A Complete Guide to Scrapbooking Tape

Posted by Tape Jungle on 08/11/2021

A complete guide to scrapbooking tape from Tape Jungle.

A Complete Guide to Scrapbooking Tape

Don’t let your memories decay or fall out of place. The wrong scrapbooking tape can cause your papers and photographs to discolor or even disintegrate. That’s why all archive materials need to be acid free and stable under multiple conditions.

You need adhesives that will keep pictures and ephemera secure over time. Scrapbooking tape should be discreet, photo-friendly, and strong.

Tape Jungle carries scrapbook tape made by Alanson Products, industry experts with decades of experience. Alanson supplies everyone from crafters to aeronautical engineers with the high-quality tape they need.

Our tape is safe to use with all of your treasured photographs as well as the other elements you place on the page. We offer both tape designed for use with an adhesive transfer gun (ATG tape) and double-sided polyester tape in a variety of strengths and thicknesses.

Standard ATG Tape (56720)

It’s difficult to beat ATG tape and guns for both efficiency and performance, and 2.0 mil (0.052mm) acid-free ATG tape made by Alanson Products is the industry standard. Hundreds of customers have left five-star reviews praising both the tape and its price.

Quickly roll tape on the back of photos and other memorabilia and set them in their desired positions. This tape satisfies the most discerning professionals, but the ATG tape dispenser is easy to use, even for kids.

You can use ATG tape on many different materials, including:

  • Paper
  • Metal
  • Vinyl
  • Cloth

Professional framers are also a fan of this tape, and use it to set mat boards and dust covers.

This tape is reverse wound and has the backing on its underside, allowing the ATG gun to automatically rewind the gold siliconized paper liner while dispensing only the tape. You can dispose of the liner, neatly tucked away inside, at your convenience.

The glass stabilized acrylic adhesive transfers cleanly and has excellent adhesive properties. It can stand up to ultraviolet light and is resistant to temperatures from -22℉ to 230℉. For short periods of time, it can endure up to 284℉.

With peel adhesion — the degree of force necessary to remove the tape — of 22.8oz/inch, it’s suitable for most paper projects, picture framing, and light product assembly.

You can buy the Standard ATG Tape in multiple widths and volumes:

  • ¼” (6mm): Available as 12 rolls, subpacks of 24 rolls, and cases of 144 rolls
  • ⅜” (9mm): Available as 12 rolls and cases of 96 rolls
  • ½” (12mm): Available as 12 rolls and cases of 72 rolls
  • ¾” (18mm): Available as 12 rolls and cases of 28 rolls

While most of the rolls have the standard six-hole core, we also offer rolls of the ¼” (6mm) tape that fit the ATG Pink Glider or 714 dispenser (available in any of the same amounts).

Rolls are 36 yards long.

Professional ATG Tape (56722)

The Professional ATG Tape blends all of the advantages of the Standard ATG Tape with even more tack and adhesion. It is also a 2 mil (0.052mm) glass stabilized acrylic adhesive transfer tape.

After one minute, the Professional ATG Tape has peel adhesion of 44.8oz/inch. After being left on the surface for 24 hours, the peel adhesion increases to 54.8 oz/inch.

Pro ATG Tape can handle more difficult surfaces such as laminated films, invitations, and metal foils.

You can purchase the Pro ATG Tape in the following widths and volumes

  • ½” (12mm): Available as 12 rolls and cases of 72 rolls
  • ¾” (19mm): Available as 12 rolls and cases of 48 rolls

All of the above are available in 36-yard rolls, but you can also order the ½” (12mm) in 60-yard rolls (likewise in packs of 12 or cases of 72).

Heavy Duty ATG Tape (56750)

When you need the strongest adhesive, you can level up to the Heavy Duty ATG Tape. This 4.7 mil (0.120mm) glass stabilized acrylic adhesive transfer tape has an incredibly fast tack, setting quickly as you roll it off the brown siliconized paper liner.

But its real claim to fame is its peel adhesion. After one minute, the Heavy Duty ATG Tape has peel adhesion of 77.7 oz/inch. After twenty-four hours, that increases to a whopping 105.1oz/inch.

You can purchase the Heavy Duty ATG Tape in the following widths and volumes:

  • ¼” (6mm): Available as 12 rolls and cases of 144 rolls
  • ½” (12mm): Available as 12 rolls and cases of 72 rolls
  • ¾” (19mm): Available as 12 rolls and cases of 48 rolls

All sizes and amounts are available in roll lengths of either 18 yards or 36 yards.

Double Coated Polyester 3.4 Mil by Roll – Clear (51114R)

We also offer individual rolls of double-sided tape — 3.4 mil double coated polyester wound on white siliconized paper.

The aggressive rubber adhesive sticks quickly to surfaces. Once bonded, it stands up to extreme humidity and moderate temperature fluctuation.

Unlike some rubber adhesives, this tape is environmentally friendly and complies with all policies restricting the use of hazardous substances.

It has incredible peel adhesion at 120 oz/inch, making it a strong choice for projects that require a little extra bonding power.

We sell Double Coated Polyester 3.4 Mil Tape in the following widths:

  • ¼” (6mm)
  • ⅜” (9mm)
  • ½” (12mm)
  • 1” (12mm)

All rolls are 60 yards long.

Note: rubber adhesives aren’t best for delicate materials or extreme temperatures over 158℉.

Double Coated Polyester 7.6 Mil by the Roll – Clear (54123R)

This 7.6 mil tape has an extremely aggressive, high-tack, high-shear acrylic adhesive and a dimensionally stable red polypropylene liner. It’s the best choice for precision die-cut and other applications in which stability and security are critical.

It has excellent resistance to:

  • Aging
  • Ultraviolet light
  • Water vapor
  • Temperature (up to 320℉ long term, 356℉ short term)

In addition, it has good plasticizer resistance.

The tape can stand up to heavy weights as well as harsh environments. After one minute, it has peel adhesion of 88oz/inch. The tape itself is as strong as the adhesive, with 9.3lbs/inch tensile strength and 50% elongation.

You can purchase Double Coated Polyester 7.6 Mil Tape in individual rolls of the following thicknesses:

  • ¼” (6mm)
  • ⅜” (9mm)
  • ½” (12mm)

All rolls are 36 yards long.

For more information on Scrapbooking Tape go to Tape Jungle

From its location in Miami, Florida, Tape Jungle supplies both hobbyists and professionals with the highest quality adhesive tapes and packaging supplies. Learn more about scrapbooking tape today.