With so many different adhesives on the market, it's difficult to know what to use and when. I own everything from Mono Adhesive and Sakura Quickie Glue Pens to Zots, Hot Glue Guns and Tear Tape. Each one does serve an actual purpose, but it's been the so-called "permanent" double sided tape runners that I have used consistently for the majority of my cardmaking. Whether it's a Tombow, Snail, Scotch or ATG runner I had finally grown exhausted of their less than superior quality. I was finding that my cards were simply not holding together in the long run. I make a lot of cards and I want to
know that they are going to hold up over time. It is embarrassing to send someone a beautiful handmade card that is
literally falling apart at the seams and/or has embellishments falling off. This is not the type of quality I want to be representative of my work.
It has been a slow and gradual change for me to use a liquid adhesive when I am making cards. I did not make the change overnight. It was a learning curve figuring out how much glue you need so that it's not oozing out the sides and all over your hands. But, now that I've seen my cards hold up significantly better through the use of Lineco liquid adhesive, I will never go
back to tape runners again.
Lineco has a proud heritage of producing and distributing archival quality products worldwide for over 30 years. In the late 1970's, Lineco began by producing high quality artist's paper pads and sketchbooks and distributing them into the art materials marketplace. Not long after the line was broadened to serve the needs of picture framers and book binders as well as artists. In so doing, a pedigree - and an archival benchmark - was born.
Today, Lineco products are recognized the world over for their quality -- their archival quality as well as their quality of manufacture. Our line of framer's tapes remains an archival standard to this day. True to our heritage, we are constantly in the process of improving and growing the Lineco brand. Today we are a lot more than framer's tapes -- we manufacturer a broad line of bookbinding items such as repair tapes, book binding boards, spine tapes, pH neutral adhesives, along with many tools and associated supplies.
Lineco is also known for its Books-By-Hand line of bookbinding materials and easy to assemble kits available as scrapbooks, boxes, journals and accordion photo albums.
White Neutral pH Adhesive or PVA Bookbinding Adhesive
Both of these Lineco adhesives are acid-free with excellent lay-flat properties and dries clear. Easy to use polyvinyl acetate (PVA) formula is water soluble when wet so it can be thinned with water to extend drying time if desired. This adhesive was formulated specifically for preservation materials and will not become brittle with age. Glues adhere to most porous surfaces.
How I Use My Lineco
I initially purchased a 4 oz. bottle of Lineco White Neutral pH Adhesive on Amazon for $6.49. This is the bottle that I work with on a day-to-day basis because it is small and manageable. However, I also purchased a gallon jug on Amazon for $45. When the glue is running low in my 4 oz. bottle I simply refill it. This gallon jug has lasted me a year already! This is significantly more cost effective than all those tape runners. $45 only equates to about 15 tape runners, and I can go through that in one weekend! Plus, there is no waste! Think about all those plastic refills you toss regularly into the garbage. Lineco glue is really thin and spreads easily, but will not wrinkle even the thinnest of paper. The bond is super strong with a little bit of wiggle room for you to make any adjustments before the product dries.
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