(Closed) Worried about printing on card stock

posted 7 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
1048 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

A laser printer prints much more clearly on cardstock vs. an inkjet. 

Post # 4
572 posts
Busy bee

I think it all depends on the printer. I would test the paper on your printer before making the investment. My inkjet prints just fine on my cardstock. It is best if you use the manual feed and not try to put in a tray.

Post # 5
449 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

We recently got Canon Pixma iP2700 – I did not try printing on very heavy card stock, but it worked fine on light card stock. It’s a top loading printer and therefore the paper does not get bent

Post # 6
498 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

hi. i’m a graphic designer, so i handle printing projects quite often. i am also designing my own wedding invitations.

i’m not certain if you bought pre-made wedding invites or are designing yours from scratch like me, but your best bet it to take them to a local printing press and have them printed and cut for you. it’s really not that expensive and the results will be far better than what you can achive at home with a ink-jet printer. however, if what you are printing is just text only, then using a home printer will not be bad. just be sure that if you do use a local printer that they print ON-SITE and do not outsource their printing. you definitely want a company that has their own presses and does it right there on premesis. plus, you can feel good about supporting a  local business 🙂

the only advice i can offer is to test out the design on the exact paper you are using, on several different printers. that is the only way you will truly gain an appreciation for which printer handles your project better.


if you have any further questions, just let me know!


xo nico

Post # 7
4137 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

test the printing on your home printer and at kinkos. i’m using cardsandpockets.com’s print shop…it’s A LOT cheaper than all of the local printers in my area and from what i’ve heard, great quality.

Post # 8
463 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

i say test at home on your printer and try out a laser at a print shop.  then see which you like more.

Post # 10
3526 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

My multifunction inket did a really great job on our cardstock but it would not take anything heavier than 70lbs.

Post # 11
228 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I used the cardstock that came in our invitation kit in my inkjet printer and it worked out great! I don’t know the weight but it was fairly standard. I only loaded 5 at a time just to be safe, but I didn’t have any misfeeds or anything.

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