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Boxes for holding supplies, products and household goods require tape that adheres properly and offers a secure hold. Staples carries packing tape made from a variety of materials with different adhesives that work well for creating secure shipments and keeping cords and other items organized.

Strong Packing Tape Materials Offer Durability
Tapes come in a range of materials that offer strength and a durable hold. Acrylic tapes offer immediate adhesion and strong tear resistance. Tapes made from laminates and films that stick due to friction are ideal for short-term use on materials that might be damaged by traditional adhesives.

Cloth tapes resist heat and are difficult to tear, making them a good choice for heavier packages. Consider glass packing tape for increased heat resistance for use on boxes and materials that are exposed to temperatures up to 300 degrees Fahrenheit. Tape with paper backing is a good option for short-term use on packages that aren't subjected to rough handling or temperature extremes. Vinyl and PVC tapes provide increased strength and durability against chemicals and temperature changes.

Choose Adhesive Types of Packing Tape Based on the Application
Packing tape comes with different types of adhesives that keep them secure on boxes and other materials. Acrylic adhesives provide a strong hold that remains sticky in hot and cold temperatures and during long-term storage. Gummed or water-activated adhesives require specific packing tape dispensers that apply water during application. This type of tape offers instant sealing and can provide proof of tampering for added security. Tapes with hot melt adhesives ensure a tight bond with corrugated materials for added protection during the shipping process. Look for adhesives made from rubber or silicone for increased flexibility when working with non-paper packaging or bundling products and materials.

What Are the Uses of Packaging Tape?
Typical acrylic products ensure a tight bond that withstands rough handling during shipping, along with long-term adhesion when used for storage. Flexible tapes are ideal for keeping cords organized or bundling multiple items together. Use these options for items that are difficult to package to make bundles easier to ship and store.

Which Packing Tape Dispenser Is the Right Option?
Dispensers are available for most types of tape, and most are designed for specific adhesives and materials. Water-activated tapes require dispensers that apply water during application. Other tapes work well in handheld dispensers that provide a cutting edge for quick application. Desk or tabletop dispensers hold multiple rolls and are ideal for warehouse and shipping facilities. Choose the correct size dispenser based on the width of the tape and the type of cutting mechanism it requires, as some tapes require a sharp cutting edge for clean application.

Does the Width of Packing Tape Really Matter?
When packing boxes for shipping or storage, the width of the tape plays a crucial role. Thinner tapes work fine for smaller boxes with little to no gap between the closed flaps or for organizing materials or cords. Wider 2 or 3-inch tapes provide additional protection against bumping and flipping to keep packages closed while in transit. Consider the size of the package, how well the box closes and the weight of the materials when deciding on tape width.
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Staples® Heavy-Duty Shipping Tape
Item: SS1037440
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  • Hot melt tear resistant shipping tape
  • 2.6 mil thickness
  • Best choice for shipping that may involve rough handling
As low as 13.89 $13.89
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Scotch® Ultra Clear Mailing Packaging Tape, 1.88" x 54.6 yds., Clear, 6/Rolls (3250-6)
Item: 24343710 / Model : 3250-6
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  • Ultra clear tape won’t cover up important information
  • 1.88" x 54.6 yds.
  • 2.6 mil thickness for durable strength
18.95 $18.95
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Staples® Moving & Storage Packing Tape with Dispenser, 1.88" x 54.6 Yds, Clear, 4/Rolls (31687)
Staples® Moving & Storage Packing Tape with Dispenser, 1.88" x 54.6 Yds, Clear, 4/Rolls (31687)
Item: 473975 / Model : 52529/31687
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  • Acrylic adhesive packing tape
  • 2.6 mil thickness
  • 1.88" x 54.6 yards
10.39 $10.39
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Scotch® Heavy Duty Shipping Packing Tape, 1.88" x 54.6 yds, Clear, 4/Pack
Item: 513246 / Model : 3850-4RD
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  • 40X stronger than acrylic tapes (in shear adhesion holding power, compared to acrylic tapes based on ASTMB)
  • Heavy duty adhesive shipping packaging tape
  • 1.88" x 54.6 yds
24.99 $24.99
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Staples® Ultra Heavy Duty Shipping Tape, 1.88" x 54.6 Yds, Clear, 6/Rolls
Item: 815042 / Model : 52196
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  • Hot melt tear resistant shipping tape
  • 3.0 mil thickness
  • 1.88" x 54.6 yards
22.49 $22.49
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Scotch® Sure Start Shipping Packing Tape, 25 yds., Clear, 6 Rolls/Pack (DP-1000RF6)
Item: 750832 / Model : DP1000RF6
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  • Easy to start shipping and Packing Tape with quiet unwind, perfect for office settings
  • Clear tape
  • Hot melt adhesive with 2.6 mil thickness
12.99 $12.99
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Staples® Moving & Storage Packing Tape
Item: SS1037441
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  • Acrylic adhesive packing tape
  • 2.6 mil thickness
  • Strong holding power to ensure a secure seal
As low as 13.29 $13.29
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Scotch® Premium Thickness Moving & Storage Package Sealing Tape, 1.88" x 60 yds., Clear, 8 Rolls/Pack (3631-54-8)
Item: 1148366 / Model : 3631-54-8
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  • 1.88" x 60 yds.
  • Scotch® Moving and Storage Packaging Tape is suitable for sealing boxes during your move or in storage.
  • Clear
24.99 $24.99
8/Pack
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Duck® Crystal Clear Packing Tape, 1.88" x 54.6 Yds, 8/Rolls (282195)
Item: 205525 / Model : 282195
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  • Acrylic adhesive with UV resistance to prevent yellowing
  • 2.6 mil thickness
  • 1.88" x 54.6 yards
20.29 $20.29
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Scotch® Tough Grip Moving Packing Tape, 1.88" x 38.2 yds., Clear (3500S-RD)
Item: 2456491 / Model : 3500S-RD
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  • 1.88" x 38.2 yds.
  • Secures up to 80 lbs of weight per box
  • Clear to the core
8.29 $8.29
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Staples® Lightweight Moving & Storage Packing Tape
Item: SS1038928
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  • Acrylic adhesive packing tape
  • 2.2 mil thickness
  • Strong holding power to ensure a secure seal
As low as 10.99 $10.99
Multiple options available
Scotch Heavy Duty Strapping Tape with Dispenser, 1.88" x 360", 1/Pack
Item: 824250 / Model : 50
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  • Reinforced strength shipping, strapping tape seals, bands and repairs
  • 1.88" x 360"
  • Clear tape
3.89 $3.89
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Staples® Standard Grade Paper Packaging Tape, 2.8" x 125 Yds, Brown, 1/Roll
Item: 468231 / Model : 468231-CC
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  • Gummed brown kraft tape
  • Standard grade for sealing 20-40 lb boxes
  • 2.8" x 125 yards
12.49 $12.49
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Scotch® Heavy Duty Shipping Packaging Tape with Dispenser, 1.88" x 22.2 yd., Clear (142)_
Item: MMM142 / Model : 142
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  • 1.88" x 22.2 yds.
  • Clear-to-core shipping tape for heavy packages
  • Clear backing and instant adhesion
2.99 $2.99
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Simply™ Economy Grade Packaging Tape, 1.89" x 54.7 Yds, Clear, 6/Rolls (ST-A18SIMP)
Item: 467431 / Model : ST-A18SIMP
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  • Strong adhesive gripping packing tape
  • 1.8 mil thickness
  • 1.89" x 54.7 yards
10.49 $10.49
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Scotch® Heavy Duty Shipping Packaging Tape with Heavy Duty Dispenser, 1.88" x 54.6 yds., Clear (3850-2ST)
Item: 508627 / Model : 3850-2ST
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  • 1.88" x 54.6 yds.
  • Reinforced shipping tape is the strongest clear-to-core tape for your most critical packaging needs
  • Clear backing and instant adhesion
20.39 $20.39
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Staples® Long Lasting Storage Tape with Dispenser, 1.88" x 98 Yds, Clear, 2/Rolls (ST-A26-902DP3)
Item: 504405 / Model : 52530/ST-A26-90
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  • Long lasting acrylic adhesive
  • 2.6 mil thickness
  • 1.88" x 98 yards
6.39 $6.39
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Staples® Moving & Storage Packing Tape, 2.83" x 54.6 Yds, Clear, 6/Rolls
Item: 504402 / Model : 52209/ST-XW26-6
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  • Extra wide acylic adhesive packing tape
  • 2.6 mil thickness
  • 2.83" x 54.6 yards
21.99 $21.99
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Duck® HP260 High-Performance Packing Tape, 1.88" x 60 Yds, Tan (HP260T)
Item: 892606 / Model : HP260T
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  • Tan acrylic high-performance packing tape
  • 3.1 mil thickness
  • 1.88" x 60 yards
5.09 $5.09
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Duck® Commercial Grade Packaging Tape, 1.88" x 54.6 Yds, Clear (1362515/7567)
Item: 523779 / Model : 1362515/7567
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  • Long lasting commercial grade adhesive packing tape
  • 1.9 mil thickness
  • 1.88" x 54.6 yards with 3" core
2.99 $2.99
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Staples® Natural Rubber Packaging Tape, 1.89" x 54.7 Yds, Tan, 6/Rolls
Item: 559226 / Model : 11649-CC
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  • Extreme adhesion in extreme weather conditions
  • 2.3 mil thickness
  • 1.89" x 54.7 yards
17.79 $17.79
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Duck® EZ-Start® Crystal-Clear Packing Tape, 1.88" x 60 Yds, Clear, 1/Roll (CS-60C)
Item: 779900 / Model : CS-60C
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  • EZ START Frustration-Free technology
  • 2.6 mil thickness
  • 1.88" x 60 Yards
6.99 $6.99
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Staples® 1.88" x 109 yds Lightweight Moving and Storage Packaging Tape, Clear, 6 Rolls/Pack (ST-A22L-6LW)
Item: 900915 / Model : ST-A22L-6
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  • Lightweight moving and storage packaging tape is perfect for sealing boxes and safely mailing packages
  • Comes in clear color
  • Dimensions: 1.88"(W) x 109 yds(L), 2.2 mil thickness
19.99 $19.99
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Scotch® Greener Commercial Grade Shipping Packing Tape, 1.88" x 54.6 yds., Clear (3750G-50-CS48)
Item: 2273679 / Model : 3750GCS48
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  • 1.88" x 54.6 yds.
  • For tough, industrial use
  • Clear
99.95 $99.95 249.99 $249.99
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