You'll be stuck on this tape runner by 3L Scrapbook Adhesives. With the great tacky hold 3L products are known for, the Scrapbook Adhesives E-Z Runner is the fastest and easiest way to mount photos, borders or die-cuts. This permanent tape runner is E-Z to use. It's made of double-sided adhesive tabs. It is acid-free, archival-safe and permanent. The plastic dispenser fits perfectly in your hand and it's easy to pack for crops or classes. The application roller makes it easy to apply on curves or circles. It goes on smoothly every time! You'll receive 33 feet of 1/2" tape in the E-Z Runner.
This runner has a clever design inside the case, with a large and a small wheel that act like cogs to wind the waste tape around, keeping everything inside nice and tidy. The applicator is designed in such a way that it is very easy to hold and you can apply minimum pressure to get great results. It fits perfectly in the palm of your hand and you are able to tell which way to hold it by looking at the arrow on the front. There are two generous thumb-sized grips on either side of the applicator along with a grip on the top to place your index finger. This makes applying the adhesive comfortable and quick. The adhesive itself is incredibly easy to apply. You simply place the applicator on the item you want to adhere, and drag the runner towards you. There is a great short video on Scrapbook.com which shows you how to do this. You can see from the photo that the adhesive not only can be applied in straight lines, but also in curves and circles with ease. You can get a really accurate application on small or large areas.
Not only is this little runner mess-free but it is fast and smooth to apply. The little white tabs mean you can see exactly where you are applying the adhesive and this means you can use it on just about anything. You can use this adhesive on everything from paper to glass and ribbon. This adhesive is dispensed as white tabs so you cannot use them on anything that is clear as it will show through quite obviously.
This adhesive is both acid-free and archival-safe. In addition it is acrylic-based, lignin-free and PAT- (Photographic Activity Test) tested and approved.
When you are finished with the runner, there is no hassle with refills. You just throw the whole runner away. The runners can be recycled and are reasonably priced, especially compared with other standard-refill-type runners.
You can try our bulk pack of the E-Z runner permanent tape for cost savings.
There are lot of tape products on the market but frankly this is the one I go back to every time. The cartridge fits in the hand well enough, it takes some getting used to just follow the graphic and you'll pick it right up. The real trick is getting to the end of where you want your tape, stopping, and then twisting to the side to end the line of tape. Don't let me scare you off. These two aspects are actually what makes E-Z Runner the best. Most cartridges are too small which means they are hard to hold and run out too soon. And most tape runners are a total pain to end the line of tape. In my experience refillable runner are a rip off! This product is bomb proof with paper, card stock, photos, die cuts and other lighter weight embellishments. I do most of my collage art with this product, as well as my scrapbooking. If you're worried about the weight of something go with Zots or GlueDots. I've got six of these in my adhesive drawer right now, they travel with me, I use these in front of the t.v. (nothing wet or sticky), and I use them in my artist journals all the time. You can't go wrong with all the E-Z runners but the basic one is the best.
I love this product! It has a great tacky hold and is so easy to use. I use it on nearly every item I make. Easy for scrapbooking, cardmaking and altered items. I love that it is red so I can find it easily. Another thing that is really cool about this product is that the company donates a percentage of their profits to The Make A Wish foundation!
Used in this project: The Legacy
After one use of this adhesive, I wrote a positive review about how easy it was to use. After the second use, I am compelled to edit my review. I was merely trying to put some adhesive on the back of one of my pp when the little roller broke -- broke! Keep in mind, I am a small person with zero strength. I cannot believe that simply using the runner as intended could completely destroy the product. Because I am cheap, I pried open the darn thing and have been using the adhesive by hand (not very fun). Beyond the flimsiness of the product, the tape itself is too sticky for my taste. I have used scotch double sided tape for years now and I like how you can quickly reposition something if you need to. Not with this thing! The adhesive is way too strong so you have to make quite sure you have something exactly where you want it the first time.
Used in this project: Christmas 2002
I used to use and love Creative Memories adhesive tape runner, but it became a hassel to purchase. I tried tombo and was not at all impressed. Then, I found this and fell in love!!! It is so easy to use, comfortable, and works better than the Creative Memories tape runner.
Runner tapes come and go so currently my favorite is E-Z Runner. It glides smoothly onto the paper and provides a strong bond. Once in a while I get a cartridge and the tape gobs up and will no longer roll out. This happens sometimes to all the runner tapes I've tried and E-Z Runner Tape doesn't do this very often. If it happens, instead of throwing money away, I use the tape by unrolling it as I need it, pressing it down with my fingers, then lifting the waxed strip away. I do like my E-Z Runner Tape!
I ran out of adhesive and had to run out and get some. I had never heard of this brand, but it was inexpensive and had a lot on the roll. I LOVE IT! It applies really smoothly and is super sticky. You better be sure you place your item where you want because it is not coming off.
It's one of my favorite adhesives to use! I can easily pack it or just use it for a quick simple layout or card. It's easier to pack than my ATG gun, and it fits perfectly in my hand. Great tool at a great price, can't go wrong with this product!
Trying different adhesives and I so far I like this one the best.
Discovered it in Creating Keepsakes Magazine. If you run over where you are glueing it is very simple to fold over or pull off since the adhesive is in little strips.
I have been scrapping for 20 years, and have used every imaginable adhesive on the market. Year after year I return to the 3L E-Z Runners. There's not another tape runner that can compare with its ease of use and dependability, as far as I'm concerned. I make sure that I am never out of this great product!
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