Better Pack 555eLA

Features & Benefits Specifications Accessories Parts Drawings/Operator Manual Product Reviews

Why Choose the Better Pack 555eLA?

The Better Pack 555eLA is an electric water-activated tape dispenser (also known as a paper tape dispenser, gummed or gum tape water-activated tape dispenser) made for fast-paced shipping and packaging environments.

The “L” in the dispenser’s name stands for “Long” and the BP555eLA is differentiated from the BP555eSA by its ability to dispense long tape lengths—up to 90 inches—with the touch of a button. The Better Pack 555eLA tape machine is calibrated in inches and has a voltage of 115V.

The “A” represents an Automatic Tape Advance feature, which means that once a piece of tape is removed from the dispenser, another automatically advances.  The Better Pack 555eLA has the highest level of automation available from the Better Pack dispenser family. A microprocessor based control system can be interfaced with PC’s, printers, shipping systems, and foot pedals for the ultimate carton sealing solution.

The Better Pack 555e Series:
This dispenser is part of a series of dispensers configured to be used throughout the world.

Unique Safety Features

  • Thermal cutoff: prevents the motor from overheating after extensive use
  • Safety interlock switch: disables the cutting blade when the front cover is open
  • Material choice: flame-retardant plastic, steel side frames, high grade solenoid link and zinc-plated stainless steel parts.

The BP555eLA is UL listed by the independent safety certification company, Underwriters Laboratory. It is also CE and CSA certified and RoHS compliant.

How to Buy:

Better Packages sells its products globally through an Authorized Distributor network. Contact us via email at or call us at 203.926.3700 and we will get you in touch with an Authorized Distributor. Or, you can search our Distributor Locator online.



Ideal in operations that:

  • Are fast-paced and shipping high volumes
  • Pack and seal more than 100 cartons per day/per 8hr shift
  • Seal large cartons that require long lengths of tape
  • Need to utilize the Automatic Tape Advance feature to achieve the highest level of efficiency
  • Have computer interface capabilities for enhanced productivity and control

Check out the video to see the Better Pack 555e Series in action!

Features and Benefits of the Better Pack 555eLA




Maximum Diameter of Tape Roll:


Maximum Length of Tape Roll:


Shipping Weight:

32 lbs.


20" L x 12.5" W x 12" H

Dispensing Tape Length:

12" - 90" (up to 180" with the 2x button)

Dispensing Tape Speed:

45" per second

Tape Width:

1.5" - 3"

Tape Type:

Reinforced and non-reinforced water-activated tape, gummed side in or gummed side out

Water Bottle Capacity:

64 oz.


Guillotine Shear Blades

Water Brushes:


Electrical Requirements:


Safety Compliance:

UL Listed. CE and CSA certified and RoHS compliant.


2 year parts, 6 months labor


Code Taper, Tape Aerial, AMD

Measurement Unit:


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Code Taper

The Code Taper custom prints one color messages directly onto the water-activated tape as it is dispensed.

Print logos, dates and printed codes on demand. Requires custom roll pads and ink.

Tape Aerial

The Tape Aerial accessory attaches to the front of the Better Pack 555eLA to help deliver tape in an upright position for easy handling and placement. It simplifies and speeds up the packaging process when dispensing long lengths of tape.

Ideal for sealing large cartons, when long lengths of tape are required. 36 inches or more on average.

Watch this video to learn how to install and use the Tape Aerial.

Automatic Measuring Device

With the press of a single button, the ultrasonic Automatic Measuring Device (AMD) works with your Better Pack 555eLA electric tape dispenser to measure and dispense the perfect length of water-activated tape. The AMD measures the size of the carton that needs to be sealed, adds 3 inches for each side tape flap, and automatically dispenses the precise piece of tape when the green button is pressed. It takes the guesswork out of carton sealing!


Ideal for measuring random sized cartons quickly and efficiently. Perfect for companies looking to reducing tape waste

Parts Drawings/Operator Manual

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Where Can You Buy This Product?

Better Packages sells its products globally through an Authorized Distributor network. Contact us via email at or call us at 203.926.3700 and we will get you in touch with an Authorized Distributor. Or, you can search our Distributor Locator online.