So recently I was lucky enough to be chosen by Shoplet to review some of the products they carry--and lo and behold--last week I received this:
Now, I've used Duck duct tape and Duck packing tape before, and I love the stuff--but I haven't used any of the printed duct tape yet--I'm so excited to try this! We also go through a fair amount of packing tape at my house, so I was thrilled to recieve this package.
Here's the product individually:
Packing tape with a small dispenser, perfect for dropping in my bag for last minute trips to the post office--with the cutter right on the dispenser! No scissors, no fuss no muss. Perfect.
Duct tape with......wait for it.......
I decided I would try all three of the products on the same project: I had to send a pencil to a friend--so here's what I started with:
A mailer that I got an order in with the pencil in it, the packing tape in the small dispenser, the packing tape in the large dispenser, and the zebra duct tape. The first thing I did was tape up a small rip in the package with the packing tape:
For this, I used the tape in the small dispenser. It started easily--and even better, the cutter that is included on the dispenser actually works perfectly! No torn edges, no cut fingers--just perfectly trimmed tape. Then I did this:
I folded the envelope over and taped down the flap with the packing tape in the large dispenser. Again, it was easy to start, and the included cutter cut the tape perfectly. Naturally, being a Duck product, the tape just--works--I love products like that!
Then I taped down and decorated the edges with the printed duct tape, and taped on a piece of paper which will serve as the address label; naturally I used the packing tape for this, and when I label the package I will cover the address with the packing tape for protection.
Now, I love when products work flawlessly. I love it when the components of a product don't interfere with the products use, and it's even better if the product itself is a practical and useful product. I also love whimsical, pretty stuff, and when whimsy meets practicality--it's a huge win. This packing tape meets and exceeds my expectations for usefulness and practicality, and the printed duct tape is practical, useful AND whimsical and pretty--what a sexy package of tapey goodness! My only complaint with any of the products is only that I wish the duct tape also had a great dispenser like the packing tape--but trust me when I say that this will in no way hinder my use of this tape...
I have used other brands of packing tape in the past, but I won't any more--the dispensers on the Duck packing tape make it an absolutely outstanding product! Ok, I have to go--I have to find more things to decorate with my zebra duct tape...
**Huge thanks to Shoplet for the opportunity to use and review this fantastic product! It will get lots of use around my house :D