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Patco Archival Heavy-Duty Book Repair Tape (555)

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    View "Full Pricing Table" below for details including case sizes and volume pricing.
  • Color
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  • Size
    Purchased Most Frequently: 3/4 in. x 60 ft. (Clear)
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Product Description

Patco 555 is a heavy-duty acid-free overlaminating tape used for books, magazines, documents, graphics, signs, and placards. The tape conforms around book spines for permanent protection. Coated with a special non-yellowing, acid-free adhesive. Also can be used as surface protection tape against moisture, UV, solvents, and abrasion.

Features & Benefits

  • Conformable and performs well over a wide temperature range.
  • High adhesion over long periods.
  • Excellent clarity with no yellowing or discoloration (UV stable).
  • Super clear film for invisible protection.
  • Tough and abrasion resistant.
  • No edge bleed.
Country of Origin: United States.

 

Technical Information

Patco Archival Heavy-Duty Book Repair Tape (555)
  • Carrier/Backing: low density polyethylene (LDPE) film
  • Adhesive: acrylic (acid-free)   How are adhesives different?
  • Thickness: 5.5 mils (carrier, adhesive) 4.5 mils (carrier)   What is mil thickness?
  • Adhesion: 70 ounces per inch (to stainless steel test panel)
  • Tensile Strength: 12 pounds per inch (longitudinal)
  • Service/Operating Temperature: -40°F to 200°F
  • Application Temperature: 50°F to 120°F
  • Elongation: 450%
  • Core: 3" diameter
  • Country of Origin: United States
Note: Specifications are those given by manufacturers and are not tested for accuracy.

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555 Standard sizes

ITEM SIZEITEM # ITEMS PER CASE QUANTITY ORDERING PRICE PER ITEM PRICE PER CASE

3/8 in. x 60 ft.

Actual Size: 9mm x 60 ft.

555/ 03860216

Single Item (1-215 Items)

1 - 4 Cases (216-1,079 Items)

5 - 9 Cases (1,080-2,159 Items)

10+ Cases (>= 2,160 Items)

$2.77

$2.10
a 24% discount

$2.07
a 25% discount

$2.03
a 27% discount

N/A

$453.60

$447.12

$438.48

1/2 in. x 60 ft.

Actual Size: 12mm x 60 ft.

555/ 0560

UPC = 682821231513
144

Single Item (1-143 Items)

1 - 4 Cases (144-719 Items)

5 - 9 Cases (720-1,439 Items)

10+ Cases (>= 1,440 Items)

$3.27

$2.59
a 21% discount

$2.55
a 22% discount

$2.51
a 23% discount

N/A

$372.96

$367.20

$361.44

3/4 in. x 60 ft.

Actual Size: 18mm x 60 ft.

555/ 07560

UPC = 682821231520
96

Single Item (1-95 Items)

1 - 4 Cases (96-479 Items)

5 - 9 Cases (480-959 Items)

10+ Cases (>= 960 Items)

$4.08

$3.38
a 17% discount

$3.33
a 18% discount

$3.27
a 20% discount

N/A

$324.48

$319.68

$313.92

1 in. x 60 ft.

Actual Size: 24mm x 60 ft.

555/ 160

UPC = 682821231537
72

Single Item (1-71 Items)

1 - 4 Cases (72-359 Items)

5 - 9 Cases (360-719 Items)

10+ Cases (>= 720 Items)

$4.87

$4.15
a 15% discount

$4.08
a 16% discount

$4.01
a 18% discount

N/A

$298.80

$293.76

$288.72

1-1/4 in. x 60 ft.

Actual Size: 30mm x 60 ft.

555/ 12560

UPC = 695087751060
60

Single Item (1-59 Items)

1 - 4 Cases (60-299 Items)

5 - 9 Cases (300-599 Items)

10+ Cases (>= 600 Items)

$5.68

$4.94
a 13% discount

$4.86
a 14% discount

$4.78
a 16% discount

N/A

$296.40

$291.60

$286.80

1-1/2 in. x 60 ft.

Actual Size: 36mm x 60 ft.

555/ 1560

UPC = 682821231544
48

Single Item (1-47 Items)

1 - 4 Cases (48-239 Items)

5 - 9 Cases (240-479 Items)

10+ Cases (>= 480 Items)

$6.70

$5.94
a 11% discount

$5.84
a 13% discount

$5.74
a 14% discount

N/A

$285.12

$280.32

$275.52

1-3/4 in. x 60 ft.

Actual Size: 42mm x 60 ft.

555/ 1756042

Single Item (1-41 Items)

1 - 4 Cases (42-209 Items)

5 - 9 Cases (210-419 Items)

10+ Cases (>= 420 Items)

$7.70

$6.91
a 10% discount

$6.80
a 12% discount

$6.68
a 13% discount

N/A

$290.22

$285.60

$280.56

2 in. x 60 ft.

Actual Size: 48mm x 60 ft.

555/ 260

UPC = 682821231551
36

Single Item (1-35 Items)

1 - 4 Cases (36-179 Items)

5 - 9 Cases (180-359 Items)

10+ Cases (>= 360 Items)

$8.75

$7.93
a 9% discount

$7.80
a 11% discount

$7.67
a 12% discount

N/A

$285.48

$280.80

$276.12

3 in. x 60 ft.

Actual Size: 72mm x 60 ft.

555/ 360

UPC = 682821231568
24

Single Item (1-23 Items)

1 - 4 Cases (24-119 Items)

5 - 9 Cases (120-239 Items)

10+ Cases (>= 240 Items)

$12.82

$11.90
a 7% discount

$11.71
a 9% discount

$11.51
a 10% discount

N/A

$285.60

$281.04

$276.24

4 in. x 60 ft.

Actual Size: 96mm x 60 ft.

555/ 460

UPC = 682821231575
18

Single Item (1-17 Items)

1 - 4 Cases (18-89 Items)

5 - 9 Cases (90-179 Items)

10+ Cases (>= 180 Items)

$16.85

$15.84
a 6% discount

$15.58
a 8% discount

$15.31
a 9% discount

N/A

$285.12

$280.44

$275.58

5 in. x 60 ft.

Actual Size: 120mm x 60 ft.

555/ 56012

Single Item (1-11 Items)

1 - 4 Cases (12-59 Items)

5 - 9 Cases (60-119 Items)

10+ Cases (>= 120 Items)

$20.92

$19.81
a 5% discount

$19.48
a 7% discount

$19.15
a 8% discount

N/A

$237.72

$233.76

$229.80

6 in. x 60 ft.

Actual Size: 144mm x 60 ft.

555/ 660

UPC = 682821231582
12

Single Item (1-11 Items)

1 - 4 Cases (12-59 Items)

5 - 9 Cases (60-119 Items)

10+ Cases (>= 120 Items)

$24.99

$23.78
a 5% discount

$23.39
a 6% discount

$22.99
a 8% discount

N/A

$285.36

$280.68

$275.88

54 in. x 60 ft. *uncut log roll

555/ 54601

Single Item (1 Item)

1 - 4 Cases (1-4 Items)

5 - 9 Cases (5-9 Items)

10+ Cases (>= 10 Items)

$183.10

$183.10

$180.04
a 2% discount

$176.99
a 3% discount

N/A

$183.10

$180.04

$176.99

Question & Answers

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KMJ
Karen M Johnson Jan 14, 2021
QUESTION: How can I buy for my personal book repair and do not need a case?
ANSWER: All stock widths of Patco 555 are offered for sale by the single roll. You can get better pricing if purchasing case(s); however you can still buy 1 roll at a time at the single roll price. Thank you,
C
Customer Feb 06, 2018
QUESTION: Would you recommend this for split record covers or sleeves?
ANSWER: Yes, we used it to cover spine labels and it works great.
C
Customer May 06, 2017
QUESTION: Good for taping a poster to the wall?
ANSWER: No, Patco 555 has 70 ounces per inch of peel adhesion and would not be easily removable without causing damage so I would not put on a wall. 

User Reviews

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JJ
Jacque j. Verified Buyer Jun 20, 2017
Patco 555 Archival Book Repair Tape [Heavy Duty],
Patco 555 Archival Heavy-Duty Book Repair Tape
The tape is too strong for my needs. It is too thick and rips adjacent paper very easily, creating more damage. Not a great fit for me.
Made in the USA
hot melt rubber (synthetic)
Offers the widest range of application flexibility available. Exhibits excellent processing performance whether manually or automatically applied. Has superior tensile strength, adhesion properties and holding force which ensures consistent, reliable seals. Hot melt adhesive will bond faster to a surface which is referred to as quick-grab or quick-stick. It typically has higher tack (will feel stickier to the touch), but is also softer. It has lower heat resistance, shear resistance, and sometimes UV resistance than an acrylic adhesive. NOTE: it is called hot melt because the adhesive is applied hot by the manufacturer and then hardens as it cools (you do not need to apply heat to the tape yourself).
natural rubber
Properties are similar to that of hot melt rubber, but natural rubber often holds where other adhesives won't (recycled fibers, dust, cold, heat and heavy loads). It provides good overall adhesion and moisture resistance.
acrylic
Offer excellent performance, especially for applications in temperatures less than 40°F and greater then 120°F. It provides excellent clarity, has high shear strength, is usually more permanent/durable even when exposed to moisture, and it ages well over extended periods in fluorescent and sunlight. Since it remains clear for the life of the application and does not yellow over time it is ideal for applications such as sealing white cartons. While it has good initial adhesion it does take 24-48 hours to cure and to achieve its maximum bond strength (has gradual adhesion buildup). Another difference between hot melt rubber and acrylic adhesive is if you fold tape over making the two adhesive sides touch the acrylic adhesive will remain attached to the carrier (e.g. paper, film) while a hot melt adhesive will stick to itself and pull off of the carrier. It is the best choice for clarity, UV resistance and aging characteristics.
silicone
Is great for extreme temperature applications since silicone adhesive can work in continuous operating temperatures from -100°F to 500°F. They also exhibit good chemical resistance, retain electrical properties, and remove cleanly with little or no residue.
zinc oxide
Zinc oxide based adhesive formula is a skin-friendly adhesive which is commonly used on sports medicine tapes.
Thickness, AKA caliper or gauge, refers to the distance from one surface of a tape backing, or adhesive, to the other.
1 mil = 1/1000 of an inch
Examples: 1/16 inch = 62.5 mils; 1/32 inch = 31.25 mils
The cut level indicates how many grams of cutting load a glove can withstand from a sharp blade before being penetrated.
Lower gauge gloves are heavier - have thicker construction, fewer stiches knitted per inch and offer less dexterity.
Higher gauge gloves are lighter - have thinner/finer construction, more stitches knitted per inch and offer more dexterity.
Gloves offered typically runs from 7 to 18 (12 and 13 are in the middle of the scale).
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