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!
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 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!
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.
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)
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)
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!
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
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