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A neater way to cover mistakes
Tipp-Ex Micro Tape Twist
Member Name: Holland1
Tipp-Ex Micro Tape Twist
Advantages: Dries quickly, easy to write over, gives a neat finish, small so doesn't take up much room
Disadvantages: More expensive than Tippex fluid
I'm not as heavy a user of Tippex since I stopped studying, however, there are times at home when I'm completing paperwork and need to cover a mistake without starting the form from scratch. My personal preferred choice for this is the Tippex mouse style of product rather than the fluid, and years ago I discovered this cute little pencil case sized micro tape.
The tape is a really handy size for popping into a pencil case without taking up too much room. I first discovered it when I was preparing for some accountancy exams I was taking (yawn!), and I spotted this one which I thought was a great size to take into exams without taking up too much space. Being a bit paranoid about my pen running out, I always took several pens with me to exams, "just in case", so space in my pencil case was non-existant!
The tape works in the same way as the Tippex mouse, by placing the nib on the paper, and gently pressing until it adheres to the page and covers your mistake. It usually covers it perfectly and with a clean break, although there are rare occasions when it might break halfway through and you need to cover it again. It is comfortable to hold, and isn't that much bigger than holding a marker pen, which makes it easy to guide on the paper. It does a great job of covering the mistake, unlike the fluid where sometimes you can read through to see what lies underneath.
The main advantage of this tape for me is not only its size, but also the fact it dries quickly, meaning you can immediately write on top of it. This is useful, because when using the fluid, sometimes by the time it's dried I forget what I was going to write on it! It's easy to write on although I only ever use ball point pens, I think if you were writing with ink roller balls it might smudge or take a while to dry. The tape gives a neat finish and although it is noticeable once you've used it, it's a perfectly acceptable way of covering mistakes which is much neater than crossing a line through them.
The cheapest way to buy these is in bulk, with a box of 10 costing £17.82 on Amazon, otherwise you can expect to pay around £3 each for them, which is a little more expensive than the traditional fluid Tippex.
(Review may also appear on Ciao under the username Gingerkitty)
Summary: A neat way of covering mistakes