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On The Catwalk – Tape Adhesive

September 14th, 2010 by Avital

Tape adhesives review

I have been accumulating tape runners for a while, trying to find the best one for me.

Now that I have used the three major “actors” in the adhesive arena, I wanted to make a short review for your benefit.

In this review I will go through the ease of use and the environmental footprint of each tape runner. You will also be able to appreciate the difference in size of each tape runner. In general all three are very good adhesives, but the above points varies amongst them.

I have paid for all the adhesives myself and was not asked to make this review by any company, this is my honest opinion based on my own experience.

Video Review

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  1. Tombow Tape Runners
  2. Pros: Easy to use, adheres well, smooth application.
    Cons: Shorter refill (39 feet), not environmentally friendly due to many disposed plastic parts.
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  3. Glue Glider Pro by Glue Arts
  4. Pros: Adheres well, smooth application and a larger refill (60 feet).
    Cons: Not environmentally friendly due to many disposed plastic parts.
    Get it: Scrapbook.com

  5. Scotch Advanced Tape Glider (ATG)
  6. Pros: Easy to use, adheres well, smooth application and the largest refill (36 yards or 108 feet – comes in a package of two which totals in 72 yards or 216 feet) and most environmentally friendly because it has the smallest plastic waste.
    Cons: More difficult to replace refills (though it takes a minute instead of a second) and it is more expensive to get the dispenser, though the refills are cheaper in the long run.
    Get it: Scrapbook.com


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8 Comments to “On The Catwalk – Tape Adhesive”

  1. Melanie K says:

    I didn’t get to watch the video (at work… lol). But I agree with your descriptions.
    The Tombow gums up a lot with me … and I have found things falling off after a while.
    Never used Glue Glider, but I recently purchased the ATG (a BIG sale on them). I really like it so far. I haven’t had to change it out yet though and since loading it wasn’t a snap, I do sort of dread it. Of course, the first major project using it involved needing very small pieces of adhesive … so that was kind of irritating to start and stop. A learning curve for me anyway! LOL! But I do really like it.

    • Avital says:

      Surely, the ATG takes the most practice (though I do tend to practice – A LOT. However, the environmental footprint is what really sold me the ATG.

      The truth is that it took me much more time to open the plastic cover than to change the refill… I guess I should have done it after lunch and not just before.

      BTW, I find the video on scrapbook.com really helpful in refilling the ATG. If you click on the link above you can scroll down and find their video.

  2. Great Review Avital! You brave you 😉
    I haven’t tried the big ATG but my favorite is by far the Tombow.

    Cheers ~

    • Avital says:

      Thanks. I also love the Tombow but don’t really appreciate all the plastic waste involved… There must be something in the middle.

  3. Sami says:

    Great Review!!! Just had to add in my two cents as I went through soo many different brands of the smaller tape adhesives and fell in love with Stampin’ Up! Snail. It was the only one I found which was reliable enough not to unravel after a few uses. Not sure if this helps anyone but thought I would add it anyways.

  4. charlene says:

    I think it’s cool that you took into account the environmental side of things–thanks for your review!