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Friday, March 26, 2021

April 2021 Printable

April is upon us! And we love the sakura season so much, we decided to do another month's printable based on it. This time round, we thought we would showcase sakura at night [known as yozakura in Japan] !
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Netprint (Japan) and IBON (Taiwan) details can be found on our instagram.

Do tag us in your creations! We would love to see them!

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Friday, March 19, 2021

Review : Kokuyo GLOO series (glue stick)

Functional and beautiful. 

That is the mission statement of the GLOO range by KOKUYO. Amongst the many items produced, the glue stick is the most popular. 

It has won many stationery awards including the grand prize at 2019's The Best of Stationery.

At first glance, it is quite obvious how it is different from the usual glue stick. The square shape helps one apply it easily right up to the edges/corners of paper. Not only that, the quadrangular shape ensures a good grip and will not roll off the desk easily when not in use. 

The cap has a larger edge making it easier to open with just one hand and you can also close it easily by simply pressing the main part against the cap. 

The overall design looks extremely sleek as well and will look good on anyone's desk.
Functional and beautiful indeed. 

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Friday, March 12, 2021

Review: Deli Cream Correction Tape


Midori notebooks with their signature cream coloured paper are a staple here at TN5C. 
Mistakes when writing are inevitable so having to use a white correction tape on the cream paper can be very frustrating. 

There are a few options for cream coloured correction tape out there but some are difficult to procure. 
These deli ones were the easiest for me to purchase. 

I bought 2 different types, a regular tape which is 5mm wide by 10m and a 2 sided cream/white tape where each side is 5mm by 5m. 

The colour of the cream coloured tape matches the midori paper really well. 

Above you can see writing,  and below after the use of the correction tape. 

It blends in so well. 

The tape quality is good too, no peeling and the surface is easy to write on. 

There are a few cons, the first is that after using the tape, the ink is not as pigmented as before. 
The other con is that it only comes in a 5mm width, making is difficult for people with smaller handwriting or smaller notebooks. 

Overall, I use this tape quite often, I no longer get annoyed by the mismatch of white tape on midori paper. 
I highly recommend buying cream coloured correction tape if you're a fan of cream coloured paper!

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Friday, March 5, 2021

Review : Sakura Craypas Ballsign iD [6 types of black color]

Sakura Craypas [Japanese stationery brand] has launched a new line of gel ink pens to the evergrowing stationery market in Japan. It is the "Ballsign iD" series.

These pens are refillable and the body features a hexagon type shape to make it easy to hold [and to prevent it from rolling away]. The sharp edges are also rounded to make it more comfortable to grip. 

Here is the display in store [in Japan]

There are 6 colors available;

  •  Pure Black (Black Black),
  • Night Black (Blue Black),
  • Mocha Black (Brown Black)
  • Forest Black (Green Black)
  • Cassis Black (Red Black)
  • Mysterious Black (Purple Black)
I picked up 3 of them in 0.5mm to try. 
Its also available in 0.4mm and the body is a light gray unlike the dark gray 0.5mm line.

The colors are very interesting and subtly different from just black to add to one's writing without an overbearing presence of color. 

Overall, I'm very pleased with how smoothly they write and the matte body of the pen looks stylish as well. I'll be picking up the remaining colors soon!

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