Saturday, February 6, 2010

Cricut Saturday!

We all use some sort of glue when using our Cricuts and I have been really considering the cost of this. So.....

Tape Cost Comparison
I have been trying to decide if I wanted to get an ATG gun. I know that so many have one and really like it and that they find it to be a suprior bonding tape, but I have been using the Ad Tech tape runner because it's local and I can just run to Wal-Mart and pick up a refill or 2 and be back home scrapping within 20 minutes.

But how many trips have I been making to Wal-Mart? So I have done a little comparison.

ATG tape refill – 3.49 for 36 yards
Ad Tech refill – 2.50 for 8.75 yards
Glue Glider Pro – 6.99 for 40 feet or 1.11 yards
Scor Tape – 4.50 for 27 yards
Terifficly Tacky Tape – 3.50 for 5 yards
JVC Tape (for ATG) 1.99 for 36 yards

Ok, now that we know how much each costs, if we base the per yard cost on 36 yards this is the break down:

Ad Tech 36 yards will cost 10.44 or almost 3 rolls of ATG tape or 108 yards of tape.
Glue Glider Pro 36 yards will cost 18.36 cents or 4 rolls of ATG tape or 144 yard of tape.
Scor Tape 36 yards will cost 6.12 or almost 2 rolls of ATG tape or 72 yards of tape.
Terifficly Tacky Tape – 36 yards will cost 25.20 or 7 rolls of ATG tape or 252 yards of tape.

Now I know we don't use TTT for more than just holding things that really need the extra stick, but sometimes I really use it a lot because I know that I need something a bit stronger than the Ad Tech glue for a larger project. So, I have convinced myself that an ATG gun is the way to go.

So, the cost of an ATG gun at is 41.69 plus shipping and at it is 41.60 plus shipping. I have checked Ebay and have found that they are much more there.
There are lots of other tape runners out there but I focused on these because they are the ones that I have used and know best.

Please leave a comment, I love to hear what you're thinking! Thanks


  1. Thanks so much for your research on this. I, too, have been considering buying the ATG gun but that initial price is very intimidating. Just another thing to save for!!!

  2. I know.. but when you add up how much you spend on tape for the "cheaper" methods, I don't think we're really saving money. It just hurts less when you spend it a little at a time!

  3. I got the ATG 50 tape gun from the Tape Depot on ebay for Christmas. You might check that out it seems to be working great for me. I made the decision because it seemed as if I was always running out of adhesive when I was right in the middle of a project

  4. This is great info! I know I do a group buy for the ATG tape-there are about 15 of us and we end up paying only $2.72 a roll :o)

  5. Thanks for the research.
    I bought the less expensive version of the ATG gun at and it was much less than the ATG brand. The only problem for some is that you can't use the 1/4" tape which some people like better.
    Enjoy your new adhesive which ever you buy!


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