Username Post: Best Adhesive        (Topic#1476115)
Mimmy96
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I have always used the blue squares.... and I HATE them.... soooo I found a tape runner my sister got for me a long time ago.. I usd it last night and loved it.. the only thing.. I did 2 layouts and it was gone.. I couyldn't believe it.. So I am liking the runners, but this one didn't last anytime... I tried glue sticks, which are cheaper, but I don't think they stick very good.. What would every recommend?


 
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I have recently converted to the ATG by 3M. The 'gun' is an initial investment of around 48.00, but the adhesive is a major bargain at about 3.00 for a huge roll. I totally love my new gun.

Prior to using this I mostly used the Red Duck runners and bought the 4-packs w/40% coupon from J.Anns.

Good luck!


 
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  • Ami G on 08-19-08 09:01 AM
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Well, I LOVE my xyron s, both the little X and the 900. I also really like the Kokuyo adhesive roller. It's the best roller out there, in my opinion! My advice would be to try a few different things and see what you like best!

Another thing about the runners--you don't need as much as you think. How much are you using? Usually about 3/4 of an inch in each corner does the trick. That will help it go further for you.



 
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How did you use the runner? Did you go around the edges of things completely with it or did you use amounts the same size as your photo squares just in the corners? You may have been using more than neccessary. I really like the Tombo Mono Adhesive , especially for cards. And I also use the Herma tab in the dispenser (no little blue tabs!) on my SB layouts.


 
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I absolutely LOVE the Kokuyo Dot n Roller Adhesive. They are not messy and last what seems like forever. I know they say permenant, but it is only if you want it to be. If you find that you don't like exactly how you positioned something, you can pull it up and reposition.
And the refilles are sold here on sb.com in a 6-pack!!!!
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Kokuyo - dot roller for me too. But I also love Glue Dots ....


 
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  • Passion Flower Scrapper Said:
I have recently converted to the ATG by 3M. The 'gun' is an initial investment of around 48.00, but the adhesive is a major bargain at about 3.00 for a huge roll. I totally love my new gun.

Prior to using this I mostly used the Red Duck runners and bought the 4-packs w/40% coupon from J.Anns.

Good luck!



That was me. After paying for the gun and 24 rolls of refills, I broke even on the my 10th roll if I was still buying the Duck in the 4 packs. So it's coming out cheaper in the long run for me. And the glue is much better on the ATG, really grips! Only had one roll break on me out of the dozens I've used, and I just restrung it.

So I think this is well worth the investment. I'm thinking of ordering another gun next year when I place another large order for refills.


 
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  • LeeLo on 08-19-08 09:57 AM
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Below are some of my favorites!

My absolute favorite adhesive is the Fiskars photo splints...yeah, the ones with the blue tabs! LOL I started with glue sticks and while I've not had a problem with them coming loose, I just do not prefer them. Someone got me started on the photo splints and I've been hooked ever since.

I do not like the type of adhesive like Stampin Up sells. It is a brand you can buy other places but they sell through them also. We used it in our classes but I wasn't crazy about it. It is in a dispenser and rolls on in a tape-like fashion. I just didn't care for it.


 
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Another Tombo mono-adhesive girl here. I found a site where you can get the refills for less than $3 each if you buy in bulk.

For hard to stick or heavy stuff, like buttons, I use Glue Dots .


 
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Diamond Glaze is my fav

I also rely on
dots
zots
3L adhesive tabs runner
Mono Glue


Edited by Just G on 08-19-08 10:11 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
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I buy the adtech adhesive from Walmart. It is VERY sticky, comes in permanent and removable, and is so cheap. I get two refills for $2.27. They last a fairly long time considering I have a thing about gluing every edge, not just the corners. I'm low budget and I don't have moeny to spend on adhesive... getting Tombo w for less than $3 is great, but I get TWO refills for $2.27 EVERYDAY. And the actual runner is only like $4.00.


 
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Thank you everyone for all your help!!


 
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  • Rowan on 08-19-08 10:24 AM
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I did the very same thing with the first tape runner I had. Then I realized just how sticky this stuff is and that I didn't need to use nearly as much as I did. I like to keep at least one repositionable one around and at least 4-5 of the perm ones.

I use the repositionable ones for when I am fidgeting with a lo and am unsure where everything is going to go. Just a little bit in the center of things keeps things from sliding around while I play with the lo.


 
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I love my ATG gun.


 
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  • LeeLo on 08-19-08 10:37 AM
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  • Rowan Said:
I did the very same thing with the first tape runner I had. Then I realized just how sticky this stuff is and that I didn't need to use nearly as much as I did. I like to keep at least one repositionable one around and at least 4-5 of the perm ones.

I use the repositionable ones for when I am fidgeting with a lo and am unsure where everything is going to go. Just a little bit in the center of things keeps things from sliding around while I play with the lo.



Great tip for repositionable adhesive! Hadn't thought about using that. I use the permanent photo splints, but if you do not press them down you can kind of temporarily stick things and still move them. Once you press it down good though you might as well forget it! I think you could get them up but it would mess up the page behind.


 
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I am to blame for using ALOT... I didn't realize only to use alittle.. I as running rolls along every side .. opps! Thanks for the info!! I am still new to all this!


 
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I love the Creative Memories tape runner. I don't use anything else CM but I love it! It last a long time, and you only have to use a little bit in each corner of whatever your sticking. Hope you find something you like!


 
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I am also using an ATG 714 tape gun. The initial investment is $$, but it's worth it. (Hint: Don't buy it on this site, do a search for it then buy from the company with Framers in the name.) It's big, but don't let that fool you. It's not heavy at all.

The ATG gun can take some getting used to because the acid free tape is a bit stretchy. I have some old Creative Memories tape runner that I bought a long time ago when I first tried scrapping. I like it, too. It's small and easy to take to quickie crops.


 
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I use CM tape runners for all my projects. I have tried cheaper versions from Walmart and they are very stretch and I can't get used to them.

I love the CM one and now order the refills on EBAY


 
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I love my ATG gun! It's been the best thing I have bought so far!


 
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Another vote for the ATG gun here. I like to put adhesive all along the edges PLUS a strip down the middle for good measure. I spend so much on supplies for a page, and I'm not about to scrimp on the adhesive that holds it all together!


 
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Count me as another ATG lover! My prior love was the 3L tape runner which is more expensive than the Duck. I calculated that I'd paid for my ATG completely after only 3 rolls. If you are doing much scrapping the ATG is totally worth it. If you do it very rarely it would take quite a while to pay for itself.


 
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Sounds like I'm going to have to buy the ATG gun.

Right now I use the following tape runner and like it. I tended to use too much, but now realize you really don't need a ton.
I'm not a fan of glue sticks, I find they're too "wet".
Glue Dots are awesome and I also love this 2 sided tacky tape!


 
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I still use Glue Dots and xyron refills along with my ATG but definitely the ATG is the best deal! Less landfill waste, too.


 
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Well, I'm happy for those of you who just glue the corners, I absolutely can't stand not tape running every side-- even if it's sticky enough to just do corners.


 
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I go done two sides and if's really wide, then the middle, too.


 
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I used to use the Tombo w roller, and I found places where I could get refills even cheaper than $3/roll. When I went to the ATG, it was cheaper than the Tombo w before I'd even finished the first box of rolls. Paying for the gun included. It's that inexpensive. I altered my ATG with alcohol ink and stickers, because everyone has one exactly the same.


 
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I have bought just about every adhesive out there
and the ONLY one I use now is the Art Accentz Tacky Tape. It is the BEST!


 
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  • Mimmy96 Said:
I am to blame for using ALOT... I didn't realize only to use alittle.. I as running rolls along every side .. opps! Thanks for the info!! I am still new to all this!



Me too! And in a layout or two, my adhesive was gone! Thanks everyone for the tip. I won't use so much now.


 
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well as much as I would LOVE the big gun I can't afford it right now.. spent to much creating my new scraproom So I am using the runners from Walmart.. and I really like them Thanks again everyone!!!


 
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do they have the big ATG guns at michaels? if so I could use a coupon Someone said checking in the frame dept? Thanks!!


 
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  • Mimmy96 Said:
do they have the big ATG guns at michaels? if so I could use a coupon Someone said checking in the frame dept? Thanks!!



They won't sell it. They use the guns in the framing department but none for resale.


 
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Sounds like everyone likes their ATG gun, I may have to get one soon. Right now I use the red duck tape and I use alot...all the edges and down the middle for me too...lol!!


 
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What is this gun you guys are talking about? Is that huge contraption that I see in some magazines and catalogs? I think it is red and very intimidating. I like the Tombo w Mono Adhesive I just recently discovered the dotted adhesive i like it so much better than the regular. The dotted one allows you to move something if it needs to, the regular runner pretty much sticks and then that is all she wrote. I am interested in knowing more about that gun thing. Thanks


 
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  • Frenzicscrapper Said:
What is this gun you guys are talking about? Is that huge contraption that I see in some magazines and catalogs? I think it is red and very intimidating. I like the Tombo w Mono Adhesive I just recently discovered the dotted adhesive i like it so much better than the regular. The dotted one allows you to move something if it needs to, the regular runner pretty much sticks and then that is all she wrote. I am interested in knowing more about that gun thing. Thanks



Below are pix of them. The yellow one does wider adhesives while the red one only does quarter inch wide adhesives.

It's actually more comfortable to use than the smaller glue runners. Your wrist is more comfortable placed than stretch over most runners. Slight learning curve to it, a stop and drag at the end to release the glue from what's on the strip. And no hunting for the glue.


 
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LOVE MY ATG !!


 
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i love my xyron but if i'm using a tape runner it must be Tombo .


 
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I use my ATG for regular scrap stuff; the ZIG pen for fussy die cuts; and Scotch Quick-Dry Adhesive for less-than-fussy/more-fuss ier-than-my-ATG-can-handl e cuts. I hope I just made sense . . . Glue Dots for buttons, heavy embellishments, etc.


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