I have tried them all....NOTHING is as good in a dispenser as this is. It doesn't dry out over time like other "mono" adhesives. It rolls very smooth and even leftys can use this unlike other "dot" rollers. It really sticks unlike some and it's clear adhesive (not tape) so it can go over small items and there is no residue that shows on the sides or in intricate cuts. The dispenser refills snap in and out easily and because you throw the cartrige out and not just the empty roll all the residue that could build up over time is tossed too so your dispenser doesn't get all goopy (technical term). The only other thing I keep on hand is glue dots just for the really heavy things, but for everything else this is my #1. Once you try it you'll never need to try anything else!!!!
Used in this layout: Relax
I had tried at least a dozenother brands of adhesive over the years. I received one of these a year or more ago, free with an order from sb.com. I tried the product out and found the ease of application to be SO much easier than any of the other styles/brands I had used. It rolls adhesive out smoothly without skips. Additionally, I love the shape/grip on the product's dispenser, very easy to hold. Replacement of refills is a 5 second process, no possibility of messing up (as I did with another major brand MANY times). I would not even try out a free sample of something else now, I am so happy with this. I have used nothing but this since I first tried it.
Used in this layout: Family 1929
This is my favorite adhesive by far. I have a different adhesive roller that I keep temporary adhesive in, but if it every breaks, I will get a second of these for the temporary too. The adhesive lasts - a little goes a long way as they say! I also like that it contours to my hand very well and isn't too large. The flip top also protects the tape from breakage, pulls, etc. The replacement adhesive can be pricey and sometimes I feel like I go through it so fast, but that is about the only downside!
Used in this layout: Maid of Mist (Page 1)
What I like the most about this adhesive is the easy-to-reload dispenser. The old one just pops out and the new one pops right in! No feeding ribbons, and no tearing off ribbon strips. And the dispensing tip has a flip-top cap that keeps it from catching on stray objects. I accidentally dropped mine once and the cap broke off, but no worries...the refills each have their own caps. I agree that it's a little pricier, but worth your buck, you're paying for the permanence and ease of use.
Used in this layout: Hoover Dam
I have tried other similar roller adhesives and the Kokuyo dot roller is the best amongst them. It rolls on smoothly, does not tear or gum up like others do. The only con is the price. However, if you buy the refills in multi-pack, it brings the price down. I've learnt to use as little as possible in order to stretch it out.. it works because the adhesive is strong enough such that little dabs are enough to hold a cardstock down.
Used in this card: Technique Tuesday CKC Card Class
I like many adhesives but this one stands out in the crowd. My favorite part is the little red cap you see in the photo. It protects and keeps clean the exposed adhesive that goes directly onto your work. That may not seem like a problem but it is especially when you use a tote and scrapbook on-the-go.
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Used in this layout: Wish
This Dot n Roller Adhesive is the best roller adhesive I have found. I have been looking for one that really works for quite a while now. My search is over!!! I love this one. It goes on so smoothly with no skipping and it doesn't get all gunked up. And it is so easy to put in the refill. I couldn't be happier.
Used in this card: Birthday Card
I tried this product out for the first time this weekend and am sold on it. I have tried every roller adhesive known to man and have not really be satisfied. I was incredible impressed how this one rolls and breaks where you want it to. No gunky mess in the rollers or sides either. so glad I tried it.
Used in this layout: My BFF Louis
This is a wonderful adhesive for items that have intricate designs or are narrower than your adhesive runner because the dots you need will stick to your project and the ones you don't will just stick to your work surface. The adhesive the dots are made of is very sticky. I highly recommend this brand.
This adhesive is so superior to the brand I have been using. Because I'm so frugal, I HAD to use up the other one first. If I had realized how much better this one is, I would have tossed the other one. It holds firmly and applies evenly which are characteristics I like in an adhesive.
Used in this layout: Rainy Day
This stuff rocks. Holds great, rolls wonderfully....even around curves! I got mine here with a minimum purchase over a year ago and have been using it daily ever since. It is a little pricey, but if you buy in the multipack.....you know you are gonna use it.
Used in this layout: The Hunt
This is a GREAT adhesive. I've tried a lot of different
brands and this one is worth the price. It never jams,
gives great coverage, "cuts" well. Just a great, overall
product. Got another dispenser for my hubby who saw
me using it and wants his own.
I have used dozens of roller adhesives, and this one is by far the easiest I've used. The refills pop right in with no hassle. The adhesive always rolls easily, never sticking. It also has a great little cover to protect the tape when storing.
Used in this layout: You Da Man
I actually ordered this after Ali Edwards and Heidi Swapp both recommended it. I like that it has a little lid for when you're not using it and it goes on very smooth and easy. It stays on great but is also fairly easy to remove if needed.
I have tried many roller adhesives and I like this one the best. The cap stays on the holder so you can't lose it. The adhesive is always flowing and doesn't stick to the holder. It is very easy to refill.
After ten years I have finally found the perfect adhesive. Not messy, easy to apply, easy to refill, easy to use a little, easy to use a lot. LOVE IT!!!!
I love the ease of the roller on this adhesive. It is my preferred adhesive. I wish I could afford to buy it by the case!!
Used in this layout: Heidi's Homemade Cake
I like how easy the refill is to change out, how the adhesive sticks well but can be repositioned. I use it to adhere everything from flowers to buttons. The only downside I see is if you use it for large volume projects, the tape easily gets stuck or sticks to the case. I recommend this product for small projects.
I purchased the cartridge and refill packs of the Kokuyo Permanent Dot n Roller Adhesive. Every single one of the tape runners buckled and came out of the cartridge, even when using very light pressure. The biggest problem came when I tried to roll it back up on the cartridge to continue use. It would not allow me to do this. The result was I had to trash all the cartridges and only got about 20% usage out of each one. I am going to back to my Tombo Mono Adhesive!
The Dot 'n' Roller is amazing! I love everything about it! It's a bunch of tiny clear dots that you roll on. When you stop rolling the dots stop coming off unlike many of the other rolling adhesives who always seem to leave extra. It does not clog or leave dots in the "undercarriage" for lack of a better word. It's so much better than the small rectangular roll ons or the other dot rollers I've tried. It even has a cap that stays in place & snaps over the roller for storage & then snaps back to stay put while you are using it.
The refill is awesome! It slides in and out with out you having to do anything mechanical! Basically, the refill is the blue & red part that you see in the picture. You just push down on the sides and the whole blue cartridge pops out. Quick, easy & hassle free!
It says permanent, but if you need to remove something you usually can.
Don't just try it, buy some refills to go along because you'll never use another dry adhesive after you've tried this one.
I have a big box full of adhesives and this is by far the best roller and the one I grab first. The excellent adhesive grabs and holds firmly without any peeling back or failure--great around curve or irregular designs--paper to embellishments. The design is great--comfortable in your hand (I'm a lefty) and the little clear guard that protects the tip for transporting is great. The refills are a breeze to snap in and keep going--especially important when you are taking a class and don't want to get left behind. I don't use any other rollers anymore. Just make sure you have extra refills and don't run out. If you do, then you'll realize all the above and more is true!
The Kokuyo Dot n Roller is a great product. The quick click in cartridge pops right in so there is no more threading the tape thru your dispenser. Ease of refill isn't a reason to buy the glue... it's all about the adhesive & results. Kokuyo doesn't fail you. The items stay put & yet you have the ability to move something in the creation stage if you've changed your mind. It's amazing that the adhesive is so strong when it can be rubbed away the extra with your fingertip. This is one great all around glue runner & far surpasses every other one on the market (I've tried them all)
I just used this runner today to try it out and I love it. I can't wait to buy one. I always have loved the runners with the "dots" so this will go in my stash with my other favorite adhesives. The price is a little high but if you buy the ones in the multi pack it makes it worth it. It does not gum up like other adhesives and refilling it is so easy. I always have problems refilling some adhesive runners..but this one is simple! Takes 5 seconds! I will definately use this runner again!
I've tried a couple of other adhesives, and this is the best one I've tried. I like that it is made up of little dots. Some of the other adhesives don't stop when you stop, but this one does. It holds very well.
The refills are very easy to change. I also really like the fact that it has a cover, so when you aren't using it it isn't getting on other things. This is defiantly a must have!
I love this product!!! I used to drive 1hr 30mins just to stock up on refills for it. It is easy to use. Putting a refill in is very easy also. I got two of my friends to use it and they like it better than what they used to use. It is the best adhesive ever!
I have tried many rolling adhesives and, hands down, this is my favorite. All the others break in the middle of the roll while Kokuyo never has. It lays down on the paper beautifully--no missed spots, no clumping. Holds really well. Worth every penny.
I love this adhesive! it absolutely never jams and I have been using this for 2 years now. It glides on smoothly, can handle curves easily and holds really well. Also, if you need to reposition something it is forgiving. Highly recomend!
I like this adhesive. It lasts a pretty good while. But I have had some trouble with it getting tangled. and having to wind it back up. I have noticed if you dont put at the perfect angle it tangles.