Post # 1
Hello Bees, I am really looking forward to working on a few DIY projects that will require a printer. I plan to do my own programs, activity books, labels and whatever else I can think of. What kind a printer should I buy to be able to print this stuff? I’m not very technology savvy, so I’m not sure which would work for what I need it for. Please keep in mind I’m not trying to spend too much money on the printer , but I’m interested in buying one for a reasonable price. Thanks y’all 🙂
Post # 3
I’m commenting to see the replies I also had this same question!
Post # 4
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 # 5
This is the printer that I got:
It’s very reasonably priced and the ink isn’t too horribly expensive. Here’s are some pics of things I printed up with it.
Post # 6
I’ve thought about kinkos. How do I go about that. Can I just go in there and tell them what I need designed and the can print it?
We always need a printer anyway, it seems like. So I might be better off just buying one. Housebee, I love your invites!!! Everything looks great.
Post # 7
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
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
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. 🙂