Stock Security Tape

Product Overview

Security Tape Premium, After Tampering Tamper evident security tape provides a security seal for shipping cartons, pallets, wooden crates, envelopes, bags, or other containers. After applying and when later removed, the security tape will show tamper evidence by self destructing, leaving words (OPENED) on the package and in the security tape itself.

  • Protect your products & equipment
  • Control access to shipping cartons, pallets, and other containers
  • Indicates tampering or pilfering

We offer stock and custom tapes.

Choosing Your Security Tape

Sealing Disposable Packaging or Reusable Container

When removed, our security tapes transfer all of the adhesive to the surface. For disposable packaging (such as shipping cartons) the amount of adhesive residue left on the surface is usually not an issue. However, if the container or surface will be re-used, cleaning up the adhesive residue will be more difficult and time consuming for tape with a high residue formula. See the "Ease of Clean Up" recommendations (see below). If the container is to be re-used, also consider our partial transfer tapes (PST and EST series), which leave less adhesive residue on the surface.

Multiple Security Features

In addition to the tamper evident feature, you can choose tapes with addtional security features. Choose the features that are important to your application:

  • Printed Serial Numbers - A unique number improves security. Record the number as needed for added security.
  • Plain Tape - No obvious signs that the tape is tamper evident minimizes attention to a package during shipping.
  • Printed Instructions on the tape - Additional printing can serve as a deterrent to tampering.
  • Custom Printed Tape - Customizations improve security.
  • Tape Width - Using 1 inch and 3 inch wide tapes make it easier to detect tampered cartons that are later resealed with conventional 2 inch wide tape.

Maximum Compatibility and Versatility

Our PVT and EVT series tapes are the most versatile and are suitable for most applications. However, we recommend testing tape samples in actual conditions before product is ordered. We offer free samples so you can test and verify the selected tape will meet your specific needs.

  • Surface Compatibility

    Based on our lab tests and customer feedback, our tape performs on a wide range of material surfaces including many difficult surfaces such as recycled cardboard (without tearing the surface), pallet films, plastic surfaces and textured surfaces.

  • Refrigeration and Freezer Applications

    Our Economy and Standard Tapes can be APPLIED in temperatures as low as +40F. Our premium tapes are designed for lower temperatures -- as low as +20F.

  • Service Temperature

    After application, our economy tapes are suitable for service temperatures ranging from -40F to +150F. Our standard and premium tapes are designed for higher service tempertures.

  • Perforated Tape

    Some tapes are perforated and can be used as individual seals. If you prefer individual security seals, also see our security labels for more options.

  • Standard Sizes

    We have a large selection of 2 in wide tape, the most common size used on shipping cartons. We also have 1 inch wide and 3 inch wide tapes.

Roll Length

Stock tapes are offered in lengths of 164, 180 and 250 feet, which will fit a standard tape dispenser. Longer roll lengths save time because of fewer roll changes.

We also offer larger rolls for machine application -- up to a maximum of 3000 feet in length. Please call if you have a special roll length requirement.

Rolls over 250 feet in length have splices; the splice includes the tamper evident feature.

Application Rates - Manual and Automated

A typical application rate for tamper evident tape is 12 inches per second, which is usually slower than security packing tape or other standard tapes. Dispensing the tape at faster speeds may cause the hidden message to show before it is affixed onto the surface.

If you are applying tape using an automated tape machine, we recommend testing a sample roll (minimum 180 LF) before placing an order. Since our tapes are designed to easily show tamper evidence, the rollers on your tape machine may need to be modified to prevent the rollers from triggering the hidden security message (also it is possible that adhesive will accumulate on the rollers which contact the tape adhesive). Please contact us if your machine rolls have these issues and we will provide details on modifying the machine rollers.

If your machine rollers cannot be modified, we recommend our partial transfer tapes (PST and EST series tapes) for machine application.

Tape Conformity to Complex Shapes

Our tapes are designed for flat surfaces and to be applied around corners, as typically used on a box, crate, envelope, etc. The thicker film used with our PVT/EVT and PFT/EFT tapes may not be suitable if the tape must conform to surfaces with multiple contours. Narrower tape widths conform better to contoured shapes. However, if the tape does not conform sufficiently to seal your container, we recommend a tape made of thinner film (see our PST and EST tapes).

Quantity Discounts

We offer pricing discounts for higher quantity orders. For the best value,we recommend purchasing at least 1 year's supply. When stored properly, our tapes have a minimum 2 year shelf life.

Low Minimum Order Quantities for Custom Printed Tape

Custom printed tape offers more security. We offer custom printed tape in low order quantities (minimum 80 rolls, 2 inch x 180 feet with a 15% quantity tolerance). For smaller custom orders of tamper evident tape (less than 80 rolls), please see our Security Tape on a Liner.

Fast and Friendly Customer Service

If you are unsure which tape best fits your needs, please send us an email or give us a call (see the contact info at the bottom of this page).

CCSF Applications

Superior Tamper Evident Performance

Our Premium Security Tape features superior tamper evident performance, which is designed to function within one (1) minute of application.

Our Standard Security Tapes and Economy Security Tape feature reliable tamper evidence -- usually 1 minute to 1 hour after application on the recommended surfaces.

Most competitive tapes do not state their performance. If you are considering a competitive tape and performance is important, we recommend you request samples and compare before you buy.

Troubleshooting Guide

If the tamper evident feature is not working to your satisfaction, please review the Troubleshooting Guide for suggestions, or give us a call.

Learn More

Specifications and Intended Use

Please see the Specifications and Intended Use for more details.

Installation Instructions

For installation instructions, see the Installation Guide.

Product Returns and Claims

See Ordering Info for more details.

Tamper Evident Security Tape

  • Our Best Tamper Evident Tape (new formula introduced in 2014)
  • Pricing: About 5% higher than our Standard Tapes
  • Versatile performance with virtually all surfaces
  • Suitable for application in cold temperatures as low as +20F
  • After affixing, performs in temperatures ranging from -40F to +200F
  • Broad Product Selection of Stock Tapes: 15 different versions - 6 designs, 3 colors
  • Widths: 1 inch, 2 inch, 3 inch
  • Tape with perforations -- use as continuous tape or break into individual seals
  • Full Adhesive Transfer (Acrylic Adhesive)
  • Optional Custom Designs with LOW minimum order quantity (typically 84 rolls for 2 in tape)

Tamper Evident Security Tape

  • Proven Performance over 10 years
  • Pricing: medium price
  • Suitable for most non-porous surfaces and cartons
  • Suitable for application in temperatures as low as +40F
  • After affixing, performs in temperatures ranging from -40F to +180F
  • Broad Product Selection of Stock Tapes: 20 different versions - 7 designs, 3 colors
  • Widths: 1 inch, 2 inch, 3 inch
  • Partial Adhesive Transfer (Acrylic Adhesive); less adhesive clean up
  • Optional Custom Designs with LOW minimum order quantity (typically 84 rolls for 2 in tape)

Tamper Evident Security Tape

  • Excellent performance
  • Pricing: medium price
  • Versatile performance with virtually all surfaces
  • Suitable for application in temperatures as low as +50F
  • After affixing, performs in temperatures ranging from -40F to +170F
  • Broad Selection of Stock Tapes: 15 different versions - 6 designs, 3 colors
  • Widths: 1 inch, 2 inch
  • Full Adhesive Transfer (Hot Melt Adhesive)
  • Optional Custom Designs with LOW minimum order quantity (typically 84 rolls for 2 in tape)

Tamper Evident Security Tape

  • Good Performance
  • Pricing: 30% LESS than our Standard Tapes
  • Adheres to virtually all surfaces but may scalp some cartons and tear stretch wrap without showing the hidden tamper evident message
  • Suitable for application in cold temperatures as low as +50F
  • After affixing, performs in temperatures ranging from -40F to +150F
  • Product Selection: 3 different versions - 2 designs, 2 colors
  • Widths: 2 inch
  • Partial Adhesive Transfer (Hot Melt Adhesive); less adhesive clean up
  • Optional Custom Designs with LOW minimum order quantity (typically 180 rolls for 2 in tape)

Tape Dispensers

Tape Dispenser, 2 in, DST2

Security Tape Dispenser

Code: DST2

$15.95 per dispenser

Recommended Use:

  • For Tape Widths: 1 to 2 inch
  • Fits Core Sizes: 3 inch ID only
  • Compatible with NovaVision security tape

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Tape Dispenser, 3 in, DST3

Security Tape Dispenser

Code: DST3

$24.95 per dispenser

Recommended Use:

  • For Tape Widths: 1 to 3 inch
  • Fits Core Sizes: 3 inch ID only
  • Compatible with NovaVision security tape

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For Questions and Ordering Information, Please Contact:
Brian Cramer Brian Cramer
Sales & Customer Service
(800) 336-6636 ext 4211
email: bcramer@novavisioninc.com
Mike Shaffer Mike Shaffer
Sales & Customer Service
(800) 336-6636 ext 4207
email: mshaffer@novavisioninc.com
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Brian Cramer
Brian Cramer
Sales & Customer Service
(800) 336-6636 ext 4211
Mike Shaffer
Mike Shaffer
Sales & Customer Service
(800) 336-6636 ext 4207