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#1 lolosmama

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    Posted 14 August 2009 - 10:30 AM

    Hi there! Can anyone recommend a good printer for all these DIY projects I'm starting? I usually print everything out at work, but we have all black & white laser printers, and I'm going to need color. I probably want to spend under $200. Any recommendations? Thank you!

    #2 Jess

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      Posted 14 August 2009 - 11:14 AM

      not sure what exactly you are printing - but vistaprint is great and inexpensive

      #3 *Karla*

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        Posted 14 August 2009 - 11:39 AM

        I have had really good experiences with Epson printers. They print to most amazing photos, and color in general. It's been I while since I purchased, so I can't give you a model, but that's a place to start.

        #4 autjo

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          Posted 14 August 2009 - 11:51 AM

          I printed a bunch of stuff on my Epson CX4800 at home (luggage tags, key/tip holders, stickers). But ended up printing my invitations at Kinkos because their ink just looked like a better quality. The guys at Kinkos were super knowledgable and for some reason only charged me half price. I also tried printing at the UPS store and they sucked.

          #5 lolosmama

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            Posted 14 August 2009 - 12:06 PM

            Thanks for the info! I haven't had an inkjet printer in a long time so wasn't sure if any brands were better than others. I will definitely check on the Epsons.

            I am just printing stickers, labels, etc. I got luggage tag inserts from Vista Print as well, love them!

            #6 Jess

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              Posted 14 August 2009 - 12:16 PM

              oops my bad - you are looking for an actual printer...not a company who prints...sorry about that! Epsons are good and inexpensive for sure

              #7 *kellis*

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                Posted 14 August 2009 - 02:33 PM

                I have an HP Photosmart C5550 and I love it.
                I couldn't honestly tell you how expensive they are because it was a present but I don't think they are too much. But they are perfect for all the special projects.

                It has a paper tray just for photo paper, and the photos turn out soo good. It also has a function that will print images on printable cds.
                And it comes with a scanner too.

                I would definitely check it out if I were you.
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                #8 lolosmama

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                  Posted 14 August 2009 - 02:36 PM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by Jess
                  oops my bad - you are looking for an actual printer...not a company who prints...sorry about that! Epsons are good and inexpensive for sure
                  No worries, I wasn't very clear in my original post!


                  Thanks everyone for the recs. I am shopping today!

                  #9 Love3

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                    Posted 14 August 2009 - 03:27 PM

                    Hi I have an Epson CX4200 and it prints pretty good. I would love to know how to print luggage tags, labels etc, you come print all of the work and I will let you use my printer lol No seriously how would I print tags, stickers etc??
                    ~Heather~




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