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How Your Small Business Can Reduce Shipping Costs

One thing that definitely gets overlooked is how many products you’re fitting in your boxes. As a small business, you’re looking to save on shipping costs but that can tempt you to overfilling and underfilling your boxes. With a few adjustments, you can...

Easy Void Fill Packaging & Cushioning Tips

How can you avoid overspending or even underspending to protect the products in your box that you’re shipping? A few adjustments might save you thousands of dollars in returns or reimbursements. Video Transcript Hi, everyone, Ricky Chu from Chu’s Packaging...

How to Avoid Overpaying For Carton Sealing Tape

You can learn a few quick tips on how to spot a few red flags when buying tape. These tactics can result in you overpaying for tape AND getting less than what you paid for. Always check the weight and dimensions before buying tape. Video Transcript Hey everyone, Ricky...

4 Reasons Why Your Stretch Film is Breaking

There are 3 reasons why your stretch film is breaking or ripping. Your stretch film’s thickness is incorrect. Be sure to ensure you’re using the right thickness. You may want to look into using a 90 gauge or 120 gauge. There could be a nick in your roll....

Handheld Tape vs Machine Tape

Today we’re going over machine tape and handheld tape. Machine Tape vs Handheld Tape: In short, machine tape is designed to be used on an automated case sealer and handheld tape has the ability to be used with a hand tape gun dispenser. For machine tape,...

What is Cold Temperature Tape?

Cold temperature for low temperature conditions is your ideal solution when you’re dealing with extremely cold climates or settings. Regular hot melt tape can work only to a certain extent. If you’re dealing with boxes that go through harsh conditions,...

Can You Use Any Type of Tape on a Package?

Can You Use Any Type of Tape on a Package? Unfortunately, you can but you run the risk of having your package open up during shipping as well as the contents spilling out. We recommend using a good carton-sealing tape, either poly or water activated to ensure the safe...

What is Carton Sealing Tape & Mil Thickness?

What is Carton Sealing Tape? Carton sealing tape (also pressure-sensitive packing tape) varies in terms of usage but is generally used on corrugated boxes. For example “Super Tape” brand Acrylic Carton Sealing Tape is best suited for reliable, all-temperature box...

High-End Masking Tape vs Painter’s Tape

Video Transcript Hey everyone, Ricky Chu from Chu’s Packaging Supplies here today, I’m going to talk about why there is a need for high end masking tapes and painter’s masking tapes. Much like everything else in the packaging industry, not all...

How to Properly Use a Tape Gun

Video Transcript Hey, everyone Ricky Chu here from Chu’s Packaging Supplies. Today, I’m going to teach you how to use a tape gun dispenser. If you think about it, nobody’s ever taught us how to use a tape gun, because it should be that simple. It...

Blown Stretch Film vs Cast Stretch Film Explained

Video Transcript Hey everyone. Ricky Chu from Chu’s Packaging Supplies. Today I want to talk about the differences between blown stretch film and cast stretch film. Both are used to wrap pallets, but each has its own characteristics. I have two rolls here, side...

How to use Water Activated Tape

Water activated tape (or gummed paper tape) is commonly used and there’s a high chance you’ve seen it on your packages. Click the video above to learn how you can use water activated tape in about 1 minute! Video Transcript: Hey everyone. Ricky Chu from...
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