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By Kaleem Ullah

As one of their features, detachability and repositionability would suggest that they are, however I wouldn’t recommend using them on thin tissue paper if you need to remove them afterwards (although I have done it slowly with wrapping tissue paper). It’s advisable to take your time and be cautious, since the removal process varies greatly depending on the surface. Smooth surfaces, such as glass or metal, likely can’t break under any amount of pulling. If you are looking for custom washi tape, please visit our website.


To find out that “Washi is a kind of paper manufactured in Japan,” all you have to do is do a fast search on Wikipedia. From the Japanese terms wa (“Japanese”) and shi (“paper”) comes the term “washi,” which is used to describe traditional Japanese hand-made paper (which means “paper”). Future technical developments may make this situation obsolete. This article has progressed to its intended conclusion. Washi tape is sometimes misunderstood for other forms of tape, such as regular tape, paper tape, tissue tape, or even fabric tape. Still, they don’t have the same ring to them.

All of the washi tape on that aisle really originates from Japan. As far as I’m concerned, they’re of higher quality. The MT brand from Kamoi was the pioneer. Along with Marks, the company also produces for other notable brands and partners with larger organisations. They’re selective in their partnerships, so if you can convince them to make anything for you, count yourself lucky. Several new factories in Japan are turning out well-known brands, and they all seem to be keeping up a consistent level of quality control.

As its fame has grown, Chinese manufacturers have begun putting out copies. It’s possible that China is manufacturing products for the US and other nations. There are various manufacturers, which means there are likely to be wide variations in quality control procedures and therefore, product quality.

Adjustable Benchmark:

Over the course of the previous several years, my experiences with custom washi tape have all been positive. Their excellent quality is shown by the uniformity with which their stickiness and colours are produced. They are wonderful to deal with and have never let me down. The Chinese brand has an issue of inconsistent stickiness for me. There are a few places on the tape where the stickiness is intense, indicating that real residue was left behind (if I notice this, I do not list them). The stickiness ranged from barely there to so poor that whatever I tried to package would quickly fall apart. Color combinations might vary from one batch of a Chinese cultivar to the next. In fact, I hope that it improves. Again, this differs across manufacturers. The quality control and colour consistency of U.S.-made brands is usually higher than that of foreign ones.

The following is written in washi tape:

I once heard a comment about how difficult it was to write on washi tape with a Sharpie due to the tape’s waxy surface. Yes, the tape is coated with something that makes it relatively water resistant, but I had no difficulty writing on it with a sharpie. It pains me to say this, but I cannot recommend liquid ink pens.

Combining washi tape with a rubber stamp:

Due of its protective coating, not all inks will stick to washi tape. I can’t say I’ve tried it personally, but I’ve heard that the Stazon ink pad is excellent. Considering that Stazon is able to stick to glassine, it seems reasonable to expect that it would also stick to washi tape.