(Closed) What’s the best color printer for invitations?

posted 9 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

*bumping* i’d like to know too please.

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We have the Epson Artisan, which seems to handle a pretty sturdy cardstock. It prints, copies, and scans–and the print-outs are photo-quality. I guess the only downsides are the expense and the fact that it’s a 6 color (instead of 4) so ink could get tricky. It prints on CDs too, so if you were making mix CDs, it would be an added perk.

Post # 5
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Worker bee

I like my printer a lot, but since it just came free with my computer and I didn’t shop around for it, I’m not sure it’s the best out there (it’s a canon mp210 for the record.) 

The one thing that’s made a big difference for me with invitation printing is using a printer that allows the paper be fed in a paper feed on the top (like the 210) rather than on the bottom (my fiance has a canon hp550 set up like that).  When the paper has to bend that much it really limits the cardstock thickness that you can use while the top feeders are just utilizing gravity tend to accept much thicker papers.

Hope that made sense!

Post # 6
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Newbee

Check out the Epson R1900 – I LOVE IT, I use if for everything.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

We got two new printers in the last year.  We got an inkjet for printing out photos and such – an HP C6300.  I really like it, and it prints out really well.  The other printer we got (sale on Black Friday) is a color laser printer Samsung CLP-310 series.  It prints out items well, but it may have issues with cardstock.  We’ll find out next week, when I try to print out my invitations.  The Samsung does not print out photos that great, although the sample print has a photo that is great.  So, we like both.

Post # 10
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

I got an HP inkjet from my University computer shop (since I got a student discount).

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We’ve been using our Canon Pixma MP550 for our invitation trials and we are very happy with the outcome.   It is also a photocopier / scanner and it handles cardstock quite nicely.  It takes 5 cartiridges all together and they run about 8-10€ a piece here.  But that seems to be the norm.

 

Post # 12
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Sugar bee

I haven’t printed on it yet but I bought some stardream paper from Paper Source and have read that a laser printer is best to print on that because of the shiney surface. Maybe you should consider the paper as well. I currently have an HP 3 in 1 which prints good quality photos and worked great for printing text STDs plus, it is nice to have a scanner handy. However, mine is 2 years old so it won’t help.

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