Packaging Tape Resources

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the mil thickness of your packaging tape?

Packaging Tape is available in four different grades with 4 mil thicknesses.

The grades of tape available are:

  • HP260 = 3.1 mil thickness
  • EZ Start® = 2.6 mil thickness
  • HD Clear = 2.6 mil thickness
  • Standard = 1.6 and 1.9 mil thickness

How do I load your tape gun?

  1. reloading a tape gun
    1. Place Duck Brand 3" core size packaging tape on the hub of tape gun with adhesive pointing down towards handle base.
  2. reloading a tape gun
    2. Pull end of tape between tape guide and roller, remove the blade safe cover shielding serrated blade
  3. reloading a tape gun
    3. Extend tape to use

How to load refillable tape dispenser?

To thread the tape into the dispenser the key is to pull the tape under the "guides" and extend tape past the cutting area.

instructions on reloading a tape gun

What is the best way to seal a box?

H Taping Method

Apply at least 3 strips of packing tape to the ends and bottom sides of the container using the H taping method. Tape should be applied to box where the flaps meet in the center, top and bottom so the middle and two edge seams are sealed.

Do you have coupons?

ShurTech Brands does provide coupons from time to time in the insert section of your Sunday newspaper and on our website Please continue to visit our website for coupon opportunities!

Where can I buy your product?

Walmart, Walgreen's, Dollar General, Staples, Office Max, Rite Aid, Fred's, Drug Mart, Lowe's, Menards, Ace Hardware, Meijer, Jo-Ann Fabric, AC Moore, Wakefern, Hobby Lobby, Mills Fleet Farm, Tru Serve. Visit our Where to buy page


In Canada, packaging tape can be found at Walmart, Canadian Tire and SP Richards

Is there a shelf life on packaging tape?

Packaging tapes should be stored in a cool dry place for the best longevity of the product.

Is your printed packaging tape USPS approved?

Yes, the printed packaging tape is USPS meets all postal regulations, as does all Duck® brand packaging tape.