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cindy312
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I'm making several dozen gift bags for an event and need to adhere a 5x8 sheet smoothly to each one. What adhesive would you use?

Ordinarily I'd use a tape runner all along the edges and across the middle, but that would take a LOT of adhesive and I would love a cheaper option. There are no concerns about remaining acid-free, since the gift bags aren't meant to be kept for generations.

Thanks for any advice.

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I suggest Zip Dry Paper Glue, it is wrinkle free, dries clear and fast.


 
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I always use rolls of double-sided tape. They are so much cheaper than the rollers and you get so much more on a roll. I also feel that it adheres better too. You don't have to be really neat with it and cut it,I just stick it down and tear off the length I need.


 
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  • crapcrop Said:
I suggest Zip Dry Paper Glue, it is wrinkle free, dries clear and fast.



I'd never heard of that, but I just went and read the reviews and it sounds fabulous! I'm definitely getting some.

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  • SuperAllyFan Said:
I always use rolls of double-sided tape. They are so much cheaper than the rollers and you get so much more on a roll. I also feel that it adheres better too. You don't have to be really neat with it and cut it,I just stick it down and tear off the length I need.



Good suggestion. I wouldn't have thought of that. Easy, cheap, and not messy... perfect. Now I have TWO adhesives to buy.

Cindy


 
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  • ekip2 on 03-15-09 05:29 PM
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'sit me and my double sided tape was old but last time my dd tried to use it for a school poster the stuff fell off and I would hate for that to happen to your gift bags.

Andrea


Edited by ekip2 on 03-15-09 05:30 PM. Reason for edit: edited to fix a typo


 
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what about just the old stand by glue sticks??? Thats what we used to scrap with years ago before tape runners and such. WOuld be super cheap.


 
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use a Xyron 510. It coats the back of the paper completely and it's super quick! Be sure to get the repositionable kind because if it's off even a little bit you'll NEVER get it back off to put it straight if you use permanent. (Oh and M's has the Xyron refill's on sale for 30% off this week)


 
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I think a spray adhesive would work great: it would give you 'full page' coverage and the cost would be minimal. Get a can with a coupon.


 
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Thanks for all the advice. You had some great ideas. I don't know why I didn't think of glue sticks... I suppose I could go REALLY old-school and use rubber cement.

Thanks again, everyone.

Cindy


 
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  • Kiber on 03-16-09 04:48 PM
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Fabritac liquid by Beacon...no other. With the big bottle and a 40% off at J's or M's it is a steal! It is the perfect adhesive for everything ....the only thing I don't use it on is the back of my pics.


 
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  • Kiber Said:
Fabritac liquid by Beacon...no other. With the big bottle and a 40% off at J's or M's it is a steal! It is the perfect adhesive for everything ....the only thing I don't use it on is the back of my pics.



Another one I've never heard of! I can't believe there are so many adhesives out there I haven't discovered yet. Thanks for the tip.


 
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If you have the Xyron 900 machine, I would run the paper through it.


 
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  • dotfree Said:
If you have the Xyron 900 machine, I would run the paper through it.



I don't. And buying it would definitely not meet my requirement of doing these inexpensively.


 
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