The START International M1000K Electric Tape Dispenser is used for dispensing thin tapes like Kapton® or polyimide film automatically & cuts tapes up to 1.1" (30mm) wide. A creaser creates a fold for thin tapes that tend to curl. Due to the thin nature of tapes that this dispenser uses, tweezers are recommended for removing pieces after they're dispensed.
Over the years Start International has taken the standard dispenser and modified it to handle an assortment of different types of pressure sensitive tapes and materials. The best way to determine the best unit is to fill out a material evaluation sheet and forward a sample roll of material to us for testing. Not all dispensers are equal. The M1000K sets the standard for quality, and others joined in to mimic and copy. How to tell the difference? Check for the Start Hologram Label to ensure you get the REAL M1000K manufactured by ELM.
Looking for a faster way to use PVC tapes to seal cartons? We recommend either using tape guns or automatic case sealers. If you try to use a counter top automatic dispenser like the M1000 for taping boxes, the tape is too difficult to handle and sticks to everything once dispensed. On standard type RSC cartons you need 3 hands. One to hold the flaps down, 2 to manipulate the tape to position it on the flaps. If you are looking to speed up your operation, use a gummed tape dispenser.
Dispensing 1" wide 3M tape:
We tested with a material that needed a rewinder to remove the backing: