(Closed) Heavyweight Cardstock Printing….help

posted 9 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I hate to say it but I was in the same boat as you but was unable to print mine. I had 105lb cardstock as well. But the printer just couldn’t deal with the thickness… it tore up the paper and even with me manually feeding it through it wouldn’t print right. I’m just biting the bullet and going to a printer, which sucks. Sorry! Your printer may be different though and may work! Its worth a try at least!

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I would test it out. I printed my invites just fine on cardstock, but I’m not really sure what weight I used (I’m at work and can’t check.) Since every printer is different, you should definitely test it once to see how it goes.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I have a huge laser jet and it doesnt take anything heavier than 80lb.  you may need to get them printed

Post # 7
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I have an HP 4700 printer that we use to print invites here in our store.  It will take it through the manual tray, but you have to change some of the settings on it.  My advice is to test one and if it works, send one invite through at a time so that the printer doesnt have to struggle too much.  Hope this helps! 

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Definitely see if you can get a sample page from the paper store.  I had no problems printing various metallic papers on my laser printer (HP 4250) but then I purchased a textured paper to do some direction cards and the ink just smudged off.  I would have saved a lot of time/money if I did a sample page first.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Indiana Memorial Union

I printed 80 lb. cardstock on my HP Photosmark inkjet. It wasn’t a problem. Maybe it’s an issue with laser printers?

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I have an HP Photosmart C6300 and it worked on heavy cardstock if I fed it through manually.  It took forever but I got it done!! All 100 invites, response cards, reception cards, I used a lighter weight card stock for directions and accomidations to give the printer a rest.  I am even using it for my menus which are on equally as heavy cardstock as the invites. Good luck!

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I am printing ONE HUNDRED THIRTY pound paper on my Canon Pixma MP510.  Printing is a breeze, cutting has proven to be a b*tch.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I have a cheap HP 3500 that printed my 105lb cardstock easily. (bought it for $30 5 years ago)

 

It went through the regular feed too (so it curled around and such)

 

 

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I did just that and it was a pain in the @$$.  I recommend going with a lighter cardstock.  It took us forever to manually feed the heavy cardstock.  It jammed half the time and then the printer would take like 45 seconds to restart.  It was annoying.  Just use like 65lb cardstock or something else that is less than 100lb.

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2009

…Kinko’s will do it for 50 cents a sheet, if you can print more than one per sheet it doesn’t end up being too bad (and their color will generally be better than an at-home laserjet)

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