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Tape Machines and ApplicatorsTape Machines and Applicators

These tape machines and applicators include fast hand tools for cutting tape, the hand applicator gun for ATG and automatic tape cutting machines for consistent lengths of tape. The G-Cut applicator is for bigger sign-making tapes and uniquely allows you to apply foam tapes and stronger glue tapes and leave the backing on for future removal.

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Why do you need applicators for double sided tape?

Using applicators for double-sided tapes can help simplify the application process and ensure a neat and efficient bond. Here are some general steps on how to use applicators for double-sided tapes:

  1. Select the Right Applicator:
    • Applicators come in various forms, such as rollers, dispensers, or tape guns. Choose the one that best suits your application needs.
  2. Prepare the Surface:
    • Ensure that the surfaces you are bonding are clean, dry, and free of dust, oil, or debris. Cleaning the surfaces beforehand will promote better adhesion.
  3. Load the Tape:
    • Insert the double-sided tape roll into the applicator according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Make sure the tape is properly aligned and ready for application.
  4. Adjust Tension and Settings:
    • If your applicator has adjustable tension or settings, make sure to set them according to the thickness and type of material you are bonding.
  5. Apply the Tape:
    • Roll or dispense the double-sided tape onto one of the surfaces. If using a tape gun, press the trigger or handle to release the tape.
  6. Smooth Out the Tape:
    • Use a smooth, flat tool to press down on the applied tape. This helps to ensure good contact between the tape and the surface, promoting better adhesion.
  7. Remove the Liner (if applicable):
    • If the double-sided tape has a protective liner, peel it off after applying the tape to expose the adhesive on the other side.
  8. Apply Pressure:
    • Once both surfaces are in contact, apply firm and even pressure to the bonded area. This helps the adhesive to create a strong bond.
  9. Check Alignment:
    • Ensure that the materials are properly aligned before the adhesive sets. Double-check the positioning, especially if you are bonding large or complex surfaces.
  10. Trim Excess Tape (if needed):
    • If there’s any excess tape extending beyond the bonded area, use scissors or a cutting tool to trim it for a neat finish.

Always follow the specific instructions provided by the manufacturer of the double-sided tape and the applicator you are using, as different products may have unique requirements and recommendations for optimal performance.