Post # 1
I’m 6 months away from the big day and just getting into the swing of things. I plan to do all my paper projects (invitations/programs/seating cards, etc) but need a bit of help as I will be purchasing a new printer for these projects.
What printer did you buy/use for your paper DIYs?
Post # 3
I just used the one that came with my PC. It is a Cannon PIXMA model MP240. It is an all in one printer and has done me well so far. The only thing I don’t think I would use it or again are photos that have the possibility of getting wet (mail) since it is an inkjet. But other that that its great.
Post # 4
I have a Lexmark 3500 something and it’s amazing! It’s alos wireless so you can print anywhere in the house which is good because I use it for my work stuff, craft stuff, wedding stuff, and my fi uses it for his stuff too so we have it in a centerized area and than I can print from the living room, craft room, or in my office. It’s just a convience thing..no wires (though it can be wired)
I haven’t ran into any problems with printing on different paper. I finished my std and using parchment paper for the message in the bottle invites. The std were made out of cardstock. I also make cards so I use it for the cardstock that way as well. It can compatibe with different sizes (from regular to smaller though can’t go 12×12) It’s inkjet as well so pictures would smear–though the pictures are beautiful when printed.
It also has a scanner–only regret is there is no open top pull in gimeymachine..lol. So it’s a pull from back and go around rolls so it can jam..but haven’t had problems with any of my cardstock. There is a model that is more expensive..it’s like the 5000 or something with that in the description. I think it’s handy–though it’s not worth buying another printer to me for 😀
Post # 5
Thanks for the suggestions! It really helps knowing the names and brands of things like this – I’m totally clueless!
Post # 6
Printing myself was my goal originally until some reality set in after doing some invites for a friend of mine… these things take up a LOT of ink. 100 Invites and RSVPs, and ran out of ink 2 times, I used about 2.75 color cartridges. The text on the invites was black and we had two daisy graphics, and that was about it… The cartridges wont last as long as they normally do because you’re printing the exact same colors over and over, whereas when you’re just day to day printing, you print all different colors all the time and usage of each color evens out, making the cartridges last longer.
You can have them printed at a local printer and do everything else at home and it can save you some major cash on ink.
I have a cannon Pixema MP190, and it is an awesome printer, but when it came time to do my invites, I designed them, had them printed locally, cut them, decorated them, etc. myself.
Post # 7
I have an Epson Stylus and I love love love it! But it doesn’t print great on metallics, I think you need a laser for that. But what I love about the Epson is if you print standard photo sizes like 3.5×5 (which happens to be RSVP size) and 5×7, you can print to the edge which looks a lot more professional!