I get several e-mails a week, asking if I've found another source for the beloved Kokuyo adhesive. I've heard rumors (from inside sources) that 3M has acquired Kokuyo and will be releasing it in the states. I did notice that JetPens is selling a Scotch (3M) product that looks like the Dot N' Roller.
I've also heard from readers in Japan, swearing that they are still buying up Kokuyo and that Kokuyo is still releasing new products. Reader Deb even sent me a sample of the new Kokuyo mini (very very cute!), but her friend in Japan couldn't tell her when it would be released.
Regardless of the rumors, it is next to impossible to find right now. (Although a reader recently spotted some refills at her local Archivers -- go check it out!). So, I've been left to my own devices to find a replacement. I've been fortunate to have a number of on-line companies send me samples and I've raided every store around.
I started to review a ton of the adhesives, but then slowly realized that I only liked one of them. One! And the one I like, I really, really, really like.
My Stik by Scrapbook Adhesives (a 3L company)
(Ignore my crappy production values... I couldn't get my movie software to work this weekend)
(Thanks for the Flip camera Suni, you rock!)
I loved this adhesive so much that I am now carrying it in my on-line store. I'm placing a bulk order, so I'll be passing the savings on to you. Click here to get yours.