- 6 years ago
- Wedding: August 2012
I had a HUGE issue printing on the vellum overlays for the main part of my invitations. Back when I did a test run in February they were fine. Suddenly at crunch time, I would print them on the same printer I used with the same settings, and the next day the ink would turn from black to brown! Which in and of itself wouldn’t have been a tragedy if I didn’t have the five enclosures already done in black ink.
So…I tried Staples, Kinkos, my neighbor’s new laser printer, two of my good work/home fancy pants printers…every iteration of every setting you can imagine. Fast print, light spray ink, ink saver, photo setting, transparency, glossy…all failed–either they smeared/skipped spots/blurred or the ink still turned from black to brown overnight. I wasted a ton of expensive vellum paper…finally in desperation I tried the little $29 Canon inkjet I got for free when we bought a new computer, and lo and behold it worked perfectly–go figure! The expensive $700 brand new laser color printer our neighbor just got didn’t work, Staples/Kinkos couldn’t do it, even a blueprint place wouldn’t do it and little ol’ cheapy Canon did.
I guess the moral of the story is, expensive equipment isn’t always the answer! SUCH a relief, it was holding me up, now I can finish my invitations and hopefully get them out this week!