Post # 1
Does anyone have any suggestions on what kind of printer is best for printing on card stock? Originally I thought I would print on regular paper, and glue it on to card stock, but I think that’ll look tacky, so I should print it right on the card stock, but I’m worried I will ruin them so perhaps I can buy a new printer, or ask a friend to use theirs.
Post # 3
A laser printer prints much more clearly on cardstock vs. an inkjet.
Post # 4
I think it all depends on the printer. I would test the paper on your printer before making the investment. My inkjet prints just fine on my cardstock. It is best if you use the manual feed and not try to put in a tray.
Post # 5
We recently got Canon Pixma iP2700 – I did not try printing on very heavy card stock, but it worked fine on light card stock. It’s a top loading printer and therefore the paper does not get bent
Post # 6
hi. i’m a graphic designer, so i handle printing projects quite often. i am also designing my own wedding invitations.
i’m not certain if you bought pre-made wedding invites or are designing yours from scratch like me, but your best bet it to take them to a local printing press and have them printed and cut for you. it’s really not that expensive and the results will be far better than what you can achive at home with a ink-jet printer. however, if what you are printing is just text only, then using a home printer will not be bad. just be sure that if you do use a local printer that they print ON-SITE and do not outsource their printing. you definitely want a company that has their own presses and does it right there on premesis. plus, you can feel good about supporting a local business 🙂
the only advice i can offer is to test out the design on the exact paper you are using, on several different printers. that is the only way you will truly gain an appreciation for which printer handles your project better.
if you have any further questions, just let me know!
Post # 7
test the printing on your home printer and at kinkos. i’m using cardsandpockets.com’s print shop…it’s A LOT cheaper than all of the local printers in my area and from what i’ve heard, great quality.
Post # 8
i say test at home on your printer and try out a laser at a print shop. then see which you like more.
Post # 9
ah thanks so much for the suggestions everyone!!
@ijustrockout: I’m planning on creating them from scratch with some products from “Stampin’ Up” so I’m hoping they turn out okay!!!
Post # 10
My multifunction inket did a really great job on our cardstock but it would not take anything heavier than 70lbs.
Post # 11
I used the cardstock that came in our invitation kit in my inkjet printer and it worked out great! I don’t know the weight but it was fairly standard. I only loaded 5 at a time just to be safe, but I didn’t have any misfeeds or anything.