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I do quite a bit of letter writting as I run my business from home, sometimes I email and often type on the computer then print off a letter or document after I have done a word check, but then there's other times when I just haven't got a lot of time to type and spell check and print or sometimes when I like to hand write a letter or birthday card and these are the times when my Tipp-ex comes in handy. I have to read through the letters and documents I send to clients or family and friends as I have mild dyslexia and sometimes I have made mistakes which need the Tipp-ex to correct them.
You can buy Tipp-ex from all stationary shops and some newsagents as well as online and a little bottle will cost you anything from £1.25 up to £2.79 depending on where you buy it from. I bought a little bottle of 20ml Tipp-ex for £1.25 from a stationary shop in my local town.
The bottle is tiny and plastic with a plastic screw off lid, which has to be kept out of reach of children as it can be spilled and tipped over easily if the top hasn't been screwed on tightly and it isn't a child proof top. The top holds the little appliactor that has a tiny sponge at the end, this is attached to the top of the bottle lid so you can see the stem with the sponge on the bottom when you unscrew the lid.
The sponge can be dipped into the Tipp-ex and then carefully placed over any spelling mistakes or errors on the paper, letter or document you are amending. You then have to wait for the liquid to dry and it drys quickly and leaves a white layer on the paper, so that you can write over the layer to replace a mistake with the proper spelling or you can just leave it blank.
The liquid inside the bottle is white and runny so can be spilled easily if your not careful. It smells too quite chemically so keep it away from your nose as it's not a pleasant smell. It doesn't say it's a solvent on the bottle so I presume it is safe and there are no ingredients on the bottle either, which I'm not too keen on as I like to see what is in a product, so at least you can read what is in it. The Tipp-ex is made in the USA and the bottle can be recycled which is one plus thing to the Tipp-ex.
It says correction fluid on the bottle and the label just has a picture of the applicator on it with Tipp-ex written at the top of the label. I have used this before many times and we also used to use it at school when I was younger, but I'm sure it was a solvent then, so I'm presuming they have changed the formular inside the fluid for it to be safe for use.
It works really well and will block out the letters of typing and of the ink pen if your writting by hand and have made a mistake. Althought it's an old fashioned thing nowadays with everything mostly typed up on the computer and printed off after doing the spell check. There are times however, when you just feel you have to put pen to paper and hand write that special message to someone.
Also when it comes to filling in tax forms, or tax credit forms this can come in handy too as I always seem to make mistakes when it comes to filling in the forms and you have to get the letters inside the boxes provided on the form, so that the computer can read it. All in all this is a cheap product with many uses. I have used it often over the years many times and will buy it again as it's not expensive and is handy to have in the office incase you make that error that needs correcting.