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Great Product, Great Deal
on February 5, 2010
Wow! Labels, an applicator, and a free program............what is not to like about this product? I supposed some people have problems as not all programs work on all systems. But my Widows XP, Service Pack 3 did just fine.
The label making program is "Sure Thing". They must have sold to Memorex some rights so they could call it "exPressit". But when you load the software it clearly says, "Sure Thing". It is a great label making program, especially when it is for free. Granted, it is Ver 4 and not the Deluxe Ver 5. But the only difference I noticed, besides a few convineience buttons and perhapos some other features I missed, is that it ONLY prints Memorex labels. IF you purchase the Ver 5 separately for $25 you can print on practially any label stock format. But since Memorex seems to be one of the few "full face" label makers AND offers a very competative price AND offers special "DVD" labels, this free version is hard to beat. You can at least try it for awhile and if you do not like Memorex, get the retail version and use the label manufacturer of you choice.
I had no problem with installation or calibration. I did, however, use a printout on plain paper to calibrate. I printed and then held up the printout BEHIND the label plage to insure proper alignment. But it was such a minor adjustment (+1 horiz and -1 vertical), it was easy.
I highly recommend this product because the Avery applicator is $9 on its own; the program, to downlaod is $25 on its own; and if you include the labels, you can add another $10. I will say, however, that there is a debate on labels for DVDs. I have had no problems, but the question is will the labels stand the test of time - 1 year, 20 years?
I am purchasing "DVD" labels separately as these are technically for CDs even though they say CD/DVD. Perhaps they will be fine. I do not know. But I tend to believe that labels on DVDs may be an issue (i.e., warping as a result of hte paper collecting moisture, drying up a bit, tightening, and thus warping the disc so it is not read properly). Therefore, the best way to label DVDs probably with a marker (gently) or a printer that prints the ink directly on the DVD. But the former is "tacky" while the latter is more moola and another issue altogether.
All in all, for $15, what is there to complain about? It is worth the try. I think its great.