Post # 1
I just did a trial run of my invites, but they are smearing! My dad insisted that my laser printer would work without smearing at all, but nope!
Where to take them to print? What new printer to buy? Any tips in general?
Post # 3
Laser printers SHOULDN’T smear, but it depends on your paper. Is it glossy? The only time my laser jet has smeared is using glossy paper and it sometimes leaves marks right after I install or shake the cartridge.
If it doesn’t work, try a local printers to take them too. You provide the paper and file and the printers will do them for you.
Post # 4
@MrsNerdy: When are they smearing? If its right when they come out then the paper may be too thick. What type of paper is it? Are they just not drying after they’ve been printed? You may need to let them rest or run hot air over them if its after they’ve been printed.
Post # 5
- Wedding: August 2012 - Historic Lougheed House
Sometimes laser printers don’t work on coated paper.
Ex: I tried to print using watercolor (thick cotton) paper and laser smeared too. I ended up having to spray with a sealent protectant spray…. and then just abandoned that idea. Lol.
Post # 6
Spread them on a table and let dry overnight, maybe?
Post # 7
I’d say the paper isn’t right for the job. It might be sealed or somewhat waterproof. The glossy ones also harder to print on, unless they’re special photo paper.
I had the same thing happen to me on metallic paper. You need an absorbive paper to use with a home printer.
Post # 8
Im using the print at home invitation kits made by bride magazine that I got at Michaels. The paper isnt glossy, but its kind of thick and its slightly textured…
I will try to let them dry more before I mess with them and see how that goes!
Post # 9
@MrsNerdy: i had the exact same issue with my diy kit on my laser printer. i changed the printer setting on my printer to heavy paper. ran a couple testers then it worked perfectly after that.