Username Post: tape runners/adhesive        (Topic#1587705)
bonprof
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Please let me know about your favorite tape runner adhesive. I've been using CM tape runners for 6 years, but lately I am not happy. Any suggestions would be helpful.Thanks.


 
rebeccakeppel
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In response to bonprof

I use this Therm O Web refillable tape runner. Never jams or gets gummed up. To replace you pop out the old cartridge and pop in a new one. Very easy


 
Kim222
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In response to bonprof

I use different adhesives for different things, but for a paper to paper adhesive runner, I love 3L, and even more now that they've made them refillable!

I know I'm in the minority since a lot of people love their Scotch ATG's, but I find them too big for me to use comfortably.

Good luck with whichever you decide to go with. Might take some experimenting on your part.


 
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Not gonna lie, I use plain old double sided scotch tape. It is acid free, photo safe and it is really sticky. I had some pages from 2010 that I wanted to take apart and rework. All but destroyed the paper trying to get the photo mats unstuck from the page.

But for a runner I definitely prefer the 3L brand and include it whenever I give an album as a gift.

I have heard good things from everyone I know who owns an ATG, drawback for me is it is pretty big.


 
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I thought the ATG would be too big to use comfortably, too, and then I tried it. LOVE it now. Mostly because I don't have to refill in constantly like I did with the smaller adhesives. Now that I'm used to it, the little ones are uncomfortable to me.


 
crichards1
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I love my ATG. I have used several different tape runners, including the CM one. I got really tired of them jamming up and went for the ATG. I got use to it in a matter of hours and am really glad I bought it.

I also use Glue Dots and the Martha Stewart glue pen. I occasionally use photo splits.


Edited by crichards1 on 05-03-13 10:37 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
RedSquirrel
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In response to justLyn

Another vote for the ATG. I got one for Christmas and I love it. I still use double-sided tape for ribbon and glue dots for small stuff, and obviously 6 months isn't long enough for me to say it stands the test of time, but I'm very happy so far. I was worried it would be too bulky but that just isn't a problem.

The only thing I wish were different about it, is that there is no cover for the sticky roller, so taking it cropping needs careful packing.


 
bonprof
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In response to crichards1

Thanks for the quick feedback. I will try these.


 
teresa0817
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ATG!! Hands down. I was concerned about the size also, I finally broke down and bought one. I don't know how I got through the last 5 years without it! It's easy to use, the roll lasts a long time, and it STICKS.


 
950nancy
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I am all about the ATG also. However, for thin letters it isn't great. I love the AdTech dot dispenser (non refill). I can get 4 dispensers for $4.99 at Marshalls.


 
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The 3L brand, MyStik happens to be the line I use, is my favorite. The tape seems most like the "old" CM ones.


 
dorichatelain
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I love my ATG but I also like my sticker makers, my stamper by elmers my glue dots, 2 sided sticky tape and I also have elmers adhesive runner. It is really tacky. almost like tacky glue. I have different adhesives for the different things I adhere.


 
Sneezy1956
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Tape runners never seem to last long enough I love my ATG, I hope you find something you like.


 
jaxxan
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I tried out the ATG in my LSS but it was to big for me to handle so I went with the glide pro. I got off to a rocky start with it but they quickly made the fixes and I have been happy with it since. It doesn't hold as much adhesive as the ATG but it is a nice alternative.



 
thehappyscrapper8
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I used to always CM tape but then I picked up my scrapping and I found that it was getting expensive so I bought the ATG. I was afraid at first but now I love it and don't know how I lived with out. I also use glue dots now which I love. I still use CM tape but mostly for vellum and the CM glue pen is my favorite for adding die cuts that I have made with my cricut.


 
IzzyB
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  • IzzyB on 05-14-13 06:56 AM
In response to thehappyscrapper8

I do love my ATG but before I got that, I used and loved the Tombow tape runners.


 
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In response to bonprof

I love my sticker makers.I also use Herma tape runner.


 
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