How does MT tape react on your daily use stationary? (MT Washi Tape experiment)

What’s so interesting about MT washi tape?

As the “original” brand that spawned the entire category of washi tapes, MT masking tape is made with high quality rice paper and a special blend of non-toxic glue. 

Washi tape is a material which is beautiful yet useful at the same time. You can tear it, stick it, reposition it, and write on it. People often use washi tapes for fun craft projects or it can be applied as washi tape art as well.

MT washi tapes are re-usable and water resistant. Even after a long period of time (3 years or more), MT tapes do not leave glue or oil stains on the surfaces. However, nobody is sure how “sticky” MT tapes are, or if they might inflict any damage to our other precious stationery, like Traveler’s Notebook refills and inserts, origami papers, or different types of paper. Will these pretty tapes damage my precious journals as I use them generously on a daily basis? Have you wondered about the same?

This is what we set out to find out!

Watch our MT experiment video on youtube and find out more about MT tapes. 

#1 Traveler’s Notebook Kraft Paper Cover

Tapes used:
Triangle Blue washi tape, Triangle Pink washi tape and Border Gold washi tape

Apply and remove the washi tape immediately:

Washi Tape Stickiness
Washi Tape Reusability
Paper Residue level
Paper Damage level

Apply and remove the washi tape 3 days later:

Washi Tape Stickiness
Washi Tape Reusability
Paper Residue level
Paper Damage level

#2 Traveler’s Notebook Kraft Paper

Tapes used:
Tsugihagi F washi tape, Dot Gold washi tape, Dot Mandarin washi tape and Dot Strawberry Milk washi tape

Apply and remove the washi tape immediately:

Washi Tape Stickiness
Washi Tape Reusability
Paper Residue level
Paper Damage level

Apply and remove the washi tape 3 days later:

Washi Tape Stickiness
Washi Tape Reusability
Paper Residue level
Paper Damage level

#3 Midori MD Notebook

Tapes used: Dot Gold Washi Tape and Dot Mandarin Washi Tape

Apply and remove the washi tape immediately:

Washi Tape Stickiness
Washi Tape Reusability
Paper Residue level
Paper Damage level

Apply and remove the washi tape immediately:

Washi Tape Stickiness
Washi Tape Reusability
Paper Residue level
Paper Damage level

#4 Tomoe River Notebook

Tapes used:
Stripe Grayish Sky washi tape, Border Gold washi tape and Border Grape washi tape

Apply and remove the washi tape immediately:

Washi Tape Stickiness
Washi Tape Reusability
Paper Residue level
Paper Damage level

Apply and remove the washi tape immediately:

Washi Tape Stickiness
Washi Tape Reusability
Paper Residue level
Paper Damage level

#5 Traveler’s Notebook Watercolour Paper

Tape Used:
Line Gradation Silver washi tape and Overlapped Dot Blue washi tape

Apply and remove the washi tape immediately:

Washi Tape Stickiness
Washi Tape Reusability
Paper Residue level
Paper Damage level

Apply and remove the washi tape immediately:

Washi Tape Stickiness
Washi Tape Reusability
Paper Residue level
Paper Damage level

Since washi tape is waterproof, so we would like to test its water resistant with the following experiment. We created a frame using washi tape and paint within it with fountain pen ink. It doesn’t matter though we accidentally paint on the tape. After we removed the tapes (after the ink is dried), we have a beautiful mixture of ink in a perfect square.

#6 School Exercise Book

Tape used:
Line Gradation Silver, Stripe Grayish Sky, Heart Line and Pastel Lemon washi tape

Apply and remove the washi tape immediately:

Washi Tape Stickiness
Washi Tape Reusability
Paper Residue level
Paper Damage level

Apply and remove the washi tape immediately:

Washi Tape Stickiness
Washi Tape Reusability
Paper Residue level
Paper Damage level

#7 Origami Paper

Tapes used:
Border Gold washi tape and Border Grape washi tape

Apply and remove the washi tape immediately:

Washi Tape Stickiness
Washi Tape Reusability
Paper Residue level
Paper Damage level

Apply and remove the washi tape immediately:

Washi Tape Stickiness
Washi Tape Reusability
Paper Residue level
Paper Damage level

#8 Cardboard

Tapes used:
Stripe Grayish Sky washi tape and Stripe Red washi tape

Apply and remove the washi tape immediately:

Washi Tape Stickiness
Washi Tape Reusability
Paper Residue level
Paper Damage level

Apply and remove the washi tape immediately:

Washi Tape Stickiness
Washi Tape Reusability
Paper Residue level
Paper Damage level

#9 Paper One 80 gsm Colour Paper

Tape used: Border Gold washi tape and Stripe White washi tape

Apply and remove the washi tape immediately:

Washi Tape Stickiness
Washi Tape Reusability
Paper Residue level
Paper Damage level

Apply and remove the washi tape immediately:

Washi Tape Stickiness
Washi Tape Reusability
Paper Residue level
Paper Damage level

#10 Craft Paper (250 gsm)

Tapes used:
Heart Line washi tape, Hougan Mint Blue washi tape and Go! washi tape

Apply and remove the washi tape immediately:

Washi Tape Stickiness
Washi Tape Reusability
Paper Residue level
Paper Damage level

Apply and remove the washi tape immediately:

Washi Tape Stickiness
Washi Tape Reusability
Paper Residue level
Paper Damage level

Wondering if MT tape will damage on fujifilm image? 

MT tape does not leave stains on the surfaces.

It is perfectly fine to use on your precious journal too!

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