This item works with the red only. The black ink portion is basically unreadable, therefore useless. Bought a pkg with several in it (sadly) and have had the same result with both used.
October 1, 2013
New ribbon barely darker than old one. Like the machine but these ribbons are the worst.
August 27, 2013
Not good quality
These ribbons do not print well. They start out as faint as my old one.
I wish I could find a good quality ribbon with lots of ink so I could read the tape easily and felt that the information on the tape would last if I need to attach it to a document. I would do minus one star if I could.
August 22, 2013
Why the Bad Rap?
Based on other reviews I was very hesitant to buy this item. But I could barely read my adding machine tapes anymore. Even after I got it, I waited weeks before installing it, because I was afraid it wouldn't work and I would lose all printing capability for my tapes. Finally, I loaded it up, and it works perfectly. The printing is dark and very easy to read. Sorry I waited so long! Besides, it only cost $6.49 . . . for two!
May 8, 2013