(Closed) Help! I need to find a printer….

posted 8 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
1940 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I don’t have a recommendation on a good color printer, but I can recommend an alternative option to consider.  I made my own invitations as well but I had them printed at my local university.  It worked out great for me – they had the professional equipment and we pretty inexpensive.  In addition, they cut all of the pieces to the dimensions I requested.  

Post # 4
472 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010 - Ladder 15 Restaurant

I also didn’t use my own printer–I’d have to spend hundreds on a good printer to get it the quality I wanted, and I didn’t want to bother with the headache.  Kinko’s has been WONDERFUL to work with and the prices are super reasonable.  I would check them out if you’re thinking of outsourcing for it.

Otherwise, get a laser printer, not an inkjet.  The quality really makes a big difference.

Post # 5
693 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I have been looking at printers myself for our invitations. So far the advice that I have been given is to go with a laser jet printer rather than ink jet.  The laser jet will be a bit more expense up front, but it will give a better quality print and the ink cartridges will last longer.  The ink jet tends to gum up after several prints, and the ink comes out wet, opposed to the laser jet.  We have laser jets at my office and the colors come out great. 


Hope this helps!

Post # 6
306 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

We printed our invites at cardsandpockets.com and they turned out fantastic.

That being said, we are really happy with our Canon i560 for printing envelopes, etc. i would be certain to get a printer that is top-feeding, as anything that turns the paper around inside will bend your paper like crazy. 

Post # 7
372 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

We went the Kinko’s route for printing and cutting actual invites but we also have a Brother laser printer (I use 3 on a daily basis from a base model to a print/fax combo).  They’re very reliable and the print quality is good.  WE also used these to print envelopes!

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