Tape dispensers and adhesive tapes are arguably one of the most valuable pieces of equipment in your packaging arsenal. A flimsy tape that doesn’t bind to the surface of the packaging material properly will usually crumble when any pressure from other packages are applied during the transit process. But even if you do choose a stronger high-quality tape for your packaging needs, it could simply be the wrong kind of adhesive tape for that particular application, or the tape could void the packaging being sent entirely. You might also be using the wrong type of dispenser for your tapes.
This article will detail the importance of choosing the right tape dispensers for your tapes as well as some of the advantages of incorporating a tape dispenser into your packaging process.
In general, tape dispensers are employed for their ease of use, freeing you up from the task of manually taping your packages and other goods using a tape roll. But sometimes, you might select the wrong tape dispenser for the task at hand. For instance, a small tape dispenser designed for office environments will end up slowing you down if you attempt to use it for packaging. Older tape dispensers that jam or don’t have a sharp enough edge to cut the tape will also slow you down and cause frustration.
One of the most important reasons to choose the right tape dispenser is that failure to do so can result in a lot of wasted time and unneeded irritation. The right tape dispenser will dramatically increase your productivity whilst also being a joy to use, making the task feel fun rather than akin to a chore.
Cheap tape dispensers are often made from inferior materials and typically won’t last a year, especially if used extensively. They’re simply not designed to be reliable products that will last you the lifetime of your business or profession. Another reason why choosing the right tape dispenser is important is the fact that it will save you from having to go back and forth between office supply stores, constantly buying tape dispensers that aren’t designed to last.
The reality is that a good, sturdy and durable tape dispenser that will last you years isn’t that much more expensive than a run-of-the-mill tape dispenser, and the difference it will make to both your productivity and time management are more than worth the relatively low cost of investment.
First impressions matter, and a package that appears to have been haphazardly taped together in order to mimic the appearance of a sturdy and durable item will be seen through almost immediately. Having the right tape dispensers for your needs will make a noticeable difference to the appearance of any goods you’re sending or binding.
It’s always better to opt for a neat, professional and discreet appearance when it comes to sending goods or binding documents. While some receivers may not pay much attention to the appearance of goods that have arrived, some may very well notice and make assumptions about other aspects of your business or how you conduct yourself professionally. Small differences, even with how your tape appears on items, can end up making big differences in the long term.