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Last year I had just bought a glue stick of Martha Stewart's glue and found it great for pasting a zine. However, I want the glue to be there next time I need it - like now - and glue sticks dry up so easily.

Luckily, I had bought this Japanese glue pen from JetPens months ago called Zig Memory System (made for scrapbooking I am guessing) and so far it's pretty good. You can make the glue temporary for moving things around or permanent.

What is your tried and true favorite glue for pasting up a zine?

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For cut n pasting paragraphs of text / images : good ol' stick of Pritt works best for me.

But for the assembling part of pages onto the master blank pages - use SCOTCHTAPE - 2 pièces, on opposite corners, of every page. You dont want them moving while printing...........

Also scotchtape whenever adding real photos or anything thick, cardboard etc...........

I've been liking the 'snail runner' type glue. It does paper to paper really good but it's dry (so no sticky fingers) and there is a longer 'removeable' time so you can move stuff around. It's sometimes called an ATC gun - but you can get little snail runners of it to. The ATC is on my list (but it costs around 30 bucks so...)

For big pieces of paper, like putting the original on the master blank  pages (hope that makes sense) I've had the best luck with spray adhesive.  I have master copies of zines that are 10 years old and the ones with spray adhesive are the only ones that are still secure.



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