(Closed) Printer for DIY projects

posted 6 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
95 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I’m commenting to see the replies I also had this same question!

Post # 4
7561 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

Are you buying a printer just for your wedding? Have you thought of taking things to Kinkos instead? You can select the paper and have everything printed on a high quality machine at a reasonable price. 

Post # 7
171 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

I invested on a nice printer since I know I’ll be using it on important art prints in the future. I bought a Canon pro9000 MarkII which is made for an at home photographer/ designer. Its a pretty big printer compared to your average at home printer, but omg.. i’m in LOVE with it. This is coming from someone who needs a printer for her high quality art prints. Retail price is pricey but i found a few unopened, unused off craigslist for $150- $175. Kinko’s does good quality prints too since they have better printers anyways. You can always supply them with your own cardstock for them to print on (if you dont want to buy theirs). If you want them to design for you, i know they offer those services. Otherwise if you are computer savvy with photoshop/ illustrator, I’d suggest you design your own and save it as a .pdf file for them to print out for you. You should talk to them and see what your options are. 

I hope thats helpful!

Some phone photos of the print quality of my printer. I printed on shimmery paper (which i wouldnt recommend on a regular printer bc regular printers would bead up on coated paper) But i printed the text along with that damask design on the gold paper behind it.

Post # 8
2693 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

We needed a printer anyway and the wedding stuff made it more pressing.  We got a canon mp280 series.  We just used it to print my bridal shower invitations for my bridesmaid who doesn’t have a printer.  Not sure if we’ll use it for the wedding invites but for any other paper product (tags, menu cards, escorts), it will work fine.

Post # 9
2457 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Ya know, I’ve been using the printer I’ve had for the last… 10 years? Haha, it’s an HP printer. It’s slow, but effective. 🙂

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