(Closed) Need Printer advice for do it at home projects

posted 8 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!

I love my Epson Artison 700. It’s well priced. And is awesome.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I have a Canon MX310 that worked really well for our projects. The ink lasts a decent amount of time, but costs about $40 to replace. I’m sure you could decrease this cost by having your ink refilled a few times.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We have an HP 5610 All-in-one printer (fax/scanner/copier too) and it’s pretty great.  I think it was on sale at Christmas for around $100.  Black ink is $22 but I’ve found it as low as $17 on Amazon.

I printed all of my sister’s wedding programs and it was very fast and efficient.  It took about 1 cartridge of black ink to do 100 programs front & back.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

We just went through the same thing! We ended up buying an HP Photosmart Premium C390. I LOVE IT! I’ve printed all of my invites & accessory cards, including on some paper that has a sheen to it. I think we paid $130 at Best Buy. The ink can come in just a basic or what they call XL, so you get 3 or 4x as many pages. We bought a double pack at Costco of the XL ink for $60. We were going to go the laser route, but I’m glad we chose this one, because its designed to print photos, and has a higher quality color & fine print.

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

We also have a Photosmart. I like their cartridge system because you can just replace colors that are out, not the whole strip. I had some trouble printing my envelopes, but it was only because I had no idea what I was doing.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

mrsheart, yes it does print in color but I don’t use much of that.  They have combo packs of black & color, and also 2 packs of color ink on Amazon.com.  The 2-pack of color ink is $48.  Combo black + color is $36 and 2-pack of black is $33.

Like I said, my sister’s programs came out amazing.  No smudges even after 100 front & back pages of printing.

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