Trust in Glue Dots® for your Printing and Bindery Needs
For printing and bindery needs, including postpress finishes, Glue Dots® from Gluefast, the largest distributor of the adhesives on the East Coast, prove the most cost effective and efficient adhesive available. With no need for equipment, you can easily apply spot glue accents to books, brochures, catalogs, or more, for a precise finish. The Dot Shot Pro, the applicator for Glue Dots®, makes it easy for quick binding. Achieve accurate and clean edges, with unique patterns or intricate detail without spending too much time or money.
Glue Dots® are pressure sensitive adhesives, which means they are much safer, cleaner, and faster than hot melt glues or other industrial adhesives. They also come in different strengths like low to medium tack, so you can find the hold you need. Avoid the messy aftermath of hot glues – stains, clumping, or uneven pages – with an adhesive that holds strong and stays unnoticed. Whether it’s pamphlets, brochures, catalogs, or other items, Glue Dots® are the right adhesive for your printing and binding needs. Using Glue Dots® opens up a wide range of postpress possibilities. See below for more uses in printing and bindery.
Dress it Up or Keep it Clean and Polished with Glue Dots®
- Attach outserts to bottle.
- Add detailed accents to materials for a beautiful finish.
- Seal catalogs or brochures.
- Create smooth edges and borders.
- Use on small or large items.
Why Choose Glue Dots® for Printing and Bindery Needs?
Glue Dots® bond instantly and come in several strengths from temporary bonding to permanent. Unlike other adhesives, you can expect a clean finish every time, an important factor when considering the overall appearance of your product. If you need a Glue Dot® that’s beyond the standard, Gluefast also offers custom-sized Glue Dots®. Ask about our Custom Products for more options.
Find the Right Strength and Thickness You Need
Choose different tack strengths and thicknesses – known as profile – to best suit your project.
Standard Glue Dots® tack (strength) levels:
- Super High
Super High Tack creates a permanent bond. Low or Medium Tacks are considered removable.
Low Tack contains some oil. Test absorbent surfaces for bleeding. Glue Dots are produced using a variety of synthetic, rubber-based adhesives. To give these adhesives their removable capabilities, varying degrees of oils are used. In most cases these oils will not discolor surfaces. However, the effects of the oils vary based on the absorption properties of the substrate. As the strength level increases, the concentration of oils decreases. We recommend thoroughly testing the adhesive on given substrates where discoloration is a concern. To speed up testing times, we suggest applying dots to the substrates and heating them up to 150 degrees for three days at room temperature after six months.
Glue Dots® are available in three profiles (thicknesses).
Low profile Glue Dots® are thin and used for bonding level items. Medium and High profiles are suited for irregularly-shaped objects.
Our Recommendation for Tack Strength and Profile in Printing and Bindery:
Tack strength: Medium