Recommend your printer

Hello all, I'm new to this group!  I have been dying to do some DIY projects, but I am being held back by my crappy printer.  I really would love to be to able to DIY placecards, menus, programs etc.  I'm looking for somthing that will print well on cardstock and cost < $125.  Any recommendations?  Thanks!

Posted on December 29, 2009 at 5:21 am
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i think a lot of girls have raved about their canon printers. i don't remember the specific model(s) they recommended, but if you do a simple search under forums for "canon printer", you will be able to pull up those old threads. hope this helps!

Posted on January 1, 2010 at 12:06 pm
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I use the Hewlett-Packard CP1215, which is a color laserjet printer.  It has worked really beautifully on all my projects.  While the cost new would be a bit over your budget, you can find it on AmazonI use the Hewlett photo 1238939-1 for as low as $79.99 used or $84.99 refurbished.

Posted on January 1, 2010 at 8:18 pm
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Thank you so much!

Posted on January 2, 2010 at 4:46 am
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Posted on January 4, 2010 at 5:05 pm
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I would recommed using a color laser printer if you can. Depending on the kind of cardstock you will be printing on, you can run into problems when printing with an inkjet printer.


The ink can bleed when it soaks into the paper and cause some fuzzy edges. (this happened to me) Or, the ink can bead up and smear or take forever to dry. That happens a lot with metallic cardstock.


Before you buy, make sure to check the return policy if it doesn't work out. And doing a test print on your cardstock is always better if they store will let you.


Good luck!


 

Posted on January 26, 2010 at 7:37 am
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I just went through this. I ended up buying a Canon Pixma MP560 as recommended by someone else. I printed on metalic cardstock and let each one dry for about 15mins. I was parranoid that the ink would rub off. So after that I had no problems. I'll be posting photos of my invites next weekend!

Posted on January 26, 2010 at 10:07 am
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i diy our invitationn and we use HP printer..it turned out great.

Posted on March 27, 2012 at 10:44 am

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