(Closed) warping adhesive

posted 10 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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286 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2007

I tried a bunch of things:

glue stick – it sucked.  Once the glue dries, it becomes really stiff.  If you bend the invitation at all, the paper just peals off. 

double-sided tape – mixed results.  The brand I used…forgot what it was really stank.  The paper didn’t stay on.  However, I have friends who used the Scotch double sided table and swore by it.

Glue Dots/Zots – my choice of adhesive for anything.  They do a good job of holding the heavy paper together.  The dots are flexible enough that when you bend the invitations, they bend with the paper.  And since the adhesive isn’t wet, no paper warpage. 

Post # 5
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286 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2007

I used the glue dots/zots on my6x6 invitations.  My invitations were Envelopments paper, and three layers deep.  The glue dots comes in three sizes: small, medium, large.  I used large.  For the glue dots, I used one on each corner and 1 in the middle.  You can also put 1 in each corner and then 1 glue dot in between the corners if you don’t want too much gap.  The trick is to put the adhesive as close to the edge as possible (without having it stick out).  That way, you won’t have any of the layers popping up.   For the scotch tape, I would definitely do the whole perimeter and at least an "X" in the middle.    

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2008

I’ve been a scrapbooker for years and swear by Scotch brand double sided tape for my projects.  However, I’m just finishing my invites and am using Duck brand Double-Sided Adhesive Rollers. 

 http://www.joann.com/joann/catalog.jsp?CATID=cat2782&PRODID=prd23480′ defer=’defer

It’s easier to use as I’m doing 150 invites.  Also, it doesn’t leave the lumps that glue dots/Zots do.  Another option would be to use a Xyron machine. 

Post # 7
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Helper bee

for full coverage, the xyron can’t be beat…but the Tombo tape runners are a great product too. 

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2008

A Xyron machine is a machine that applies adhesive to an entire surface.  It basically makes whatever you run through it into a sticker.  Personally, i opted out of it for making my invites because with the number I was doing, buying enough cartridges would get fairly expensive. 

I prefer the duck brand tape to Tombo.  I just think it adheres better.  It’s definitely strong enough to hold together 3 layers.  The tape runners all work pretty much the same way. 

Again, just MHO, but I would stay away from spray adhesive.  It’s messy and doesn’t always adhere as well as tape, particularly with multiple layers.

 

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