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Friday, June 24, 2022

Friday, June 17, 2022

Review: Tombow MONO Air 5 Correction Tape

The Tombow MONO AIR correction tape is one of our favorites stationery items here at TN5C. We have never officially reviewed it [despite it being in our fave buys of the year list regularly] so when this new LE two pack design came out, it was clear it was time to do so.

Each set contains 2 pieces, one each of blue and pink.
The design on each piece is a LE tamayura design.

As with all the MONO Air Correction tape, you hardly need to exert any force to pull out the tape and it glides smoothly on the paper.
Some good points
1.The long slim design makes it easy to store and they are both refillable.
2. To do so, you can flip open the top cover.
3. The tape dispensing tip is transparent so you can see what you are erasing clearly.

They are exactly the same size/shape as the usual non LE case.

The tape used is 5mm [length 6m] and the replacement cartridge ( CT-PAR5 ).

What do you think?
Have you tried this before?

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Friday, June 10, 2022

Review: Daiso 9 hole compact loose leaf refills


I love it when I find things at Daiso that works with things I already own. 
And since it's Daiso, this means affordable options! 

Maruman, famous for their loose leaf notebook systems, has a mini version of said system. 
The binder comes in a few different options but I'm quite the fan of the INTO-ONE mini binder system

Sidenote: we've reviewed the minimini system here.

Back to the refills from Daiso.

There are 5 types (that I'm aware off). Each has the same 9 holes as the Maruman refills and each pack has 50 sheets, which is pretty generous! By comparison, Maruman refill packs come with 100 sheets. 

Above, we have 4 sections and 3 sections. The layout for these are double sided. 

Here we have dot grid and checklist (design is double sided) and the last one is a free diary (the back is dot grid. 

By the way, you don't have to commit to the mini system, these will work as inserts on any of the loose leaf systems such as the original A4 30 holes and the A5 20 holes. 

I compared the Daiso inserts to the Maruman ones and besides a slight colour difference (Daiso's is whiter), the feel and thickness of both appear to be similar. 

The mini system in action! I like having different options for the inserts, it makes the notebook more useful. 

Also useful to note, the only 2 layouts that Maruman also has are the free diary and checklist

The 3 divide is great for day planning, I used it here for meal planning. 

The 4 divide can be used for storyboarding, also sketching and uh, SWOT analysis

Dot grid doesn't really need an explanation, free diary covers planning for an entire day and checklist is perfect for people like me, I make lists constantly!

I also feel the free diary would also work as a checklist or a monthly planner (take over some of the to do list column to make it 31 days and I reckon that works) 

I'm so glad Daiso has released these, I hope they won't be difficult to find in the future so I can continue buying refills. 

Are you a loose leaf user? What's your favourite size? 

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Friday, June 3, 2022

Review: MIDORI Quick Tape Cutter (Masking Tape Dispenser)

A while back, we reviewed the NICHIBAN Masking Tape Dispenser and today we review another! This time made by Japanese stationery brand Midori. It is a dispenser that can quickly feed the tape and cut the cut end cleanly with a light force.
It can cut masking tape neatly with the same length. 
It is a convenient item that solves the problem of finding the cut end of the tape.
Keeps the tape clean.
Makes it easy to use for purposes like wrapping.

To use it, simply pull the slider and 2cm of tape will be sent out. There is a cutter blade on the upper side of the tape outlet, and you can cut the tape cleanly with a light force by pulling the tape upward.

It is also possible to pull the tape and pull it out to any length before cutting with aforementioned cutter.
Due to size, it is only for masking tape width 12 ~ 15mm. 
Masking tape with an inner diameter of less than 25 mm and an outer diameter of more than 54 mm cannot be used.

With a built-in magnet, it can be fastened to metal surfaces so you do not need to worry about storage space.
Personally I have found this extremely useful and have purchased another for use in the kitchen as well.
It is a lot more compact that the Nichiban version so if you were trying to choose between the two, I would recommend this. ^^
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