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  • Range of manual and electronic dispensers
  • Compact machines to use on workbenches and table tops
  • See more info buttons to view more specification about the model
  • Dispense gummed paper tape in set lengths, or any size as needed
  • Efficient and easy to use models
  • Use with our gummed paper tapes

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Gummed paper tape dispensers

Our range of gummed paper tape dispensers have been designed to suit a variety of different operations, from small to high volume users. All the machines are compact enough to fit snugly on a worktable or packing bench, and can be easily operated to change the water chamber and alter the length of tape you require.

Gummed paper tape has become more widely used in fulfilment operations due to the environmental and performance benefits it provides. Particularly for operations where hundreds of goods are being packed ready for transit, security of goods is important, and because gummed paper tape bonds to the fibres of a box it is the best tape to use for creating a secure seal.

Gummed paper tape is unique as it must be used with a dispenser to work efficiently, due to it being water-activated. For small operations this can be easily achieved with a simple manually operated dispenser; however more premium versions are better for large operations. Dispensers that offer a ‘predetermined length’ benefit also help to significantly reduce costs in the supply chain, as you are in control of the tape length each time – ensuring there is little to no waste.

Our range of gummed paper tape dispensers

Our range of gummed paper tape dispensers includes three different models - two manual models and one electronic model, for those looking for an automated solution.

Specifications vary per machine, see below for more information.

Manual pull & tear

This manual gummed paper tape dispenser is the most affordable of the range, and works with all our gummed paper tapes (including both gummed-side in and gummed-side out), up to a maximum width of 80mm. Designed specifically for users with small volumes of product, the benefits of this dispenser include its compact design and simple operation which uses a simple pull and tear method for single handed use.

The dispenser works by moistening tape over a roller as it is pulled forward, then cutting the moistened tape as it is pulled against a blade. The tape then provides a tamper-evident, highly presentable seal that blends in with the box.

Click here to download a PDF guide on how to setup the manual pull & tear gummed tape dispenser.

Our EPS/80 pull-&-tear gummed tape dispenser is sold with a 6 month back to base manufacturer warranty*.

Manual machine

Our table top manual dispenser is compact, portable, affordable and easy to use. This dispenser has been designed with time in mind; it has a large water tank and fill chamber to make sure water is always topped up. It also has long and effective brushes, moistening the tape quickly and eliminating the need for a water heater, as well as an adjustable weight that allows you to use a variety of different roll thicknesses. This machine is ideal for use with our reinforced gummed paper tape.

This dispenser can be used as required, for any tape length or for specific lengths, with its easy to read measurements placed on the side of the machine. Simply pull the lever to what length you would like your tape, and release to cut the piece of gummed paper tape. Place on the box as soon as possible to ensure a strong and secure stick.

Electronic machine

One of the most dynamic paper gummed machines on the market, this innovative solution offers a range of features and benefits and is ideal for those looking for an automated solution to gummed paper tape but still wanting the flexibility of a portable machine. Not only does this machine have a wide range of programmes, providing you with consistent lengths of tape each time, it increases efficiency. The LED display enables the user to visibly see the settings and the upper cover makes for easy replacement of tape, making it time-saving, simple and convenient.

With a user-friendly control and wide range of programmes, this machine offers the following features and benefits:

  • 10 pre-set lengths which can be doubled to 20 with use of the x2 button
  • Auto-repeat for set lengths
  • Electronically it provides any tape length between 150mm – 2200 mm in length
  • A continuous button, meaning the tape will run until you stop it
  • The '+' and '-' buttons enable an increase or decrease of up to 5cm in length
  • Summer and winter setting to make tape more pliable
  • Guillotine blade for a smooth cut
  • Mechanically weighted front for precise pressure, so the amount of water on the tape is consistent and can be changed if required
  • Improved safety due to the magnetic switch which turns the power off when the cover is opened

The electronic dispenser needs to be plugged into a standard 3-pin socket to operate; it has a heated water tank to warm the water, not the tape, for proper activation of adhesion.

Sold with a 12-month back to base manufacturer warranty*

Gummed paper tape

We sell a variety of gummed paper tape rolls, all of which are compatible with the machines above. Available in a number of different thicknesses, and as gummed-side-in or gummed-side-out, you can view the full range here.


*Terms and conditions apply, for full warranty information please email service@kitepackaging.co.uk or call 024 76 420065.

Video: How to use our manual gummed tape dispenser
Demonstrating how to use our manual machine

Our manual gummed tape machine is perfect for those on a budget. Simply fill the chamber full of water by firstly pouring it into the tank. If this is the first time you are using the machine, open the lid and slot the loose part under the roller. Adjust two metal panels to fit different tape widths; note that this machine is ideal with our reinforced gummed paper tape. Then, slot the tape under the part that was just fitted and close the lid. If the tape isn't quite coming out right, you can adjust the weight on the machine until it dispenses perfect and smooth water coverage. If you have certain size boxes, and a certain tape length in mind, use the measurements at the side of the machine to produce the desired tape length. Otherwise, simply pull the lever to dispense any tape length. Apply to box as soon as possible to ensure a secure and strong stick.

Video: Dispensing gummed paper tape using our electronic dispenser
Demonstrating how to use our electronic gummed paper tape dispenser to dispense tape, and how to apply it to boxes.

Our electronic gummed paper tape dispenser allows you to choose from different pre-programmed lengths of tape.

Simply press the desired length to operate, and see how quickly your tape is dispensed.

Apply the piece of tape to one flap on the box and apply pressure.

Fold down the flaps and press firmly over the tape to secure the adhesive.

The electronic gummed paper tape dispenser makes for a quick and efficient operation, in various packing situations.

All our gummed paper tape is brown in colour, to match most cardboard boxes and give a professional, uniform looking package each time. A box can be significantly improved in strength by using a good sealant, and gummed paper tape is one of the strongest around.

Video: Pull & tear manual gummed paper dispenser
Demonstrating how to use the manual gummed paper tape dispenser to dispense tape, and how to apply it to boxes.

Our compact manual dispenser operates with a simple pull & tear motion.

Insert the dispenser as shown on the video with the gummed side facing down.

Fill hot water about halfway up the container and turn the roller to moisten.

Pull the tape from under the white roller, over the top of the second and thread straight through/under the metal strip to reach the blade.

Pull the tape making sure it makes contact with the roller.

All our gummed paper tape is brown in colour, to match most cardboard boxes and give a professional, uniform looking package each time.

A box can be significantly improved in strength by using a good sealant, and gummed paper tape is one of the strongest around.

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