Product Type: Scotch in Homeware
Newest Review: ... six small rolls of 'normal' tape for a pound in the pound shop/ However I continue to buy Scotch magic tape, mainly because it is the only ... more
Not magic as such, but it is good!
Scotch Magic Tape
Member Name: Holland1
Scotch Magic Tape
Advantages: Matte finish makes it less noticeable and able to write on, doesn't stick accidentally, lifts easily
I have a tape dispenser on my desk in work with some Scotch magic tape at my disposal. I'm not sure why I'm one of the few people in the office who has been blessed with one of these, but I have to say it does come in handy. I use it for the obvious tasks such as ensuring envelopes containing cheques or personal information are stuck down properly, and I also use it for some more Blue Peter style tasks - more on that later.
The thing I like about Scotch tape, is that although it is sticky enough to hold things together, it is a lot easier to use and creates less mess than normal sellotape. It doesn't seem to stick to things accidentally or twist around on itself, meaning you don't end up wasting any or getting it stuck in the wrong place. It is also reasonably easy to remove without ripping the surface, although some people might see this as a disadvantage. It becomes almost invisible to the eye once stuck, although I would describe it as "less noticeable" rather than invisible.
I find this tape really useful for my Blue Peter moments in our finance department. If I'm photocopying something and want to "hide" something confidential which I don't want to appear on the photocopied version (e.g. bank details, salary), I can cover the bit in question with a bit of paper secured with this magic tape, and carefully peel it off afterwards without causing any damage. Oh yes, we have so much fun, the time really flies in our finance department....
The tape looks dull compared to the usual shiny sellotape I use at home for wrapping presents and so on. It looks more professional in an office, and never crinkles when you're using it. This is useful when sealing envelopes as I find sellotape usually crinkles and looks a bit unprofessional. It also means if you have an accidental rip in paper, you can fix it with this tape and you can still write over it due to the matte finish. I can't comment on how easy it is to locate the end of the tape, because mine is on a dispenser, so it's very convenient to tear a bit off without scratching round trying to locate the end.
I'm not sure what sizes are available, as I have the smallest size you can imagine to fit with my dispenser. This seems to last a while before it needs replacing, despite lots of other people in the office using it when they need to. I think it's much more professional for office use than the usual shiny sellotape, and as I can't think of anything bad to say about it, I'm giving it five stars. Available from various suppliers including stationers, supermarkets and online retailers, costing about £2 per roll.
(Review may also appear on Ciao under the username Gingerkitty)
Summary: Great for office use
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