Correction: The video @goldnectarposted below says this is not the 63XL cartridge and is proprietary. The cartridge that they use has labels that look identical to some of the generics I’ve seen on amazon, so I bet if you’ve got one of these and do some digging you can find something.
@rkindnessal I just load labels in my laser printer, peel it off and stick it on the envelope. I have to mail about 3 or 4 envelopes a year or so. I think I bought the labels 15 years ago, the big box of envelopes 20 years ago and forever stamps as needed. I’ve never had to buy new toner yet.
@Kidsandliz The app does allow you to upload a photo; thus, one can create a design, take a pic, then upload to the app. The downside is that the height of a line from the unit is only half an inch. (Small) Details on your pic may be very hard to see.
I bought one last time…and it is cool! I have only had time to do test prints, but I can see it being really handy in the future.
My one concern is that there is no windows app. I don’t “do” art on my phone or tablet. The phone is just too small. Maybe on a tablet, again no time to play right now, it will be fine. Just a note to be aware…it worked fine on the phone!
I’ve wanted one of these since I first saw one a few years ago, but balked at the price. Like, okay, it looks fun and cool, but over $200 for a new toy that will most likely hang out in my craft storage area (aka garage) for most of its life? And it didn’t help when I pointed this really neat thing out to my husband and he just gave me the look. (If you’ve been with the same person for any length of time, you know the look.)
As others have pointed out, a bunch of people who ordered this last time got returns even though it was claimed to be new, just like today. Can anyone from Meh confirm that these are really, actually new and not refurbs?
I’ve been researching labelers lately, and I saw these but no way was I spending that much money on one. It is a small miracle that I hadn’t already ordered a Brother P-Touch, or similar, and honestly, that’s only because I got side tracked a couple times the past week before actually placing an order. Obviously I am very glad that that happened. I am so excited to get the purchase. If this works out well, it’s much more fun than a boring old P-Touch. My only regret is that I chose the white instead of the black. I don’t know why I did that.
I don’t like living with regret. I switched to black.
Okay, so Meh staffers/sourcers, can you please source the non-Create version for me for next time you sell these? The regular e-mark (not e-mark Create) usually goes for about $10 more and has all the neat businessy features (like sequentially increasing numbering, auto-dated stickers like PAID - 1May2021 and whatnot, USB connectivity, and three saved printjobs on-device) that would let me actually justify the purchase, while also including all of the Create features as well. It’s just such a better model which is what I would like to buy.
Please, meh, send me a new working unit in an uncrushed box. I spent the weekend making room for this in my storage cabinet (it was pretty disorganized anyway).
It will go on the shelf under the markers (Ohuhu are markers; that entire shelf is filled with coloring supplies - pens, markers, pencils, etc). I have a container for it as well as the accessories I purchase from HSN (printable ribbon from We R Memory Keepers, set of three different widths for $20 and a surprise $10 off of a purchase coupon of $20 or more!) and some accessories from emarkcreate.com.
So, please, send me one that hasn’t been used and is nice and clean and fresh.
@mikibell Yeah, those were kind of neat, but I have no use for them. It’s must me and the hubs.
Did you check the link to the emarkcreate store? They’re cheaper there (looks like most of their stuff is), about a dollar. And the sender is the same seller as on Amazon (Kyng). Which I didn’t bother to check out until I’d paid for my order and the receipt had this:
There was a definite “oh crap, did I just give a scammer my money?” because nowhere on the website did it say anything about kyng. And I didn’t make the purchase through ebay.
But it shipped yesterday, shows movement today.
Your mom was a smart woman. Kids be nuts.
Back in the dinosaur age, I was probably four or five years old and got lost in a department store. Someone must have taken me to the manager as a lost child and my parents said that over the loudspeaker a call came out for the parents of Patricia. Mom and dad looked at each other “could that be our kid?”
Which is their own damned fault for naming me Patricia Dianne and calling me Dianne. Sixty-seven years old and I still get crap about my “legal” name.
A wrist band or Sharpie with my information would have been a huge help.
@lisaviolet I seriously thought my mom was nuts! Then I took my kids to the fair and for a moment looked away…and gone was my evil 3 year old!! When we went to disney, we luggage tagged them… Had them wear the info on a lanyard
I will check out the links… I couldnt find the ribbon guides on hsn, just washi tape guides…
@lisaviolet I contacted the seller because my order seemed stuck at USPS. CS replied back asking for the order number (which was in the subject line!). I repeated the order number on my response back. Then today, I received a refund for the ribbon guides, but not for my other item. Same here with no word from them. I wrote back asking status and reason for refund. Does not look good.
Looked at the Amazon link and was wondering if it may wind up going through the same vendor.
@lisaviolet@mikibell Oh my! I’m sorry for you, but at least now I don’t feel so bad having paid 3x as much, even though it’s outrageous. That’s supply and demand for ya. I also ordered the guides and I received those right away. My ruler is coming from another country, so taking a little longer, but it does show as shipped.
@lisaviolet@mikibell One more bit of good news for me. When I purchased the ruler on Amazon the other day I paid $33.57. I just sent and checked current price, and it dropped almost $10.00, so I called Amazon and they credited me the $10.00 difference. Now I feel much better about my purchase. I recommend anyone who wants to buy it may want to grab it now before they hike the price back up, which they often do after lowering it.
Just got mine. Condition is not new. The package was bulging because it wasn’t put back in correctly and the charging deck is stained with ink. It is already registered so I can’t connect to it with the emark app. And the print head leaks ink badly.
Whew! I was getting worried about the condition this would be in. Not only from what I’ve been reading here, but our Fedex deliveries get here like someone likes to play Hulk (Hulk smash!) with our shipments. (Crushed boxes of Fancy Feast. Messy.)
It looks pretty good, I know that it’s not brand new in box (one of the things listed in the set up wasn’t there), but it doesn’t look like it was used. Like someone got it, tried to set up and just said “nope” and returned it.
Legitimately angry at the software limitations of this thing.
I bought it for marking serial numbers on things, printing dates, etc.
That’s limited to the slightly higher end model, and this one is restricted to “light, fun, home uses like cards and food labels” by the app.
It feels like a scheme to manufacture ewaste by artificial market segmentation.
@lisaviolet Now I am really upset. I finally got a chance to set up and try this thing today, only to find out in the app that my login and password are located in the instructions! So basically this thing is useless. And now I’ve already spent over $60 on accessories. I hope that they can get me a replacement or I am going to flip.
@GirlPleeeeze Go to that set up link. It gives you a way to get that info.
Make sure you have your Quick Set Up Guide handy before you start as it contains your e-mark access data (SSID and password). If you have lost the Quick Setup Guide, don’t worry, you can recover your SSID and password by making the first imprint with your e-mark, which includes the required information.
@lisaviolet I did use your link. Thank you for that, but as I said above I didn’t get a set up guide. I don’t even know how I can start it without that info. It tells me I need it to continue. I don’t know how to get past that on the set up process.
@lisaviolet omg. Thank you! After thinking about what you wrote, I just decided to try swiping the machine and lo and behold, that’s what it printed! Thank you again. You are a life saver. I’ve been having an awful day today, where everything that could go wrong has, so I really appreciate this.
@lisaviolet well, that was short lived. Now I know why this unit was returned. I have tried 4 times now, and it cannot find a connection. I’m so annoyed. This certainly was not the experience I envisioned when I purchased this. I just hope they can remedy it for me.
@lisaviolet I’m done. I’ve absolutely had it now. I have my whole entire home set up as a smart home. Did it all myself. Installed home security system by myself, etc. I am very good at electronics. I’m the person everyone calls when they need help, especially with things like wifi, etc. Anyway, I said you know what… Let me try one more time. So I took the machine out and went through the all the paces, all the links above, etc etc blah blah blah, and then I look over and my machine has tipped onto my new $350.00 duvet cover, staining it blue yellow and pink, plus the actual duvet inside. I have used the best stain removers there are, and it won’t come out. I’m done. Thank you for trying to help, but this thing is a piece of crap and this is exactly why this unit was returned. It’s faulty. I am extremely upset that I was sold a used, faulty device instead of what it said I was getting, which was a new one. I am so upset about my duvet now. It’s in the wash, but it doesn’t look good. I have contacted meh and hope they can do right by me. Have a nice night.
Mine arrived, used. Not new as described. Ink all over the plate. The instruction booklet had some kind of food/drink spillage stain on it as well, gross. However, it did have a brand new ink cartridge with it. Wish me luck.