Know about Gummed Paper Tape or Kraft Paper tapes-its Type, Advantage and Uses
Posted December 14th, 2021 by WACO tapes
Types of gummed paper tapes / Kraft Paper tapes / Brown Paper Tapes
Gummed paper tape comes in two major variants. They are available as
reinforced and unreinforced versions.
1. Reinforced Gummed Paper Tape
Companies can print their logo or branding texts on the tape enhancing the branding of their company and their professional image as companies find difficult and costly to create printed plastic tape undermining the company's branding efforts by appearing sloppy.
2. Regular Gummed Paper Tape
The regular paper tape is just the paper tape. For any packages under thirty
kilograms, normal paper tape works just well.
Using a Gummed Paper Tape
Gummed paper tape comes with adhesive, but it must be made wet to actually
stick and hold the packaging. It sticks to packet related to the postage stamps
that stick to letters. Since moistening whole roll of paper tape is bulky, it
requires special dispensers to work. Gummed tape dispensers are generally
quite expensive, but are a good investment for high capacity shippers. Paper
tape dispensers cost around Rs. 13000* per piece. These tape dispensers are
durable and have almost no downtime.
Gummed Tape Dispensers
Gummed tape dispensers have water storing to transfer water for wetting the
brushes. These brushes provide reliable and uniform wetting on the triggered
tape. The dispensers need no electrical energy to work and can cut the tape
according to the preset measurements.
Gummed tape rolls cost around Rs. 90* to Rs. 100* each roll. The tape's cost
differs according to the width, type (regular/reinforced), and size of the roll.
Customization adds up to the cost and there are usually a least number of units
that you require to order.
Gummed paper tape can be modified with your branding just like normal
plastic packing tape. Since paper tapes are brown or white in colour, you can
integrate this undertone in your design. Prints on your tape will have a
repeating nature since the print is prepared using a roller. So, you need to
make sure that your design is unified. Also, you can use gaps between
reoccurring designs. The paper tape can be printed with several colors, but
increasing amount of colors increases the price.
Gummed Paper Tapes Of Offered By Waco Tape
Wrapping up / Packaging
Here are the advantages and disadvantages of using gummed paper tape:
Easy to use: The tape dispensers also make it easy to apply. Paper tape is much
easier for usage as compared to plastic packing tape.
Eco-friendly: Paper tapes can be recycled and reused along with the boxes and
hence they are a more eco-friendly option. But it is difficult to recycle
reinforced paper tapes.
Tamper proofing: Gummed paper tape, exclusively the reinforced modified,
can offer superior tamper proofing than plastic tape.
Higher primary cost: Using gummed paper tape has higher preliminary cost,
most of which is the cost of procuring the dispenser.
Less availability: Gummed paper tape is not as extensively available as plastic