Genconnect: Logistic Packaging: Difference between a normal tape & a glitter tape

Genconnect: Logistic Packaging: Difference between a normal tape & a glitter tape

Normal tape and glitter tape are both adhesive tapes, but they differ in their appearance, composition, and usage. Here are the main differences between the two:

Normal Tape:

  1. Appearance:

    • Usually transparent or semi-transparent.
    • Available in various colors, but often clear or tan.
  2. Composition:

    • Made from a variety of materials including plastic, paper, or fabric.
    • The adhesive can be acrylic-based, rubber-based, or silicone-based.
  3. Usage:

    • Used for general-purpose tasks like sealing envelopes, wrapping gifts, or mending torn paper.
    • Suitable for both indoor and outdoor use, depending on the type of tape.
  4. Texture:

    • Generally smooth and matte.
  5. Cost:

    • Usually less expensive compared to specialty tapes.

Glitter Tape:

  1. Appearance:

    • Has a shiny, sparkly finish due to embedded glitter particles.
    • Available in various colors with glitter particles visible on the surface.
  2. Composition:

    • Similar to normal tape but with the addition of glitter particles.
    • Adhesive can be similar to that of normal tape but might be slightly stronger to accommodate the weight of the glitter.
  3. Usage:

    • Primarily used for decorative purposes.
    • Commonly used in crafts, scrapbooking, and gift wrapping to add a decorative touch.
    • Not typically designed for heavy-duty tasks.
  4. Texture:

    • Has a textured surface due to the glitter particles.
    • The glitter can sometimes shed if not properly sealed or if the tape is not of good quality.
  5. Cost:

    • Generally more expensive than normal tape due to the added decorative feature.


  • Normal tape is a versatile adhesive tape used for a variety of general-purpose tasks and is available in different materials and types.

  • Glitter tape is a decorative tape with a shiny, sparkly finish, primarily used for crafting and decorative purposes.

When choosing between the two, consider the specific application. If you need a tape for general use like sealing packages or fixing papers, a normal tape would be more appropriate. On the other hand, if you are looking to add a decorative touch to your crafts or gifts, glitter tape would be the better option.


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