There are numerous occasions within the printing, finishing and fulfillment process where the precise application of an adhesive is required. Applications such as hot-melt or liquid adhesive have been utilized, however, they always left a lot to be desired. Enter: Glue Dots; an exact application of adhesive in a form certain to meet your needs. Glue Dots are pressure sensitive adhesives that form an instant bond. Quick and easy to use, they leave no mess, residue, or odor. Glue Dots provide a low-cost and clean solution to adhesive application everywhere. They are suitable for jobs of all sizes, whether there are one-time or on-going requirements. Some of the most popular applications include packaging, printing, bindery/finishing, sample departments, mail/fulfillment and assembly, scrap booking and crafts, gift baskets and wrapping, greeting cards, balloon decorating, and much more. Use for clean tipping, applying coupons, promotional items, gift cards or samples. Most importantly, Glue Dots are clean and transparent so your finished piece stands our, not the adhesive. All Glue Dots are acid-free and lignin-free.
Glue Dots "Profile" refers to the thickness of the Glue Dot. Low Profile Glue Dots are flat and commonly used for bonding level items. Medium Profile Glue Dots and High Profile Glue Dots are best suited for round or irregularly shaped objects or to create or bridge a gap, giving you the pop-out effect.
The "tack level" refers to how sticky the adhesive is. Tack levels vary from "Low Tack," which is a removable bond, to Super High Tack, which creates a permanent bond on paper surfaces.
There are a variety of sizes of GlueDots available. The standard size is 1/2", however, 1/4" and 3/4" are also available. In addition to the size, custom shapes such as rectangles, lines, and squares can be custom made-to-order.
Applying & Dispensing Glue Dots:
A wide variety of configurations are available to meet every industrial or consumer requirement. Glue Dots are available in compact sized rolls for a convenient-sized applicator "gun": The Dot Shot Pro. Larger rolls are available in the widest variety of offerings for both hand-held, and machine application. Consumer style Dot N' Go dispensers apply smaller dots for a variety of home, school, office and scrapbooking applications.
The Dot Shot Pro applies a variety of Glue Dots Adhesive Products quickly, safely, cleanly and precisely. A fast-loading design with an internal winding system makes the Dot Shot Pro extremely convenient, and a great alternative to tape and hot glue guns. Simply roll to apply one, or multiple glue dots. The applicator is lightweight and fits comfortably in the hand for both right and left handed users. No trigger is needed to apply the dots, simply place the tip on your product and roll back. The Dot Shot Pro is industrial grade and made of
The EconoDot is an affordable and easy-to-use electric adhesive applicator that greatly speeds up production. Special rolls of up to 8,000 dots are available so you can spend less time re-filling the machine, and more time preparing your products for sale or distribution. The EconoDot is lightweight and has a small footprint to provide convenience in portability. It runs on 120VAC.
About the Author • Mallory Morsa has been the product expert at Binding101 since 2008, and has grown up in the industry. Every day she pushes herself to learn new information, incorporating real-life experiences to create solutions to the most common problems in the industry, and then present those solutions in a way that is easy to understand for everyone, from novices to experts.