(Closed) printing on cardstock

posted 10 years ago in Beehive
Post # 3
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Newbee

Usually cardstock up to a certain weight will not jam the printer.  But I think the stardream is the pearlized cardstock that is actually double coated so the laser printer ink can’t adhere to it.  That’s to my understanding, from what my printing company told me. Although Kinko’s refuses to do it, Minuteman Press will do it (for cheaper too!)

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

You may also want to try Office Max and Office Depot. Both offer color printing (and cutting!)

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

YES!

It was a SERIOUS pain, and very time consuming.

We had to basically print one at a time:(

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

Not sure what kind of printer you have – we have been using our photo printer for printing on cardstock, as its designed to take a thick sheet with a glossy finish.  We do have better luck when we use the paper definitions built into the programming – essentially warn it that’s its not getting regular paper.  There was a previous post about printing on stardream:

http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/stardream-paper-whos-used-it

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Not sure what type of laser printer you are using, but I used to print invites for x-mas parties for my work on star dream cardstock, if you can, I would suggest taking it back and getting cover weight instead (it’s about the same, only a little thinner and works better for home printers) but if not, if your using a laser printer w/ a manuel feeder, I found it SAVED my sanity!!!! I would only put in like 5 sheets at a time, and let them cycle through and then re-fill!

 Also, taking it to a local printer like Minuteman or PIP is a good idea, however I find them to be a little more expensive than taking it to say a smaller (mom and pop type of place) printer, they’ll usually print anything, and for cheap!! (Sorry I  know I digress, used to work for large paper & graphic supplier)

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2008

Take a look at the back of your printer. Mine at work have a flap in the back (usually right below where the top feeder is) that you can open. This will feed it straight through and out the back rather than curling it around and out the top. This may help your problem…

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