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

Create a branded, memorable and show-me-what’s-inside unboxing.
  • Recyclable
  • Compostable
  • Australian-made
Regular price Sale price$49.00
Tax included. Shipping calculated at checkout.

  • Ships in 1 week or less from artwork proof approval

(Why one week? Well, it takes time to prepare your artwork, digitally print your tape in-house, and quality check it against your original design).

Custom paper packing tape is often the first physical interaction your customers have with your brand. We’re here to make it count. With a rustic, earthy and minimal aesthetic, our custom tape creates a memorable unboxing for packages up to 15kg.

  • Order one roll or five, there’s no obligation to buy in bulk.
  • Upload any artwork and our advanced software will do the rest, converting it into a bold and crisp image.
  • Strong and secure supporting cardboard boxes up to 15kg*.
  • Compostable and recyclable, made from FSC certified paper and vegetable-based adhesive (potato starch).
  • Rustic and earthy aesthetic by using kraft tape and black ink*.

 *If you’re looking for tape to support boxes heavier than 15kg, try our bulk custom paper tape (with fibreglass reinforcement). Our bulk custom paper tape also prints edge to edge and in up to two colours. 

How to use
Activate the vegetable-based adhesive of your custom gummed tape with a wet sponge (included in your order). Alternatively, you can use a water-activated tape dispenser for higher volumes.

Your custom paper packing tape in 5 simple steps

1. Prepare your artwork

For best results, keep your design simple, bold and in one colour [we don’t print in multiple colours or shades]. Use our template for anything more than a simple repeated logo.

2. Upload your artwork

Upload your original vector artwork [ai, eps, svg or pdf] or a high-resolution image [like jpg or png].

3. Choose your number of rolls

A lot of custom products make it a huge, daunting commitment. But thanks to our fast digital printing, you can start with as little as one roll!

4. Give us the thumbs up

Once you’ve placed your order we’ll endeavour to send your artwork proof within 1 - 2 days. Then you can approve your artwork or request any last-minute changes.  

5. We ship it to you

Your custom packing tape is digitally printed in our Melbourne Studio. Then, we ship it to you within one week of your artwork approval.


“This is the best purchase I’ve ever made! Super happy with it for the environmental factors and stoked with the aesthetics.”

Bronwyn M.

"So good. Elevates every package to make them look super professional. We also love how easy to use this tape is! AND that its strong. You only need one piece to secure the end of your parcel."

Elisa S.

"Love the kraft paper tape! Such a fantastic eco friendly option for our business packaging needs. Looks great with our branding and Bec the team are always fast to respond and happy to help with enquiries."

Andrea G.

FAQs to help you nail your artwork, first go

No. You must own the rights or have permission to reproduce the image you upload.

Generally speaking, photographs won’t produce a high-quality result. But there are some exceptions, such as a high-quality photograph of a hand-drawn illustration. If you’re unsure, get in touch so we can check your image.

Word or Excel files can disagree with our production process. We accept ai, eps, svg or pdf files, or a high-resolution image file like jpg or png

Our custom packing tape is suitable for porous cardboard boxes that weigh up to 15kg. It’s not suitable for glossy or coated surfaces.

No, this paper packing tape is ideal for simple designs with space around the edges. You can use our template as a guide. If you would like edge to edge printing, try our bulk custom tape.

No, this personalised tape is for black ink on kraft paper (plus, we love the earthy aesthetic!) If you’d prefer to add a splash of colour, our bulk custom tape allows you to print in up to two colours.

Product details

Artwork colour
Black print

Tape colour

Each roll contains 90m


Inner core

Country of manufacture

Artwork usage
Suits simple, line-based designs

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

Shipping information

Shipping costs are calculated at checkout based on the weight and size of your order. We ship all orders through Australia Post, offering both Regular and Express Post services.

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

See our latest shipping and production times.