I bought these thinking they would at least be the thickness of regular business cards – they’re not. I guess I was being naïve. As mentioned by a reviewer, Dymo’s suite of labels etc has their ‘logo and black print dot’ emblazoned on the back. One of the thumbnails for this listing does actually show this information on the back of the cards stock so that didn't come as a shock, but surely there should be some way to remove it! This is very frustrating because the promised professional look of these cards is clearly incorrect. I cannot imagine handing these out to anyone to promote myself.
The box the card stock came in was battered and a strip of Sellotape affixed to keep the top down – perhaps it was opened at some stage or got damaged in transit, who knows? Thankfully the plastic bag inside was heat-sealed but even this doesn’t necessarily reassure one.
I'm particularly annoyed by the total misrepresentation of what you can expect to see on the card when you print it off. As was mentioned by another reviewer, there is indeed a relatively large margin on the left-hand side of it that you cannot access in the software to make smaller. So the presentation of your details are off-centre overall. I find this particular issue irritating. I’ve had to cut the cards down to eliminate the offset!
THEN there’s the issue of the 300 cards. Yes, there probably are 300 on the roll but in order for me to make use of all of them, I paste the inevitable blank ones onto the back of the ones that successfully printed off to at least ‘hide’ the atrocious restriction coding on the back – this action, as it happens, also does away with the curvature caused by the cards being on a roll. Of course, if you held the cards up to the light you can still see the bloomin’ things but it’s not as obvious, and at least I get thicker cards! The overall effect is a little better but, really, is NOT professional!
I love the idea of being able to print off my own cards, but I wish we could have full access to the software so that we can be truly creative with our designs – it’s bad enough you can only print in black and white.
I’ll live with what I have bought this time until I’ve used all the cards but after that, I’ll just use my Dymo 450 for label printing as it seems that’s all it can really, reasonably reliably, do. An opportunity missed and a real shame!
In my humble opinion, if a thing is promoted as being able to do something specific, it should do that specific thing fully and efficiently, otherwise what IS the point?!