I picked up a Xyron 5″ Creative Station the other day as I wanted to try and make my own stickers. I chose the Creative Station as it has a cartridge that laminates on one side and applies adhesive on the other. Some of the other models only apply adhesive. I tried it out tonight, and I’m pretty pleased with the results.
The laminate is matte so it’s not too shiny. The adhesive applies thinly and evenly. They look like regular stickers! (I did get a little piece of something trapped in my doggy sticker, but that was my fault…)
I also picked up a “X” which applies adhesive only to items 1.5″ wide or smaller. The cartridges are cheaper and it should be good for applying ribbon and cut letters & shapes to cards. Overall, I’m pretty happy with both of them.