This is a rather lengthy article all about mt washi adhesive tape. It can be overwhelming when you first step into the mt world. There are just so many out there in the market and sometimes just not sure where to start or which one to get. So this is written for you in the hope that you know more and make your buying decision and design choice easier.
The article is divided into three parts for easy reading.
Part three is the focal point. Find more details about various mt product categories (you are here). There are links back to our store or other affiliate sites should you want to see more images and purchase.
Here is Part 3 of mt masking tape series…
This part is the “meat” where you can find more information about various mt product categories. If you are new and can’t wait to see what kind of washi tapes they offer, read on and find out!
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Without further ado, let’s put on the magnifying glasses and take a closer look at the various mt product categories one by one:
1. Basic ~
This is just a basic solid color without any design. They have a light (bright) version and also a dark color (cool) version.
You can also find them in separate pieces such as 1P (P means piece), 10P or 20P (the width is slimmer). This means you can buy washi tape in a single roll or a box.
My recommendation is to go for 10P or 20P basic colors (something like a box of color pencils) if you just begin exploring various mt product categories. Not only will you get different colors in a box, but you also have the chance to do some small projects and get the hang of it before moving on to collect even more decorative masking tapes should you get addicted. 🙂
Find the products here:
Set of 10P of mt washi masking tapes Bright colors (MT10P003)
Set of 10P of mt washi masking tapes Cool colors (MT10P004)
Set of 20P of mt washi masking tapes Bright and Cool colors (MT20P002)
Single roll in assorted colors (1P Basic)
2. Deco ~
Update: 2P deco is not available but some designs can still be found in a single roll.
You can find mt 1P Deco and mt 2P Deco. These are decorative masking tapes. Lots of different colors, designs and patterns printed on the tapes.
If you find one design in 1 roll, it might be available in a set which is 2 rolls in a package. For example, mt has one design and make another similar design but different color combination as you can see below. So, if you like one design and you also like the other one with the same design (but different color), then you can consider getting a pair.
In a nutshell, 1 design = 2 colors. You can get just a roll or a set that contains 2 rolls.
Find the products here:
mt masking tape 1P (single roll with different patterns and colors) – link to a beautiful Japanese design masking tape on YesStyle
3. mt fab ~
Update: This category was considered new at the time of writing. It’s also called die-cut tape which is still available. The width of this range is bigger than others hence the price is a bit more expensive. The 2020 collection is attractive such as the vintage style mt fab letters.
The new product range in the summer collection. Some surprises in this series in terms of printing, colors and texture. It’s always wonderful to see something special such as die-cut design. The length of the masking tape is shorter though which is only 3m.
4. mt for kids ~
These are cute and tiny masking tapes for children and the length is 7m. The size is just nice for children to hold. Aren’t they considerate?
If you intend to do some washi tape projects together with your kids, you can consider getting some from this range, such as hearts, stars and alphabets. There are many other alternatives too such as mt ex animal, mt ex sea creatures and mt ex number though the mt ex range is another product category.
Gentle reminder: mt masking tape/washi tape is not a toy. Please guide and supervise little kids.
5. Designer tape ~
This is merely my interpretation. mt also collaborates with other designers or artists to create new lines of patterns and styles.
mt x Sanrio collection is another collaboration featuring well-known characters such as Hello Kitty, My Melody etc. Even though we are not huge fans of Hello Kitty, we bought some when the collection first launched. Just couldn’t resist the cuteness! However, we still keep these tapes unopened… why?
Anyway, I also want to point out that we can always learn something from the little things such as washi tapes. I haven’t heard of the many artists that mt collaborated with. Thus, it’s good to know more about the artists and their work.
You can click the link below to see an example of mt x SDL (Stockholm Design Lab).
Find the products here:
mt x SDL on YesStyle
6. mt ex ~
This is one of the various mt product categories which can’t be missed. If you are deeply in love with beautiful, cute and artsy stuff, just be careful because you will be hooked!
Ex means expo. Kamoi, the company behind the mt brand, has held several exhibitions in different cities in Japan and also in other countries. New designs are being introduced. The ones that we attended before were in Hong Kong and Malaysia.
The designs you find in this range are permanent so to speak. This means you can get the stock easily as long as it’s available. As you see from the pictures here, there are so many different designs and colors. Honestly speaking, it’s hard not to want them all. It’s irresistible, isn’t it?
You can use the mt masking tape as it is or use it as a sticker. Isn’t it cool? For example, you can find pictures like stamps, tags, envelopes, flowers, butterflies, markings etc.
However, many more unique designs can only be obtained in that particular expo (or maybe from other online sellers or retailers). These are called…
Find the products here:
mt ex masking tapes (the link is to a mixture of other mt items)
7. Limited Edition ~
Exclusive designs are only available in a particular exhibition and place. The company will release four special designs (as far as I know) for that expo. The patterns often depict the local scenery, culture, products etc.
For instance, happy pink, the Canton language, the night view of Hong Kong and the special products of Hong Kong.
Apart from this, they also released some other limited editions masking tapes. For example, brand, goldfish, green silkscreen and red checker pattern.
Below are the limited edition mt tapes that we got when we attended the mt expo in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Click here to see more pictures in this post.
8. mt slim ~
This is a thinner adhesive tape in terms of width. They have 3mm and 6mm available. Personally, I prefer the 6mm slim washi tape as the 3mm is way too thin.
Design-wise is only a few basic colors and decorative patterns. Some of the designs look familiar which you can see in the mt deco product range as mentioned above in #2.
This is pretty good for “drawing” lines. For example, instead of physically drawing lines in your journal especially for small-sized notebook, what about getting help from mt slim?
The above categories are common ones which you can find easily in the market. But I also want to let you know that they do have other categories which are not that well-liked and popular yet (in my opinion and based on our market here) such as the following…
9. mt suite / gift box set ~
Five colors/designs in a set and the size range are from 6mm to 30mm in width and the length is 10m. Below are some samples of 15mm in width washi tapes.
Do they look familiar? Yes, these are also available in the 1P category as already explained above in #1 & #2. Will you choose a box like this or just buy a roll or two?
10. Wamon ~
Japanese style pattern is one of the various mt product categories that depict their very own special designs. There are six rolls in a pretty box. Three different designs and two different colors for the same design as the picture below.
What if you prefer a single roll? It is available in the 1P range as well.
Below are the 2015 wamon designs!
Find the products here:
mt wamon Japanese paper masking tapes
11. Others ~
Update: The cutters that we have are the green one as shown below and another one is a square tape cutter. They work just fine. The cutter is lightweight and it’s not as sturdy as the normal tape cutter. They also have the nano and twins cutter in fun color combinations.
mt tape cutter – They have two different tape dispensers available in five colors each. The picture shown below is just one of them. However, some new designs were being introduced at the end of 2014 for different sizes of decorative tapes.
Update: The mt wrap is thin and lightweight. It gives you the translucent feel like the washi tape. They have come out with many beautiful designs which you can check out some in the link below. I like the touch and feel of the wrap. The only downside is that the glue on both sides may not be strong enough if you put a bit heavier stuff inside. I added another layer of washi tape on both sides while wrapping a gift recently plus it’s also another fun way to decorate the plain mt wrap like the picture below.
mt wrap – Wax-feel wrapping paper. Great for wrapping gifts. Available in different colors, patterns and Scandinavia designs.
The one that we get is 155mm (w) x 5m (l) and the color is shocking red. The box is similar to a plastic wrap or aluminum foil box that we use in the kitchen for easy tearing. The glue on both sides is alright. It’s like sticking two washi tapes together.
Find the products here:
mt wrap on YesStyle
mt Casa – For interior decoration. Use it as wallpaper for example. The available sizes are 50mm (2 inches), 100mm (4 inches) and 200mm (8 inches). The length is 10m (33 feet).
If the standard size of washi tape is to beautify a smaller area like a journal, then mt Casa is a bigger version to cover a larger area like the door, wall, window and many more. They have so many stunning designs to choose from. You may use mt casa to refurbish old furniture or simply frame the tape up as home decor.
mt maki maki – This is a pretty popular “machine” where you can manually make your own tiny version of masking tape.
Some people find 10m length in a roll is still quite a lot. So, what about rolling it into a smaller size? You can use a flat core (little whiteboard shown below) and a round core (the mini brown tube is shown below). Give away washi tapes and share them with your family and friends!
What is mt maki maki? Should you get one?
Update: This article is getting long and I still think I haven’t covered all of them such as mt art tape and mt for pack. This is because the company will always come out with new designs and collections. But one thing for sure is that the more I look at the design, the more I know that it’s an art piece and not just washi tape.
Alright… that’s about it in a nutshell. I think I won’t be able to know or understand about the various mt product categories if it’s not because of writing this article. I really hope this helps you make your buying decision easier and faster. At least you have an idea as to which one to get.
For example, if you are into plain washi tape, then just look at the basic colors set and ignore the rest. But if you prefer to have some patterns or cute pictures, then have a look at the deco range or mt ex range.
If you have more time to look around and see what’s available, by all means, go ahead!
So, which one will you choose then?
Anyway, just in case you are still pondering and having budget constraints, here’s my recommendation which you can begin with… (not necessary to get them all at one go)
- mt 10P basic – either bright or cool hue
- mt 20P basic – come with bright and cool colors
- mt 1P deco – find one or two patterns that you like most
- mt ex – find one or two pictures that you absolutely adore
Is that all? No… mt has just released a new collection 2015! Are you interested? Take a look…
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