For the type of work I do, I perfer or actually need the tape with a matte finish. This does not have the matte finish but it must be a sturdy tape. It does not tear easily off of the tape dispenser which made it difficult for my application. Not saying it is not a good tape - it just does not fit for my needs as a consumer.
I use this product on torn documents and holding down the flap of the envelope when it can't be sealed on its own. I like how its sticky enough to stay on what ever I stick it to. Also since its clear if I need to write on the tape the marker will stay on.