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3 Reasons Operations Managers Should Partner With Pro Tapes®

An essential part of an Operations Managers job is to ensure that your production process flows in an efficient and effective manner. Understanding that providing timely delivery and high quality products, while balancing the need to maintain cost is no easy task. That’s why it’s critical to identify and partner with vendors who not only share your values when it comes to service & quality, but understand the problems that are unique and specific to each individual business. Uncovering issues, either in your production process, material flow or quality is the key to continued success, and working with a reliable vendor who can help furnish solutions to the problems that get uncovered is essential. Pro Tapes® has long established itself as a leader in providing our customers with practical solutions to their unique problems that help promote their success. Whether we furnish your pressure sensitive tape needs, handle complex contract converting or packaging/finishing projects, we can assist with improving your business.

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4 Ways Pro Tapes® Die-Cutting Services Can Help Your Business Succeed

Die-cut adhesives slit precisely.When it comes to pressure sensitive adhesive tapes most of the time you think of rolls of tape, after all, everyone has used a roll of tape. When it comes to actually applying tape, however, most people use it in strips or in pieces, either to help mask a surface, close a box, or hold something in place. Although roll goods are certainly the easiest and most convenient way to buy and sell tape, when it comes to actually using the product, roll goods aren’t always the easiest or most efficient way to go. That’s where the specialty die-cutting services at Pro Tapes® comes into play.

Here are 4 Ways the Die-Cutting Services at Pro Tapes® Can Help Your Business Succeed… Continue reading

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5 Ways Our Newly Upgraded Individual Roll Packaging With UPC Labels Will Improve Your Business

Pro Tapes® new packaging and label design is not just an artistic refresh, it’s designed with retail in mind. Our updated labels contain easy-to-read product information in a standardized format and include a UPC barcode making Pro Tapes® products even more retail-friendly. Our standard finishing includes a clear PET film wrapping to protect each individual roll of tape and make removal of the label clean and easy.

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Pro Tapes is Taking Speed and Flexibility to a Whole New Level with its Recent Investments

Pro Tapes® most recent investments add a new level of versatility to our already formidable arsenal of state of the art converting equipment.

With our recent additions to our production line-up, our new G&A RT800 and ALS dual mandrel automated lathe slitter, Pro Tapes® is taking it to a whole new level of speed and flexibility when it comes to service and quality. Continue reading

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Flatbed Die Cutting Vs Rotary Die Cutting, which suits your needs?

When it comes to die cutting material, with or without pressure sensitive adhesive (PSA), two of the more commonly used methods are flatbed die cutting & rotary die cutting. When choosing which method is best suited for producing your die cut parts, it’s always great to have options and at Pro Tapes & Specialties, we always have the right tool for the job.

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5 Situations Where Lathe Slitting Is Your Best Option

ProTapes has equipment to do many types of slitting. When possible wide web slitting is preferred by most customers because of the cost benefits associated with its high volume output. But when is it better to chose a lathe slitter to convert your materials? Below are 5 scenarios where lathe slitting is your best option.

1. Small runs
Multiple core I.D. optionsWhen converting from jumbo rolls, the efficiency gained for larger jobs on a wide web slitter is great. However, often times, order minimums required for wide web slitting can far exceed the customer’s requirements, and that’s one situation lathe slitting is a great option. 
2. Narrow widths
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3 Reasons Why Slitting Wide Web is Better Than Slitting Narrow Web

With the variety of converting machine types available today it is difficult to determine which is best. For many small converters large automated wide web machines are just financially out of reach. Not enough volume of any one item to justify a large cap expenditure puts most companies in a position where they would be working in the most inefficient way. As a result, the actual volume by item ends up being the deciding factor for most converters when deciding how to allocate funds for new equipment. ProTapes, unlike most converters, has every type and size machine to produce any size order which is rarely seen at the manufactures level.

1. Cost
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5 Reasons your business should be using ProTapes Contract Converting Services

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Contract Converting Experts

Companies can rarely justify spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on large capital investments, particularly when it comes to heavy machinery and equipment. Whether you’re launching a single new product or an entire product line, our private label contract converting services are unsurpassed. Learn why so many recognizable brands have already benefited from putting our 40 years of experience and cutting-edge equipment to good use turning their raw materials to finished products. Here’s 5 reasons you should too Continue reading