Dispensers for Packaging Tape

There are many dispensers customers can choose from when it comes to sealing their packages. Not to mention, first off, companies would have to make the decision if they would like to get the hand dispensers or machine dispensers. There are specific questions organizations should ask before deciding which type of dispenser to get.

The main one depends on the volume of boxes they would need to seal at a given time. If they are making a certain amount of profits where investing in a machine dispenser is a more cost effective option in the long run, it is best to acquire that since a hand dispenser will take up too much labour time.

When the operations are still fairly small, it is best to get a hand dispenser. There are many options in this category alone but Spectra Tapes has made it easy for customers to browse through and get good quality dispensers for a good price. For those of you who were previously on the market for a good dispenser, there are many things to look for. Depending on your budget, the frequency of use and the size tape you are looking to use.

When looking for a good dispenser, which also meets your budget, ones made in Taiwan are perfect options. The model EC-233 is an economical product for rolls of tape that are 2 inches with a 3-inch wide core. EC-206 is a more general-purpose model that is also good for the same size rolls. For people who are looking for a heavy-duty dispenser, the model to go with is EC-238. The reason it qualifies for the heavy-duty category is the natural rubber roller, which works best for pressure sensitive application as well as its durable metal construction. This model can also take 2-inch wide rolls of tape.

For wider rolls of tape, there are other models available for 3-inch wide and even 4-inch wide rolls. If ever a part has been worn out or lost, Spectra Tapes even has those available on hand in case anyone would need these products.

If customers need other kinds of dispensers, not only for sealing packages, Spectra Tapes has those too. Companies might need filament tape dispensers, bag sealers for bundling tape, stretch film dispensers and office tape.

The only kind of tape that needs a completely different dispenser is the one for gummed tape. Due to the fact the adhesive needs to be activated by water, it is recommended to get a special kind of dispenser.

Fit for Life Challenge

Spectra Tapes is a company that values its employees and encourages them to stay involved within the organization. Every quarter, the company chooses a theme to get staff to participate to work together towards a common goal as well as learning something new.

This quarter is the fit for life challenge encouraging employees to lead more active lifestyles. No matter what you decide to take on or already practice, be it a slower paced activity or a faster paced one, the idea is to get moving to get more active and, in turn, have more energy for all of the other things you do.

This is not something Spectra Tapes wants employees to get involved with temporarily and abandon after the quarter is over. It is pretty clear the intentions are to keep being active to be the best version of yourself as you can. The company’s head office even has a fully functioning gym with dumbbells, a rowing machine, a stationary bicycle as well as a treadmill. It is open before people’s shifts start to encourage employees to work out before they take on their day. There are even women’s and men’s locker rooms to change in and out of your gym clothes. They are both even equipped with a shower.

Ideally, everyone within the organization would make it a habit to workout so as an added incentive, Spectra Tapes would provide a healthy catered lunch once 750 hours of exercise has been accumulated by employees in a given time frame. The ultimate goal however is if 1000 hours has been accumulated by 80% of participants; they will receive a chair massage.

When people start working out, they feel better and will encourage others to do the same. It is no secret that exercise makes you feel better and helps you take on your day with more energy. It has many other positive influences on the body such as controlling your weight, improving your overall mood and increasing brainpower, reduces stress and makes your memory sharper. If you have trouble falling asleep, exercise can help you sleep better and not to mention it is fun and can be enjoyed with friends and family.

Not every kind of exercise is for everyone therefore when you pick up something new, it is best not to get discouraged and keep trying until you find an activity you enjoy. It should not feel like a chore to workout since the likelihood of sticking to it will not be very high.

New Tape University Section Available On Our Site

Spectra Tapes now has a section on their website called “Tape University”. The purpose of this project is to educate the public on the various types of tape. There are different product choices when it comes to sealing your packages, which may become overwhelming or confusing to most people who have never shopped for this kind of product before.

If you are looking to order your first batch of custom printed tape, there are certain things to consider. The differences between each product can be found on the Spectra website and the “Tape University 101” video. For convenience purposes the following are simplified descriptions of every kind of tape available for custom print.

Standard grade polypropylene is the most commonly found tape used to seal packages and great in 75% of all applications. It is better than the ones you will find at local supply stores due to the fact that it is a heavier gauge product with more adhesive. The advantages customers are getting with this product compared to the store are a superior product as well as the aspect of customization since their logo is printed on it.

Superior grade polypropylene is a better quality product since it can withstand heavier packages. In addition, if the boxes being used are high content recycled, this tape will stay stuck.

Cold temperature polypropylene, as the name implies, is recommended for application in colder environments. The product will even stay stuck while being transported in those colder temperatures.

PVC heavy duty is the most superior product available on the market. It is made of a natural rubber adhesive which is less disturbed by dusty environments and has the most aggressive adhesive.

Acrylic is another type of tape that can be custom printed, which is also commonly used in cold temperature environments. It sticks best within 24 hours after application on the surface it is applied to. Acrylic is the only tape that cannot be printed on the film therefore logos are printed on the adhesive side. Be aware that the print removes the adhesive.

Gummed tape is one that is not made of plastic like the other kinds. It is the only tape that is 100% recyclable and biodegradable. The adhesive is even made of vegetable glue that is soluble in water. If you are concerned about the recycling process of gummed tape, it can easily break down in this process.

This was just a quick summary of all of the tapes available for custom print. It is advised to keep doing your research on the kind of tape that best fits your industry and your line of business.