I have a project coming up where I will be printing onto scored and die-cut chipboard that I will then need to fold and glue. I was wondering what thoughts people have about gluing? I’ve read people saying hot glue isn’t recommended. Though, Stumptown Printers say hot glue works best.
I’ve had a few people mention the Scotch ATG system, which I wasn’t familiar with. It’s an applicator gun which uses transfer tape to transfer adhesive. Seems popular with scrapbookers, is it strong enough?
What other techniques are there?
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Scotch atg as you know it is double sided adhesive and a gun to apply it off the roll and pre peel the safety tape ,you buy the tape by codes befitting the use ask your local rep what type suits your material ,they answer the question twenty times a week and will probably have an instant answer!
The ATG is awesome, but most importantly efficient. The added benefit, is that you don’t have to worry about those annoying “hot glue cobwebs.”
Is it definitely as strong as other types of adhesive, assuming you get the more high-quality rolls?
You test glue a pair of strips to one another ,if when applied you can peel the two apart , you are looking to see if the glue releases from the material or if the material itself fails and de laminates you get the former then the glue is not suitable ,the latter is what you are looking for ,if the material fails then the glue is holding its join . Not difficult .
A note of info ; when you ask about glueing methods and hot melt is mentioned, always remember, that hot melt industrial style and hot melt on the kitchen table are a world apart . Hot applied adhesive on a folding or binding machine and glue lines is hot and the speed of gathering glueing and roll together of a join takes fractions of a second ,when you try this by hand you get mess and as mentioned snail trails and not always such good fixes as you cant move quick enough ! Hot melt works just not on a table top !