(Closed) can you print on cardstock?

posted 8 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We tried, the 80# cardstock we had was too thick to feed through a laser printer. We had to return it and look into an ink jet.  :o(

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I just bought some 80 lb cardstock and just got a test print done today on a laser printer.  It worked fine and actually looked really good.  I went to a local print shop though.  I know Kinko’s told me that they couldn’t put it through their machines. 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I tried it at work…and it came up lighter than i would have liked..so I am printing on reg paper and glueing cardstock behind it.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

i have a laser printer and it prints 80lb just fine.  110lb not so much…

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Mine has done both 80lb and 110lb, though I only put in a few sheets at a time. The quality was fine for me.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Yep! I used a pretty serious laser printer at FI’s work, though. I put about 20 sheets of 80lb in at a time and it printed like a dream. We have a dinky Samsung laser printer at home and I wouldn’t even try it with that one.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

You can definitely print on thick paper like that – you just need to set your printer to the appropriate thickness. Laser will give you more of a solid, bright color, but will crack on the fold. Inkjet will probably not give you as bright of a print out, but you should be able to fold it no problem. Or you can just design it so no color/graphics/text goes over the creases and you can do either! 🙂

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

Yes, but some laser printers handle it better than others. Mine prints fine, but curls the paper (which just means I need lots of time to flatten it out!).

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I am thankful for this post because I was just wondering all this. Can you ladies recommend a good printer for this? I am needing to get a new one anyways 

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Most of the time yes. It helps to go into your printing preferences and select card stock for your paper option so the printer can adjust to picking up the heavier weight. Good luck!

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

@shannon1126: We have two Epson printers and I love them. I used them to print everything for my wedding so far and they have both held up really well. Envelopes, cardstock, photos, etc etc. If you’re looking for one printer in particular to actually purchase, I find my Epson RX680 to be the best buy since it’s an 3-in-one (scan, copy, print) and prints envelopes.

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