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Friday, July 29, 2022

August 2022 Printable

Here at TN5C, we have quite a love for monochromatic color schemes so when it was time to design August's printable we thought it would be a good time to include this theme in our downloads.

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 22, 2022

Review : SSUEIM&CCLIM Write In Cursive Script Book

Last year, I reviewed a Korean Calligraphy practice book from SSUEIM&CCLIM and today I will be reviewing the Write in Cursive Script version.

The biggest difference between those two books is that this book is practicing the english alphabet [whilst the other was Korean characters] However, like the other book, all instructions are given in Korean. But its pretty self explanatory so you need not worry even if you cannot read Korean.

[As with the other book]
The author suggests using anything you are comfortable with, such as ball pen, brush pen and even pencil. Thankfully, the paper is very thick so there is no need to worry about ink going through it or ghosting on the other side.

The pictures accompanying all the text you have to practice writing, is as lovely as ever!

After finishing the first book, I was extremely excited to find this other version! Now I'm keeping a lookout to see if I can find anymore whilst I continue practicing!
What about you?
Would you try these out?

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Friday, July 15, 2022

Pochitto6 Push Button Stamp by Kodomo no Kao

Button X Stamp

That's the tagline of the really cute Pochitto6 by Kodomo no Kao.  

It's an easy to press button shaped stamp set. 

Each Pochitto6 has 6 different symbol stamps, each one is self inking and can be used independently. 

At the moment of this blogpost, there are 12 different sets available. 

The 3 I have are the 'Attention here!', 'Notebook and stationery' and 'Schedule book'.  

Other sets available include 'Fruits', 'Healthcare' and 'Baby health', all very useful for diaries.

Strangely enough, the one symbol I would like, a telephone for when I schedule work calls, is not featured on any of the existing sets. 

Another minor thing is that the sets are fixed, the designs are not interchangeable. 
But they do come with a cover which makes them very portable, you can stick them in a pencil case easily. 

I test printed the stamps and on a flat surface they performed pretty well.
It takes a few tries to get the pressure right, too much and it smudges and bleeds. 

According to the packaging, you use water based pens on the black and white stamps to add colour, which is pretty cool. 

I also tested the stamps in my diary 

Unfortunately, the pages are not as flat so it required different pressure, also, depending on the paper there might be a bit of bleeding. 

Overall, I think these are cute novelty stamps, great if you don't have your stamp collection within arm's reach usually. 

I'm still hoping for a phone symbol. I hope they release more of these. 

What do you think? Is this something you might be interested in? 


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Friday, July 8, 2022

Review : DAISO Portable Masking Tape Holder

Here at TN5C, we are always looking for new ways to store masking tape. So when I spotted this at Daiso, I decided to buy it and see how it fared!

DAISO Portable Masking Tape Holder

This is made in conjunction with the students from Kyoto University of the Arts who designed it.

First impression, it seems to be a very simple and pleasant looking design made out of PVC clear vinyl of medium thickness.

There is a piece of vinyl in the middle which you can detach using the press button to "thread" the masking tape through. 

It can hold up to 4 standard sized masking tape rolls.
There is also a ball chain at one end for you to hang it off your pencil case or pouch or bag; making it very suitable for travel!

The clear vinyl makes it easy to see what the tapes are and protects the rolls from getting dirty. Needless to say, it is also very light thanks to the material used.

What do you think? 
Have you tried this before?

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Friday, July 1, 2022

Review: Maruman Septcouleur Notebook


I picked up a new notebook recently. 
You might be thinking there's so many notebooks out there, a new one probably isn't that interesting. 

This one from Maruman, the septcouleur ticks a lot of the right boxes I feel. 

Some basics, the septcouleur range of notebook is spiral ring-bound, it comes in 2 sizes (A5 and A6) and there are a variety of colours. 

The paper is only available in a 3mm grid layout and each notebooks comes with 100 sheets of paper. 

I picked up the A6 model in the crispwhite cover/colour. 

The first thing I noticed is the cover texture, it's a smooth matte coated card and it's really nice to touch. 
It doesn't seem like it would stain easily, especially since it's white. 

On the inside, there's a nice cover page with the product image, title and colour. 

There's more information, including the other colours the notebook is available in. 

By the way, septcouleur means seven colours, and based on the colour selection, I'm inclined to believe it's referring the rainbow and not the colour range. 

I really like the colours, they're very usable and easy on the eyes, and I think it's professional looking enough for work use. 

The paper is good quality and really nice to write on, which is typical of Maruman notebooks. 
The 3mm square/grid layout is also very versatile and I like that the paper is not overly white, making the writing experience very enjoyable. 

Also, the permanent marker did not bleed. 

Overall, the notebook is great and very usable. I enjoy writing on it and honestly, it's hard to fault Maruman's quality. 

Would you buy this? If not, what is your go-to notebook brand? 

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