MT Tape is one of my favourite stationery items and I’ve recently become a little bit obsessed with it. You’re probably thinking, as I did, what’s so good about tape? Well, it’s more than just your standard sticky tape, for starters it comes in a range of gorgeous colours and patterns that are great for decorating wrapped gifts, envelopes and gift tags. It’s surprisingly versatile; it’s removable and it’s textured which means you can write on it. So it’s great for things like sticking photos to the fridge and bookmarking pages in your diary.
MT Tape is made in Japan by Kamoi, a company that has been producing masking tapes for over 80 years. Kamoi were producing a small range of coloured tapes and a few years ago, they were approached by three women who had been using these tapes for decorative purposes. The three women; a gallery owner, an artist and a graphic designer, wanted Kamoi to produce masking tapes in new colours. So they presented a book to the company, featuring the work of 17 artists, who had designed patterns and prints of masking tapes they wished to have. Consequently an exhibition featuring the artworks was held in Tokyo. Realising that these ladies were onto a good thing, Kamoi went on to produce their ideas and launched the masking tape (mt) label.
Here are some inspiring ways in which MT Tape can be used: