Post # 1
Greetings Wedding Bees:
I am writing to inquire about a possible remedy for a situation pertaining to my invites. I am printing using an HP printer, the D1430 –nothing fancy, just a nice inkjet photo printer that came with the fiance’s computer purchase.
I am printing out test sheets using the cardstock that I will be using for the final invites to go out. I am having a problem with print quality. The printer prints out nice clean text on regular computer paper, but not on the cardstock.
The cardstock is not very heavy. It’s the cardstock that you get from the value packs at Michael’s — very inexpensive and I would guess it’s the basic of cardstock weights when it comes to invites.
What am I doing wrong? How can I print nice, crisp copy on this cardstock? I’m jus ready to be done with these things. Many thanks in advance.
(Also of note: I had the same issue with my parent’s lexmark, all-in-one. I’m not sure of the model, but it was very expensive –if that matters)
Post # 3
i think you may have issues with an ink jet on the printer, is it smudging can you describe what the problem is?
Post # 4
Make sure that you are noting in the printer preferences in the print dialogue box that it is cardstock. Some printers have software that adjust for different papers.
Post # 5
I’m not sure what you’re doing wrong, but would you consider bringing it into a print shop to maybe have them print it for you? Usually these things are pretty inexpensive & especially if you bring in your own paper. We work right next door to one & they’re fast pace & fairly cheap! It might be easier & not too expensive.
Post # 6
Thank you for the responses! And so quickly!
@crebre80 – There is no smuding, but the printing is not crisp. I can see through the ink to the cardstock.
@MightySapphire – For this particular printer, there is not a setting for ‘cardstock’ but there are settings for, say, regular printer paper, photo paper and specialty paper, with choices beneath.
Post # 7
@lees4308 – I have not yet looked into print shops in the larger city that I am in but did back at home where we will be having the wedding. I will have to check around here to see if a local printer is within our price range. Thanks for the advice.