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Protecting Your Package

Protecting Your Package

By on Aug 31, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Any package is an asset, and whether you happen to be sending an expensive item over long distance, or an inexpensive item just down the road, it is in your best interest to keep the package safe and unscathed once it reaches its final destination. There are a few ways in which you, the sender, can ensure that your package reaches the recipient in good condition, just by using a few clever packaging accessories. The best way of ensuring safety is by considering the first layer of protection around the item being sent. Even if it is being sent in a box or an envelope it is worth wrapping the package in bubble wrap. Bubble wrap is a packaging essential. The plastic wrap is supple enough to wrap itself around all types of packages, and the bubble technology gives the wrap enough cushioning to withstand a few bumps along the way. The plastic will also act as a buffer from water damage if, you know, the package lands up falling into a puddle. Package Protectors Packages placed in boxes also need to remain stable, because being allowed to roll around loose inside a box is going to damage the item at some stage. It’s the equivalent of not wearing a seat-belt on car trips; packages need to be constrained inside of boxes. Make sure that fragile items are packed loose inside of boxes with wriggly worms for cushioning. Small polystyrene wriggly worms will fill up loose spaces in the box, and will also cushion the package. Airpad films do the same, although these air sacks are slightly larger than wriggly worms. Large open spaces within boxes, as well as the lining of the box, can be lined, supported and filled by foam pieces and/or polystyrene shapes too. Strapping Boxes Protecting your package with strapping will also mean that your package is securely fastened. Your package will benefit from the added durability, and boxes will always remain closed and contents will be firmly bound within the box. If any contents get removed during transit then strapping will have to be broken, allowing the recipient to quickly identify if there has been a theft. Make sure the package is first sealed with tape...

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5 Masking Tape Uses Around The House

5 Masking Tape Uses Around The House

By on Aug 28, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

One kid and a single roll of masking tape in an otherwise empty house can provide hours of fun, as well as an outstanding mess. But, that’s not all a roll of masking tape can get up to. Here are a few ingenious ways you can use masking tape around the house. Pickup Sticks Or picking up little bits of crumbs and dirt in this case. Roll a bit of masking tape around your hand, sticking surface facing out, and you can pick up any crumb-spillage in mere moments. First-Aid  Got no large plasters handy? When the cut is just too deep and a little too serious for plasters, take a bit of clean cloth, place it on the wound, and then wrap tightly with masking tape. And we mean real tight. This will keep you stitched up just before reaching a clinic or doctor. Air Tight Make sure you use a bit of masking tape to seal holes in a vacuum cleaner pipe. This isn’t a permanent fixture though, but it will work for you until the end of the month when you can afford the hellishly expensive replacement. Window Pain  Make sure to use a bit of masking tape to safely remove a cracked window pane or a sheet of glass. Mark your window or sheet of glass with a big masking-tape letter X and it won’t break while picking it up. You can safely dispose of it this way. If you forget this helpful tip, you may want to refer to the subheading “First-Aid”. Paint Mate Now here’s the more conventional use for masking tape in and around the house. Masking tape will ensure that your paint does not run outside its ‘designated space’. Make sure that you contact tape specialists like Design Packaging and Tapes to find out which tape to use for particular applications. Tape can ensure that paint dries before reaching parts of the wall or surface that you do not want it to stick to. If you are looking for a masking tape supplier in Johannesburg, give us a...

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Tips on Packing a Cardboard Box …

Tips on Packing a Cardboard Box …

By on Aug 24, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

So you’ve got your hands on Design Packaging and Tapes’ high quality packaging equipment… but your quest does not end there. If you plan on packing boxes, whether in the office or at home, there are a few tips for you to follow to ensure that your cardboard box is packed snugly so that items are protected properly for either storage or transportation. Without further ado, here are our top tips on packing cardboard boxes: Pack larger, heavier items at the bottom, and lighter, smaller items at the top. This may seem like the most obvious tip in the world, and it is, but too often people have damaged fragile items because they weren’t packed properly in a cardboard box. Make sure they lie at the top of the box, and ensure that they are bubble wrapped for that little bit of extra protection. Use packaging tape to ensure that the both box ends are supported. Tape along all edges at both the box’s top and bottom, as well as two lengths of tape across both top and bottom to buffer the box with added support. This will make sure that the box does not open or collapse. Use edge-protectors on a cardboard box’s edges. These handy little pieces will make sure that the over-exposed edges and corners are preserved so that they do not crumple or tear. There are also other packaging protectors that can be packed alongside valuable and fragile items that will make sure that they are well looked after. These include cut polystyrene shapes as well as polystyrene wriggly-worms, and foam sheets. Use these items to make sure that there are no loose items within the box. Make sure that the cardboard box is not too heavy. Cardboard is strong, but it is not indomitable, so don’t over-pack your cardboard box. A large cardboard box should not weigh more than 20kgs, while smaller boxes should not distort in shape because of the weight of the items inside. If it does, then the load should be lightened. Make sure that you follow this list of box packing tips the next time you are packing cardboard boxes for either storage or transportation, and you won’t run into...

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Uses of Double Sided Tape

Uses of Double Sided Tape

By on Aug 21, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

There are many uses of double sided tape. The tapes utility can be used in a number of different applications, both in the office and at home. In fact, double sided tape can be used in ways that many of you would not think possible. Take a look at some of these clever applications. Make sure that you have rolls of double sided tape in the office. Double sided tape is mostly used for presentation purposes because tape remains hidden after application. Used for posters and visuals on walls and other surfaces, the tape will remain hidden, ensuring a neat and clean look. This application is good in the home too, and double sided tape can help in children’s projects and posters. The magic of double sided tape is that it is a cleaner option than glue and old press-stick, and can be easily removed from mountings. Double sided tape sees a number of uses in the marketing and retail sector. The reason for this is that many double sided tapes use a foam substrate or ‘middle’. The foam can be made to particular widths and heights, and this allows people to create 3D posters, stands and point-of-sale displays. If you are looking for double sided tape for retail environments, Design Packaging and Tapes has what you are looking for. Double sided tape can also be used to install carpet tiles. There is actually a particular type of double sided tape designed for this application. If you are looking for double sided tape to install carpets, check here. Double sided tape is also used in the fashion industry. There are particular makes of double sided tape that are used to quickly fix hems, or even to ensure that strapless clothing items, like bras, don’t come off easily. However, I’m sure many ladies have used general double sided tapes in the past, and they work just as well in emergencies. Large width double sided tape has been used in the past to apply wallpaper too, and is a good way of sneakily applying wallpaper nowadays if you are leasing a rental. Now if you thought the wallpaper tip was a bit outlandish, get a load of this. Double sided tape has...

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Benefits of Packaging Tapes

Benefits of Packaging Tapes

By on Aug 17, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Without packaging tape the world would be a very messy place indeed! Boxes would have to find other ways and means of keeping themselves sealed shut, and there is literally nothing else on the market that is easier to use. So without packaging tapes we’d be without a number of benefits: Packaging tapes, in all their forms, can look entirely part of the package either because of their transparency or because of their buff to brown hues that allow them to camouflage against the browns of regular boxes. Packaging tapes can be used in all temperatures. Acrylic tapes are particularly adaptable. Either outside and in direct sunlight, or in dark and freezing cold fridges, acrylic tape does not crack, tear or lose adhesion. Packaging tapes can be used in dirty and dusty environments. Not all packaging tapes though. Rubber tapes are the masters in this field, and they will bond to most surfaces. Packaging tape supply can be worked in conjunction with production assembly lines. Hot melt tapes are quick to set op on dispensers that can have your packages nicely sealed up in no time at all. Packaging tapes are resilient and can last a long time. Some tapes, like hot melt and rubber, will need to be changed more often. But acrylic tape can happily keep packages sealed and still look like new for many months and even years, making it perfect for storage. For supply of tapes, boxes and other packaging materials, tools and equipment, contact Design Packaging and Tapes...

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