I’ve been using 12" TransferRite Ultra 582U Medium Tack Transfer Tape for the past four years to make my own GoofGrade birch plywood. I have enjoyed consistently good results with excellent adhesion and almost no release during cuts. I’ve always purchased the 10-yard rolls on Amazon or US Cutters, but recently decided to invest in a 100-yard roll to save money.
Oops! Bad decision on my part. Despite being the exact same product, the stuff on this roll will not stick to my go-to 3mm birch plywood. I know what your thinking – its the cheap plywood, not the tape, dummy. I wish that were the case – I changed over in the middle of prepping 20 sheets of GoofGrade (all the wood was from the same batch) and the issue only appeared with the new roll.
So, two questions for the hivemind:
- Any suggestions to get this to stick? Low heat iron? Tack spray? Mystic prayer beads?
- Has anyone tried the 592U High Tack tape and if so, how did it work for you?
Btw, since applying it to wood is definitely an off-label application, the folks at TransferRite have been, shall we say, a tad less than helpful.