Product Type: Scotch in Homeware
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The Houdini of the sticky tape world.
Scotch Magic Tape
Member Name: jazzypinkpuppet
Scotch Magic Tape
Advantages: Invisible, easy to use, doesn't mark and can write on it.
Disadvantages: a bit pricey
Well having just written a review for my lovey Scotch tape shoe holder, I thought I would write a review for the tape that goes in it.
Scotch Magic tape - well as the name suggests this is not just any tape, it is magic, and it doesn't just have one trick up it's sleeve, oooh noooo this is the Houdini of the sticky tape world, actually it is a bit more trendy than Houdini, maybe more like the Dynamo of tapes.
First of all it is invisible, not totally of course otherwise you really would have trouble finding the end. But it is almost totally invisible, which not only is great for wrapping gifts as it makes them look so much nicer but it is perfect for homework and crafts and best of all for fixing things like ripped pages, letters and money, my old purse had a dodgy zip and it kept getting the notes stuck in it so when I opened it the money would rip, but this tape fixed it really well.
Its next trick is that you can write on it, even using a normal biro. I use it instead of freezer labels, I am always making up meals in little tubs to take to work but sometimes the freezer labels are hard to peel off once they have been frozen and got wet with the ice. This solves that problem as it peels straight off, you also only need to use a small piece.
This feature is also good for when you fix a page and need to carry on writing, my little boy can be a bit heavy handed with his homework books so this comes in very handy.
It also is great at not leaving marks where it has been, my daughter is a Justin Bieber fanatic and has so many posters which she has all over her walls but each time she gets a new one she has to rearrange them all, so this is perfect it not only doesn't mark the walls but it also doesn't damage the posters.
The final trick which I am aware of is that it doesn't yellow, so this would be perfect for pictures and crafts. I have only been using magic tape for about a year and where I have used it hasn't yellowed but I think even a normal tape would take longer than that.
Now the only problem with this tape is it's price tag, a small roll which is about 30 metres long costs £2.50 in my local little stationers, I have seen it in Tesco for £2.25 but I would rather pay the extra 25p and spend my money locally. I haven't seen it cheaper than £2.25 though, which is in my opinion quite expensive as you an get about 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 tape that fits in my dispenser but also it is so good I really wouldn't want to go back to the old tape I used to use. I suppose you get what you pay for.
Summary: Fabulous little tape that really is magic
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