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Scotch Sure Start Shipping Packaging Tape with Refillable Dispenser, 1.88 in x 38.2 yd (3450S-RD)

by Scotch
4.7 out of 5 stars 300 customer reviews
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  • Scotch Sure Start Shipping Packaging Tape features technology that allows a smooth, easy unwind
  • It unwinds with a low noise that is great for the office environment.
  • Meets US Postal Regulations for standard packages
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Product Description

Item Package Quantity: 1 | Size: 1 Roll

Product Description

Scotch Sure Start Shipping Packaging Tape features technology that allows a smooth, easy unwind. It unwinds with a low noise that is great for the office environment. Meets US Postal Regulations for standard packages.

From the Manufacturer

Scotch Packaging Tapes. Designed with purpose.

With Scotch Packaging Tapes, it's easy to choose the right tape for any job. From shipping and mailing to moving and storage, Scotch offers convenient packaging tape solutions that save time and deliver dependable results.

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Heavy Duty

Heavy Duty
20-times stronger*

Sure Start

Sure Start
Smooth & quiet

Tear by Hand

Tear by Hand
No cutting needed

Moving & Storage

Moving and Storage
Long lasting

Lightweight

Lightweight
Light and strong
Features
  • 20 times the strength of acrylic tape*
  • Seals seams with one strip
  • Resists slivering, splitting, and tearing
  • Unwinds easily and quietly
  • Resists slivering and splitting
  • Ideal for office environments
  • Tears straight and easily
  • No scissors or dispensers needed
  • Great for kids
  • UV-resistant adhesive
  • Stays sealed in temperatures ranging from -25°F to 160°F
  • Suited for long-term storage
  • Great value for shipping everyday items
  • Meets USPS regulations for standard packages
Tape Strength High Medium Medium Medium Light
Tape Thickness 3.1 mil 2.6 mil 2.6 mil 2.4 mil 2.2 mil
Manufactured Made in the USA** Made in the USA** Made in the USA** Made in the USA** Made in the USA**
* in shear adhesion holding power, compared to acrylic tapes based on ASTM D3654.
** with globally sourced materials.

Your Complete Packing and Shipping Solution

Packing Tape Dispensers from Scotch

Tape Dispensers

Choose from hand, pistol-grip, and easy-grip dispensers. Compatible with all our packaging tapes.

Shipping and Moving Boxes from Scotch

Packaging Boxes

Available in a variety of sizes, our boxes are ideal for your mailing, shipping, and storing needs.

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Cushion Products

Cushion wrap and packing peanuts provide ideal protection for valuable and delicate items.


Product Information

Item Package Quantity:1  |  Size:1 Roll

Technical Details

Brand Name Scotch
Item Weight 5.4 ounces
Product Dimensions 2.5 x 4.3 x 5.6 inches
Item model number 3450S-RD
Color Transparent
Number of Items 1
Size 1 Roll
Manufacturer Part Number MMM3450SRD

Additional Information

ASIN B003MVPQN0
Customer Reviews
4.7 out of 5 stars 300 customer reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #121 in Office Products (See top 100)
#3 in Office Products > Office Supplies > Desk Accessories & Workspace Organizers > Desk Supplies Holders & Dispensers > Office Tape Dispensers
#3 in Office Products > Office Supplies > Tape, Adhesives & Fasteners > Tape Dispensers
#8 in Office Products > Educational Supplies > Adhesives
Shipping Weight 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
International Shipping This item can be shipped to select countries outside of the U.S. Learn More
Date First Available May 18, 2010

Customer Reviews

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Size: 1 RollItem Package Quantity: 1 Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
Leave it to the adhesive masters at 3M to come up with a solution to a common annoyance -- noisy packing tape. This impacts me more than the average person because this particular sound grates on me and causes the painful sensation most people think of when they hear nails on a chalkboard. Sure Start Tape solves the problem with a smooth, no-fuss, no-noise unravel that doesn't stick to everything (except the box) while you're unrolling it. It's what shipping tape should have been all along, frankly.

As for the dispenser, it's nothing fancy, but it should be enough to get the job done. You simply pull a paper tag off the edge to expose the serrated blade which is just sharp enough to cut the tape but not so sharp as to easily cut yourself. Still, you'll want to keep it away from small children. My only complaint is there doesn't seem to be anywhere we can grip the dispenser that won't also grip the sides of the tape, making the unraveling difficult. You may end up pulling the tape out by hand, then using the blade to cut or just transferring the entire roll to a tape gun.

The tape itself seems to be slightly less sticky than standard shipping tape but it has no problem staying attached to standard cardboard boxes and envelopes. Scotch has made a convert out of me and I'll use this type of tape in the future.
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Size: 1 RollItem Package Quantity: 1 Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
Began using the Scotch Sure Start Shipping Tape w/ Dispenser immediately after delivery and the dispenser worked flawlessly - of course the tape does its job also. However, the point of the dispenser is to enable the taping of box seams which can be done with one hand as the other is keeping the two cardboard ends together. I've no doubt others may find different uses for this product but for my intended use it's perfect.
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Size: 1 RollItem Package Quantity: 1 Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
I'm constantly packaging/shipping things, so I use a lot of tape. This tape, while it unwinds easy and is easier to start, isn't something I'll use on a regular basis. It's not terribly durable and the adhesive seems...off...to me. I'd suggest going with the standard Scotch shipping tape, or better still their Super Strength tape - my new favorite.
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Size: 1 RollItem Package Quantity: 1 Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
Without question, choosing a shipping tape when you need to send a package should not have to be rocket science. All one really needs is a reliable product that is easy to use and of good quality. The Scotch Sure Start Shipping Packaging Tape certainly fills the bill on all counts. The tape secures my packages nicely & the dispenser is absolutely no trouble at all. It's also the easiest tape I ever used when it comes to finding the edge of the tape when you need to proceed to your next mailing, when & if you do manage to lose the edge of the tape (this happens rarely, as the simple & effective design of the dispenser keeps the edge of the tape in place near the cutting teeth virually all of the time.) I mail packages to family & friends around the country & even as far away as Austrailia quite often, so I appreciate a packing tape I can rely on. This Scotch Sure Start Shipping Packaging Tape certainly does the trick!
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Size: 1 RollItem Package Quantity: 1
I like this package tape it is almost 2 inches wide, thus wide enough to cover well were the box ends meet, and comes off the roll easy. ***DO NOT LET CHILDREN UNDER 12 USE THIS*** Why 4 stars because the red plastice guide has a very sharp metal edge for cutting the tape. It is easy to cut your finger ( I cut mine). So be carelful when using. I would still buy this again, but be more careful when using.
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Size: 1 RollItem Package Quantity: 1 Verified Purchase
Bought 3 rolls. First use was to attach a small piece of paper with speed dial numbers to the back of my three telephones. The tape, for this purpose, is useless. I then tried what was left of the US Postal Service tape (looks the same), and it held perfectly. The Scotch product is clearly inferior. Rather than try on a package, I will return for a refund.
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This is a thick tape, and works fine if used without the dispenser.

But while using with this dispenser, the sharp teeth at the end aren't able to cut this tape properly, forcing me to use scissors. If you apply too much force to try to get it to cut the tape, you end up risking injuries, and misaligning the tap seam or hitting table or whatever object the box is lying onto.

I won't recommend this product.
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I normally buy the smaller red one. I tried this one, because it was a better deal. For me, this is my new favorite 3M packing tape. It's so easy to unwind, I'm not use to it. It has worked great for me in taping items, and packages. For boxes, I would try the Heavy Duty one. I don't think this one is strong enough for those tasks. Give it a try.
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