|Posted: 6/13/2012 12:25:12 PM|Hi scrappers! So i am slow to embrace new things and have always used adhesive on a roll, that you individually peel the backing off of each sticky square and end up with tiny little pieces of trash everywhere
I am ready for a change, i have once upon a time used a creative memorie adhesive despensor, and then bought one from Michaels, but it broke when i tried to insert a new roll of tape - grrrr!!
So PLEASE help me find a new, easy to use, mid priced option - i looked at the vast qty at michaels yesterday and wasnt sure which one is good or not!
|Posted: 6/13/2012 12:38:36 PM|
Get the Scotch ATG from Michaels with a 40% coupon. I love mine! you can buy the refills with a coupon too.
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|Posted: 6/13/2012 12:54:17 PM|
I agree with the Scotch ATG gun, you can also buy refills on ebay from Tape Depot, you get 12 rolls for 26$ and free shipping. I love my ATG.
|Posted: 6/13/2012 1:01:12 PM|Another pea who loves her ATG.
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|Posted: 6/13/2012 2:09:36 PM|
I too am sooo glad I finally switched to an ATG. There's a slight learning curve, and it is definitely more bulky than what you are used to, but you will never have to worry about your work coming apart and the glue deteriorating. Worth every penny.
Loc: Mounds View, MN
|Posted: 6/13/2012 2:12:21 PM|ATG for the win!
Loc: North East Ohio
|Posted: 6/13/2012 2:33:28 PM|
I have thought about getting an ATG many times but every time I am at a crop, or teaching a class, the people with the ATG spend as much time opening it, and trying to fix the tape and get it to work as they do making the page or cropping! They all have the brand name ones so i dont know what the problem is but I think I will stick to my Scotch Scrapbook Glue. Plus since i am using a liquid glue I have a few seconds of wiggle time before my paper is completly stuck (since i am known to glue things crooked)
and i use red line tape for stuff that liquid glue isnt good for like ribbons and such
Loc: Houston, Texas
|Posted: 6/13/2012 2:36:43 PM|
I used to use those squares too... switched to the ATG and it's amazing! I bought mine off amazon and it was like $15 and free shipping over $25 so I got some refills as well. It works great!
|Posted: 6/13/2012 3:06:08 PM|
Great thanks ladies!!
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|Posted: 6/13/2012 3:08:33 PM|I swore I'd never do it but I switched to the ATG gun and I love it. I got it on sale and use my 40% of coupons for refills which makes it really cheap to use. It had a bit of a learning curve but I love it now.
I have thought about getting an ATG many times but every time I am at a crop, or teaching a class, the people with the ATG spend as much time opening it, and trying to fix the tape and get it to work as they do making the page or cropping!
I had that issue with the first two rolls of adhesive I used. Now it's fine and really easy. If you see people struggling with the gun my guess would be they seldom use it or are using and loading it wrong over an over.
Loc: Columbus, Ohio
|Posted: 6/13/2012 3:16:20 PM|
I use Scotch double-sided tape. Evidently I'm the only one who does. I like it because it sticks really well but if you make a mistake you can peel it off the page easily. It says photo safe on it- I don't know if it is acid free. I guess I'm not concerned if my books last for eternity, just my lifetime. You can also get it anywhere, which is good for me since I live in fear that I'll run out of adhesive. I just noticed that I'm down to two rolls and I'm beginning to sweat.
I have an ATG but it allows no wiggle room. If you stick it there it is instantly stuck forever. I screw up too much to use it all of the time, which is a shame because it is a bit of an investment. If you are accurate the first time it is an awesome piece of equipment, though.
I also use glue dots for anything that isn't paper and Tomboy Mono Multi liquid glue for anything that is too small for tape or glue dot. I love that glue- it dries so fast. I love pop dots, too.
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Loc: Bay Area University
|Posted: 6/13/2012 3:17:24 PM|
I just ordered the pink ATG on Amazon for $15. Otherwise, it's prohibitively expensive!
|Posted: 6/13/2012 4:29:25 PM|Try the Tapelady at Tape Solutions Inc. Wholesale Tape and they have a great dispenser for $27.00.
Adhesive Transfer Tape Gun (ATG) for use with 1/4"-3/4" rolls of adhesive transfer tapes on 1" core. Hand use. The actual color of this dispenser is now blue. THIS IS A STOCK ITEM AND USUALLY SHIPS SAME DAY.
Tapelady's Notes: This dispenser is a must have if you use adhesive transfer tape to assemble pocket folders or for scrapbooking or just when you need to dispense double-faced tape without messing with the liner. This dispenser takes the liner off as you roll out the tape. It comes with instructions on how to load. Other brands of ATG tapes will fit in our dispenser.
The best part is they stand behind their products and you never have to talk to a machine they will answer any questions you might have!