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3M Scotch Low Tack Artist Tape provides an excellent short-term bond on delicate surfaces including light tissue and newsprint.
A 10-yard (9.1 m) roll is set on a plastic dispenser with convenient tear edge.
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i would buy this product again-exactly what i was looking fo
from LONDONDERRY, NH
Comments about 3M Scotch Low Tack Artist Tape:
HI-WHEN I DRAW SOMETHING ON TRACING PAPER, THAT I WANT TOPAINT OR PUT IN ONE OF MY JOURNALS--THIS TAPE IS PERFECT--I AM NOT CONCERNED THAT I WILL TEAR MY WATERCOLOR PAPER--OR WHATEVER PAPER I WANT THE DRAWING ON...."JUST USE THE TAPE"
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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It's easy to use
It causes no damage to a paper, easy to use, keeps your paper in place.
will not buy this again
By Lucy MT
This tape is useless I taped down a dry watercolor (a very good quality brand) 1/2 sheet 22" x 15" on all 4 sides (2 strips on each side even), and a few minutes later when I picked it up to paint it had completely come off my foamboard. So I had to secure it with a better artist brand tape I just happened to have some of it left, thank goodness. This tape is so low in tack it does not tape anything down.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: We're sorry that this tape did not work as you were expecting. We understand it's not always easy to choose the most suitable product based on a web page, so Blick has a knowledgeable team of product information specialists on staff to answer your questions about art materials, product applications, and techniques. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have. Just call 1-800-933-2542 (weekdays 8am - 5:30pm CST) or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We're happy to help!
from California, USA
Bought this to use with transfer paper & tracing paper, etc. I also bought the "Scotch Artist Tape for Canvas" (same brand), to compare the two. This "Low Tack Artist Tape" definitely has much lower tack, which is perfect for when you want that type of application. So for its use, this was the low-tack winner. Worked perfectly.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Just What I Needed
from East Coast, USA
I mainly work on hot press watercolor papers and canson illustration board. My issue with tape is I like to color block and the tape I would use would rip the paper. I've spent plenty on tape only to have it rip everytime. I just stared using it so I will adjust my review after using it more but so far so good.
A nearly perfect product
from Clermont, FL
Masking on paper is just effortless now. I use this Scotch3M type tape when I work on Arches/Canson oil painting paper (itself a near-perfect product!) so the combination is just a fabulous discovery. The tape is very, very low tack so it doesn't pull any of the paper's surface. You will need to press it firmly when applying it, and do so again just before painting to assure a well sealed edge. On low texture papers it will leave an extremely good masked area. I would never be without this!
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Love this tape!
By Sketchbook Artist
from Clinton, CT
I've looked long and hard for this type of tape, and finally have found it. I've been looking for a tape to use in my sketchbook and nature journal work. A tape that I can use to create a picture plane to work within and have a nice clean border around watercolor or gouache sketches that does not rip up the surface of the paper. Regular artist tape,and drafting tape all ruin the paper because the adhesive is too strong. I generally work on heavy 180 lb. mixed- media paper both cold press and hot press surface, as well as watercolor paper both hot and cold press. This tape sticks well enough so that paint does not seep under it but removes cleanly and easily with no damage to the paper surface. It's also sticky enough to re-use on a second or third sketch during the same session.
Images shared by Sketchbook Artist
taped off picture plane with watercolor sketch
Tags: Sketch, Made with Product, Watercolor, Tape, Nature Journal
tape used to create boxes for gouache sketches
Tags: Gouache, Nature, Made with Product, Tape, Sketchbook, Nature Journal, Sketch
(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Does not stick
from Grand Rapids, MI
Tried to use on cold press paper but did not stick at all. Very disappointed in this purchase.
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
The best tape for delicate papers
By Quality Control Paul
from Ballston Spa, NY
Where feasible, I use 3M #230 Drafting Tape because it's cheaper and stickier, but it's safe only on hard or smooth surfaced papers. For more delicate surfaces, the Scotch Low Tack Artist Tape is the way to go. Although relatively expensive per yard and subject to lifting during use, there's really no other choice. (There are a few papers that are too delicate even for this tape.)With any tape, prevent or minimize surface damage by slowly pulling straight back when removing, and do not leave on paper longer than needed.
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