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Friday, July 30, 2021

August 2021 Printable

Welcome to August!! Are you looking forward to the 2nd half of the year?
Here is this month's date printable : 

This month's printable features some muted tones and colors. 

Download HERE.
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, July 23, 2021

A guide to TN5C's sticker paper (washi and vellum)

I'd like to introduce you to our sticker paper, which you can find in our store. 

Below I'll introduce the differences between the papers; how it looks with laser printing vs inkjet printing and comparing both to a regular gloss sticker paper and matte sticker paper

Both the Vellum and Washi sticker paper are semi opaque and the main difference is in the texture. 

Vellum is smooth.
Washi has the typical washi tape texture.

The stickers are placed here on vellum paper, which is similar to tracing paper and is semi opaque.

You can see that whilst matte and glossy are fully opaque, both the washi and vellum are partially see through.

The stickers are shown here on an acrylic sheet.


Printing on a Laser Printer

We're printed the stickers on an HP colour laser printer. 

printer settings: we recommend using matte paper. (settings are the same for both papers)

As you can see, photos and text all print nicely. 
The vellum is slightly more vibrant than the washi sticker paper. 


Placed on vellum paper here. 

The stickers are layered here to show the various levels of transparency.


Printing on an Inkjet Printer

We're printed the stickers on a Canon colour inkjet printer. 

printer settings: we recommend using default settings. If that doesn't work well, try printing as tracing paper or high quality print. (settings are the same for both papers)

Photos can be printed but will not show the same sharpness as a regular print. 

Placed on vellum paper here. 

The stickers are layered here to show the various levels of transparency.


We hope the above guide was useful. 

You can purchase the paper using the links below.

The graphics featured are from our cafe circle sticker set; Available here.

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Friday, July 16, 2021

REVIEW : DAISO Make me Up stationery range

 DAISO has recently released a new stationery range "Make Me Up"

Whilst it might sound a makeup brand, I assure you its not. Featuring pastel tones, this is quite a big collection of stickers, sticky notes, notebooks etc...

Here's how it looks like in the store

Items I picked up

Sticky notes and stickers

File pockets and clear pockets

And lastly a note book + clear book plastic cover  

Official website : https://www.daiso-sangyo.co.jp/item/9081 

Have you guys bought anything from this range yet? What did you think? 

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Friday, July 9, 2021

Review: Midori Stand Memo


To do lists. We all use them, need them, can't live without them. 

This version of a to do list by Midori piqued my interest. 
(it also comes in normal memo paper)

It is essentially a memo pad mounted onto a cardboard sheet. 
The sheet matches the memo pad design and it folds up to become a stand. 

Useful it you're like me and like my notes open for easy reference. 

The folding instructions are simple. 

The memo pad comes in 2 designs, 40 sheets each and are of typical high quality Midori paper.
This means a great writing experience. 

Of course I had to pick the design with the cat. 
It feels really homely and easy on the eyes. 

It also comes in a daily time based planner, grid paper, blank, and horizontal weekly versions.

What do you think? Is this something you need? 

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Friday, July 2, 2021

REVIEW : DAISO Vertical Masking Tape Holder

 DAISO has introduced a new way to store our beloved Masking Tapes! 

Introducing the Vertical Masking Tape holder :

It comes in 2 sizes. 

Compatible with tape up to 18mm [0.7inches] OR with wider tape up to 30mm [1.18inches]

To "load" the tape, simply open up the entire box and insert accordingly. Left handers like myself can rejoice as their are blades on both sides, making it possible for left or right handed cutting. Each holds up to 3 rolls of tape. Or you can fit more if they are narrower. I was able to fit 2 narrow rolls into one space for the wide tape.

To cut, you just have to open the little slot and tear it off at the edge of the blades. So easy!

The holders are perfect for travel as they are a pleasing simple clear design reminiscent of MUJI. You can also store them more easily by lining them up vertically for a clean look. The slim design also means you can slot them into narrow spaces.

Have you tried them out? What did you think?

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