I have used these types several times. I was a bit surprised when I noticed that they were not transparent. It is actually solid white and silver so at first it went over some of the writing in the bible. It caught me off guard but I still enjoy having them and I believe its very useful either way. It does take some patience and time. It wouldn't help if you can work with small items because getting them just right has been a challenge for me. I still wouldn't have a bible without it.