TLDR - Imagine the best TCG protection product ever made. That's Gemloader.
Most of my reviews are only slightly modified and mostly the same. With my latest order, I've spent about $2k USD with Gemloader to protect my personal, not retail, collection. I've inspected, held, owned and used EVERY item they sell and have had the exact same experience. I don't provide details of construction, because I know nothing of manufacturing, material costs, production, factories, designs or companies that make these kinds of products. Gemloader is the item creator and company we buy them from, but they probably don't make the actual items their self, they designed, engineered, created the specification and chose the materials. Then they found the perfect production company that then puts that all together at the quality level they decide meets their demands that they then slap their label on once satisfied. I could be wrong, but this is the usual case in business and if it's in their business plan, they eventually build their own production plant once they have the capital.
I've also inspected, held, owned and used EVERY item that protects TCG collections, ever made. I know what I like and know what I need. Saying that, I've never been 100% satisfied until I held a Gemloader product in my hands. I was handed one of their binders and told that all of the top loaders inside were made by the same company. A few minutes after I had the binder in hand, I asked him to pull a toploader out for me. Putting on my glasses to get a closer look, I held the toploader in hand and he told me "Even the toploaders are protected by film." It only took a few minutes before I asked, "Who makes all of this?!!" and "Where do I get them?!!" with a grin!
I've always spared no expense when it comes to price and never read or watch reviews. I always prefer to form my own opinion under my own standards. That usually means using the old-fashioned way of buying the product and returning it if unsatisfied. I've bought and returned many binders, sheets, toploaders, sleeves, display and storage solutions over the past 30+ years and have always been let down by selection and quality. I've mostly resorted to boxed storage solutions using penny sleeves and/or toploaders and have tried literally every company's offering. I gave up looking for new protection products a few years ago, feeling nothing would ever be up to my standard. Thus, I hadn't heard of Gemloader.
To make a long review longer, I was sold on the company and product after only a few minutes of a toploader being in my hands. As long as they continue to operate, I'll only use Gemloader products. I'll continue to place orders until every card I own formerly in storage boxes, are protected by a Gemloader product. Having also had correspondence with their customer service, I could write a thousand more words to praise that part of the company as well. I'm 100% certain if a workmanship blemish (it occasionally happens to every product ever, even the most expensive cars and houses) that it will be rectified asap.
The result: 100% satisfaction, 100% company confidence, 100% Gemloader.
There are what looks like burn marks and disfigurement on some of these toploaders that stays there even when removing the clear plastic film made to protect it. I'm just surprised no youtube reviews or reviews on the website have mentioned this, since I would consider this a premium product (not to mention shipping costs as well). But since I was sent a link in my email to do a review I thought I would give my honest opinion. Besides the cosmetic melted looking marks they're still pretty cool looking if you flip the ugly side to the back or get lucky and don't have that many with this problem. Kind of a pain in the rear end.
Thank you very much for your order and review.
I'm very sorry to hear that you have received some toploaders that are damaged. Of course this should never be the case. And I want to apologize for this experience.
I hope that you understand that it is also possible that you have received a package of toploaders that was damaged during transport or has a production error and accidentally escaped quality control. This is absolutely not the case with all toploaders and I find it very uncomfortable that you have gotten this impression.
Please know that you can always reach us and we will be happy to help you resolve these types of problems properly. I hope to get in touch so you give us the opportunity to help you
Very satisfied with the quality. The protective film is also very nice because all toploaders look perfect.