I have taken off the cling image & have had no problem. Only difference is my cling mounts are a little sticky, but I don't mind that. I also noticed with the cling images that were applied my stamps had curled up!!! Boy I was NOT happy with that. If you are going to take off the cling image just do it slowly. I don't apply the cling image anymore. What a waste the useless images are (maybe if it worked it wouldn't be such a waste).