Product Reviews for Herma Vario Tab Dispenser - Purple

27 Reviews for This Product

  • Verified Buyer

    the one I use most often! (27-Sep-09)

    I use this dispenser for pretty much every scrapbooking project that I do with one exception...unlike it's intended use...to simply roll it along and have it dispense at even intervals...I use my dominant hand to simply hold it and with my pointer finger advance the tabs one at a time and then I place them exactly where I need them with my other hand! I find I don't use as many this way and since it is a quality product they hold very nicely.

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    Herma Vario Tab Dispenser (15-Sep-11)

    I had one that I purchased when all the company had was the ugly color of grey. So when I saw the purple one I just had to have it, even though the grey one still worked perfectly. I love how it fits in my small had with out me having to stretch my fingers.

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    Herma Vario Tab Dispenser (06-Mar-11)

    I love this dispenser and have refill on hand because I use this adhevsive on all my projects. The store I purchased my last dispenser from no longer sell the dispenser. That is how much I appreciate being able to mail order.

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    Herma Vario Tab dispenser (18-May-11)

    I use this almost exclusively. I have three or four of them. I keep them all full at my craft table, my tote bags, my weekly card making class bag. It is easy to refill.

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    Like it (08-Sep-12)

    Just like the one I purchased and had many years ad broke it. Now I have a new one.

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    Excellent adhesive dispenser- easy to use! (29-May-09)

    I love my Herma Vario tab dispenser. All you have to do is roll the dispenser across your paper and evenly spaced square adhesive tabs are put onto the page. They stick very well and are much better than using a glue-type adhesive which tends to warp and bend paper. The only downside to this device is sometimes the square tabs get jammed and don't roll properly, however, I usually prefer to pull the squares out one by one and place them individually- that way I only use what I need and I can put them exactly where they need to go.

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    I use this a LOT, but one thing.. (11-Dec-07)

    Hi, I must say, this adhesive runner cuts my time in half while scrapping. That being said, I was stumped on how to refill....but I found directions in the REPLACEMENT BOX, and peeked at a new one in the lss. I have found a great tip: when you buy a new adhesive runner, take a digital photo of the internal makings, that way, you'll always have a photo of how to refill it, and then I PROMISE you will never want to be without one! Thanks for reading. L

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    Vario Tab (19-Dec-08)

    I am trying out every adhesive on the market to see what works best for me. I usually use another brand that I peel off and wanted to save some time and glide.

    I like this product for the most part. You just have to get a technique down pack for making it glide and dispense smoothly onto what you are trying to ahere.

    Have not had to refill it yet so can not give my view on that but I would buy it again!

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    So handy! (17-Jan-08)

    This little guy is a must for me. It is simple and saves so much time! I agree that putting the refill in is a little difficult the first couple of times. I now have the hang of it though and love it!

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    Herma Vario Tab Dispenser - Purple (11-Mar-09)

    found a little hard to use but i know intime i will get better

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    Not the best (24-Mar-08)

    I have used this adhisive often when I run out of my normal one. There are lots of problems that I have encountered. The tabs get stuck and clogged up in the dispenser and the tabs are just not sticky enough. I had to go through my book and re apply a ton of my pictures because they did not stick. I can usually use this to stick paper to paper but anything with a slick or textured surface does not stick with these tabs very well. I wouldn't buy this product again and I would not recommend buying it.

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    Nice but... (31-Mar-08)

    Okay it does save time applying adhesive, but the placement of the tabs seems totally random. If you want them in a certain spot, you'll have to peel off the tabs and put them where you want them. I have refilled it once, and it was quite confusing to refill.

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    Horrible (16-Nov-11)

    I purchased this product because of the great reviews. I am so disappointed that I bought this product. It does NOT give 'evenly spaced' tabs!!!!!This was definitely the worst adhesive that I have EVER tried to use.

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    Not so great (01-Jul-09)

    I had to purchase this dispenser for a scrap class I was taking. I am very unhappy with my purchase!!! The roller gets stuck. I have to peel the tabs off myself. The other scrappers in my class had the same issue. Unfortunately, I bought the refill as well. I will not be using it. Save your money!!!!

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  • BIG Time Saver (03-Oct-08)

    I really love this dispenser. It saves so much time for me it is unbelievable. I was previously using double sided photo mounts, which take forever to tear off the little tabs. I have been very happy using this product. The refills are a little difficult to get the hang of, but if you just follow the directions on the inside of the box it is no problem.

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    Vario dispenser (29-Apr-12)

    I have used this for years with huge success. Wish Scrapbook.com would restock the multipack refills again. Can't do scrapbooking with anything else. Also like the dotto type, but find the runner gets stuck often.

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    Best of the best (01-May-10)

    I use this product daily. Each and every SB layout or project has this. My fav is to use it to attach something before punching the hole and using a brad or eyelet.

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    Still a good one! (10-Mar-09)

    Trying to find the perfect adhesive can be challenging. With refills being so costly, I'm always looking for adhesive that gets good mileage. I recently rediscovered my Herma tab dispenser after running out of refills for my Tombow. And I remembered why I love this tab dispenser. Using just a few tabs is all you need to get superb adhesion. And if you need to reposition an item, you can remove it, carefully, and reset the item. Refilling the dispenser is my least favorite thing, but all in all, this is a mainstay in my scrap supplies.

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    One of my better purchases (08-Nov-07)

    I bought it at a garage sale and i wish i had bought more of them. They make it easy to apply adhesive to a page, or item in a quick and clean fashion. The "glue" is slightly tinted so you can tell where it is. It is very easy to take items off and reposition them. Holds items well, even if its been moved. Works well on ribbon and fabrics, doesnt show thru.

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  • I Like It (10-Jul-07)

    I know other people have had problems with this product. I picked one up about a month ago. I have yet to have any problems. I love this product and think it work good. I like it better than any other dispensers I have tried.

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  • I Like It (10-Jul-07)

    I know other people have had problems with this product. I picked one up about a month ago. I have yet to have any problems. I love this product and think it work good. I like it better than any other dispensers I have tried.

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  • I Like It (10-Jul-07)

    I know other people have had problems with this product. I picked one up about a month ago. I have yet to have any problems. I love this product and think it work good. I like it better than any other dispensers I have tried.

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  • I Like It (10-Jul-07)

    I know other people have had problems with this product. I picked one up about a month ago. I have yet to have any problems. I love this product and think it work good. I like it better than any other dispensers I have tried.

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    Good Idea, Bad Design (05-Feb-08)

    I really like the tabs from Herma - really great adhesive. That being said, I do not like the the dispenser. If you use it like you're supposed to, the tabs may or may not go where they're supposed to. I ended up doing everything by hand - taking one out at a time and using it that way.

    I was also originally confused about how to re-fill the dispenser. So much so, that I threw away a part I didn't know I was supposed to and had to get another dispenser. It is also not the easiest thing to load, but once you get the hang of it, it's not too bad.

    It's a shame that I don't like the dispenser, because I love the adhesive itself and woud use it more if it was easier to use. Save your money and go for a Tombo instead.

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  • Has Some Quirks, but Mostly an Okay Product... (21-Aug-08)

    I recently bought this and it wasn't quite up to my expectations. The refills are a bit pricey. A box of regular photo mounts is a good bit cheaper. Sometimes the photo mounts don't want to come out right and it's very difficult to place them exactly where you want them. If I need them on something small, I end up removing them with my fingers and placing them. Also, the tabs do NOT stick to my HP photo paper. I have no idea why. I have never had issues with any other type of photo mount. Although I like the product otherwise, I dount I would purchase it again.

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  • OK (24-Mar-08)

    I love to use tabs when scrapbooking to mount all my photos that is why I thought this product would be great!! But about 1/4 way through the dispenser broke, the good thing about it though is I can just manually tear the tabs off and stick them, so at least all is not lost, I bought a refill for it so until I use the refill I am not giving a bad review about it. I like the idea and concept of it.

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  • Hard to use, but better than some. (03-Sep-07)

    I find this dispenser a bit cumbersome as compared to previous herma dispensers. The tabs themselves dispense irregularly when used according to directions. If you can get them where you want, they work wonderfully without the messy squares to peel off. They are still a great price for the number of tabs you get. I rate it a 3 and would recommend it to friends with lots of patience.

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  • love to use it but don't like to refill it (10-Dec-08)

    i really like this however like many others have said it's horrible to refill i followed the directions on the refill pack and i ended up throwing away half of the roll cause i couldn't get it work right

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  • Not worth the hype (04-Feb-08)

    I have read about this product and heard about it from fellow scrappers here at sb.com. And, it was one of the more expensive adhesive runners. So, I was excited to try it, but was really disappointed with it. The tabs come off VERY irregularly, if at all. Sometimes they don't come off very good, even when used according to the directions, and then sometimes they come off in a big stack of 2-3 on top of one another. This was definitely the worst adhesive runner/dispenser that I have tried to use.

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    useless (06-Jul-07)

    I thought this would be a great product, but I found numerous problems with it.

    -There were no directions on how to put refills in
    -Tabs kept getting stuck to other tabs, clogging up the dispenser
    -Did not roll smoothly
    -Tabs came out randomly, there was no even spacing

    I ended up throwing the dispenser out and just peeling the tabs away because I could not use the dispenser at all.

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