Correction Tape: Tips for selection and use
We’ve gotten used to the fact that with digital documents, all it takes is the push of a button to correct small mistakes in an instant. When drawing with pencils, your eraser is usually next to the paper anyway, so you can easily make quick corrections while working. But things are different with printed documents, because you can’t use an eraser to make corrections. Correction tape allows you to quickly make corrections, making it a handy tool that’s even good for handwritten documents. Correction tape is an indispensable aid in day-to-day office life and offers a rapid solution for printed documents.
If you’re looking for correction tape and want to know how to make the right choice, you’ve come to the right place.
MONO office refill
MONO YXE refill
Correction Tape Makes Correction Easy When Working on Day-To-Day Office and Artistic Projects
Making corrections to printed documents is something that people that work in offices frequently need to do. If a mistake has managed to sneak in or documents have been updated in the meantime, they need to be revised. The advantage of working with correction tape is that it’s a dry correction that can be written on immediately.
Simply roll the correction tape over the corresponding part of the document and then make your corrections. To correct text, you can select a correction tape dispenser that matches the width of the font size and the line height. Then you only have to roll over the text once to cover the entire line.
But correction tape is also a practical addition for artists and creative individuals who work with white paper. The tape can be used to cover individual lines or passages of a work and then paint over them. Depending on whether you want to correct fine lines, a computer printout, or handwritten text, Tombow allows users to select correction tape dispensers in different widths: 2.5 mm, 4.2 mm, 5 mm, or 6 mm.
How does correction tape actually work?
A correction tape dispenser holds a coated, tear-resistant tape wound onto a spool. If the user guides the tip of the dispenser over the paper with a little pressure, the coating detaches from the tape and adheres to the paper. The carrier tape continues to move and rolls up on a second spool. The tape thus moves from one spool to another during use. When the correction tape is used up, the tape will have completely wound itself from one spool to the other.
The dispenser has a screw that can usually be turned by hand to adjust and tighten the tape in case it ever gets twisted.
The Benefits of Tombow Correction Tape Dispensers at a Glance
Tombow’s correction tape dispensers – with their gears, spools, and screws – are examples of Japanese precision craftsmanship and almost small works of art. It goes without saying that they are meticulously engineered down to the last detail, and every Tombow correction tape dispenser is checked by hand before leaving the factory. Tombow correction tape dispensers offers many benefits:
Never gets twisted
The correction tape dispensers have an anti-rollback function that prevents the tape from getting twisted. The carrier tape is constantly under tension and the configuration of the gears prevents the spool from rolling back. The resulting resistance is necessary so that the correction tape tears off when the dispenser is lifted off the paper.
Air Touch technology
The MONO air4 has been equipped with the latest correction tape dispenser innovation from Tombow. This dispenser works without any rolling resistance, but at the same time ensures the tape stays under the necessary tension when not in use. The dispenser glides over the paper unusually easily and quietly – even towards the end of the tape, when the force has already been transferred to the other spool.
Many models, like the MONO YT4, are designed to be used sideways, making the dispenser more comfortable to hold – similar to holding a pen. For left-handed users, we recommend a dispenser that dispenses the tape straight out in the direction of the roll.
Correction Tape Dispensers Are Also Perfect for Your Creative Projects
You can also use a correction tape dispenser’s smooth white tape for your creative projects. For example, PopFizzPaper shows how to use the MONO air4for scrapbooking.
Correction tape dispensers can be used to quickly and easily create “labels” on photos that you can write on. You can also hide parts of the photo by decoratively covering them with the correction tape. Check out the creative potential hidden within a correction tape dispenser – some of the uses are sure to surprise you!
Ergonomics and Design – Correction Tape Dispensers Are Easy to Use and Convenient
Correction tape dispensers are extremely user-friendly: they are immediately ready for use, are easy to use, and reliably cover the area to be corrected. But here at Tombow, it’s also important to us that the dispensers are comfortable to hold and use. And because we also carefully evaluate and then reevaluate their design, Tombow correction tape dispensers are repeatedly awarded prizes such as the IF Product Design Award or the Red Dot Award.
The MONO air 4 is the first correction tape dispenser with our “Air Touch” technology, which makes correcting as comfortable and easy as never before. The MONO air4 glides easily over the paper.
Correction Fluid, Correction Tape, or Correction Tape Dispenser – Correction Is Becoming Easier and Easier
Back when people still used typewriters, a typo was often a reason to have to retype the entire page. As a result, correction paper was developed that could be placed over the typo. This allowed you to retype the incorrectly typed letter in white – and then type the correct character over it. Some typewriter models even had an built-in correction ribbon that could be used instead of the normal ribbon by pressing a certain key combination.
In addition, there’s also a white correction fluid – known as white-out – available for correcting finished typed pages. This fluid is applied with a small brush – but the surface is then often anything but smooth. Besides that, the correction fluid must first dry before it can be written on. The correction tape dispenser replaces all of this. It has the advantage that it is immediately ready for use, corrects dry, and allows you to work in a clean and controlled manner.
Don’t Reprint, Correct – with Refillable Correction Tape Dispensers Made from Recycled Materials
If you care about the environmental friendliness of your creative tools, you’ll be happy to know that many Tombow correction tape dispensers are refillable. Refilling the dispenser is dead easy. With one click you open the dispenser, remove the spent cartridge, and pop in the fresh refill. Close, and your ready to go.
The MONO office and MONO YXE models are both refillable. In addition, at least 50 percent of the total gross weight is made from recycled material, with some correction tape dispensers even exceeding 70 percent.
It would be hard to make your corrections any more environmentally friendly.
The bottom line
A correction tape dispenser should be a standard part of your office or creative arsenal. It allows you to make almost invisible corrections on white paper. The best way to find out which correction tape dispenser you prefer and which is best for your hand is simply to try them out. There’s a perfect correction tape dispenser for every application – and for both righties and lefties.
Have fun – and stay creative.