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Anonymous

Hi All !

I have received new card sheets made from an actual card stock. Black center and all. This is a much higher quality than the current stock, however, I can only recommend this for laser printers with a rear feed.

Because the stock is thicker and stiffer, it can't go through a typical feed path. My tests showed paper jams because the cards started seperating when it rolled through a standrd feeder. Rear feed worked fine, and these cards feel GREAT when they are finished.

I am looking for 12 people with laser printers and a rear feed path to test these before offering them for sale. I will send test sheets at no cost to the 1st 12 responders.

If you would like to participate in this, please send an email to me. protoparts@hotmail.com

Thanks everyone.

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So I assume that these will NOT work in an inkjet printer? Just checking since there are a few printers that do accept thicker media.

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maybe

I actually did have some success with inkjet. This paper does have an offset coating, but seems to accept inkjet fairly well. I think the quality will vary greatly from printer to printer.

Had good results with 1 ( rear feed ), though the last 2 cards on the sheet distorted a bit. The paper is .011 thick and it seemed to bind a little at the end of the sheet. Had terrible results with a standrd rolling feed. Paper jam 100% of the time.

PP

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Would you be interested in my testing it on my wide format HP 10ps inkjet printer? It has rear feed, and it might help determine if other inkjets can be used with it. Not to mention I can also try it on a few XEROX high end copiers...

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A bigger problem you might face when trying to print heavy stock on a laser pirnter/copier is that tonner won't get adequatelly fused, hence wear off (and go straight to your hands and clothes).

Some coated stock can also be problematic, as the coating turns dull when heated by the laser fusor.

I hope you can find a printer that can handle that stock. I know Ricoh has some models that handle heavy stock really well, and have excelent printing quality (far superior than a regular color laser).

Good luck,

Seo

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Toner, however, reacts extremely well to Krylon Crystal Clear (aka Krylon Clear Acrylic) spray. A medium coat "melts" the toner together and onto the paper, and it will withstand a lot more abuse. It would probably work perfectly on these cards, too, protecting them from hand sweat and such.

-- Matthew

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FastLearner wrote:
Toner, however, reacts extremely well to Krylon Crystal Clear (aka Krylon Clear Acrylic) spray. A medium coat "melts" the toner together and onto the paper, and it will withstand a lot more abuse. It would probably work perfectly on these cards, too, protecting them from hand sweat and such.

-- Matthew

Yeah Krylon is the exact reason I want to know if I can use these on some inkjet printers and the high end xerox machines that I can use.

Anonymous
Can't give this stuff away :)

FREE STUFF HERE

:)

I still need another 6 helpers.

Thanks folks

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Protoparts wrote:
FREE STUFF HERE

:)

I still need another 6 helpers.

Thanks folks

I'd love to try but my color laser doesn't have a straight through paper path. Otherwise I'd love to try.

-M

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Brahmulus wrote:
Sure why not.

I have an average Lexmark rear feed inkjet... should be a good test of a broad average demographic of printer owners...

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You had better e-mail him if you want the samples.

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If you would like to participate in this, please send an email to me. protoparts@hotmail.com

-Darke

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Gratzi DarkHorse.

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Testing new card stock

I have an Epson 3000 with rear feed. If you still need testers, I'm game.

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I have a Lexmark z601 inkjet with rear feed at home, and possible access to all manner of printers at work :)

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Guys,

If you want to join in on the test, follow his directions and e-mail him please. He doesn't check the forums all that often so it's in your best interest to take the initiative and contact him.

-Darke

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I finally managed a test run with these cards in my Epson Stylus C42UX, with $4.00 ink cartridges from www.800catalog.com, and it worked beatuifully. There is a small amount of bleeding, but the ink stuck and dried right away, and the cards stayed in the sheets.

I love how these cards pop right out, too. The last cards I tried (PlainCards) ended up tearing really badly, and the ink wouldn't dry.

The only problem I had with the test is that I didn't get the margins right, so now I need to buy some more :wink:

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I just bought a new HP Photo Smart glossy photo printer... 8x11 and smaller prints... I could try it on... wonder if the gloss will work ;) this printer rules, it prints right to the edge of the paper... no boarders.

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