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Packing Tape

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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Scotch® Premium Thickness Moving & Storage Packaging Tape, 1.88 in x 60 yds., 8/Pk
Item : 1148366 / Model : 3631-54-8
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  • 44 lb. per inch tensile strength
  • 3.1 mil thickness
  • This tape can withstand extreme conditions, staying sealed in temperatures ranging from -25 degrees F to 160 degrees F
24.99 $24.99
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Staples® Ultra-Heavy-Duty Shipping Tape, 3" Core, Clear, 1.88" x 54.6 Yards, 6/Pk
Item : 815042 / Model : 52196
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  • 3 mil
  • 6 rolls per pack
  • Excellent adhesive for all your shipping needs
22.49 $22.49
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Staples® Standard Grade Acrylic Packaging Tape
Item : SS1038928
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  • 28 lbs.-per-square-inch tensile strength
  • 2.2-mil thickness
As low as 10.99 $10.99
Multiple options available
Scotch Sure Start Shipping Packing Tape, 1.88" x 900", Clear, 6/Pack
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 and Storage Packing Tape with Dispenser, 1.88" x 54.6yds, Clear, 4/Pack (31687)
Item : 473975 / Model : 52529/31687
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  • Acrylic adhesive tape with 2.6 mil thickness used for moving and storage
  • Clear tape is ideal for label protection
  • 4 rolls/pack, with 1 reusable dispenser
9.49 $9.49
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Duck® Crystal-Clear Packing Tape, 1.88" x 54.6 yds, 8 Rolls
Item : 205525 / Model : 282195
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  • Duck Brand® HD Clear High Performance Crystal Clear Packing Tape
  • 8-pack Value Pack
  • 2.6 Mil thick for Shipping, Moving & Storing
18.69 $18.69
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Scotch® Heavy Duty Shipping Tape with Dispensers 3850-RD, Clear, 1.88" x 54.6 yds, 1 Roll on a Refillable Dispenser
Item : 602647 / Model : 3850-RD
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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
9.19 $9.19
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Staples® Heavy-Duty Storage Tape with Dispenser, 1.88" x 98 yards, Clear, 2/Pack (ST-A26-902DP3)
Item : 504405 / Model : 52530/ST-A26-90
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  • Dimensions: 1.88" x 98 yards
  • Comes in clear color
  • Adhesive: Acrylic
6.39 $6.39
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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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Scotch Easy-Grip Packing Tape Dispenser with Sure Start Shipping Tape, 1.88" x 600", Clear, 1/Pack
Item : 741085 / Model : DP-1000
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  • Easy to start shipping and Packing Tape with quiet unwind, perfect for office settings
  • 1.88" x 25 yds
  • Clear tape
7.19 $7.19
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Duck® EZ Start 2.6 mil Crystal Clear Frustration Free High Performance Packing Tape 1.88"x22.
Item : 519768 / Model : 07307
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  • 43287
  • 7307
  • 1.88" x 22.2 yards
2.99 $2.99
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Staples® Heavy-Duty Storage Tape
Item : SS1037441
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  • Available in various sizes and quantities
  • 31 lb.-per-square-inch tensile strength
  • 2.6-mil thickness
As low as 13.29 $13.29
Multiple options available
Simply™ Economy-Grade Packing Tape, 1.89" x 54.7 yds, Clear, 6 Rolls ST-A18SIMP, 6/Pack (ST-A18SIMP)
Item : 467431 / Model : ST-A18SIMP
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  • 20 lbs.-per-square-inch tensile strength
  • 1.8-mil thickness
  • Unwinds smoothly
10.49 $10.49
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Staples® Natural Rubber Packing Tape, Clear, 1.89" x 109.4 yds, 36/Case (11644-CC)
Item : 559219 / Model : 11644-CC
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  • Performs well in dusty areas
  • Better shear-adhesion power to corrugated boxes
  • Ultimate adhesion at room temperature
113.99 $113.99
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Staples Natural Rubber Packing Tape, 1.89" x 54.7yds, Clear, 36/Pack (11646-CC)
Item : 559222 / Model : 11646-CC
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  • 27 lbs. per inch tensile strength
  • Excellent in extreme weather conditions; resists dampness and moisture
  • Performs well in dusty areas
94.99 $94.99
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Duck® Commercial-Grade Packing Tape, Clear, 1.88" x 54.6 yds, Each
Item : 523779 / Model : 1362515/7567
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  • 27-lbs.-per-inch tensile strength
  • 1.9 mil thickness
  • Long-term resistance to aging
2.99 $2.99
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Scotch Envelope Package Sealing Tape Strips, 2" x 6", Clear, 2/Pack
Item : 432559 / Model : 3750-P CLEAR
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  • Commercial grade tape with excellent holding power for heavy duty packaging and shipping
  • Clear tape
  • Hot melt adhesive with 3.1 mil thickness
4.19 $4.19
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Scotch® Heavy-Duty Packing Tape
Item : SS1007301
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  • 47 lb. per inch tensile strength
  • Tape size: 1.88" x 54.6 yds in various pack sizes
  • 3.1 mil thickness
As low as 2.89 $2.89
Multiple options available
Staples Paper Packing Tape with Dispenser, 1.89" x 43.74 Yards, Each (31391-CC)
Item : 474613 / Model : 31391-CC
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  • Gummed brown kraft tape
  • Convenient, easy-to-use dispenser
  • 5.1 mil thickness
6.29 $6.29
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Caremail Paper Packing Tape, 1.88" x 40 Yards
Item : 807581 / Model : 1119059
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  • 33 lb. tensile strength
  • 6.1 mil thickness
  • Solvent free adhesive works well with all 3" core tape dispensers, can also tear by hand
8.79 $8.79
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Duck® HP260 Antimicrobial BladSafe Tape Gun with Premium Packing Tape, 1.88" x 60 Yards
Item : 854047 / Model : DUC1078566
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  • 1.88" x 60 Yards
  • Patented BladeSafe design features a unique retractable blade that protects user from cuts
  • Antimicrobial product protection on the treated comfort foam handle
23.99 $23.99
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Scotch® Tamper Evident Sealing Tape 3771 Refill, White If Seal is Broken Check Contents Before Accepting, 48 mm x 100 m
Item : 859886 / Model : 3771
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  • White tape with bright red print gets attention
  • If seal is broken check contents beforeaccepting.
  • Burst and seal resistant
14.29 $14.29
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Staples® Natural Rubber Packing Tape, 1.89" x 54.7yds, Tan, 6/Pack (11649-CC)
Item : 559226 / Model : 11649-CC
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  • 27 lbs per inch tensile strength
  • 2.3-mil thickness
  • Excellent in extreme weather conditions; resists dampness and moisture
17.79 $17.79
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Staples® Natural Rubber Packing Tape, Clear, 1.89" x 109.4 yds, 6 Rolls
Item : 559216 / Model : 11643-CC
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  • Tensile strength: 27 lbs per inch
  • 2.3 mil thickness
  • Performs well in dusty areas
21.99 $21.99
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