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Inkjet Printer For Cardstock

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Anonymous

I am looking for an inkjet printer that is capable of handling cardstock. My color laser is just not up to the task of handling heavy/glossy paper.

The printer needs to be able to handle ~110 lb cardstock well, needs to be able to print on coated stock, and needs to have good paper handling and registration. It needs to be able to handle a duty cycle of 2000 pages per month at minimum. Registration is key; I use a print shop guillotine to cut the cards so it's no good to me if every page is offset.

Any suggestions/reviews would be greatly appreciated!

Robert Hayes
Legend Games

Anonymous
Printers

I have an HP1700PS that handles the heavy card stock through the rear path nicely. We typically design our art to compensate for the registration issues of home printing. Allow bleeds !

I also have an HP G-85, all in 1 printer, scanner, fax that handles the card stock.

The biggest problem to overcome will be inkjet printing on a coated stock. If you can find a card stock with inkjet receptive coating on 2 sides...please share that source with us.

I have found a liquid inkjet receptive coating that can be applied to card stock and works pretty well( http://www.discore.com/cgi-bin/merchant2/merchant.mv?). The problem is that it requires several coats for consisitent coverage. When you do that to both sides, it makes for a REALLY thick stock ( .016 ). 110# cover is probably about .010 - .011 thick.

GM

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