(Closed) What printer should I get

posted 10 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
29 posts
  • Wedding: October 2008

I purchased an Epson Stylus CX7800 Dura Bright Ultra over a year ago from Sam’s Club.  It is a copier, printer, scanner, digital camera memory card slots you can view the memory card on the front and print right from the memory card, even can put old negatives in it and re-print the actual photo.  Little did I know at the time that I was going to be planning a wedding with it.  It’s quite grand and being the DIY queen, in the past 3 months, I’ve printed scrapbook pages for the tables at the reception, 250 invitations (printed on velum, look incredible), save-the-dates and programs.  The printer has gone above and beyond for us and have yet to have to replace any cartridges since putting in new for all the wedding stuff.  The printer itself was reasonable yet the cartriges can be pricey, but they do last a long time.  I got my programs (3 fold brochure) and save the dates (postcards) from http://www.paperdirect.com .  I’ve printed many photos with this as well as I’m an avid scrapbooker.  I’ve always been a die-hard HP gal but Epson has me very impressed.  Epson has  probably upgraded from the one I have, but it may be worth looking at. 

At least get something that is capable of multi-tasking cause you never know what the future holds for you. 

 I just went on epson.com and mine is discontinued, comparable is the cx7400 http://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/consumer/consDetail.jsp?BV_UseBVCookie=yes&oid=63069503′ defer=’defer 

Good luck and enjoy whatever you choose.

Post # 4
139 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2008

I bought a Canon iP4500.  It is an Inkjet.  I really like it because it can print on all sorts of stuff and it wasnt’ too expensive.   I bought this model because it had the rear paper feed, which doesn’t bend the paper while printing.   The print quality is great, as long as you change your printer properties to "High Quality" when you are printing on anything other than plain paper.   

 I did all my invites and envelopes on this printer. My envelopes were 6.5" squares, no problem and the envelopes for my escort cards were tiny (3.5" x 2.25") and again, it had no problem. 

 The only downside is that it is an inkjet so it won’t print on Stardream paper, you need a laser printer for that. 

Post # 5
471 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2008


I would recommend that you check out reviews on CNET (www.cnet.com), Consumer Search (www.consumersearch.com), and Consumer Reports.  

Hope This Helps. 

Post # 6
6 posts

You’ll need a good printer, a quality font, paper stock, and some type of "desktop publishing software" to get high quality wedding stationeries printed. You should have a newer laser or ink-jet printer running at least 300 dpi (dots per inch) or better. If not, you must get with a printer that matches the above requirement. Some of the newer ink-jet printers feature 600 dpi and can print in color.

Read your printer’s User Guide to find out about its paper handling capability. Since most invitation card stock is somewhere between 40 and 80 pound (a measure of paper weight which translates into thickness), you must be sure that your printer can handle thick paper without jamming or curling. Check to see if you have a manual feed path which is often designed to give a straighter feed path.

Post # 8
45 posts

ditto on the epson stylus photo rx595

Post # 9
59 posts
Worker bee

i used to have an epson stylus photo printer but replaced it with a canon IP4000 several years ago. my ol skool canon has printed my wedding invites, programs, place cards, a ton of photos, and scrapbook pages.

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