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Duck Brand HD Reinforced Gummed Kraft Paper Tape, 2.75 Inches x 375 Feet (964913)

by Duck

Price: $17.05 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
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Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
1 R0LL
  • Water activated
  • 60# Kraft paper backing
  • Professional quality look
  • Fiberglass filament reinforcement
  • Great for heavy duty shipping
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Product Information

Size: 1 R0LL
Technical Details
Brand NameDuck
Item Weight2.1 pounds
Product Dimensions5.5 x 5.5 x 2.8 inches
Item model number964913
ColorBrown
Number of Items1
SizeSingle Roll
Sheet Size1 R0LL
Manufacturer Part Number964913
  
Additional Information
ASINB0026RHV7A
Best Sellers Rank #14,866 in Office Products (See top 100)
Shipping Weight2.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
ShippingThis item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
Date First AvailableFebruary 25, 2009
  
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Product Description

Size: 1 R0LL

Get the look of professional packaging with Duck Brand HD Reinforced Gummed Kraft Paper Tape. Create a high quality look and high performance seal with this 60 pound kraft paper tape. It features fiberglass reinforcement for use on heavy duty shipments. Water-activated, this tape is available in a 2.75 Inches x 375 foot roll.

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This tape is very heavy duty.
J. Miller
Application is so easy, just get an old sponge, wet it, and dab the glue-side of the tape with the wet sponge immediately prior to sticking the tape to a surface.
Material Girl
When you know heavy stuff will be put in a box, this is the best tape to use to keep the bottoms from popping open.
K. Boyett

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

34 of 36 people found the following review helpful By D. Matheny TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on February 24, 2011
Paper Size: 1 R0LL Verified Purchase
Every once in a while I have to send a registered package - and it's a huge pain because of the special packaging requirements. In the past, I've gone to the Post Office and stood there for 30 minutes while they wrap the package in paper tape for me. (At least it seems like 30 minutes when the line is building up behind me...) It's nice that they'll do this for free, but it's also a waste of time.

In order to avoid that hassle, I've gone all over town to different office supply stores looking for the paper tape that USPS uses. Those stores all told me I should try to buy it at the Post Office - but the Post Office employees said I should go to office supply stores.

Enter Amazon!

When I saw this Duck brand reinforced tape on Amazon, I went ahead and bought it since it looked right in the pictures. It turned out to be exactly what I needed!

As far as applying this goes, this is what I ended up doing:
1) Cut a piece to the length I need
2) Wipe the gummed backing with a wet wash cloth (it does have to be fairly wet, so don't wring it out too much - or the tape won't stick)
3) Apply the tape to the box and rub it smooth

Using that method, I can cover an entire box in just a few minutes - and I definitely got better at it with a little practice. The key is to find the right level of moisture in the sponge - if it's not wet enough, the tape won't stick - if it's too wet, the gummed backing will come off.

Overall, I highly recommend this tape if you're using registered mail. It's nice and wide, reinforced, and easy to apply. What else could I want?
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Jackie-the-Greyhound TOP 1000 REVIEWER on September 29, 2011
Paper Size: 1 R0LL
Seriously, NOT what I ever thought to write a review on...particularly some tape that already has reviews! Mostly I was a little surprised this wasn't 4 or 5 stars by all reviewers and it make me want to add my two cents. For any product I want to know (if I didn't know already) is 1. What is it designed to do? and 2. How well does it do it?

Let's face it, the type of tape you use is job dependent. This is not scotch tape, duct tape, electrical tape, silk (surgical) tape, double sided tape, packing tape (clear) or masking tape. This type of tape has one significant and specialized role--what it boils down to is that reinforced paper tape is what is required by the US Postal Service for registered mail.

The tape has to be reinforced to prevent pilfering, and it has to be paper to take all the stamps that get put on the package--basically every seam has to be hand stamped by the guy/gal accepting the package at the window--also to prevent pilfering as a cut seam would be more visible. This is why otherwise excellent, reinforced, plastic (?) type tapes are a no go. They can't hold the stamp ink.

One foible of this kind of tape is the fact it needs to be 'water activated', namely you have to wet it to make it work. I'm sure there is a specific technical reason why it has to be this way--I'm guessing it has to do with the nature of paper and the fact it comes in rolls because if it didn't need water to stick, it would just stick to itself (and make an odd doorstop). I can see why this is problematic and annoying (I annoy myself many times when I mess up) BUT it is the nature of using a paper tape. Perhaps there is a self sticking one out there, but I haven't found it yet so I can't really say it's a drawback to have to use the water.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By J. Evrard on November 8, 2010
Paper Size: 1 R0LL Verified Purchase
This tape meets the requirements for USPS registered mail. It is difficult to find tape that meets these requirements. Even though this tape requires moistening it is easy to use. It is strong, holds well, and sets quickly.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Donald_1 on August 19, 2012
Paper Size: 1 R0LL Verified Purchase
I have ordered about 10 rolls of this tape over the last three months in preparation to move my personal effects abroad. This is the best tape you can use to seal boxes or build larger boxes from smaller boxes. You use a moist sponge to apply just the right amount of water to the gummed tape backing. When dried the tape makes a very strong bond to most materials but especially cardboard. This tape is not available to me locally so I buy it from Amazon.com and it arrives in about 3 or 4 days. You will not find a better product for sealing boxes. Although the product is known as Duck tape, do not confuse it with DUCT tape. This is a paper tape that apply with a wet sponge. It's an excellent product and I recommend it to anyone packing boxes. The price is also very reasonable.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Adrian G. Tuazon on December 17, 2012
Paper Size: 1 R0LL Verified Purchase
I only learned after purchasing this tape that you'd generally need a rather expensive machine to use this tape effectively. But, I did just fine with scissors and soaked paper towels. Cut to length, slide the adhesive side along a wet paper towel, and apply. Once dry (about a few minutes give or take), it is very difficult to remove and will indeed peel the material it's attached to like for example the cardboard of a stiff mailer. The fibers within the tape also put up a fight against manual pulling or a well sharpened steel knife. Strong and cheap, I like it.

Any adhesive not wet when applied may endanger the whole strip by snagging so be sure to wet the ENTIRE strip if not using a machine. You can apply water later though if you realized you missed a spot, it'll stick just fine.
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