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Anyone Tried Graphic Line Tape?

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Hey all,

I was just checking out my local stationary store here in Seoul, and I came accross theese rolls of masking tape in different colours that come in different widths. I picked up a few rolls that are 2mm x 16m and boy does it make masking fine detail lines a whole lot easier.

Just thought I'd post this up as I don't recall seeing this product mentioned before.

The package says Made in U.S.A. on it and they are approx 2" square,made of clear mylar with a vellum insert and red markings/lettering. The product name reads: GRAPHIC TAPES. Sorry I don't have a picture (my wife lent the Digi-cam to a friend.

So has anyone else ever used this stuff?

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Hey all,

  I was just checking out my local stationary store here in Seoul, and I came accross theese rolls of masking tape in different colours that come in different widths. I picked up a few rolls that are 2mm x 16m and boy does it make masking fine detail lines a whole lot easier.

Just thought I'd post this up as I don't recall seeing this product mentioned before.

  The package says Made in U.S.A. on it and they are approx 2" square,made of clear mylar with a vellum insert and red markings/lettering. The product name reads: GRAPHIC TAPES. Sorry I don't have a picture (my wife lent the Digi-cam to a friend.

So has anyone else ever used this stuff?

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Is there a manufacturer's name on the packaging anywhere?

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Well the stuff I've got doesn't have a manufacturer's name on it but I was just out at a department store and noticed another stationary store that carried a different brand called Toyo. Now I figure that it is the same Toyo that I know as an ink/toner manufacturer, which is based in Japan. Unfortunately I don't think that you can get Toyo products in N. America. But the stuff that I bought is not Toyo brand it is some other company but it is made in the U.S.A. so I figure it is probably available in N. America. I got The digi cam back and took some pics. Oh yeah the stuff seems tobe available in widths of .5mm, 1mm, 1.5mm, 2mm, 2.5mm, 3mm, 3.5mm and 4mm - haven't seen any other sizes.

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(edit: Arrrrrgh! when i try to post with a pic. it tells me that the server was reconnecting or some crap like that and it won't post! I've tried it like seven or eight times! :angry: )

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Sounds to me like the stuff draftsmen use when doing the fancy artist drawings of buildings. If it is then it would make a great masking tape.

Nice avatar by the way havent seen those guys for years, brings back the 70`s man.

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Graphic tape is an obsolete product that still has some use today. It was indeed originally used to produce perfect wide lines in artwork used in drafting and print layout. But computers have put the need for it out the airlock.

It is mainly usefull for masking now.

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Is it yellow tape like Tamiya? HLJ sells a product like that which I bought but haven't tried yet. (Basically Tamiya tape but pre-cut into VERY thin strips)

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Damn! I still can't post an image! :angry: try this to see what I'm talking about. tape5vl.jpg]imageshack[/url]

Yeah! at least you can all see it now. Yes cobywan I suspect it was used for exactly that purpose. D.H. the packages that I have seen come in a variety of colours. I think the coulours correspond to the different widths. I think I'm going to get some of the .5mm stuff soon, just to try it out. It's so thin, that I think it would be fairly tricky to work with.

Thanks Big F. I've got abetter version of the same image I'm going to upload soon. "Clickity Click..." ;)

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Thanks Big F. I've got abetter version of the same image I'm going to upload soon. "Clickity Click..." ;)

Off topic, but what are those in your avatar? It know I've seen those before as a kid...

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Thanks Big F. I've got abetter version of the same image I'm going to upload soon. "Clickity Click..." ;)

Off topic, but what are those in your avatar? It know I've seen those before as a kid...

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Well over here in old blighty they were called barbapapa they were a strange kids cartoon thing from the 1970`s I remember watching them as a kid in the late 70`s and there were books at my school with them in.

O.K so I looked them up in my The Encyclopaedia of Cult Childrens T.V. It says they were a family of shape changing blobs that did stuff. One liked animals, one was self obsesed and Barbapapa was the father who kept them all in line.

It was a French thing originally, translated into english and spawned a whole toy and bookline.

A lot of kids T.V arround that timein England came from France and was translated into English e.g The Magic Roundabout and Dogtanian and the Three Muskerhounds, there were others. I`d Google it if you want more info.

And yes I do have a book on kids T.V. You dont know how many Arguements in the Pub it has ended.

The book in case your are interested

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Yes the good old Barbapapas. I loved that show as a kid. Whenever they were going to change shape they would say "Clickity-click . . . Barba-trick!"

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Yes the good old Barbapapas. I loved that show as a kid. Whenever they were going to change shape they would say "Clickity-click . . . Barba-trick!"

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LOL

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