Username Post: Purple ATG half inch wide        (Topic#1591579)
NMlady
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Does anyone have experience with and opinions about this specific ATG? Found a great deal on the evil auction site and can't makea decision.


 
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No but I have the quarter inch pink one (LOVE IT!) and it comes with an adaptor that can be removed for half inch tape to fit. Is there an adaptor available for the purple one? Otherwise you risk paying a premium for half inch tape refills when you only really need the quarter inch tape.


 
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Agree with Rosey - the tape for the 1/2" would eat up the savings in the cost of the ATG.

The 1/2" is really overkill. If I need that much I can just run the 1/4" tape twice but truth is, if I need that much hold I go to glue dots.

Professional framers use the 1/2". Tape for the 1/2" is really cost prohibitive for me - so much more expensive than the acid free for the 1/4".





 
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I'm actually thinking about using it for making cards (for Operation Write Home) so won't be buying acid free refills usually, though the deal I'm looking at does come with 4 rolls of the acid free and still costs less than what the applicator usually is. I hate the color pink and love purple.


 
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I wish there was a way to also us the 1/4 inch in it.


 
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I see the pink ones for half price sometimes and Michaels has coupons that help a lot with the cost.



 
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We don't hve any craft stores here, so I'm stuck buying online. Even on sale I wouldn't buy a pink one.


 
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I hate the pink one too, which is why I plan to alter it to a different color.


 
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  • NMlady Said:
I wish there was a way to also us the 1/4 inch in it.




You might be able to. I have an ATG 50 that I bought a few years ago, and I can use both 1/4 inch and 1/2 inch refills with no problem. I would contact Scotch and ask if the purple ATG will accommodate 1/4 inch refills.


 
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I wonder whether you can get an adaptor for it?


 
NMlady
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  • Scrapjanny Said:
  • NMlady Said:
I wish there was a way to also us the 1/4 inch in it.




You might be able to. I have an ATG 50 that I bought a few years ago, and I can use both 1/4 inch and 1/2 inch refills with no problem. I would contact Scotch and ask if the purple ATG will accommodate 1/4 inch refills.




Thank you for that info, the 50 looks just like an industrial version of the Puple one.


 
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In response to NMlady

I have and do not like the purple one. I love the pink ATG. 1/2 is honestly just too wide for most things I do.


 
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Since the tabs I have used forever are 1/2 inch I decided to go with the purple one since the price was so good. I got it yesterday and practiced a bit with it tonight. I think I will like it once I get the hang of it. My friend is stamping 100 Christmas trees for me while she is at a weekend crop. I will use these on my cards for my Operation Write Home project. Figure that will help me get the hang of this new tool.


 
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I'm glad you got a good price on it. Let us know how you get on?


 
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Love to see the cards when you are done too.


 
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bc76y5Cv5Ds My friend has a video up about this very thing...


 
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I have the 1/2" wide ATG...not the purple one - though I have a blue generic one that looks just like it...but mine is yellow...it came out before the pink/red 1/4" ones. I like the 1/2" width for making mini books, for gluing down large areas etc. I use the scapa brand tape, which I find better and more economical than the scotch.


Edited by slyn11 on 10-20-13 12:40 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
NMlady
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So far, the little I've played with it, I'm liking it.


 
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