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Old 10-23-2012, 09:22 PM   #1
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how to best adhere paper to a folder like a label?

I want to make large decorative labels (at least 4 x 6 inches) for about 10 folders for the girls in my daughter's Girl Scout troop. Avery labels would be easiest, but are too expensive. I can easily print what I want on paper, but what is the best way to adhere it to the folder so it's smooth and long-lasting (most like a sticker)?

I was wondering about spray adhesive, but I've never used it.

The folders will likely be glossy paper or possibly plastic, depends what's cheapest. Not sure if adhering things to plastic will be hard.

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Old 10-23-2012, 10:26 PM   #2
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Re: how to best adhere paper to a folder like a label?

I would use Modge Podge glue and a paper folder, modge podge is inexpensive and easily available at craft stores, or you could water down some white elmer's with a bit of water and apply it with a paint brush.
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Re: how to best adhere paper to a folder like a label?

do you know whether modge podge will make ink from a color inkjet printer run?
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do you know whether modge podge will make ink from a color inkjet printer run?
It definitely will make the ink run.
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Rubber cement! It will lay flat without wrinkles and stick tight.
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