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#1 MissBubbles205

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    Posted 01 August 2012 - 07:54 AM

    Good Morning / Afternoon Ladies,

     

    Today for my lunch break I'm going to go to Staples or Office Depot to buy a printer so that I can print my DIY passport invites.. Please let me know what is the best inexpensive printer to use on metallic paper.. Within our passports we have pictures and I want to make sure they print a good qaulity as well.

     

    I thought an InkJet was the way to go then I just read on wedding bee that someone told her to use a laser printer.. So I'm sooo soo lost and confused. HELP!  lol.. Please. :o)



    #2 shan0487

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    Posted 01 August 2012 - 07:58 AM

    I am wondering the same thing right now...I'm thinking it might just be cheaper to take everything to Office Depot and just have them print everything for me- it will save me headache too!



    #3 MissBubbles205

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      Posted 01 August 2012 - 08:05 AM

      Originally Posted by shan0487 

      I am wondering the same thing right now...I'm thinking it might just be cheaper to take everything to Office Depot and just have them print everything for me- it will save me headache too!

       I printed my save the dates at Office Depot. They turned out pretty good. It was 37.52 and I took my own paper. Each print was front and back with 4 to a page. We got a total of 120 Save the Dates.

       

      With my passports being about 3 pages front and back each, I'm afraid it will end up costing a lot more than just buying a printer that I will have for future usage. But I don't know. :o( I'm just sooo ready to get these invites printed out and shipped.



      #4 ChocoTaco7568

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        Posted 01 August 2012 - 08:07 AM

        I asked the same questions a few months back and both Shay4966 and futuremrstgun (one of BDWs queens of DIY in my opinion)  recommended the Canon Pixma MX882. I also purchased this printer and had no problems printing on my 80lb metalic cardstock. 



        #5 MissBubbles205

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          Posted 01 August 2012 - 08:25 AM

          Originally Posted by ChocoTaco7568 

          I asked the same questions a few months back and both Shay4966 and futuremrstgun (one of BDWs queens of DIY in my opinion)  recommended the Canon Pixma MX882. I also purchased this printer and had no problems printing on my 80lb metalic cardstock. 

           Thanks Girl! Fingers crossed my store has it! :o)



          #6 MissBubbles205

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            Posted 01 August 2012 - 12:13 PM

            Okay.. So Office Depot had the printer!.. But the lady who claimed to "know everyhting about printers" said that the Canon MX882 would not print well on my paper and if it did it would just jam and possibly smear.

             

            Should I just ignore her and go back and get that printer? It was on sale for $199.  She said I needed to call the place I got my paper from and tell them they needed to let me know what type of printer to use, because it looked like it needed a professional printer. (Let me add, this lady ay OD was soo rude!!.)

             

            I did however find pink staples and Spanish for Dummies phrase books for 99 cents. :o)



            #7 ChocoTaco7568

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              Posted 01 August 2012 - 01:06 PM

              Score on the pink staples and spanish book! But back to the subject at hand... I don't know what you should do. 3 of us have used that printer without any problems, but I understand why a "printing guru" would make you reluctant if she advises otherwise. But there are many of us who have printed our own DIY projects on specialty paper very successfully. Kinkos/Office Depot/ other Professional printing companies are not the only option. Maybe you can hold off for another 24 hours to see if anyone else will chime in and offer an alternate suggestion. And if you have a free maybe send a PM to Shay4966 and futuremrstgun to get there direct opinions if you dont get any other leads. they have also posted thread on their DIY project so you can see the quality. I have printed approx 40 sheets of bothe 65lb and 80lb and haven't encountered a jam or smears, but I also load 1 sheet at a time and set my printer options to accomodate the media and expected print quality.

              #8 MissBubbles205

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                Posted 01 August 2012 - 01:12 PM

                Originally Posted by ChocoTaco7568 

                Score on the pink staples and spanish book! But back to the subject at hand... I don't know what you should do. 3 of us have used that printer without any problems, but I understand why a "printing guru" would make you reluctant if she advises otherwise. But there are many of us who have printed our own DIY projects on specialty paper very successfully. Kinkos/Office Depot/ other Professional printing companies are not the only option. Maybe you can hold off for another 24 hours to see if anyone else will chime in and offer an alternate suggestion. And if you have a free maybe send a PM to Shay4966 and futuremrstgun to get there direct opinions if you dont get any other leads. they have also posted thread on their DIY project so you can see the quality. I have printed approx 40 sheets of bothe 65lb and 80lb and haven't encountered a jam or smears, but I also load 1 sheet at a time and set my printer options to accomodate the media and expected print quality.

                 I should have just purchased it and told the lady I didn't need her help. :-/ I trust you ladies way more than random worker at OD that doesn't print crafts! She was soo rude it scared me off. Maybe I'll try another store or hope she isn't there tomorrow.. lol..   Would love to see their crafts (I'll go search their forums.) and I know it printed good for you! Your invites are amazing!



                #9 MissBubbles205

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                  Posted 20 August 2012 - 05:13 AM

                  Originally Posted by MissBubbles205 

                   I printed my save the dates at Office Depot. They turned out pretty good. It was 37.52 and I took my own paper. Each print was front and back with 4 to a page. We got a total of 120 Save the Dates.

                   

                  With my passports being about 3 pages front and back each, I'm afraid it will end up costing a lot more than just buying a printer that I will have for future usage. But I don't know. :o( I'm just sooo ready to get these invites printed out and shipped.

                   Sorry, I soo lied about my Save the Dates!. For $37.52, we got 2 Save the Dates per page and no back side printing. Sorry to misinform anyone.



                  #10 MissBubbles205

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                    Posted 22 August 2012 - 05:55 AM

                    Soo, I'm glad I waited on the printer... This week the printer is on sale for 129.99 regular 199.99. I just did a checkout order and talked with a nice man named Jay on their OfficeDepot chat.. I got the printer for 129.99 (141.69 after taxes) and he placed an order for me to have 2 free travel mugs, should arrive to my home tomorrow. (24.99 value)

                     

                    The MX882 is no longer available, but the Canon Pixma 892 is apparently the newer version (The one I purchased). 

                     

                    Beyond excited to go pick it up today and test my Passport Invite!!.  






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