(Closed) Home Printers – recommendations??

posted 8 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
2204 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

HP has a huge line of desktop/home printers. Check out what they spec out the weights of paper that they can handle. I have one and I’ve been printing my Save-The-Date Cards on heavy cardstock through it.

If you’re looking to make a business out of it, I would recommend a printer that has a tray that you can manually feed paper through. That would help with the heavier papers.

Don’t forget to compare toner prices/yields on different models. Lower purchase price but high consumable price? No fun!

Post # 5
22 posts
  • Wedding: June 2010

The Epson Stylus Pro line just can’t be beat. They can handle super thick materials, including some kinds of chipboard, through the back feed. They’re also designed to be workhorses & print consistent color in a commercial (high volume) environment. I use a couple of them with cover weight stocks (110# +) & haven’t ever had a jam. EVER. If you contact an Epson rep, you can arrange to see a demo. The printers are definitely an investment, but for smaller format printing, I think you really do get what you pay for. (In for a penny, in for a pound was my philosophy.)

Post # 6
5921 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

We bought a Kodak printer/scanner/copier a few months ago to print our wedding invitations. It was around $99, and we LOVE it.  It is a great printer.  We printed 160 invitations/response cards on one cartridge of ink.  Our invitations were heavy cardstock, and they turned out really well.

I was very happy with it.  It is also a wireless printer.

Post # 8
2204 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@Kemi82Justice of the Peace:I don’t have the model on me, i’ll check when I get home tonight! It’s a multifunction and my favorite part is that is has a touch screen where you can load pictures (anything scanned) directly to a print website (fish something I think, can’t remember). I’ll update tonight!

Post # 10
2204 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

HP Photosmart Premium C309g and yes! It’s Snapfish! I was close 🙂

Post # 12
225 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I bought an Epson Stylus NX515 from OfficeMax a couple months ago and couldn’t be happier with it.

It has a tray in the back and is so easy to customize papersize. I’ve used it with no problems on PaperSource luxe fino paper…as well as to print a couple of lines of text on some postcards…and to put addresses and return addresses on all the envelopes for our save the dates.

I understand that ink replacement may end up being pricey, but I’ve printed hundreds of items so far and dont need to replace anytime soon..and it seems like you are already familiar with Epson and probably know about the cost of ink jet ink.

Post # 14
642 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I posted about my new Canon Pixma MP990 here:

Decent printer for Macs?

I don’t have enough great things to say about it!  It pulled some hefty magnet paper through that I special ordered and is probably 2-3 times as thick as Luxe Fino Paper-Source paper (I have some of that at home too…haha).  It feeds front to back or front to front and accepts paper sizes smaller than the average front load printer.  The ink seems to last forever too.  It’s been telling me the ink levels are low, but I keep using them and the ink keeps coming.  I’ll replace them when I notice it.  Best of luck!  

Post # 15
1014 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Like Vanessa said, Canon pixmas are great!  Not sure what model # mine is, but I use it for my home based stationery business.  Keep your eye on the inks, though.  They’ll continue to print when the cartridges are low, but the colors will start to get skewed… then if you have to replace ink in the middle of a job, the colors won’t match.  The inks last a looooong time, though, but do replace them before you start an order if they’re showing up as being low.  Good luck!

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