|Posted: 10/2/2011 10:52:29 AM|I have a question that most of you might think is a no brainer, but I need some help! I just ordered an ATG gun and was reading about the acid free tape vs the craft tape (non acid free). I scrapbook and make cards. I was thinking of just getting the non acid free tape for my gun for both scrapbooking and cardmaking, as all I will use the ATG tape for is sticking the pictures to my scrapbook pages, nothing else....Just on the picture back to the paper. Here is my question--is it necessary to get acid free tape for this reason exclusively??? Will the pictures damage if I am not using the acid free tape? What specifically is the reason for acid free tape?? Thank you in advance to all you smart Peas!
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|Posted: 10/3/2011 9:02:16 AM|
Will the pictures damage if I am not using the acid free tape? What specifically is the reason for acid free tape??
I buy only the acid-free tape so I can use it with both my scrapping and other paper crafting. Acid causes discoloration and deterioration of pictures, and it can "migrate" through paper to get to your pictures, even if you don't use it to mount your photos.
I know a lot of scrappers don't worry about using acid-free materials, but I'm one who does. If I'm going to the work of creating something, especially layouts, I want my pages to last as long as possible.
I had some pictures that were not kept in an acid-free environment, and I was appalled at how they changed color and deteriorated.
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|Posted: 10/3/2011 9:07:33 AM|
I'm a cardmaker/scrapper that could care less about whether or not the tape is acid free. I've been scrapping for almost 8 years now and I have not had any issues/problems with my non-acid free products (including tape) ruining my photos. Besides, I have copies of all of my photos anyway - either digital or in print as I never use the "original" so even if a photo did get damaged, I would simply replace it with another copy. For me, the cost of buying the acid free tape isn't worth the cost. However, I could very well be in the minority on this issue as I know a lot of cardmakers/scrappers do care about whether or not a product is acid free.
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|Posted: 10/3/2011 7:48:53 PM|
I use the general stuff for 90% of what I do, and another acid-free tape runner for the backs of photos. I've toyed with the idea of 2 ATGs, each permanently loaded with general and a-f refill. 2 would be so darn big, though!
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|Posted: 10/3/2011 8:32:33 PM| this is what I use it's acid free works well in the pink atg gun and it's affordable. I've been using it well over a year.
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