LabelWorks™ Printable Ribbon Kit." For those that don't know, my wife is an avid crocheter who creates and sells her work on her Facebook page: Pocket Full O' Poseys. I'm not the craftiest person around, but my wife has made some amazing items and takes great pains to make sure the products she sells look awesome when she ships them to her customers. It was a no brainer that the LabelWorks kit would work perfectly in this role. After finishing up her most recent creation, she decided to play around with the device and see just how versatile it would be for someone who enjoys crafts and then presenting them in some way. Her results are below.
|Using the ribbon as a label|
|Using the ribbon as a tie|
The LabelWorks™ Printable Ribbon Kit is a solid tool, but there are some things that my wife wanted to point out that aren't quite there yet with this product. The blade on the the device (which cuts the ribbon when done) isn't the best quality. We were able to cut a few times, but after that the cutting mechanism did more of a tear than a clean cut and hindered further feeds of the ribbon. We ended up using small craft scissors to get better cuts and it wasn't a hassle, it's just unfortunate the blade wasn't up to snuff. The only other downside would be that you can't preview what you're final ribbon will look like due to the limitations of the screen. There was a few times my wife spent printing and then throwing away a couple ribbons because she didn't like the final product. Overall though, not too many negatives to list out on this product, so that's a good thing.
Overall, my wife was incredibly impressed with the LabelWorks™ Printable Ribbon Kit. What initially started out as just a tool to print a single piece of ribbon to attach a company name on something turned into a tool that could do much more - like my wife's idea to print a ribbon to tie up her product. The average consumer will probably get limited uses with this and Epson's other products that print, like the Safety Kit or the Iron-on Kit, will probably be more up their alley. For people with a craft business or crafty individuals who can think of unique ways to use ribbon on gifts/clothing/etc. the LabelWorks™ Printable Ribbon Kit is an awesome tool that will surprise you with it's many uses.
Disclaimer: Epson sent me this product to review. I did not receive any monetary compensation and all thoughts and opinions are my own.