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Thursday
May302013

IN MY TOOLBOX / 3M SCOTCH ATG 714 ADHESIVE APPLICATOR

Last week I shared my favorite paper cutter and today I am sharing my favorite adhesive. There are so many adhesives out there and they each have their own purpose, but the one I use the most is the 3M Scotch ATG 714 Adhesive Applicator. I've had my 3M Scotch ATG 714 Adhesive Applicator for at least 5+ years and I love it. Since I work on a lot of packaging projects and paper crafts, using double-sided tape is quite handy. When I taught Packaging 101 workshops back in Portland (with my good friend Joke of Tokketok), this was one of the tools students fell in love with. It is easy to use and although the tape dispenser is an investment, the transfer tape rolls are affordable and go a long way. All you need to do is press the trigger and glide the tape adhesive over the paper. The adhesive comes out in a smooth strip and you release the trigger once you have the desired length of adhesive. The great thing about this adhesive is that the hold is very strong. This particular model only holds the 1/4" tape, which I love using, but if you are looking for a wider tape you can purchase the 3M Scotch ATG 700 Adhesive Applicator which will hold both the 1/2" and 3/4" wide tape. If you love wrapping presents or crafting with paper, this is a must-have for your toolbox.