Frequently Asked Questions.
Do you offer any Discounts to Re sellers, Graphic Designers or Trade merchants?
Yes we do offer our trade merchants, re sellers, print shops and graphic designers a special trade discount. If you are a trade user you will benefit from discounted pricing on a per job basis and a 50% artwork fee discount on all orders. We can also deliver your clients tape unbranded with your invoice or no invoice attached. Please get in touch to learn more.
How long does production and delivery take?
We have various production and delivery options available. Each print run can be produced in one of three turnarounds. These are “Super Saver” which means your order will be produced and delivered to you within 21 days. The next service is “Standard” using this service will ensure your packaging tape is with you within 14 days, and finally we have our “Premium Turnaround” which guarantees your tape will be with you in 3 to 7 days after artwork approval of course.
What payment methods do you accept?
- We accept all major credit / debit cards.
- Cheque or BACS
What is meant by the Origination / Plates cost?
Flexographic printing of packaging tape requires us to manufacture printing plates, this is a “one off bespoke” process required to successfully print your job. When you re order the exact same tape with us in the future there will be NO plate cost as we will keep the plate in stock for you. We can also waive printing plate costs on orders over 288 rolls.
What’s the minimum order of Custom Tape rolls i can buy?
To be economical in the way we produce tapes the minimum order is one box of 36 rolls, the set up procedure of the machines and the plate and design checking, boxing, labeling and dispatching orders means the price for 1 roll is the same for 36. We could sell you 1 roll but it would be the same price as 36 rolls so that’s why you see the industry minimum orders range between 36 and 72 rolls.
We offer a professional Printed Tape artwork design service.
We have an in house studio department that is ready to design the artwork for your packaging tape. Our design team will provide you with a high resolution artwork design proof via our integrated online portal when you order online. Our team of seasoned expert designers are guaranteed to produce the Printed Tape, or Printed Label design you require.
We can produce Custom Tape in Various widths and lengths
We can print packaging tape in a range of sizes, the minimum quantity we produce custom printed tapes in is 36 rolls, this is 1 box of tape. We can print tape in widths perfect for your desired usage, from 12 mm wide all the way up to 144 mm wide tapes. The length of the tape on each roll starts at 66 meters per roll, however we can go up to a staggering 990 meters per roll. Tape rolls at lengths of 990 m are most commonly called machine tape and are used within manual and automated packaging lines fed to box taping machines. We also supply Tape Dispensers and Box Taping Machines.
We have a range of materials that we offer to our clients starting with our Polypropylene substrate. Polypropylene tape is the most popular tape substrate as it is tough, flexible, recyclable, offers a glossy finish and is resistant to fatigue. Polypropylene tape is suitable for general use sealing and packaging. Ideally used for lightweight to heavyweight needs. In general, our polypropylene bespoke tapes do not easily stretch and they conform well to smooth or uneven surfaces. Polypropylene tape is a strong water and abrasion resistant tape.
Vinyl PVC Tape
We also print onto a material called Vinyl. Printed Vinyl Tape, Vinyl (PVC) offers a matt finish and as a material has many positive properties, such as the chemical make up of the substrate removes easily and cleanly without leaving any adhesive or material residue. It also resists wear, weathering and abrasion. We use non corrosive adhesive and our Vinyl tape provides a level of water proofing protection.
Printed Paper Tape
We can also print on paper tape. Our printed paper tape is 125 microns in thickness overall, we can provide the material as self adhesive/gummed paper or water activated. Another advantage of this branded tape material is that it is fully recyclable. Printed paper tape is excellent for very clear printing. Also with water-soluble, environment-friendly ink it is a popular choice amongst carbon neutral businesses. The base material colour for paper tape is either white or brown and we can print up to 3 colours on this material.
Printed Barrier Tape
Printed Barrier Tape is a non adhesive tape that creates a divide or a barrier most commonly used at races, charity events and by the police. We can produce custom printed barrier tape in many sizes, quantities and colours. This tape is widely known as Barrier tape or Barricade Tape. The minimum order for barrier tape is 12 rolls. (LDPE) Barrier tape is manufactured using a high strength non adhesive polyethylene material. Barricade tape is made with durable tear resistant plastic materials such as nylon, polyethylene or polypropylene.
We’re also a manufacturer of custom printed Washi tape. We can print washi tape in full colour onto a base material. Contact us for prices.
Manufactured in the UK, we export Printed Tape worldwide.
Printed tape is a product that is both for marketing purposes and essential for packaging. Over the last 20 years the use of printed packaging tape has grown massively thanks to the internet and e-commerce as more and more businesses are growing due to e-commerce. We manufacture our Printed Tape in the UK and we export 10’s of thousands of rolls worldwide each year. We are an international custom tape supplier. Printed adhesive tape is also known throughout the industry and the world as Custom Tape or customised packaging tape.