Correction tape

Summary

Correction tape is an alternative to correction fluid used to correct mistakes during typing, or, in some forms, handwriting. One side of the tape, which is placed against the area to cover, is coated in a white, opaque masking material. Pressure applied to the other side of the tape transfers this material to the paper. Unlike correction fluid, the covered area can be written on it immediately after applying. As it is solid, correction tape is not subject to misuse as an inhalant, unlike most correction fluids.

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Using a correction tape

TypesEdit

Correction tape is sold in short spools for hand use, or as long rolls to be used in typewriters, which apply sudden pressure when a key is struck, and can therefore apply the masking material in exactly the same shape and position as the erroneous character. Some versions of correction tape are sold in separate dispensers that are used to roll the tape onto paper directly, sometimes known as a correction mouse.

 
Correction tape in clear plastic (5mm x 8m)

The correction tapes can come in different variety of colours[1] and designs in the current market. The materials of the tapes also varies, from having a paper-based tape that breaks easily to polyester film-based tapes that is more durable. The mechanism of the tapes differs too; the gear[2] or the belt mechanism.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-04-02. Retrieved 2015-03-24.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-04-02. Retrieved 2015-03-24.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

External linksEdit

  •   Media related to Correction tape at Wikimedia Commons