As soon as a tried tear-by-hand packing tape, I never went back


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2017/09/25/as-soon-as-a-tried-tear-by-han.html


#2

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#3

I believe the headline should read: As soon as a tried tear-by-hand packing tape, a never went back.


#4

Tear-by-hand tape is always inherently weaker…


#5

And likewise, the body was clearly intended to read “A costs I bit more, but it is so worth it.”


#6

Last summer I started using brown paper tape again on packages. Less plastic in the trash, and you can write on it.


#7

Scotch brand tape is not my friend. Having moved several times, I used to be able to buy a package of large, fat rolls of clear or brown plastic tape for under ten bucks. Most nearby stores only sell Scotch brand now, which means a single small roll of tape (with handy tape and finger slicer) for THE SAME AMOUNT.
Buying enough of that stuff for a whole move costs more than an evening out for two!

The best alternative I’ve found is the 6-pack that the warehouse club has (or used to, it’s been a while). Otherwise there’s the stuff at the dollar store. It’s pretty thin and janky though. Good luck peeling it back up if you lose the end.


#8

As soon as a tried tear-by-hand packing tape, I never went back

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#9

This going to upset the scissor factions.


#10

Who in turn will take it out on the paper factions, and then in turn onto the rock groups, and shit will continue rolling downhill onto the scissor factions.


#11

Packing tape, leading to the downward spiral of civilization.


#12

Now you’ve done it, ruined my Monday


#13

I’ve heard the better is the enemy of the good. This tape sounds good.


#14

Any word on how this stuff works in in sexy fun time situations? Because I swear to glob, once those scissors come into it, the sexy fun times are done…


#15

Exactly like an Escher drawing!


#16

I liked it so much, I bought the company.


#17

Or you can use a ‘Tape Dispenser’ OMG I’ve just invented something that’s going to replace ‘tear-by-hand’ packaging tape. Woohoo! Any Patent Attorneys interested?


#18

I’ve used this stuff, and I have to admit that it’s tearable.


#19

“As soon as a tried tear-by-hand packing tape, I never went back”

I have a policy of never accepting product suggestions form people this blind to spelling and checking their work. Those keys aren’t even close top each other on a standard keyboard so it’s not a typo.


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