Custom Water Activated Paper Packing Tape
Custom Paper Packing Tape - Woodruff and Co
Custom Water Activated Paper Packing Tape - Woodruff and Co

Custom Water Activated Paper Packing Tape

Regular price Sale price$49.00
Tax included. Shipping calculated at checkout.

Tape Colour
Print Colour
  • Ships in 1 week or less from artwork proof approval

Looking for higher quantities and more options such as fibreglass reinforced and white tape? Check out our bulk custom water activated paper packing tape.

Create stand-out packaging with your brand’s logo or design digitally 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.

To activate the tape, use the included sponge or a water-activated tape dispenser [see our available dispensers here]. Provided in rolls of 90m. Not suitable for use on coated or glossy surfaces.

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.​​​​​​​

    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.
    Fast delivery
    Digitally printed in our studio in Melbourne, and shipped with Australia Post.
    Secure seal
    Custom paper packing tape can secure cardboard boxes up to 15kg. 
    Paper packing tape is compostable, recyclable, uses a vegetable based adhesive [made from potato starch] and FSC certified paper rather than petroleum based plastic (PP/PVC). 

    TIP: For best results upload high resolution, black and white artwork.

    Please ensure your artwork meets the below specifications. We'll let you know if there are problems with the design - but be aware that providing artwork that doesn't meet the below specs will delay the turnaround time.

    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.

    1. 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] 
    2. If you're providing a vector file, please ensure all fonts are converted to outlines before you upload.
    3. Provide your design in single colour [black only]. 
    4. 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!]
    5. For best results, keep your design very simple, with bold lines and high contrast between black and white. 
    6. Avoid very small negative space areas within printed areas as ink bleed may occur.
    7. Allow for a maximum of 20% ink coverage in any 0.5cm vertical or horizontal section of tape.
    8. Maximum message length 250mm [including gaps between each repeat].
    9. Use our template to see specs, and [for Adobe Illustrator users] create your layout. Please use this for any layout more complicated than simple repeated image or logo, as we don't provide a design service.
    10. You must own the rights, or have permission to reproduce the image you upload. 

    Artwork colour
    Black print

    Tape colour

    Minimum 90m


    Inner core

    Country of manufacture

    Artwork usage
    Suits simple, line based (vector) designs

    Product usage
    Suitable for sealing boxes that weigh up to 15 kgs. Not suitable for use with coated or glossy materials.

    Shipping costs are based on weight and size of your order, and are calculated at checkout.

    We ship all orders through Australia Post and offer regular Parcel Post or Express Post. 

    Please note that selecting Express Post ensures your order is moved through the postal service quickly via Australia Post, it doesn’t mean production time will be any quicker.

    See our latest shipping and production times.