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Better Packages, LLC was the innovator of gummed tape dispensers used for carton sealing in 1917. Before then companies used twine, glue, or staples to close boxes. BPI started manufacturing gummed tape dispensers in 1921 at their present location in Shelton, Connecticut. Over the years many different models have been introduced.  For almost 40 years the BP555S and BP333 models served businesses well. The advantages of gummed tape are found on our web page “Advantages of Gummed Tape”.

We are an AUTHORIZED RESELLER of Better Packages.

The following models are listed below with a brief description:

Discontinued models are listed at the bottom of the page. We also have a page with all the current models with pictures. Click here for the picture page.

BP3000CS - Gummed tape Case Sealer for fixed size cartons.  Two models available.

BP333 - Manual gummed tape dispenser for tapes up 3" widths.

BP333SS - The only Stainless Steel manual gummed tape dispenser for tapes up to 3" widths that can be washed down.

BP333 w/Top Heater - Manual gummed tape dispenser for tapes up 3" widths.

BP500 - The "Retro".  Built on the same platform at the original BP555 series with electronics and great features.

BP500IJ - Better Packages BP500 with optional Ink Jet System for Coding Tape.

BP555eS - Electronic dispenser replacing the BP555-S, BP555L36, and BP555L45 models.

BP555eL - Electronic dispenser replacing the BP555LL and BP555LLS models.

Pick your keypad and click on the picture to go to the machine. 
Note the number of repeat keys and length for the selector buttons.
(Optional Metric lengths available with 220v models.) Create a Total System Solution with the AMD, CodeTaper, Foot Threadle, and Tape Aerial.

BP555eSA - New Automatic models replacing the BP555, BP554, and BP556.  

BP555eLA - New Automatic models replacing the BP555, BP554, and BP556 but with the longer lengths.  

BP-6 Formerly KL-6 - Label moistener for up to 6" wide gummed labels. 

BP755eSA - Electronic model dispensing 1-4” wide gummed paper or reinforced tape in three different modes with time delay.  Choose from a 1-2-2 pattern, manual, or automatic single length modes.  The BP754 has two variable length buttons from 6”-100” and an overriding random length button. (Formerly the BP754)

BP755eS - Electronic model dispensing 1-4” wide gummed paper or reinforced tape in predetermined lengths of 6”-75”. (Formerly BP755)

BP900e - Discontinued Better Bagger for making your own bags to size from poly tube stock.

CB33A - Heavy duty manual gummed tape dispenser for 1-4" wide gummed tapes.  Optional top heater available.

Ink Jet System - Case sealer or conveyor mounted high resolution ink jet printer.  Multiple print head capable. Stand alone or mounted to a BP500 tape dispenser.

Packer 3S - Pull & Tear dispenser for 1-3" paper gummed tape incorporating a unique subway feed.

Penetron Concentrate - 8 oz. convenient bottle that when diluted makes 50 gallons of Penetron.

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PS2a - 2" Electronic Pressure Sensitive tape dispenser with automatic dispensing.

TS150 - Heavy duty manual gummed tape dispenser for 1-4" wide gummed tapes.  Optional top heater available.

TS333 - (Formerly BP333, but now the BP333 again) Manual gummed tape dispenser for 1-3" wide paper or gummed reinforced tapes.  The best manual Better Packages offers for the money.  Optional top heater available.

TS404 - Lever operated manual paper tape dispenser for 1 1/2" gummed side out tape. 

Optional Equipment: 

CodeTaper- Tape printer attachment to print on tape as it is dispensed.  Very useful for logo, dating, or noting shift or product information.  Used on BP333, BP554, BP555, BP555e, BP556, BP754, BP755, CB33A.  Supplies for the CodeTaper, click here.

Foot Treadle - Hands free operation for the new BP555eSA and BP555eLA models.  The old style BP554 Duet, or BP556 Robot use a similar device. 

Tape Aerial - Used for creasing tape and shooting over the carton to be sealed.  Improves operator efficiency.  Used on the old style BP554, BP555, BP556 models.  (Does not fit the BP555e series - See the TA2000 here.)

Discontinued Models:

BI-4 - Discontinued 2002

BP400 - Discontinued 1996.  Random length. 

BP554 - Discontinued 1999.  “Duet” two length gummed tape dispenser from 6-84”, 1-3” wide.  Replaced with the BP555eSA.

BP555 - Discontinued 1999.  See the BP555eSA.  Multiple length dispensers for 1-3” gummed tape.  5 models to choose from.  Click here for The Retro.

BP556 - Discontinued 1999.  “Robot” dispensing in 3 different modes from 6"-54” single length tape.  Choose from manual, random, and robot.  Replaced with the BP555eSA.

DL-9 - Discontinued 2001.  Cast iron 9" wide label moistener for gummed labels.  See an option here with Potdevin or here with GlueFast.

Express 1 1/2 - Discontinued 2001.  Pull and Tear dispenser for 1 1/2" 35# gummed side out paper tape.  See the NPS No. 31 Pull & Tear for up to 1 1/2".

Penetron 24 and Penetron 100 - water conditioner for all types of gummed material.  Makes tapes stick faster.  Discontinued 2001, see the Penetron Concentrate

PS3e - 3" Electric Pressure Sensitive tape dispenser

Simplex 3 - Discontinued - Basic Pull & Tear dispenser for 1-3" paper gummed tape.

SpaSaver Stand - Discontinued. For placing the tape dispenser over conveyor lines, above counter top.  Makes machine easier to use.  Used on BP554, BP555, and BP556 models.  (Does not fit the BP555e series)

TS100 - Old red reliable.  Discontinued Fall 1998.  See TS333.  Cast iron manual gummed tape dispenser for 1-3" wide gummed tapes.

Tape Squirt - Discontinued 1998 - Fast acting water agent.  8 ounces treats 40 gallons of water.  See Penetron Concnetrate.

Looking for an Authorized Reseller for Better Packages? We stock machines, parts, and offer service for the machines we sell to traditional paper merchants.  If you are interested in purchasing gummed tape machines for resale, drop us an email with your company information including company name, address, phone, fax, and web address. We will review your inquiry and advise if we need additional information. We work in association with several other distributors around the country with the Better Packages line. Click here to send an email inquiry regarding reselling Better Pack products.

Gummed tape creates a natural bond with the fibers of the carton and creates a secure seal. The new model BP500 tape dispenser offers many of the same advantages as it's cousins the BP555S, BP555L36, BP555L45, BP555L72, and the BP555L90.

Safe and Strong. Continuing the Tradition of Excellence.  Over the years we have heard gummed tape dispensers call tape wetters, tape lickers, and gummed tape machines.  We BET 555e, 500, and 333, 555eSA will impress you with features and options that speed up your shipping department. Gummed tape is stronger, faster, and easier to use than any other method to close a box, carton, mailer, or manila envelopes.

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