For general purpose gift wrapping, Scotch® GiftWrap Tape has a unique satin finish that is invisible on most wrapping paper. Replace ribbon, or take your decorating up a notch with Scotch® Expressions Glitter and Metallic Tapes.
Washi Tape comes in a variety of colors and patterns, making it ideal for decorating, crafting and adding personality to projects. The paper backing makes it easy to tear and it can be written on in pen or pencil.
Each of our packaging tapes is designed with a specific purpose in mind. For instance, Scotch® Heavy Duty Shipping Packaging Tape is extremely strong to keep packages intact as they travel, while Scotch® Long Lasting Moving and Storage Packaging Tape features a unique adhesive that’s UV resistant and great for long term storage in hot or cold temperature.
Storing in damp areas is risky, but there are a few things you can do to prevent/minimize damage. Plastic or metal storage items like vacuum sealed bags, rubber containers and metal frame shelving are preferable to cardboard or wood.
1: Remove the old tape core. Place the new roll of tape on the large roller and press all the way down. Make sure that the when you unroll the tape the sticky side is facing down. 2: Pull the tape over the guide bar – near the handle – and under the second, smaller roller. Some packaging tape dispensers have a spring loaded bar here. If so, hold it back so that you can easily pass the tape through. 3: Pull the tape against the serrated edge. 4: Tape away!
No. The color of the tape has no meaning. The most common colors for packaging tapes are clear, off white, and tan. Many are transparent after they are applied so writing can be visible, such as mailing labels.
First, unplug the device. With the pouch release lever held down, try gently pulling the pouch back out of the laminator. Do not pull the pouch through the machine. If this doesn’t work, please call the 3M Laminating Help Line at 1-800-772-4337 or contact us online.
You’ll get the best results when you give the laminating machine the time it requires to warm up. (From one minute to less than six minutes, depending on the model. Please refer to the instructions for your specific model).
With Scotch™ Thermal Laminating Pouches - letter, legal, and menu size use 3mil heat setting. For most other smaller thermal pouch sizes, use the 5 or 6 mil setting. If in doubt, start with a lower heat setting and work your way up if laminating quality is not good.
Yes! Laminating smaller items together is a great way to save time. Here’s how:
Step 1: Place items—such as flash cards, ID cards or recipes—into one Thermal Pouch. Place items in the Pouch with minimum of ½ inch of space between them to allow room for trimming items upon completion.
Step 2: Send the Thermal Pouch through the Thermal Laminator, sealed edge first, then allow it to cool on a flat surface.
Step 3: Hand trim around the thermal laminated items. Scotch™ Thermal Laminating Pouches completely seal around your document, meaning there are no air pockets or gaps when you trim.
NEVER cut a pouch before laminating or it will jam inside the machine.
NEVER laminate Social Security cards, or one-of-a-kind items that cannot be replaced.
For best results, use Scotch™ Thermal Laminating Pouches in your thermal laminating machine.
• Model TL901: 3 mil, 5 mil pouches up to 9” wide
• Model TL902: 3 mil, 5 mil pouches up to 9” wide
• Model PRO TL906: 3 mil, 5 mil pouches up to 9” wide
• Model TL1302: 3 mil, 5 mil, 6 mil pouches up to 12.3” wide
• Model PRO TL1306: 3 mil, 5 mil, 6 mil pouches up to 12.3” wide
No. Items not intended for use with any laminator include: currency, Social Security cards, stamps, credit cards, or cards with a magnetic strip. Some of these items incorporate important authentication features that are hampered by lamination.
Also, do not laminate sharp objects, unheatable plastic, historically significant papers or one-of-a-kind items.
Different laminators take different amounts of time to heat up
• The Scotch™ Thermal Laminator TL901 Laminator takes 5-7 Minutes.
• The Scotch™ Thermal Laminator TL902A takes 5-6 minutes.
• The Scotch™ Advanced Thermal Laminator TL1302 takes 1 minute.
• The Scotch™ Pro Thermal Laminator TL906 takes 5-6 minutes.
• The Scotch™ Pro Thermal Laminator TL 1306 takes 1 minute.
The Scotch™ TL902, Scotch™ Pro Thermal Laminator TL906, Scotch™ Advanced Thermal Laminator TL1302, and the Scotch™ Pro Thermal Laminator TL 1306 all have auto shut-off features. For safety reasons, laminators should be turned off when not in use.
Each machine has a different maximum size. The Scotch™ Thermal Laminator Models TL902A, TL906, and TL901 can handle 9” wide pouches; the TL1306 can take 12.3” wide pouches; and the TL1302 can take 13” wide pouches.
If white blotches appear, or if your thermal laminated pouch appears hazy, send the item, sealed end first, through the Thermal Laminator again. Remember to allow your machine to fully warm-up before sending a pouch through. If it’s cloudy, your machine may not have been fully heated prior to lamination.
It depends on what glue you’re using, and what your project is. For all glues (except super glue), apply a thin, uniform layer that completely covers the surface area to be glued. Apply Super glue sparingly. A good rule of thumb for super glue is to apply one small drop for each square inch of surface to be glued.
Both Scotch® Super Glues and Scotch® Multipurpose Glue bond many substrates, but the super glue dries much quicker. Generally, Scotch® Super Glues are stronger than Scotch® Multipurpose glue, but not in all cases. Multi-purpose Glue is ideal for use on paper, poster board, cardboard, wood, fabric, metal, aluminum, formica, vinyl, PVC and acrylic. Superglue is commonly used for gluing wood, metal, leather, ceramic, rubber, some plastics and similar materials. Super glue is usually not a good choice for paper.
Don’t panic! Try gently working vegetable oil or baby oil around the edges and into the glued area to loosen the skin. Alternatively, try soaking fingers in warm, soapy water. Be very gentle - do not pull skin surfaces apart with a direct opposing action as skin damage may result. If unable to free bonded area, or if irritation persists, get medical attention.
Try gently working vegetable oil or baby oil around the edges of the dried glue. Alternatively, try soaking fingers in warm, soapy water. Be very gentle - do not pull glued skin surfaces apart with a direct opposing action as skin damage may result.
Scotch® Outdoor Mounting and Extremely Strong Mounting Tapes can be used for bonding and sealing applications, where water cannot penetrate through them. Scotch® Clear, Outdoor and Extremely Strong Mounting Tapes have UV-resistant adhesives so they hold up under UV exposure.
Scotch® Indoor Mounting Tape: works on most indoor surfaces that are dry, clean and smooth. Scotch® Outdoor Mounting Tape: works on many surfaces including metal, glass, finished and painted wood, vinyl and plastic. Scotch® Extreme Mounting Tape: works on many finished surfaces such as finished and painted wood, metal, laminate and tile. None of the mounting tapes are recommended for use on wallpaper or delicate surfaces. See packages for details.
Squares and Dots hold 1 pound. Scotch™ Indoor Fasteners hold 1 pound per inch up to 3 lbs. Scotch™ Outdoor Fasteners hold 1 pound per inch up to 5 lbs. Scotch™ Extreme Fasteners hold 2 pound per inch up to 10 lbs.