What is an ATG Gun? How is an ATG Gun used in scrapbooking?
If you are new to scrapbooking, then you might be surprised to learn that a popular scrapbooking tool is a gun! Some scrapbookers are pro ATG Guns and some are anti ATG Guns. Let me explain.
ATG stands for Adhesive Transfer Tape Gun. (So, yes. When I say ATG Gun I am being repetitive!) An ATG is an adhesive applicator craft tool. 3M Scotch® sells the most popular versions of this product. The ATG Gun looks similar to the type of pricing gun you see in retail stores. Instead of shooting out pricing stickers, the ATG Gun produces acid free tape.
After reading the comments of ATG users in online forums, I have compiled a list which summarizes the PROS and CONS of the ATG Gun.
· Refills are cheap.
· Holds a large quantity of tape so you can tackle large scrapbooking projects before needing a refill.
· Reputation for adhering objects firmly.
· The ATG Gun is expensive at first.
· It will take up space in your craft room.
· Some people complain that the bulky size of this product makes it hard to hold.
· Has a learning curve to it, especially when refilling the gun.
There are many people in the scrapbooking community who LOVE their ATG Guns. They are a common scrapbooking tool at crops and swaps. Also, many scrapbookers enjoy altering their ATG Guns by adding new paint, distressing ink, and lots of bling to their fancy tape rollers!
I personally own the Breast Cancer Awareness ATG made by 3M and I've had GREAT success with it. The product sells for a little under $20 on Amazon.com. Click the picture below to read the 4.5 Star Review on Amazon.com
! Also, check out my tutorial on how to load your ATG.
Article written by Jennifer Neumann.
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