'Tape with Easy-to-Find End' Stops Stubborn Sticking

 - Sep 8, 2011
References: sparkawards & yankodesign
Every time you go to pull off a piece of tape from the roll, half of your time is spent just searching for the tip, and it probably takes almost as long to unstick it. The 'Tape with Easy-to-Find End' tackles this very small problem that civilization has come to accept with an idea that's remarkably simple. It was designed by Deockeun An, Cheolwoong Seo and Jaehyung Kim.

Essentially, the cardboard ring on which the adhesive is wrapped has been molded to take a wavy surface. Once the ribbon is laid to take the same form, a gear shape results. While uncomplicated, this is extremely useful because each time you go to get your packing or your masking tape, you can pull the end straight across a couple of the bumps, creating gaps between it and the roll below. You can cut the far one effectively with a pair of scissors and leave the other spanning segment for easy access of the 'Tape with Easy-to-Find End' next time.