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    Best paper glue?

    Hi

    I'm looking for strong paper glue which is non-toxic, easy to apply and does not wrinkle paper. I might use it for projects such as constructing mini albums, amongst a variety of things.

    I have seen Zip Dry paper glue recommended, but it seems to be no longer available in the UK, apart from at an extortionate price (with large shipping costs) from the US on Amazon UK.

    Other glues I have seen today include Aleene's Tacky Glue and Crafter's Pick Incredibly Tacky, but the product descriptions lack any info on whether they wrinkle paper and I'm not sure how strong they are.

    Which glues do others use which meet the criteria mentioned in my first paragraph? Any recommendations would be gratefully appreciated.

    Thanks!

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    I forgot to add that I need a glue with a nozzle dispenser or stick rather than a brush as I am bedbound and can't use anything really messy.

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    Does it need to be a wet glue?

    If not- I recommend Red Tape on a roll- super strong and great for minis- BUT it is permanent and you cannot re-position it.It comes in lots of widths too.

    If you really want a wet glue I use Pinflair- you can use it for added dimension to give a bit of height but it can be used for flat adhesion too.. just don't put it too close to the edge and then smooth it out towards the edge. It's repositional and easy and I've never found it wrinkles paper as you don't need lots all over the whole of the backing.

    I also use Scotch liquid glue.. but again I only use it around the edges. Good luck
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    Many thanks, Elaine. I don't want it to be wet glue in particular no. In fact the less messy the better.

    I will look it up, thanks.

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    Is Red Tape the brand? As I can't find it.

    Thanks.

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    Amy, try looking for "super sticky" double sided tape .. lots of places have it and I'm sure the sponsers on here would have too. The backing "paper" is red plastic, hence the name "red tape".
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    No, it's not the brand Amy. It's double sided tape with a red liner/backing, hence the name. Most of the sponsors on here will stock it I expect. Just look under the Adhesive heading on one of their sites I use that tape for boxes when I want a strong hold.

    For cards I use ordinary double sided tape or Tombow multi purpose glue, which is wet glue in a bottle with a small nozzle on top and a large one at the bottom. I don't find it wrinkles card as long as you are sparing with it.

    For thinner papers I use a pritt stick type glue also made by Tombow.

    Lots of people use Herma, which is a tape runner and they are great but can be expensive to keep refilling. Another alternative is an ATG gun, which also dispenses tape but the refills are cheaper. It is quite a large tool and can seem a bit unwieldy while you are getting used to it!

    Hope that helps
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    Thanks for the replies. I thought I had subscribed to this thread when I started it but had actually forgotten and have just seen the more recent replies.

    I will look into the products suggested.

    Thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by angelfish View Post
    No, it's not the brand Amy. It's double sided tape with a red liner/backing, hence the name. Most of the sponsors on here will stock it I expect. Just look under the Adhesive heading on one of their sites I use that tape for boxes when I want a strong hold.

    For cards I use ordinary double sided tape or Tombow multi purpose glue, which is wet glue in a bottle with a small nozzle on top and a large one at the bottom. I don't find it wrinkles card as long as you are sparing with it.

    For thinner papers I use a pritt stick type glue also made by Tombow.

    Lots of people use Herma, which is a tape runner and they are great but can be expensive to keep refilling. Another alternative is an ATG gun, which also dispenses tape but the refills are cheaper. It is quite a large tool and can seem a bit unwieldy while you are getting used to it!

    Hope that helps
    Can anyone who uses a Herma tape runner tell me approximately how wide the line of glue dots it dispenses is? I can't find this info on the sites which sell it. Thanks.

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    I've just measured the backing tape on mine and it is 8mm wide. The dots go pretty much up to the edges I'd say.
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    Quote Originally Posted by angelfish View Post
    I've just measured the backing tape on mine and it is 8mm wide. The dots go pretty much up to the edges I'd say.
    Thanks very much. That's really helpful to know.

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    You're very welcome
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    I'd say go for Collal all purpose glue, recommended by my sister I thought I'd give it a go, its great!! Its instant grab but slidable!! Great for cards, boxes etc.

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    I like Colloal too and if you put too much on it can just be rubbed away with your finger

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    My favourite is Collall Photo glue, it never wrinkles paper/card , and you can slide about and reposition (but need to be fairly quick!) and as Doreen says any surplus can just be wiped away. I didn't care for the Collall All Purpose stuff though.

    Rosemary

    PS Pinflair also have a Photo Glue and it seems to be very similar to the Collall version.
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