What is mt masking tape?
To put it simply, it's washi tape. It is called 和纸胶带 in Chinese. There are many other ways to address it such as decorative masking tape, decorative washi tape, decorative adhesive tape, paper tapes and so on. It is made of Japanese washi paper which is strong yet thin enough.
mt means masking tape and also the brand name of Kamoi Kakoshi, a company located in Japan. Kamoi specialized in industrial masking tape. It’s mainly for the painting for buildings, cars and furniture.
However, three ladies from Tokyo asked Kamoi to make different new colors for masking tapes and such request changed how they perceived that this product was only for industrial use.
Imagine you can find lots of different colors and patterns on normal masking tapes…
It’s no longer an imagination. It is real! mt tape started off with twenty different colors but now it’s already been expanded to a lot more different colors, pictures, patterns, sizes and of course limited editions.
Why choose mt masking tape?
mt is a popular brand in Japan and also around the world especially for crafts and stationery enthusiasts. Plus the quality is fantastic!
You might be thinking, “So what? I only need for normal use and I don’t bother about the quality.”
mt has received many awards in different countries such as Red Dot Award in Germany. It’s pretty tough to be awarded and acknowledged.
You said, “So what? I’m still not convinced.”
Okay, what about the following strong points for mt tape…
What are the differences between mt tapes and other decorative tapes?
mt tape is the pioneer. It’s backed by a well established company, Kamoi, in Japan. They even have mt casa for home and mt for kids. The only thing we can think of is that the designs and patterns. There are far too many ways to be creative on this tiny decorative masking tape.
It will take some time to develop new designs for any companies. For example, I like music. The first washi tape I bought was music note design. It’s not mt. I bought it because of the design and I never saw any decorative masking tape like this before.
There are many companies tap into this ever growing and expanding market: different designs on washi tape. So the manufacturing plants are not just in Japan but also all over the world.
The price tags are different as some are being on the high end and some are relatively low. We can’t verify each and every tape in the market especially those which are cheap.
However, if your sole purpose is just to collect all kinds of fun, unique, creative and decorative washi tapes or packing tapes, nobody can stop you right?
Thank you for reading!