Rolls of double sided tapes are traditionally supplied in 50m length rolls, these are called ‘hand rolls’. Hand rolls of tape are small in diameter and are therefore physically easier for a person to hold if applying tapes by hand. In our experience, these hand rolls are what almost everyone sources from their tape supplier. However, if you are looking to improve tape application efficiencies with machinery such as the X-Treme Light or X-Treme Pro then it’s best practice to stop using hand rolls and to switch to what we call ‘jumbo rolls’.
Why use jumbo rolls of tape?
When using tape application machines you will need to load the tape applicator head with a roll of double sided tape. The tape applicator head is the part of the machine that dispenses, cuts and applies the double sided tape to your materials. Whilst using a 50m length ‘hand roll’ of tape will work perfectly fine, it is not the most efficient way to use a tape machine. This is because a hand roll of tape will run out very quickly due to the application speed of the machine, therefore you will need to change tape rolls more often. The solution is to use jumbo rolls of tape that are 250m, 330m or a whopping 500m in length! Although changing rolls of tape on our machines is a fast and easy process, jumbo length rolls reduce unwarranted machine downtime.