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Tape Dispensers

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® Hand Held Pistol Grip Packing Tape Dispenser Red, Each (MMMST181)
Item : 812076
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  • Scotch handheld pistol-grip tape dispenser lets you apply and cut packing tape with only one hand
  • Heavy-duty packaging/shipping tape dispenser, designed to last, even with heavy use
  • Holds tape up to 2" wide
25.99 $25.99
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Scotch® Packing Tape Dispensers
Item : SS1008135
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  • Please select item from menu on the right to view product details
  • Choose from hand or pistol-grip dispenser
  • Convenient, one-handed dispensing
As low as 2.89 $2.89
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Extra-Wide Packing Tape Dispenser, 3" Core, Green, Each
Item : 752276
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  • Eliminates the need for double taping box seams
  • Made of durable metal
  • Heavy duty performance
21.69 $21.69
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Scotch® Box Sealing Hand Dispenser, Uses 1-1/2 to 2" x 60 Yds
Item : 591966
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  • Easy-to-use pistol grip dispenser for applying box sealing tape
  • Sturdy and durable
  • Handles tape size from 1-1/2" to 2" wide x 60 yards
26.99 $26.99
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Tape Logic Top Gun Carton Sealing Tape Dispenser, 3", Gray/Black, 1/Each (TDTG3)
Item : 2301951
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  • Tape Logic Top Gun Carton Sealing Tape Dispenser
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  • 3" in width.
16.49 $16.49
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Staples® Industrial Premium Carton Sealing Tape Dispenser, 3", 1 Each
Item : 898921
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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
27.49 $27.49
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Scotch® Handheld Tape Dispenser, Smoke Color Acrylic, 1" Core, 1/Pk
Item : 619669
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  • Convenient, lightweight dispenser for desk drawer or portable use
  • Holds 1" core tape, up to 3/4" wide and 1296" long
  • Two-piece plastic construction includes molded hub with metal cutting blade
1.59 $1.59
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3M™ Scotch® C-23 3" Core Heavy Duty Tabletop Tape Dispenser, Putty
Item : 615060
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  • Weighted and balanced for stability on work services
  • Material: Plastic
  • Convenient 1" and 3" core tape dispensers keep hands free
102.19 $102.19
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Tape Logic 1" Single Roll Table Top Dispenser, 1 Each
Item : 946475
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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
45.19 $45.19
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3M™ H-122 Carton Sealing Tape Dispenser, Each, Gray, 1 Each
Item : 909399
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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
63.69 $63.69
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3M™ Scotch Replacement Blade for C25 and C23 Dispensers, Silver, 1/Each (62414-8)
Item : 2301955
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  • For use with 3M C25 and C23 dispensers
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  • Silver
30.59 $30.59
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3M™ 3" Utility Bracket Tape Dispenser
Item : 1004762
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  • Tape size: 3" maximum
  • Can be custom-mounted on walls, equipment, tables, and to the sides of work stations
  • Use with filament and masking tapes 1/4" - 1" wide on a 3" core
30.39 $30.39
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3M™ H-192 Deluxe Carton Sealing Tape Dispenser, Each, 1 Each
Item : 614856
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  • High impact plastic construction
  • Ergonomic and lightweight for one hand tape application
  • Hand break for cleaner application
64.99 $64.99
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3M™ H-190 Carton Sealing Tape Dispenser, Each, 1 Each
Item : 614802
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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
33.79 $33.79
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3M™ Scotch® 2" Handheld Low Noise Tape Dispenser, Gray
Item : 1004793
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  • Tape size: 2" maximum
  • Lightweight carton sealing dispenser
  • Material: Plastic and metal
48.79 $48.79
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3M 707 Label Protection Tape Dispenser
Item : 946521
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  • Accommodates roll widths up to 4" wide
  • Labels are applied and protected in one time-saving operation
  • Mounts securely on counter or work table
179.59 $179.59
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3M 797 Label Protection Tape Dispenser, 1 Each
Item : 948874
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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
241.99 $241.99
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3M™ H-12 Filament Tape Dispenser, Each, Gray, 1 Each
Item : 900692
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  • sold as 1 each
  • Tape size: 1"(core dia)
  • For quick and easy application of filament tape
48.59 $48.59
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3M™ Tartan™ 3" Handheld Filament Tape Dispenser, Black
Item : 1004795
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  • Tape size: 3" maximum
  • Lightweight carton sealing dispenser
  • Material: Plastic
17.89 $17.89
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3M™ Tartan™ HB903 Tartan™ 2" Pistol Grip Dispenser (06997-8)
Item : 2301949
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  • One hand, side loading, pistol grip dispenser.
  • Black Metal/Plastic
  • 2" (48mm) maximum with capacity on a 3" core.
19.99 $19.99
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Tape Logic™ 2" Mouse Trap Carton Sealing Tape Dispenser
Item : 1004797
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  • Tape size: 2"
  • Economical, spring-loaded tape holder
  • Constructed from reinforced steel and high-impact plastic with a rubber tape roller
23.39 $23.39
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Scotch Adhesive Applicator
Item : 463941
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  • Can hold up to 55 ml adhesive transfer tape for numerous applications
  • Designed for use with 0.5" and 0.75" wide Scotch ATG Tapes
  • The ATG tape system delivers a controlled application of the adhesive while the liner rewinds into the ATG applicator
59.89 $59.89
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Marsh - TD2100 Manual Paper Gum Tape Dispenser, 1 Each
Item : 948833
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  • Dispenses tape from 5" to 36" lengths in a single pull
  • Guillotine style stainless steel cutter provides fast, dual edge tape cutting
  • Wide-track urethane upper/lower feed rollers makes tape feeding quiet and accurate
439.39 $439.39
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3M™ Scotch® 6" Mainline Multi Roll Tabletop Tape Dispenser, Tan
Item : 1005213
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  • Tape size: 6" maximum
  • Features a weighted base for stable dispensing
  • Material: Plastic
108.79 $108.79
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