(Closed) At-home printer that worked for card stock?

posted 6 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
645 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I didn’t have it at the time but the printer I have now is a Xerox color Cube 8570. It uses wax instead of ink (its also considered eco-friendly). Very vivid color and it is fast. Only downside is it’s a little noisy. However it’s not the cheapest option and having them printed would be less expensive than buying.

Post # 4
4478 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

yeah, wanted to second that getting your own printer will prove more expensive in the long run.  

Post # 5
31 posts
  • Wedding: October 2011

I used my Brother laser printer for metallic envelopes and cardstock and it worked fine. But when printing on inkjet printer I could barely see the text.


Post # 6
1271 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Canon Pixma IP 4920.  Worked on Paper Source 300lb letterpressed cardstock with NO issues.

Post # 7
1252 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

The cardstock itself is very important – I had no success printing on metallic silver cardstock from Michael’s with an inkjet printer (Canon Pixma), but printed perfectly on metallic silver cardstock from Paper Presentation on the exact same printer.  So I guess the lesson is to make sure that the cardstock you purchase is printable if you are using an inkjet, because the crap from Michael’s was not.

Post # 8
7431 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

I have a Canon Pixma MG620 I think it is (either that or the 820). I know it works great on non metallic, not sure about metallic

Post # 9
10 posts
  • Wedding: October 2012

My HP 4300(inkjet) so far has worked on all my tests (had to print stuff one at a time so the ink didn’t smear, let it dry for a long time – I left it alone for an hour, and then sealed it with inkjet fixative spray just in case). So even cheap inkjets can work with the right paper!

Post # 10
1934 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I have a Canon Pixma as well.  No issues.  Works with cardstock.  SUPER THICK cardstock and metallic paper.  I got mine for under $100.

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