Create stand-out packaging with your brand’s logo or design custom printed on water-activated paper tape. A fast and effective way to deliver a great first impression.
Our gummed paper packing tape is 60mm wide in a natural kraft colour, with your design printed as single colour (black) print. The tape is backed with a water-activated vegetable-based adhesive, and is designed for sealing cartons up to 15kg in weight.
When not in use, store your tape in an airtight container. This is particularly important if you live in a hot, tropical climate, as humidity can cause the adhesive to activate which will result in your tape becoming stuck together on the roll.
See here for production times.
Please ensure your artwork meets the below specifications. After you place an order we'll send you a digital artwork proof for you to approve. We won't produce anything where we anticipate an issue with production, and will contact you if any problems with your artwork.
Artwork Specs for Custom Paper Tape
- Original vector artwork [saved as ai, eps or pdf] will provide the best result, and is preferred. Alternatively, please supply your design in a high-resolution image file format [e.g. jpg or png that is at least 500px wide or high]
- If you're providing a vector file, please ensure all fonts are converted to outlines before you upload.
- Provide your design in single colour [black only].
- Avoid submitting screenshots, photographs or very small or pixelated images, and keep your file size to a maximum of 5mb [so we don't break the internet!]
- For best results, keep your design very simple, with bold lines and high contrast between black and white.
- Avoid very small negative space areas within printed areas as ink bleed may occur.
- Allow for a maximum of 20% ink coverage in any 0.5cm vertical or horizontal section of tape.
- Maximum message length 250mm [including gaps between each repeat].
- Here’s a template for designing your tape using Adobe Illustrator. Please use this for any layout more complicated than simple repeated image or logo, as we're not able to offer a design service.
- You must own the rights, or have permission to reproduce the image you upload.
How to use water activated paper tape
Activate the adhesive of your paper tape with a wet sponge (included in your order) or use a water-activated tape dispenser for higher volumes.
Low minimum order
Order just one roll (90m) of custom tape. We use a high quality, fast digital printing with no expensive artwork set up.
Produced locally in our studio in Melbourne, and shipped with Australia Post.
Custom paper packing tape can secure cardboard boxes up to 15kg.
Paper packing tape is biodegradable, recyclable and produced using vegetable based adhesive and sustainable paper rather than petroleum based plastic.
Product details of custom paper tape
|Artwork colour||Black print|
|Artwork specs||Suits simple, line based (vector) designs|
|Usage||Suitable for sealing boxes that weigh up to 15 kgs. Not suitable for use with coated or glossy materials.|