Reported by Stephanie Wheeler
So I searched message boards and blogs. I read, and read, and read about adhesives until my eyes were sore. And the one name that stood out was the ATG.
The Scotch ATG (or Adhesive Transfer Gun) is an adhesive dispenser used mainly in picture framing, although in the past few years, it’s become a favorite among crafters and scrapbookers.
There are many reasons people love the ATG, but for me, it’s the bang you get for your buck. At around $3 for a refill, you can’t find a better price for 108 feet of adhesive anywhere. I used to pay $4-5 for a mere 45 feet, not to mention most other adhesive options involve throwing out an empty dispenser. Now I can use yards and yards of adhesive and only throw away the paper backing when I’m finished.
- Easy to use!
- Holds several feet of adhesive at one time, so there’s little worry of running out in the middle of a project.
- Refills are reasonably priced around $3 for 108 feet of adhesive.
- Guns and refills come in 1/4″ (ATG 714) , 1/2″ (ATG 700) and 3/4″ (ATG 700) sizes. If you have an ATG 700, you can also buy an adapter so you can use 1/4″ tape.
- Adhesive comes in permanent and repositionable varieties.
- Some say the gun is too large and clunky until you get accustomed to it.
- Guns and refills not readily available in retail stores.
- Startup cost is significant.
Dispenser MSRP: $59.99 (but can be found for much less)
Refill MSRP: $3-4
Do you have an ATG? How has it changed your crafting? Debating on whether or not to get one? Let us know what you think!