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Friday, September 29, 2023

October 2023 Printable


October is my favorite month of the year and here at TN5C we are welcoming it with our monthly free date printable!
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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, September 22, 2023

Review: Metacil Pencil


First off, I saw this on instagram! 
Looked pretty cool so I decided to purchase it. 

It's called the Metacil by Sun-star stationery
Metacil is short for Metal Pencil. The core of the pencil is made of metal/aluminium. 
It writes like a pencil and the writing is erasable but the tip will never need to be sharpened. 

Sidenote, the name Metacil reminds me of Metamucil....

The metacil comes in 6 colours and each is equivalent to a pencil hardness of 2H. 
Each pencil tip is replaceble and is rated for use of up to 16km of writing.

I have no idea how one measures that but I suppose it's time to replace the tip when the writing begins to look weaker. 

The writing does feel like a 2H pencil and is pretty smooth. 
It also erases pretty well so for all intents and purposes, it is pretty much a pencil. 

The removable tip is a cool idea but I think a mechanical pencil will be easier to use since the refills are easier to find. 

It even does shading! Great for artists and students. 

You might be wondering then, why should I buy this pencil over a regular pencil/mechanical pencil? 

Well, the tip doesn't mark things other than paper, it doesn't work on slippery surfaces so it's an easy tool to carry around, it also doesn't produce the lead dust we usually see on traditional pencils and pencil leads. Also, since it is made of aluminium, I would think that the pencil tips are recyclable. 

All in all, I do think it is a bit of a gimmick but if it catches on, would be great for the stationery industry. 

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Friday, September 15, 2023

Review: KOKUYO Campus Correction Tape

 A while ago we mentioned colored correction tape from SEED as well as Rollbahn speciality correction tape in our blog posts. For those who use Kokuyo series CAMPUS notebooks. There is now also a special correction tape available.

KOKUYO Campus Correction Tape

The exterior is similar to the standard correction tape sporting a light fashionable color exterior.

So how does the tape look?
As you can see, when compared the standard TOMBOW Mono Note correction tape, the KOKUYO Campus correction tape is a perfect match for the Campus Notebook pages. Its a small detail but if you are someone that uses Campus Notebooks/Loose leaf paper who wants to reduce clutter or likes a very uniform look, then this is something you might want to try out!

Have you tried it?

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Friday, September 8, 2023

Review: Uniball One P


Cute. That's how I'd describe the Uniball One P
It's a compact shorter version of the Uniball One, which strangely, I don't seem to own a single one of. 

I purchased one in the colour coffee, and it came in this cute matching box. 
A good gift idea!

The Uniball One P is shorter and fatter than a regular Uniball One, this is so it is more ergonomic to hold and more portable. 

It comes in 0.38mm and 0.5mm. 
I like the sharp ball point and it also equipped with a metallic stabiliser for stable writing comfort. 

I don't know what the P stands for but I'm going to assume pocket or petite. 
Both good descriptions of this cute pen. 

It's nice to hold and writes well, I'm also a big fan of the 0.38mm variant I picked up and the colour is easy on the eyes. 
I think this pen might end up being my daily driver. 

Have you purchased this pen? What are your thoughts? 

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Friday, September 1, 2023

Review : Oval Correction Tape MODIFY

Have you ever been to the stationery shop and spotted something you never knew existed but it turns out you really need one?
This is what I discovered recently.
Oval Correction Tape MODIFY

It is a cylindrical package that reminds me of lip balm or lip gloss and the clear body looks stylish.
What makes it different? Well, the tip rotates 360 degrees!
At first, it felt a little unstable but once I got the hang of it, I was able to draw a smooth curve that I hadn't been able to draw before!
That means like the conventional straight line correction tape, it is very convenient to be able to draw curves simply by adjusting the force of your hand without changing the orientation of your hand or the orientation of the paper!

In addition to correcting sentences, this is also very useful for correcting diagrams and pictures!
It's compact size also makes it easy to fit in a pen case, and it fits in your hand when you use it! 

What do you think?
Have you tried it?

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