Product Type: Scotch in Homeware
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Scotch Magic Tape
Member Name: Whizz11
Scotch Magic Tape
Advantages: Handy, works well
I have finally finished all my Christmas wrapping and I would not have been able to do it without the help of Scotch magic tape.
The tape comes in a handy plastic dispenser which is so easy to use. What I love about it is that you don't need scissors when you use this tape which is brilliant as there is no messing around cutting it as then usually straight after you do this the tape will fold over on itself so you can't use it. This dispenser is round as obviously the roll of tape is inside it and then there is a little bit that juts out with a strip of plastic teeth that you cut the tape with. I always find you need about three sets of hands when you use scissors and tape so to be able to do it without is brilliant, it saves so much time. I've actually found a handy way of doing it, if you put the tape dispenser between your legs you then have two hands free, one to hold the paper together over the present and the other to pull the tape from the roll and voila, no mess and no fuss.
I find that the tape is really sticky and sticks to all types of paper well. It is a type of tape that does not turn yellow. Obviously for wrapping presents this is not an issue and this tape will be in the bin the afternoon of the 25th but if you use this tape to hang up children;s pictures or things like that, that you are going to display for a long while its good to know that the tape will not look funny after a while.
The tape is matte on the top, not shiny like other selotapes are although it is fairly clear when you add it to wrapping paper. This matte look allows you to write on the tape which I do find handy when I run out of gift labels, I can just write who this present is for on the tape, tacky I know but it works! I have found that you are better to use a biro rather than a ink pen as the ink pen doesn't work too well on the tape.
The tape is standard size width so you can tape together two ends of paper well and they will hold. The roll in the dispenser is quite long too and I almost finished all of my presents with one role. The tape pulls through the plastic dispenser well and never jams which I like although even if you do get in a bit of a mess with this tape and pull too much off it will just stick onto the plastic roller and its easy to tear it off from here and you can still use it on your package.
A good tape which is very handy at this time of year.
Summary: Scotch magic tape