" closed cell vinyl foam with firm acrylic adhesive
  • Conformable foam with high sheer strength
  • Acrylic adhesive features high bond strength and high temperature and solvent resistance
1499.99 $1,499.99
9/Pack
3M 4950 VHB Tapes, White, 36 yds
Item : SS1085086
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  • Available Number of Rolls: 9, 2, 18, 4, 12, and 3
  • Use to attach stiffeners, bond aluminum skin to steel support of trucks, vans and ambulances, or bond architectural signs to frames
  • General purpose adhesive on both sides of firm type foam
As low as 436.39 $436.39
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3M 4936 VHB Tapes, Gray, 72 yds
Item : SS1084723
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  • Available Number of Rolls: 9, 2, 18, 4, 12, and 3
  • Use to bond mutin bars to windows, bond pre-painted metals in truck assembly, or mount vinyl wiring ducts and conduit channels
  • Multi-purpose adhesive on both sides of conformable foam
As low as 895.19 $895.19
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3M 5952 VHB Tapes, Dark Gray, 36 yds
Item : SS1085006
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  • Available Number of Rolls: 18, 4, 12, and 3
  • Use to bond to a variety of plastics and paint systems
  • Multi-purpose adhesive on both sides of conformable foam
As low as 466.59 $466.59
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3M 4949 VHB Tapes, Black, 36 yds
Item : SS1084970
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  • Available Number of Rolls: 9, 2, 18, 4, 12, and 3
  • General purpose adhesive on both sides of firm type foam
  • Acrylic foam with acrylic adhesive
As low as 505.29 $505.29
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3M 4955 VHB Tapes, White, 36 yds
Item : SS1085102
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  • Available Tape Widths: 1", 1/2", and 3/4"
  • Use to attach stiffeners, bond aluminum skin to steel support of trucks, vans and ambulances, or bond architectural signs to frames
  • General purpose adhesive on both sides of firm type foam
As low as 1615.29 $1,615.29
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3M 4920 VHB Tapes, White, 72 yds
Item : SS1084909
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  • Available Number of Rolls: 9, 2, 18, 4, 12, and 3
  • Use to attach stiffeners, bond aluminum skin to steel support of trucks, vans and ambulances, or bond architectural signs to frames
  • General purpose adhesive on both sides of firm type foam
As low as 815.39 $815.39
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3M 4926 VHB Tapes, Gray, 72 yds
Item : SS1085178
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  • Available Tape Widths: 1" and 1/2"
  • Use to bond mutin bars to windows, bond pre-painted metals in truck assembly, or mount vinyl wiring ducts and conduit channels
  • Multi-purpose adhesive on both sides of conformable foam
As low as 2492.59 $2,492.59
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3M 4932 VHB Tapes, White, 72 yds
Item : SS1085058
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  • Available Number of Rolls: 9, 2, 18, 4, 12, and 3
  • Use to bond powder painted metal stiffeners or bond polypropylene and polystyrene
  • LSE adhesive on a firm foam
As low as 991.59 $991.59
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3M 5925 VHB Tapes, Dark Gray, 36 yds
Item : SS1084990
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  • Available Number of Rolls: 9 and 2
  • Use to bond to a variety of plastics and paint systems
  • Conformable tape provides excellent bonding to relatively irregular surfaces and mixed substrates
As low as 388.89 $388.89
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3M 4956 VHB Tapes, Gray, 36 yds
Item : SS1084704
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  • Available Tape Widths: 1", 1/2", and 3/4"
  • Use to bond mutin bars to windows, bond pre-painted metals in truck assembly, or mount vinyl wiring ducts and conduit channels
  • Multi-purpose adhesive on both sides of conformable foam
As low as 1432.49 $1,432.49
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3M 4929 VHB Tapes, Black, 72 yds
Item : SS1084706
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  • Available Number of Rolls: 9, 2, 18, 4, 12, and 3
  • General purpose adhesive on both sides of firm type foam
  • Acrylic foam with acrylic adhesive
As low as 879.79 $879.79
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3M 4905 VHB Tapes, Clear, 72 yds
Item : SS1085111
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  • Available Number of Rolls: 9, 2, 18, 4, 12, and 3
  • Use to seal skylight inner/outer dome; mount back lit translucent signs or edge-bond resin filled glass
  • Use for clear or colorless applications
As low as 614.79 $614.79
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3M 4930 VHB Tapes, White, 72 yds
Item : SS1085062
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  • Available Number of Rolls: 9, 2, 18, 4, 12, and 3
  • Use to attach stiffeners, bond aluminum skin to steel support of trucks, vans and ambulances, or bond architectural signs to frames
  • General purpose adhesive on both sides of firm type foam
As low as 836.49 $836.49
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3M 5925 VHB Tapes, Dark Gray, 72 yds
Item : SS1084999
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  • Available Tape Widths: 1" and 1/2"
  • Use to bond to a variety of plastics and paint systems
  • Conformable tape provides excellent bonding to relatively irregular surfaces and mixed substrates
As low as 1856.29 $1,856.29
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3M 4949 VHB Tapes, Black, 5 yds
Item : SS1084969
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  • Available Tape Widths: 1", 1/2", and 3/4"
  • General purpose adhesive on both sides of firm type foam
  • Acrylic foam with acrylic adhesive
As low as 60.69 $60.69
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3M™ 15' Dual Lock™ Re-closable Fastener System, Clear, 2/Pack
Item : IM1Y97725 / Model : MP3560
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  • Reclosable fastener system designed to bond to metals, glass and high surface energy plastics for firm holding
  • Has clear polypropylene and clear polyolefin liner for great look
  • Measures 15'L, 1"W with engaged thickness of 0.23", liner thickness of 4 mil and length of 5 linear yard
122.59 $122.59
2/Pack