One of the newest scrapbook supplies to hit the supply craze is the discovery of the ATG. It is the best adhesive dispenser for a variety of reasons but one of the biggest is honestly the cost. When you scrapbook as much as most of us do, you go through a lot of adhesive. Many scrapbookers are swearing that this is the best period.
So, what exactly is an ATG? The ATG is an adhesive dispenser that was traditionally used in framing. I think the ATG stands for Adehesive Tape Gun? Or perhaps Automatic Tape Gun? However, much like many other tools and supplies, a scrapbooker discovered how great the ATG was, and boom – the big craze hit.
While there are plenty of places to get one, the best place that has been discovered so far to get the ATG, is www.framingsupplies.com. Their prices are incredibly competitive and they give discounts for bulk purchases if you decide to buy the ATG refills. I just ordered one of the dispenser guns for my birthday after playing with one my friend got, so we shall see how long it takes, but one of the things I’ve heard about this company is how fast their shipping is. She told me hers took three days.
The one downfall of the ATG dispenser is that it’s initial cost is about $35. There are two to choose from, though I would recommend purchasing the yellow one and then buying the $7.00 adapter because then it works with all of the refill sizes. The refills are $2.71. Just one of the refills is the equivalent to SIX refills from many popular scrapbooking gun brands. Can you imagine the savings? That’s almost a $10 savings! There are two types of tapes available in refill form, however I recommend the Gold. It is acid-free. It smells strange at first, but trust me, its so worth it. They are available in various widths.
The ATG tape gun is a bit bulkier and larger than normal traditional scrapbook dispensers, but you will quickly adjust to the size difference, and will more than likely find the ease of use to be much quicker to get used to.
If you have one, what are your thoughts? If you don’t and you have any questions, please feel free to ask!