Find your perfect application tape
Find your perfect application tape
If you’re involved in the installation of signs and vehicle graphics, chances are that application tape is one of the products that you use the most. Application tape is an essential part of the installation process, so it's important to find the product that best suits your needs.
If you’re looking for a new application tape, or just want to make sure you’re not missing out on that dream product, this guide to our app tape range could help...
MEDIUM TACK PAPER APPLICATION TAPES
For many medium to large applications, a high quality medium tack application tape will fit the bill. The soft and flexible nature of paper application tapes appeal to many users and if you find the right one, you may use it for the majority of your work.
They are usually easily torn by hand, so quick and easy to use. You just need to consider the adhesive - stringy adhesive can be a real pain when you're in the middle of lying up lettering and graphics, so opt for one with an adhesive that stands up to tearing, such as Unitac application tape.
For some valuable added benefits, you only have to a pay a little extra for R Tape Conform 4050 RLA. This medium tack paper application tape ticks all the boxes of a standard weight paper application tape, plus a few more! It can be wet or dry applied and the RLA Release Liner Adhesion stops the 'dog-earing' that can happen when tapes stick together.
|UNITAC APPLICATION TAPE|
from £33.42/log (610mm x 100 yd)
|R TAPE CONFORM 4050 RLA|
from £37.90/log (610mm x 100 yd)
HIGH TACK PAPER APPLICATION TAPES
Some applications require a high tack tape, such as high tack vinyls and small to medium sized lettering and graphics. As with other paper application tapes, you'll be looking for a product that tears cleanly and sticks quickly. Unitac Premier Layflat applciation tape is a great high tack paper tape, which reduces wrinkling, tunneling and edge lifting. This could be the perfect tape for those supplying 'pre-taped' graphics to customers to apply themsleves later.
|UNITAC PREMIER LAYFLAT|
from £49.95/log (610mm x 100m)
MEDIUM TACK PLASTIC CLEAR APPLICATION TAPES
The main advantage of a plastic application tape is its transparency. This really comes in handy when applying vinyl to line up with existing graphics and other elements during application. Some clear application tapes can be torn by hand, such as Unitac Clear Embossed. This tape has great layflat properties and creates low static charge when unwinding (which can be a drawback of some clear application tapes).
|UNITAC CLEAR EMBOSSED|
from £39/log (610mm x 100 yd)
HIGH TACK PLASTIC CLEAR APPLICATION TAPES
If you need to apply small lettering and intricate designs and need to be able to easily align them with other elements, a clear high tack tape is the way to go. Poli-Tape 100 Clear application tape has a strong initial tack, but can be easily removed with no residue left behind. Poli-Tape also have another clear application tape - Poli-Tape 160, which has excellent layflat properties.
Both of these products have been specially designed not to accumulate static during unrolling.
from £60/log (610mm x 100m)
from £50/log (610mm x 100m)
We hope this information has given you some helpful tips for choosing the right application tape for your business. If you have any questions about application tapes, our team will be happy to help on 01246 570570 or you could visit the application tape section of our website.
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