All You Need to Know About Custom Printed Paper Tape

All You Need to Know About Custom Printed Paper Tape

If you’re looking for an eco-friendly, attractive, and effective solution for your packaging needs, gummed tape might be the way to go. This water activated tape is made out of organic materials and becomes adhesive when moistened. Completely recyclable and made with sustainability in mind, this is one of the most green tape choices on the market today.

At Tape Jungle, we pride ourselves on offering a wide array of gummed tape solutions for your business needs. We offer custom reinforced gummed tape that allows you to add a personalized design. Expand your advertising reach by ordering custom tape emblazoned with your business’s logo, contact information, or any brand-focused artistic flourishes. Here's everything you need to know about why gummed tape might be the perfect choice for your business.

Adhesive Properties and Strength

Unlike similar tapes that are adhesive to begin with, water-activated paper tape only becomes sticky when moistened. However, don’t think that this means that your packages won’t be secured. Gummed tape is actually a powerful sealing method.It's able to withstand the transportation process while ensuring that your packages stay secure.


Our gummed tape is made from organic and eco-friendly materials. This is why it serves as a perfect packaging choice for companies that are trying to do their part to be more eco-friendly and reduce their waste. Unlike alternatives that aren’t made of sustainable materials or that use chemical-based adhesives, our selection of gummed tape offers both you and your customers a green packaging option. Gummed tape is good for the environment but won't break the bank. You won't have large packaging costs you have to pass on to your customers.


Don't think that just because you're choosing the green option that you can't enjoy the same gorgeous customization that we offer across all of our Tape Jungle products. Whether you want something as simple as your logo or something a bit more complex, we want to work with you to turn your idea into a reality. When it comes to branding your products, you deserve a tape solution that's as unique as your business.

Customization for Brand Identity

Every feature of Tape Jungle’s reinforced gummed tape is customizable. We want to help you to create the custom branded tape that is perfect for your business. You can adjust your choices based on price, durability, or pure aesthetic appeal. Not sure if we can help you to bring your specific vision to life? Please reach out to us, as we're happy to help you create the exact gummed tape you want for your company's unique look and needs.

  • Grade: The three grade options are standard, heavy duty, and industrial. Standard is fine for most applications. For heavy packages, heavy duty or industrial are preferred for their high tensile strength.
  • Color: Traditionally, gummed tape comes in the Kraft brown color, which works well as a background for most logos. It’s also the cheapest color option. However, if budget is less of a concern, the white custom packing tape improves the readability of logo designs.
  • Length: You can purchase custom reinforced gummed tape in lengths of 3" (72mm) X 375 ft, 3" (72mm) X 450 ft, and 3" (72mm) X 500 ft. Longer lengths cost more to produce, so choose your tape length based on how much your business needs.
  • Cases: Case order sizes range from five to eighty-four cases. Obviously, larger orders cost more upfront, but ordering in bulk is ultimately cheaper in the long run.
  • Ink Colors: There are two steps involved in selecting ink colors for your custom printed tape. The first is to choose the number of ink colors being used, and the second is to choose the colors themselves. Be sure to pick colors that will stand out against your background tape color.

The Impact of Custom Printed Water Activated Paper Tape

Just because you’re choosing the most eco-friendly tape option on the market doesn’t mean that you can’t offer your customers the same customization and branding that they’ve come to expect from your business. We’re proud to offer customization on our gummed tape choices, which means you can personalize your packaging and ensure that your company’s branding is plainly visible.

Design Options and Possibilities

At Tape Jungle, we’re more than happy to work with you to create the best customized tape solution for your packaging and shipping needs. We can help you to customize your gummed tape with your company’s logo, contact information, or any other design feature unique to your business.

When it comes to customizing your logo, logo designs are submitted as art files when you place your order. Any digital photo format is fine, but high-resolution images ensure that the final product will be of better quality. Before production of the custom logo tape begins, you will receive a digital proof of the design. If you want to make simple changes, you can request a revision at no extra charge.

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Versatile Applications: Where Custom Printed Reinforced Water Activated Paper Tape Shines

Our gummed tape options can fulfill a wide array of business needs. Here’s how our customized tape can help you to better serve your customers.

E-commerce and Shipping

Our gummed tape’s most popular usage is for e-commerce and shipping. Not only is this highly functional tape perfect for ensuring that your products stay secure in transport, but our customization options ensure that your branding will be visible throughout every step of the supply chain process.

Retail Packaging

Our tape isn’t just for e-commerce applications. If you’re looking for a customized tape solution for in-store gift wrapping or product branding, look no further than our customized gum tape options. A beautiful and eco-friendly tape solution can take your products to the next level in a retail setting.

Industrial and Heavy-Duty Use

Just because our gummed tape is water-activated and eco-friendly doesn’t mean it isn’t heavy-duty. Contrary to what some might think, this organic option packs quite a punch in an industrial setting. Business owners can breathe easy knowing that they’ve found a reliable and secure sealing choice for their large, unwieldy or heavy items.

Comparing Custom Printed Gum Tape to PVC and Polypropylene Tapes

While all of our tape offerings have their advantages and disadvantages, here’s how our gummed tapes compare to other options, such as PVC and polypropylene tapes.

Adhesive Properties

While other tape options offer hot melt or natural rubber, gummed tape is water-activated. This means its adhesive properties rely almost solely on plain water, making it one of the most natural and eco-friendly solutions on the market.


People tend to be surprised when they discover just how durable this eco-friendly option is. Gummed tape is just as ideal for heavier parcels - up to 90 lbs - as its PCV and polypro counterparts.

Transparency and Finish

As gummed tape is made primarily of paper, it’s more opaque than its counterparts. While some might not initially prefer this from an aesthetic standpoint, we find that after customization and personalization, the finished result is actually quite eye-catching and attractive.

We feel similarly about the finish of this tape, which is a very sophisticated and modern matte. While this look may be different than traditional tapes you’ve used in the past, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by how elegant it looks on your packages.


This is the primary area where gummed tape truly shines. Unlike our other tape options, gummed tape is 100% recyclable, which means that you can ensure that every step of your packaging and shipping process is as eco-friendly as possible. Plus, the tape itself is printed on 4% recycled paper.

Starting Price

Starting at $450, our gummed tape is indeed a bit more expensive than our traditional tape options. However, we think that the quality of our water-activated paper tape justifies the slightly higher price tag. Aside from the fact that it's our most eco-friendly option, customers love the sleek matte finish of this packaging solution. While it might seem like a bit of a leap at first, we're certain that you will be more than thrilled with our customized gummed tape options.

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The Benefits of Eco-Friendly Solutions

When you opt for eco-friendly business solutions, you're not just trying to hop on the new trendy fad. Rather, you're opening your business to a whole host of strategic benefits. Here's how opting for an eco-friendly solution like gummed tape can be a truly smart choice for your business.

Appeal to Customers

Now more than ever, customers want to do business with companies that make environmentally wise choices and remain committed to sustainability. Using eco-friendly materials like gummed tape is a great way to market your company and demonstrate that you're part of the solution, not the problem.

Reduce Environmental Impact

It's wonderful that using sustainable materials makes your company more attractive to potential customers. You can also feel good about the reduced impact that the day-to-day operations of your business will have on the earth.

Comply With Regulations

Governments around the world are starting to prioritize the importance of companies minimizing their impact on the environment. By investing in eco-friendly solutions for your business, you can ensure that you'll be compliant with potential future regulations.

Differentiate Yourself From The Competition

People want to do business with companies that stand out from the crowd. Taking eco-friendly and green steps in your business is a great way to ensure that your company stands out from the crowd and cements itself as a business that cares.

The Ordering Process: How to Get Your Custom Printed Water Activated Paper Tape

While we pride ourselves on offering our customers a very straightforward ordering process, we’re also here to work with you on all of your customization needs.

Using the 3D Custom Printed Tape Tool

Placing an order with the 3D custom printed tape tool from Tape Jungle is a convenient process that allows customers to personalize their packaging tapes.

Within the 3D custom printed tape tool, customers can upload their own designs, logos, or artwork to be printed on the tape. The tool provides options to adjust the size, position, and orientation of the design, ensuring that it meets the customer's exact specifications. Additionally, customers can choose the base tape color and specify the quantity they wish to order.

Design and Logo

You will need a file of your company’s logo, or any text you would like to be featured on your customized tape. If you’re not sure how to go about creating the design for your tape, our team is happy to work with you to bring your vision to life.

See a Mock-Up

Before you place your order, you’ll be able to see a mock-up of your finished design. At this point, we can hammer out any kinks or make any changes if the mock-up isn’t 100% to your liking. If you’re not sure where to begin, check out our tips on designing custom printed tape for your business.

Choose Your Dispenser

Due to the nature of water-activated paper tape, you have to invest in a dispenser. However, we offer several options depending on your needs. Both electric and manual dispensers work well with gummed tape. Marsh is an especially good brand. They sell both an electric taper (TDE) and a cheaper water-activated paper tape dispenser (MFTD-M). You can purchase a dispenser along with your custom packing tape order for a $40 discount.

Place Your Order

We’re happy to work with you when it comes to any questions or inquiries you may have. However, once your order has been placed, you can kick back and relax, knowing that your gummed tape order is in good hands with the talented Tape Jungle team.

Once you’ve received your order, we’ll still be with you each step of the way. We’re happy to help you with any issues you might encounter, especially if you’re new to using gummed tape for your business needs. However, we’re confident that you’ll be thrilled with this purchase.


When it comes to how you’ll make this eco-friendly, attractive gummed tape work for your business, the only limit is your imagination. From a secure packaging solution to a green choice for in-store gift wrap, the sky's the limit when it comes to the applications of this durable tape.

We want to help you turn your ideas into a reality. Contact us today to find out more about why water-activated paper tape might be exactly what your business needs to achieve its goals.