Ccardstock in Printer?

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Posted 11/26/2012 by NieNie in General Scrappin'


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Posted: 11/26/2012 11:46:52 PM
Any recommendations for a printer that easily accepts thick cardstock such as Bazzill?

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Posted: 11/27/2012 6:28:46 AM
I run it through my Epson 1400 all the time with no problems.

You can sometimes find a fully warranted refurb on Epson's clearance center. If not, their 1800/1900 would perform the same. My 1400 workhorse is, alas, aging and I believe Epson has put it out to pasture.


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Posted: 11/27/2012 6:33:47 AM
Look for a printer where the paper does a 90 degree or less turn. I have two different Epsons that handle most any kind of paper beautifully.

Printers like my husband's HP, require the paper to go in and turn almost completely over before coming out. The more the paper has to bend, the more trouble you will have with thick cardstock.

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Posted: 11/27/2012 6:53:23 AM
I have the Canon MG5220, which I purchased for cheap from Walmart. It has a tray on the bottom and a feed on the back. I use cardstock in the back. You won't want the cardstock feeding more than one direction because it's so thick. It does just fine.

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Posted: 11/27/2012 9:19:56 AM
hehehe i use the office one and change the setting to heavy cardstock

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Posted: 11/28/2012 3:30:38 AM
Thank you so much for answering my question about card stock and printers! Really, you all helped me understand the problem! And, I also very much appreciate suggestions for a new one! Have a blessed Holiday season.

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Posted: 11/28/2012 10:13:02 AM
I've always had Canon printers up to now, I had to buy an HP last year when my last Canon finally bit the dust. I had no money to get the $80 I really wanted so I got a cheap HP on clearance.

I REALLY love my Canon printers, when you use the paper from the top and not the tray, it is great for thick cardstock, great for printing on vellum and immediately throwing embossing powder over the ink for heat embossing, AND is better than the HP for printing on small pieces.

I finally got the HP to print on my delivery confirmation labels and priority mail labels but NOT as easy as with the Canon's that I've had.

And since my Canon's always printed straight down and not the curve that HP always does, LESS wrong "paper out" messages and less paper jams... miss my Canon printers... but then this year, I bought my Canon T3 to replace my Canon A1 camera so no printer in the budget for this year but that is ok! The camera is worth it!

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