Standard Residue Formula Tape

Product Overview

All of the custom security tape featured on this page uses our standard formulation, which is our most popular tamper proof tape.

Customized tamper evident tape offers more security. We can customize all aspects of the tape, including color, graphic, serial number, hidden tamper evident pattern, tape width, roll length, etc.

Choosing Your Security Tape

Sealing Disposable Packaging or Reusable Container

When removed, these 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 resealed with conventional 2 inch wide tape.

Maximum Compatibility and Versatility

Our PVT and EVT series tapes are 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 PVT and EVT tapes can be APPLIED in cold temperatures as low as +20F.
  • Service Temperature: After application, our PVT and EVT tapes are suitable for service temperatures ranging from -40F to +200F.
  • 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.
  • Thicker Film: Our PVT and EVT tapes are constructed of thicker film (2mil polyester) than many competitive tapes. The thicker film provides additional strength during shipping and handling.

Roll Length

Stock tapes are offered in lengths of 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 2000 feet in length for EVT and PVT tapes. For custom tape, we can make any roll 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) of EVT/PVT tape 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 PVT and EVT tape is 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 and EVT 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, which are made with 1 mil thick film).

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 84 rolls, 2 inch x 180 feet with a 15% quantity tolerance). For smaller custom orders of tamper evident tape (less than 84 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).

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Custom Security Tape Options

Imprinted Security Tape

Our most affordable custom option is to imprint your custom text (using black ink) on one of two stock designs. The minimum order quantity for IMPRINTED TAPE is 40 rolls.

Security Tape, Premium, Red

tamper evident tape

Custom Security Tape

Another option is to custom print your graphics using custom colors. The minimum order quantity for CUSTOM TAPE is 80 rolls.

Security Tape, Premium, Red

Additional Security Features of the Stock Graphics

Printed instructions on tape reminds receiver of security features:

  • Top Line: "IF WORD 'OPENED' APPEARS, CHECK CONTENTS"
  • Second Line: IF DIAGONAL LINES ARE MISALIGNED, CHECK CONTENTS
  • Main Graphic: SECURITY TAPE
  • Bottom Line: YOUR CUSTOM TEXT with serial number

Diagonal Alignment Lines show mis-alignment if the carton seal is slit and resealed.

Features & Benefits

Features

Hidden Message: OPENED (May vary from graphic shown)

Printed Instructions on tape reminds receiver of security features:

  • "IF WORD 'OPENED' APPEARS, CHECK CONTENTS"
  • Unique Serial Number
  • If resealed, printed text and/or diagonal lines may be misaligned

Pre-assigned Serial Number -- improves security; for added security record the serial number on the bill of lading.

Diagonal Alignment Lines (in or around the words SECURITY TAPE) are designed to show mis-alignment if the carton seal is slit and resealed.

Adhesive residue: Typically 50% or more of the adhesive remains on the surface. Those tapes marked "HIGH RESIDUE" will leave about 90% adhesive residue.

Security Tape Premium, Before Tampering Before Tampering

Security Tape Premium, After Tampering After Tampering

After application, when removed the security tape will self destruct, leaving words or symbols on the package and in the security tape itself.

Benefits

  • Protects your products and equipment
  • Controls access to shipping cartons, pallets, and other containers
  • Indicates tampering or pilfering

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.

Warning to Counterfeiters

If NovaVision is requested to produce custom security products or branded packaging, we require proof to substantiate that you are authorized to purchase that product. We independently verify your contact information and legitimacy. If you are not authorized to purchase the product, your contact information may be provided to law enforcement authorities without further notice. NovaVision cooperates with all local, state, federal and international law enforcement agencies to catch and prosecute fraudulent purchases and counterfeiting.

Counterfeiting is illegal and is defined as any attempt to copy an original with the intent to defraud. It is illegal to purchase a fake identification product, an unauthorized custom hologram, an unauthorized duplicate security label, or counterfeit packaging which uses a copyrighted brand name or logo. Further, in the USA, legislation is pending to expand the criminal law so that federal prosecutors will have an easier time prosecuting counterfeiters that manufacture bogus product labels and packaging.

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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.

Standard Residue Formula Tape With Custom Text and Serial Number

Security Tape With Custom Text & Serial Number, Red, 2 in x 180 ft, PST2R-21AT

Custom Tamper Evident Tape

$/Roll: $32.95

Min. Order Qty: 40 Rolls

Code: PST2R-21AT

Specifications
Code PST2R-21AT
Size 2 in x 180 ft
$/Roll $32.95
Min. Order Qty 40 Rolls
Color Red
Stock Imprint "SECURITY TAPE" and Tampering Message
Stock Imprint Color Black
Custom Imprint Options
  • Custom Text
  • Serial Numbers
Imprint Details
  • 0.25 in Tall
  • All Caps
  • Repeats Every 9 in
Security Features
  • Tamper Evident
  • Diagonal Lines
  • Tamper Warning
Ready To Ship 3 Weeks
Quantity Tolerance Within 10%

Security Tape With Custom Text & Serial Number, Red, 2 in x 180 ft, PST2R-22T

Custom Tamper Evident Tape

$/Roll: $32.95

Min. Order Qty: 40 Rolls

Code: PST2R-22T

Specifications
Code PST2R-22T
Size 2 in x 180 ft
$/Roll $32.95
Min. Order Qty 40 Rolls
Color Red
Stock Imprint None
Custom Imprint Options
  • Custom Text
  • Serial Numbers
Imprint Details
  • 0.25 in Tall
  • All Caps
  • Repeats Every 9 in
Security Features Tamper Evident
Ready To Ship 3 Weeks
Quantity Tolerance Within 10%

Standard Residue Formula Tape With Logo and Serial Number

Security Tape With Logo & Serial Number, Red, 2 in x 180 ft, PST2R-22C

Custom Tamper Evident Tape

Pricing Configuration: $200 Setup/Order + $32.95/roll

Min. Order Qty: 80 Rolls

Code: PST2R-22C

Specifications
Code PST2R-22C
Size 2 in x 180 ft
Min. Order Qty 80 Rolls
Color Red
Stock Imprint None
Custom Imprint Options
  • Logo
  • Custom Text
  • Serial Numbers
Imprint Details
  • 0.25 in Tall
  • All Caps
  • Repeats Every 9 in
Security Features Tamper Evident
Ready To Ship 3 Weeks
Quantity Tolerance Within 10%

Custom Tape -- Standard Configuration:

  • Background Color: RED
  • Imprint: Black
  • Roll Configuration: 2 inch x 180 feet
  • Custom Printing Plate: $100 (one-time expense)
  • Production Set up: $100/order
  • Total Price = $100 plate charge + $100 set up/order + $32.95/roll

Custom Tape Options (Add to prices for standard configuration):

  1. Background Color:
    • Stock RED: included, no additional charge
    • White, Light Blue, or Green: add $100/order
    • Custom colors: add $200/color (required on each order)
  2. Colored Logo & Graphic (other than black):
    • Stock colors: Navy, Red, Green: Add $100.00/order
    • Custom Colors: Add $200/color
  3. Add additional colors: add $100/plate + add $200 set up/order
  4. Custom Hidden Pattern: add $100/plate + add $100 set up/order
  5. Eliminate serial number (2 inch tape): Reduce $2.70/roll
  6. 1 inch tape pricing:
    • Set up costs the same as 2 inch tape; replace roll price as follows:
    • No serial number: 160 rolls minimum @ $19.95/roll
    • With serial number: 80 rolls minimum @ $32.95/roll
  7. 3 inch wide tape pricing:
    • Set up costs the same as 2 inch tape; replace roll price as follows
    • No serial number: 54 rolls minimum @ $45.95/roll
    • With serial number: 54 roll minimum @ $49.45/roll
  8. Rolls configured to different length:
    • Less than 180 feet: Add $1.00/roll
    • More than 180 feet: Same price/lineal foot + $25/order
  9. Optional thicker film (.002 inch film; .003 inch total):
    • 1 inch wide: Add $2.52/roll ($0.014/foot)
    • 2 inch wide: Add $5.04/roll ($0.028/foot)
    • 3 inch wide: No charge (Standard = 2 mil (0.002 in) film)
  10. A 10% quantity tolerance applies to all ordered quantities

Recommended Surfaces:

  • Corrugated Cardboard
  • Paperboard Boxes & Envelopes
  • Envelopes-Kraft Paper & Synthetic Film
  • Metal - Bare and Painted
  • Most Smooth Plastics
  • Wood - Painted

Other Surfaces (Fair to Good performance):

  • Most Shrink Film
  • Most Textured Plastics

Not recommended for these surfaces:

  • Stretch Wrap Film
  • Bare Wood
  • High Recycled Content (paper, some paperboard, some corrugated) -- the tape may tear the paper fibers and not show the hidden tamper evident message (OPENED)
  • Corrugated Cartons with Moisture Resistant Coatings (wax, etc)

NOTE: See our HIGH RESIDUE Formulation Security Tapes which are compatible with more films (stretch and shrink) and cardboard with high recycled content..

Ease of Clean Up: Medium

Recommended Cleaners:

  • 99% iso-propyl alcohol
  • Acetone
  • Citrus based household solvents (Orange-sol, Goo-gone, etc)

Product Specifications:

  • Film: Matte Polyester, silicone coated
    • 1 inch and 2 inch wide: 0.001 inch thick
    • 3 inch wide: 0.002 inch thick
  • Adhesive: Permanent Acrylic, typical .001 inch thick
  • Tape Color: Red (PMS 186C), Blue (PMS 298), Green
  • Imprinted Text & Serial Number:
    • Black ink, .25 inch high, all CAPS, repeats every 9 inch
    • Serial number can include fixed alphabetic letters
  • Perforation: NONE
  • Hidden Pattern: OPENED (may vary from graphic shown)
  • Adhesive Residue: Partial -- about 50% of the adhesive remains on the film; 50% may transfer to the applied surface
  • Ratings: ROHS compliant
  • Core: 3 inch Diameter -- compatible with most hand-held dispensers
  • Minimum Application Temperature: +40°F
  • Service Temperature Range: -40°F to +180°F
Product Configuration
Security Tape - 1 mil Film
Roll Width Roll Length Case Qty Case Size (in) Case Weight
1 in 180 ft 36 Rolls 13 x 13 x 4 11 lbs
1 in 250 ft 36 Rolls 14 x 14 x 4 15 lbs
2 in 164 ft 36 Rolls 13 x 13 x 8 20 lbs
2 in 180 ft 36 Rolls 13 x 13 x 8 21 lbs
2 in 250 ft 36 Rolls 14 x 14 x 8 16 lbs
2 in 2,500 ft 3 Rolls 12 x 12 x 6 25 lbs
2 in 3,000 ft 4 Rolls 12 x 12 x 8 24 lbs
3 in 180 ft 36 Rolls 12 x 12 x 12 21 lbs
Security Tape - 1.5 mil Film
Roll Width Roll Length Case Qty Case Size (in) Case Weight
3 in 180 ft 24 Rolls 12 x 12 x 12 21 lbs
Security Tape - 2 mil Film
Roll Width Roll Length Case Qty Case Size (in) Case Weight
1 in 200 ft 36 Rolls 14 x 14 x 4 16.5 lbs
1 in 250 ft 36 Rolls 15 x 15 x 4 20 lbs
2 in 50 ft 54 Rolls 12 x 12 x 12 6 lbs
2 in 164 ft 36 Rolls 14 x 14 x 8 26 lbs
2 in 180 ft 36 Rolls 14 x 14 x 8 29 lbs
2 in 250 ft 36 Rolls 15 x 15 x 8 38 lbs
3 in 180 ft 36 Rolls 14 x 14 x 12 43 lbs
3 in 250 ft 20 Rolls 12.5 x 12.5 x 12 32 lbs
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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