(Closed) Best printer?

posted 7 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’ve had a Canon Pixma MP510 and was able to do all my wedding paper DIYs on it with no problem.  It has a feature that lets you print to the edge of the paper, which was really useful.  I’m sure there are better (and cheaper) models out now.  Canon never disappoints me!

Post # 4
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642 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I personally love the Canon Pixma series.  I purchased one after my HP basically laughed at me when I tried to print on 130 lb. cardstock.  The Canon feeds back to front cardstock/photo paper/envelopes, and has a cassette feeder for regular text weight paper.  I’ve had absolutely no problems printing on the 130 lb. cardstock with the Canon, and trust me I’ve been doing a lot of that.  Almost every wedding-related project I’ve used it for has involved that cardstock or superthick, special-order magnet paper (much thicker than what you buy at Staples).  The other benefits are the resolution and vivid color!  

Post # 5
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941 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Though I haven’t printed cardstock, I have to second Canon Pixma.  I’ve had two, and they’ve both been great with printing vivid and sharp pictures.  (Wow, that sounds like a commercial.  Sorry).  

I have used the printer to print photos, and those have come out very nice.  So, I’d check into those, and see if they fall in your price range.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

In case you don’t end up going with the Canon…I highly recommend the Epson Stylus NX515 (got mine at OfficeMax).

I found it after reading an article from PaperSource about what printer they used for their test products and traced the generations forward until I found the comparable current product (the exact one PaperSource used had been discontinued and remade under a different name a couple times).

Anyway…I have used it to print photos, print on postcards, print on papersource cardstock and envelopes & print on Crane’s Lettra envelopes and I love it. It also does borderless printing. The best part about it (and why I searched so long for it) is the paper feed tray in the back. You can get so many different sizes and thicknesses through.

Also has a scanner and can be hooked up to a wireless network for wireless printing (if you don’t want to be like me and turn your kitchen table into “the wedding zone”) 😉

Post # 8
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941 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Well, I had a Pixma i4000 before….I got it a few years ago, and I think it was $75 or $100?  Nw I have a Pixma MG2500, or 5200, or something…the box was just moved out of the room.  🙂  

The one I have now is really nice–it has a scanner, and prints wirelessley.  Plus, you can put your memory card into it directly and print from it.  I don’t know much it was–it was a present.  But $75 sounds like a good price.  🙂

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

all of the canon pixmas are great, regarless of the model.  i have the ip4500 right now, i think it was a little less than $200.

Post # 11
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642 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@Miss Tattoo: I have the Canon Pixma MP990 that I purchased about 5 months ago for $200.  I got it at Staples on sale, I think it regularly retails for about $300.  But like simplifiedbride said, I think all of the pixmas are good…as far as resolution and vivid color.  It just depends on the other features you want and how much you want to pay for them.  

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