In the Forums


Today's Posts


Get the Weekly

Previous Issues

Get Social

Splitcoaststampers on InstagramLike Splitcoaststampers on FacebookFollow Splitcoaststampers on TwitterPit Splitcoaststampers on Pinterest

Sponsored Ads - the world's #1 papercrafting community
You're currently viewing Splitcoaststampers as a GUEST. We pride ourselves on being great hosts, but guests have limited access to some of our incredible artwork, our lively forums and other super cool features of the site! You can join our incredible papercrafting community at NO COST. So what are you waiting for?

Join the party at Splitcoaststampers today!

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 05-24-2016, 05:28 PM   #1
Polyshrink Goddess
Maranda's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Northern California
Posts: 679
Default Printer Suggestions

Hi Everyone,

After searching high and low, I cannot seem to find good information on printers that my meet my needs. So I thought I'd turn to you, crafty colleagues, in the hopes that you may have suggestions for my new printer.

The printer will be used mostly to print paper designs or digital stamps on standard copy paper and cardstock. However, I will also be using it for school and other mundane printing tasks. I probably will not be using it for photos.

I would like both a rear feeder and a paper tray if such a printer exists.

I do not need to print 12x12 or larger pages. Standard letter size should be sufficient.

I'm not even sure if I should go with laser or inkjet.

I want good quality prints, but I also don't want to have to spend lots of money replacing ink often.

Does anyone have any suggestions or a printer they love?

Thanks so much!
Maranda is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2016, 05:42 PM   #2
Crimping Master
marymoilanen's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Michigan
Posts: 1,211

I'm interested to hear what others say as well. I'm looking for a printer that will take thick card stock (like SU) with a straight-through manual pass (to reduce curling).
Mary Moilanen
Proud supporter of Cards for a Cause and Ronald McDonald House
marymoilanen is online now  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2016, 08:54 PM   #3
Polyshrink Goddess
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Texas
Posts: 539

For better prices on ink - you have to pick a laser printer. But I think this ink smears when used with digital stamps. (Havnt been able to test this since have been busy with work). I have a dell multifunction 1815dn that takes cardstock. This prints in black and white only

I have a cannon inkjet Pixma that prints on cardstock. - lovely pictures. This is color. This eats ink like crazy but I buy 5 packs of each ink color (cheap - off brand) and keep on hand.

Both were good prices

Also printers are quite good prices these days. What if you had one of each? Best of both worlds. Ok I am enabling but.... Overall if the had to pick one - I would pick a black and white laser.
Creativity is intelligence having fun. - Albert Einstein
Copperkids is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
sprtchick likes this post.
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off