Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Printable Shrinky Dink Review 2017

For years I have been printing my images on Shrinky Dink to make earrings. Recently I was extremely disappointed when I purchased a new package. Upon opening the package I immediately I noticed the paper was different, it was thinner material and less plasticy then before. Upon printing the color was completely off and green (I checked my ink on a test page and it was perfectly fine). I went ahead and heated them in the oven to be sure and was unhappy to find not only did the color not improve but the images had completely warped. I had to promptly return my purchase for a full refund. Here is an image of the original Shrinky Dink vs the new product. It hard to tell from the photo but there is a lot of distortion and a big problem with the uniformity of the shrinkage rate as well as a problem with the color change.
After doing some research I found many reviews from angry consumers complaining about the change in the printable Shrinky Dinks. It seems a new company, Alex Brands, has taken over the beloved Shrinky Dinks last year and has cut corners and destroyed it's own product. I strongly advise you do not purchase this product unless they go back to the original material.