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A packing tape dispenser automatically rolls out and snips the end of a packing tape. Compared to taping boxes by hand, this useful tool makes sealing packages easy and saves valuable time. There are many different types of tape dispensers and you can find them all at Staples.

Secure Shipping Boxes Easily with Handheld Tape Dispensers
Compared to desktop tape dispensers, handheld models offer portability and better control. Desktop dispensers large enough to handle packing tapes are usually heavy and have weighted bases. Therefore, users have to bring the boxes to the dispensers. In contrast, handheld tape dispensers are lightweight and portable. They're also designed for convenient one-handed operation. The typical packing dispenser has a plastic body and a metal blade. High-end models also have ergonomic pistol grips made of foam or rubber. This design reduces hand fatigue while speeding up the packaging process.

Choosing the Right Packing Tape Dispenser
The right tape dispenser to buy depends on how you intended to use the tool. A basic model will do the job if you don't plan to use it frequently or if you only seal small boxes. A premium model, with a pistol grip and sturdy build, is more appropriate for frequent users. Those who ship out large boxes regularly need heavy-duty tape dispensers. Make sure to consider tape size before ordering a packing dispenser. Note the core size and width of the packaging tape you have and confirm that it can fit inside the dispenser of your choice. Most tape rolls are between 2 and 3 inches wide.

What is the Core Size of a Packing Tape?
The core size of packing tape is measured by the inner diameter of the tape roll. A box-sealing tape usually consists of a roll of sticky, pressure-sensitive polypropylene or polyester film wrapped around a fiberboard ring. The core of a packing tape is the empty space inside the fiberboard ring.

How do You Load a Packing Tape Dispenser?
Slip the packing tape over the wheel of the dispenser. Depending on the type of dispenser, you may need to open the dispenser to do this. Tape guns with pistol grips generally have exposed wheels and are the easiest to load. Position the tape over the dispenser wheel so that it unwinds in a counterclockwise direction, with the sticky side facing down. Thread the free end of the tape between the dispenser's blade and shield. Lastly, cut the end tab off the tape by pulling it over the blade.

What is a Gummed Tape Dispenser?
These packing dispensers are designed for use with water-activated adhesive tapes. Usually a desktop machine, these dispensers measure, snip, moisten and roll out gummed or water-activated tapes. They are available in manual and electric models and are recommended for businesses that ship a lot of packages regularly.

What is the Difference between Shipping and Storage Tapes?
When ordering a packing tape dispenser, make sure to get the right kind of tapes for your boxes. Shipping and storage boxes need different types of packing tapes. Since storage boxes may need to remain sealed for extended periods of time, it is best to use acrylic packing tapes for them. Acrylic tapes can maintain their seal longer than shipping tapes. They also handle wide variations in temperature better. Shipping tapes, on other hand, have superior holding power and can withstand rough handling.
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Scotch® Heavy Duty Shipping Packaging Tape with Dispenser,  1.88" x 54.6 yds., Clear, 1 Roll (3850-ST)
Item: 483920 / Model : 3850-ST
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  • 1.88" x 60 yds.
  • Provides excellent holding power for heavy-duty packaging and shipping
  • Clear
17.99 $17.99
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Tartan™ Pistol Grip Packaging Tape Dispensers with Tension Control
Item: 671461 / Model : HB903
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  • Hand contoured, lightweight Packing Tape dispenser
  • Black, pistol grip
  • Applies smooth, straight and secure tape lines
16.39 $16.39
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Scotch® Packing Tape Hand Dispenser, 3" Core, Red (DP-300-RD)
Item: 503525 / Model : DP300RD
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  • Holds 3" core tapes
  • Heavy-duty packaging tape dispenser with hand brake mechanism for ease of use and control
  • Can accommodate tapes up to 2" wide
8.19 $8.19
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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
24.39 $24.39
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Scotch® Extreme Shipping Strapping Tape with Dispenser, 1.88" x 21.8 yds., Translucent (8959-RD)
Item: 448960 / Model : 8959-RD
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  • 1.88" x 21.8 yds.
  • 3" Core tape and dispenser
  • Packaging tape designed for reinforcing and bundling packages
7.99 $7.99
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Scotch® Commercial Grade Packaging Tape, 1.88" x 54.6 yds., Clear, 2 Rolls + 1 Dispenser/Pack (3750-2-ST)
Item: 285833 / Model : 3750-2-ST\BP-1
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  • 1.88" x 54.6 yds
  • 3" Core tape and dispenser
  • Commercial grade shipping tape with excellent holding power for heavy duty packaging and shipping
25.29 $25.29
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Extra-Wide Packing Tape Dispenser, 3" Core, Green, Each
Item: 752276 / Model : 1064012
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  • Eliminates the need for double taping box seams
  • Made of durable metal
  • Heavy duty performance
21.89 $21.89
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Scotch® Heavy Duty Packaging Tape Dispenser, Foam Handle with Retractable Blade (ST-181)
Item: 812076 / Model : MMMST181
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  • Heavy-duty packaging tape dispenser
  • Foam Handle and retractable blade
  • Holds tape up to 2" wide
29.09 $29.09
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Industrial Premium Carton Sealing Tape Dispenser, 3"
Item: 898921 / Model : TDSS3
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  • Sturdy steel and high impact plastic construction
  • Pistol grip styling
  • Blade moves forward to cut tape and then retracts back inside
29.99 $29.99
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Scotch® Refillable Hand Dispenser, Smoke (H-127)
Item: 619669 / Model : H127
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  • Convenient, lightweight dispenser for desk drawer or portable use
  • Holds 1" core tape, up to 3/4" wide and 36 yds. long
  • Two-piece plastic construction includes molded hub with metal cutting blade
2.29 $2.29
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Scotch® Box Sealing Tape Dispenser (H180)
Item: 591966 / Model : H180
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  • Lightweight and durable, Scotch® Box Sealing Tape Dispenser H180 is a portable, easy-to-operate, hand-held tape dispenser
  • Plastic and metal construction creates a rugged and durable tool
  • Holds tape up to 2" wide
28.19 $28.19
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Duck® Bladesafe® Packing Tape Dispenser w/ Tape
Item: 446574 / Model : 926458
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  • Patented retractable blade prevents accidents
  • Adjustable tension control knob
  • Includes 2 rolls of tape - 1.88" x 109.3 yards
27.49 $27.49
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Scotch® Adhesive Applicator, 1/2" and 3/4" wide rolls (ATG 700)
Item: 463941 / Model : ATG700
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  • Applies adhesive while removing and rewinding liner back into the applicator to eliminate clean-up
  • Transparent cover provides quick and easy inspection to show remaining tape
  • Applicator accommodates the use of 3/4" and 1/2" width adhesive rolls
51.69 $51.69
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3M™ Scotch® C-23 3" Core Heavy Duty Tabletop Tape Dispenser, Putty
Item: 615060 / Model : TD3MC23
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  • Weighted and balanced for stability on work services
  • Material: Plastic
  • Convenient 1" and 3" core tape dispensers keep hands free
108.99 $108.99
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Tape Logic Top Gun Carton Sealing Tape Dispenser, 3", Gray/Black, 1/Each (TDTG3)
Item: 2301951 / Model : TDTG3
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  • Tape Logic Top Gun Carton Sealing Tape Dispenser
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  • 3" in width.
27.49 $27.49
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3M™ H-190 Carton Sealing Tape Dispenser, Each, 1 Each
Item: 614802 / Model : TD3MH190
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  • Pistol grip dispenser ergonomically designed for user comfort
  • Unique pull-apart handle for easy tape loading
  • High-impact plastic construction for durable, long-life performance
38.99 $38.99
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Tape Logic 2" Comfort Grip Carton Sealing Tape Dispenser, 1 Each
Item: 946522 / Model : TDCG2
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  • Roll-on pistol grip dispenser
  • Adjustable brake for tension control
  • Smooth tape application
25.99 $25.99
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Tape Logic 1" Single Roll Table Top Dispenser, 1 Each
Item: 946475 / Model : SL7316
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  • Guides keep tape separated for an easy fit
  • Heavy-duty steel construction with a non-skid base
  • Serrated blade cuts tape cleanly
46.49 $46.49
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3M™ H-122 Carton Sealing Tape Dispenser, Each, Gray, 1 Each
Item: 909399 / Model : TD3MH122
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  • Ergonomic and lightweight for one hand tape application
  • Hand break for cleaner application
  • Uses tapes up to 2" (48mm) wide on 3 inch cores
69.99 $69.99
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3M 797 Label Protection Tape Dispenser, 1 Each
Item: 948874 / Model : TD797POUCH
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  • Adjustable dispenser can be set to desired tape length for consistent delivery
  • Accommodates roll widths up to 6" wide
  • Can be used with all 3M label protection and pouch tapes
279.99 $279.99
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3M™ Scotch® 6" Mainline Multi Roll Tabletop Tape Dispenser, Tan
Item: 1005213 / Model : TD3MP56W
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  • Tape size: 6" maximum
  • Features a weighted base for stable dispensing
  • Material: Plastic
118.99 $118.99
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Tape Logic™ 3" Mouse Trap Carton Sealing Tape Dispenser
Item: 1004796 / Model : TDEC3
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  • Tape size: 3"
  • Economical, spring-loaded tape holder
  • Constructed from reinforced steel and high-impact plastic with a rubber tape roller
38.99 $38.99
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3M™ H-12 Filament Tape Dispenser, Each, Gray, 1 Each
Item: 900692 / Model : TDPL3M10
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  • General purpose plastic dispenser
  • Hand brake adds tension to the tape roll
  • Handles filament tapes up to 1" (24 mm) wide
51.99 $51.99
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3M™ H-192 Deluxe Carton Sealing Tape Dispenser, Each, 1 Each
Item: 614856 / Model : TD3MH192
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  • High impact plastic construction
  • Ergonomic and lightweight for one hand tape application
  • Hand break for cleaner application
68.99 $68.99
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