I was thrilled to find this therm-o-web item at such a fabulous price, since I was paying nearly $2 per item more at my local art store. So, I was understandably wary when I received the shipment and the packaging did not look at all like the picture shown (the usual grey/red/white packaging). Instead, the packaging is black, white, and lime. I was so concerned, but figured I'd better try it out---on my son's rehearsal dinner invitations, no less. What a wonderful surprise! These refills perform better than the more familiarly packaged item. This new/different packaging may just be intended for a different market (European?), but the product is fabulous. No getting stuck or jammed. I was able to use the ENTIRE roll of four cartridges so far. (I ordered a dozen.) Needless to say, I am thrilled.
I LOVE my thermo web adhesive, so I was excited to find this refill value pack for such a great price. These refills are about $7-8 locally, so I always buy these as soon as they are available.
The only slight thing I noticed is that the little flip closure thingy on the dispenser catches a bit on this refill (and this never happened when I bought the refills locally in individual packages). It doesn't interfere with the use of the item, so I didn't reduce my rating. If this is the only problem, it is well worth getting them at such a reduced price. They do sell out often, so get on the notify list if you want to keep well-stocked!
The first time i came across this, it was the first tape adhesive runner i ever used. I switched off because of it being out of stock a few times, and i couldn't believe how cheaply the others are made. This one is FAR THE BEST I'VE EVER USED. It makes me happy to see them in stock every so often. It's able to be used through about a whole mini or two (one refill) and does not gum up on the sides. It comes out smoothly, and does not take up too much room to store the dispenser, unlike the huge scotch roll that is 30 dollars.