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Technical Information Poly & Vinyl Custom Printed Tape

Please note all our prices include the Plastic Packaging Tax which came into effect on 1st April 2022.

Implemented by HMRC the Plastic Packaging Tax is a levy of £200 per tonne for any plastic material used for packaging, which contains less than 30% recycle material.  Want to avoid it?  Take a look at our R5 range made from 34% recycled post industrial waste.

All our Polypropylene (Hot Melt Adhesive 25mu. R5 25mu) and Vinyl (Solvent Adhesive 32mu) Tapes come in a standard size of 48mm wide by 66m long. In addition we can print on any width from 25mm up to 144mm and on any length from 66m up to 990m. If you require the tape in a custom size then please E-Mail printedtape@vikingtapes.co.uk

All are available in either clear, buff or white base colours and all can be flood-coated or reverse printed with any colour imaginable including matching to Pantone references.

If you are looking for quantities of 720+ rolls we can offer preferential prices, however the lead time extends to approximately 20 working days (our standard delivery timescale is 16 working days from approval of artwork).

Please ask us for prices if you are looking for increased quantities and don’t need your tape within 16 workings days.

Both Hotmelt Polypropylene and Vinyl Tapes are recyclable as part of the paper recycling process.  They are separated and extracted during the recycling process, which can then be used to manufacturer secondary products, such as garden furniture made from recycled materials.  This is dependent on each local councils recycling capabilities.

They are not compostable, biodegradable or Forest Stewardship Council accredited or void of plastic packaging tax.  R5 is the only plastic packaging tape void of plastic packaging tax.

Need a printed tape that is exempt from the plastic packaging tax, due to come into effect in April 2022, then look no further than our R5 tape.

This printed polypropylene tape is made from 34% recycled post-industrial waste and the core is made from recycled paper.  This equates to an 18% reduction in CO2 emmisions.

The high performance tape offers a great lower environmental impact option.  This tape is recyclable and avoids the plastic packaging tax. 

Samples of all tapes available upon request.

Flood-Coat (Cost £0.22 extra per roll)
Printing the entire surface of the tape in one colour.  There is no white line between each repeat of your text or design. 

Reverse Print (Look at the next amount of colour for cost)
A tape printed with a solid colour allowing the colour of the tape to show through as the text or design. (please note there is a thin white line in-between each repeat of your design, we can send you an example of this if you require so you know exactly what to expect).

Difference in tapes
What is the difference between Hotmelt & R5 Polypropylene Printed Tape and Vinyl Printed Tape I hear you ask, well they are both as strong as each other but have a difference in appearance. The Polypropylene is a thinner, shinier tape and the print quality is reflected by this hence it is the cheapest material to print on. It still offers great stick ability and is as strong as Vinyl.  Polypropylene cannot be torn by hand so either a dispenser or scissors are required. Our Polypropylene is a hot melt adhesive and R5 is acrylic and both are noisier than Vinyl.

Our Vinyl Tape is thicker (7mu thicker than Polypropylene) and offers a premium matt appearance, ideal for when brand representation is important. Vinyl is tear able by hand so does not need to be used in a dispenser or cut with scissors although it can be if required.  Vinyl is quieter than Polypropylene.

If you would like to discuss the differences please E-mail us on printedtape@vikingtapes.co.uk.

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