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Old 11-24-2019, 10:21 AM   #1
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Hello Everyone,

I’m looking for a little feedback on printers. I’m looking to purchase one that will accept cardstock, drawing paper, etc. Basically one that is good for crafters. I like to print things out for coloring or painting, but would like to print out on appropriate paper, not just regular printer paper. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

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Elaine, I purchased a new printer last February. It's a Canon PIXMA TR8520. I searched quite a bit to find a printer that would be IMHO crafter friendly. In addition to regular printing, it has a rear feeder so you can use it to print on papers that can't go through on a roller. I have used it to print on Papertrey Ink's Stampers' Select White which I think is 110# (I'm really not sure of the weight but I know it is a heavy duty cardstock) and it came out perfect! I was never able to print satisfactorily on this cardstock using my old printer which was a Hewlett Packard Photosmart 6520. I have not had the need to print on watercolor paper so I don't know about that. Also, fyi, there are six individual ink cartridges that are used in this printer. Hope this helps.
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Cindy,

Thank you so much for the info. I was looking at the PIXMA, so it’s great to hear from somebody about it. We have always used HP’s in our house and actually have a color laser printer. But I was looking to print out on cardstock, etc. It’s good to know you can print on heavier cardstock.

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Cindy,

Thank you so much for the info. I was looking at the PIXMA, so it’s great to hear from somebody about it. We have always used HP’s in our house and actually have a color laser printer. But I was looking to print out on cardstock, etc. It’s good to know you can print on heavier cardstock.

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Elaine, I've owned HPs since the 1980's and had always been happy with them except for this last one. The first one we owned was a laser printer that only printed in black and I absolutely loved it - after that it was all color ink jet printers which worked great, too. But like you, I wanted a printer I could use heavier card stock with and the only way I knew was to get a printer that will feed the cardstock from the back of the printer straight thru (not go around a roller). These types were hard to find but I persevered Good luck on your search!
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I use an HP8700 Office Jet printer. It's big and kind of expensive. It has been worth every dime. I love it so much. The most important that it accepted all the paper mediums I throw at it from watercolor paper to sticker paper. I am a power user when it comes to my printer.

I had an Epson before that. Just a lovely standard Epson from WalMart. I really loved it. I upgraded to the HP so I could use their HP Instant Ink program.
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Dee Ann,

Thanks for the info. I need something that will accept different kinds of papers. So I’ll have to investigate that HP model. We currently have 3 HP printers, an Office Jet, an Envy model and a color laser printer. As I said, looking for one that will take different mediums without issues or making me jump through hoops - lol!

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