Better Packages discontinued the BP555S, BP555L36, BP555L45, BP555LLS and BP555LL in 1999 and replaced them with the BP555eS, BP555eL, BP555eSA and BP555eLA. Parts are subject to being discontinued by the manufacturer at any time. If you order parts that are not available, we will contact you before we ship any parts to advise. We also offer technical help to keep your machines in top working order.
Due to the cost of manufacturing, the machine became too expensive to make. The BP555S was a mechanical electric tape dispensers and did not incorporate electronic components. The newer machine replaced 130+ parts with a circuit board. The sad part is many of the replace parts were much cheaper to replace than a circuit board. The machine manufactured today does not enjoy the same life span, but it does carry a lower cost.
It was not unusual to repair machines over 25 years old. We still repair machines in the shop, call for info.