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Printing on card and materials other than standard paper doesn’t have to be as daunting as it may sound. If you’re looking to print on the card for example, then we have a range of printers that can suit your needs.

What you need to do and print will determine what kind of printer and features you need for the task. Let’s take a look at a couple of options.

Canon PIXMA IX6850 Top Rated Card Printer

Common Print Needs

Most common will be the need to print point-of-sale material, business cards and other light card design-related media and this is where you have a couple of options. Firstly, you want to go for a laser printer as the quick print speeds and vibrant colour will show off what you need on a range of materials.

Xerox’s Versalink C8000DT and C9000DT will be a great option as some of these models allow for printing up to 350gsm. This is easily enough thickness for almost all commonly used cards. Add in some large and flexible trays, quick speeds and fantastic colour output and this range of machines could be ideal for your card printing needs.

You could also look at the Epson XP-Series and Canon Pro series. Or specifically, the PIXMA iX6850 is a great and affordable model that can help you achieve what you need when it comes to printing on a card.

There is also the Canon PIXMA IP8750 that can print up to 300gsm, including most of the same features as the IX6850 but with a 6 ink system which adds Grey ink, and the inclusion of a CD/DVD printing tray.

In addition to card printing, we now have 3 crafting printers the Epson ET-8500, Epson ET-8550 and the Canon PIXMA TS9550 printer. The Epson ET-8500 and ET-8550 printers will print up to 800gsm (1.5mm), but for media above 300gsm, you will need to print through the straight paper path. The Canon TS9550 will print up to 300gsm and is a Canon-recommended crafting printer.

OKI C650 colour printer is a new addition. This is a laser printer option, that will print on a maximum of 256gsm card and banners up to 1.32 meters long.

Xerox C9000DT
Epson SureColour P700

Complex Jobs!

If what you require is slightly more complicated such as mock-ups of box packaging or packaging designs. Then you need to start looking at a wide-format inkjet printer with a rear flat print path.

The Epson SureColor P700 A3+ would be a great option as it allows for various types of media to be printed up to 1.5mm (Roughly 1000gsm). The slightly more expensive Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-300 comes with stunning colour output and allows for printing on a more typical thickness for a rear fed inkjet, which is around 380gsm. Both would be perfect for what you need.

Thickness Scale

To put paper thickness into a little more perspective. Let’s take a look at gsm (grams per square metre) and what materials come in at what weight.

40 – 110gsm – Tracing paper
40 – 55gsm – Newsprint
80gsm – Standard printer paper
100 – 150gsm – Regular cardstock/promotional poster
180 – 250gsm – Heavy-weight drawing paper/Bristol paper
300+gsm – Business cards, postcards etc

Card Printers & Recommended Maximum GSM

Printer Model
Max Printer GSM
Epson ET-8500
800gsm
Epson ET-8550
800gsm
Epson SureColor P700
800gsm
Canon imagePROGRAF Pro-300
380gsm
Canon imagePROGRAF Pro-1000
400gsm
Canon PIXMA Pro-200
380gsm
Canon PIXMA IX6850
300gsm
Canon PIXMA IP8750
300gsm
Canon PIXMA TS9550
300gsm
Canon PIXMA TS3850a
300gsm
Canon PIXMA TS3650a
300gsm
Xerox VersaLink C9000DT
350gsm
Xerox VersaLink C8000DT
350gsm

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261 comments

Anonymous 17 December 2017 at 9:32 pm

Hi
Are there any low cost laser printers available which print up to 300 gsm (or even 280gsm)? Also are you able to print onto textured card with a standard laser printer?
Thanks

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Danial McKenna 18 December 2017 at 12:42 pm

Hi there,

Maximum media handling weight for general A4 laser machines is 220-250gsm, you can potentially print onto textured papers (weight permitting) but the nature of the laser process may give you not the best results on a non-smooth paper. An inkjet would be a better option for textured papers, the Canon ix6850 – https://www.printerbase.co.uk/canon-pixma-ix6850-a3-colour-inkjet-printer.html – can handle up to 300gsm photo papers and is about the cheapest device of its type for heavyweight media handling. If quality of output is paramount then the Canon Pro 10s – https://www.printerbase.co.uk/canon-pixma-pro-10s-a3-colour-inkjet-printer.html – or Epson P400/P600 would be the better options – https://www.printerbase.co.uk/surecolor-sc-p400-a3-colour-photo-inkjet-printer.html

I hope this helps.
Thanks
The Printerbase Team

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kara 9 February 2021 at 11:04 pm

Hi, As you mentioned – the Canon ix6850 can handle up to 300gsm PHOTO PAPERS… does this mean that it wont print on 300gsm cardstock? (eg wedding invite paper) only on photo paper?

Thank you
Kara

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Adam Whitehead 11 February 2021 at 10:48 am

Hi Kara

Great question, the Canon IX6850 has been tested on most 300gsm paper to print fine. The only thing we’ve noticed is a very, very slight bleed on textured paper. Due to Dye-based inks on this printer.

Hope this helps
Thank you
Adam

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Skott Hamilton 9 March 2021 at 4:45 pm

Where does everyone get their thick inkjet compatible blank cards from? The thickest i find are just standard uncoated and i’m having trouble with the print quality.

I have purchased cards that say 300 or 350gsm that are compatible for inkjet. the print on them is great but the thickness is not enough and they bow and curl.

The thickest ones I purchased also advertised at 350gsm don’t have a coating for inkjet so print quality not really good enough yet the thickness of the card is.

So I guess my question is where can I find a card as thick as the one with no coating, with a coating for inkjet 🙂 🙂 🙂

I use the cannon G5050

many thanks
Skott

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Adam Whitehead 10 March 2021 at 1:07 pm

Hi Skott

Thank you for getting in touch, the issue is possible down to the printer in use too. the Canon PIXMA G5050 is a great MegaTank, but it’s not been recommended for use on Card stock. Canon has tested it to support a GSM of up to 300max, this is using their own Photo paper, rather than typical card stock.

Hope this helps
Thank you
Adam
The Printerbase Team

Tony S. 11 March 2021 at 7:28 pm

Hi,

I’m looking to buy a colour printer. We have started a small home business selling craft kits. We need a colour printer that can print labels, instruction sheets with colour images and possibly flyers / promotional materials. We will also use it to print invoices etc.. (unless you recommend using a separate, cheap b/w laser for that?)

At the moment we are a really small business, we don’t have a large budget, and we don’t have a lot of space. We do however want a reasonably good quality print, and are willing to invest the minimum required to get that. What would you recommend as the ‘sweet spot’ printer?

Thanks

Adam Whitehead 16 March 2021 at 3:31 pm

Hi Tony

Thank you for getting in touch, I’d vary this depending on the card weight you’re printing. If it’s standard paper, up to 220 gsm, I’d recommend the Xerox C400DN
https://www.printerbase.co.uk/xerox-versalink-c400dn-a4-colour-laser-printer.html

However, anything higher I’d recommend an Inkjet. A great option would be the Canon PIXMA IX6850
https://www.printerbase.co.uk/canon-pixma-ix6850-a3-colour-inkjet-printer.html

Hope this helps
Thank you
The Printerbase Team

Daren Halfpenny 13 July 2020 at 3:40 pm

I’ve got an OKI C511dn laser. Long obsolete now, but I assume OKI has an equivalent in their range. I can print onto 300gsm on this, but only using the straight-through paper path. Not strictly supposed to, but it works well enough and will also print both sides (although manually as opposed to automatic Duplexing)

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Adam Whitehead 13 July 2020 at 4:54 pm

Hi Daren!

Thank you for getting in touch, unfortunately, there is no longer an Oki capable of 300gsm.
However, Xerox does – with the Xerox VersaLink C8000DT printer

Hope this helps
Thank you
Adam

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anncairnsanderson 16 July 2020 at 11:00 pm

i am trying to find out what is the highest gsm card for my printer. it is a epsomXP-2100 i have looked over and over. i hope you can help please

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Adam Whitehead 22 July 2020 at 10:37 am

Hi Anna
The Epson Expression Home XP-2100 can print up to 265gsm on photo paper.

Hope this helps
Thank you
Adam

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Michelle 4 August 2020 at 8:23 am

Morning
Im looking for a printer to print on card 220g/250g with reasonable ink costs as i print alot
Thank you

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Adam Whitehead 4 August 2020 at 12:03 pm

Morning Michelle

Most Laser printers can print up to 220gsm, if you’re after something with a good print quality I suggest the Xerox Phaser 6510 line: https://www.printerbase.co.uk/xerox-phaser-6510dni-a4-colour-laser-printer.html

However, Canon Inkjets in some cases can print up to 300gsm with a great running cost still, take a look at the Canon PIXMA IP8750 https://www.printerbase.co.uk/canon-pixma-ip8750-a3-colour-inkjet-printer.html.

Hope this helps

Thank you
Adam

Anonymous 18 December 2017 at 12:56 pm

Hi
Thanks for your reply.
I currently use a canon inkjet, it actually prints up to 350gsm and is a really good printer, however I wanted a laser printer to be able to do DIY foil printing with a laminator – this method isn’t going to work now I have the above answer!
Don’t suppose you have any ideas for foil printing for a small business?!
Thanks
Jo 🙂

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Danial McKenna 18 December 2017 at 4:57 pm

Hi there,

There aren’t any mono laser A4 machines that can take more than 250gsm, and the few that do, won’t work with foil unfortunately. Changes to toner on newer printers means that they contain more wax-like substances that don’t lend themselves to the foiling process. The Samsung M3820ND works OK with foil, but will only print on 220gsm. Other than the Samsung machine, there aren’t really any others we could recommend.

Sorry we couldn’t help any further.
Thanks
The Printerbase Team

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Anonymous 26 August 2019 at 8:23 pm

Please tell me what Canon you are using that can handle 350gsm. I desperately need a printer to handle cardstock and most can barely manage 250gsm!!!!

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Kate Crabtree 27 August 2019 at 10:48 am

Hi,

You can find a number of printers that handle 350gsm here. The Canon 100S and Canon 10S are good options from Canon that handle 350gsm.

I hope this helps,

Kate
Printerbase

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Sharon 16 January 2021 at 11:03 am

Home use – Is there an eco tank printer with good colour print quality that prints up to 250gsm card? Thx

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Adam Whitehead 1 February 2021 at 12:49 pm

Hi Sharon

Thank you for getting in touch. EcoTank printers are not made for top print quality on images, however with support up to 250gsm, I recommend one of the Canon, the G3501 would be suitable up to 275gsm
https://www.printerbase.co.uk/canon-pixma-g3501-printer.html

Hope this helps
Thank you
Adam
The Printerbase Team

Dean 1 February 2021 at 4:48 pm

Hey Adam.

I’m currently using an OKI 531Dn printer and whilst it will print on 350gsm card (which I probably shouldn’t do) it’s streaking a fair bit. So I’m guessing it’s running through too fast or not getting enough heat?

I’m after a printer that won’t break the bank that can print on to 350gsm plain or silk card. Ideally I would prefer laser as they are less hassle with inks clogging the print head etc, but If i have to switch to inkjet then so be it.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,
Dean

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Adam Whitehead 1 February 2021 at 5:12 pm

Hi Dean

I’ve not used that Oki before so I can’t comment on how well it copes under 350 gsm, I believe the printer was only made for up to 256gsm
However, with a laser at that weight.
The Xerox C9000DT is the only laser we have capable of this GSM: https://www.printerbase.co.uk/xerox-versalink-c9000dt-a3-colour-laser-printer.html

However, looking at an Inkjet model, capable of up to 375gsm is the Canon PIXMA PRO-200
https://www.printerbase.co.uk/canon-pixma-pro-200-a3-colour-inkjet-printer.html

Hope this helps
Thank you
Adam

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Cazmo 22 December 2017 at 9:38 am

We have a brother printer which is great but it struggles with the 220gsm card I use for card making because of the way it feeds the paper around a roller,can you suggest a not too expensive alternative.

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Danial McKenna 27 December 2017 at 1:40 pm

Hi there, thanks for getting in touch.

Are you using an inkjet or laser machine? Which machine are you using at the moment?

Thanks
The Printerbase Team

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Need Your precious Advice! 23 December 2017 at 10:56 pm

Hello,

I too was looking into what was asked prior to myself. I too am looking for foiling on cardstock. I am ok with 220 gsm. Which affordable home laser printer would you suggest for up to 220 gsm cardstock for foiling? I have heard although many laser printers mention up to 220 gsm but in reality it is alot less. I have heard OKI works best for this purpose. It doesn’t have to be monochrome laser printer as foiling adheres to color toner too…

Any suggestions on laser printers for around $200-$250 for up to 220 gsm card stock for foiling.

I would be highly highly appreciated as I have been researching high and low for this…

Sorry I am kind of tight on budget and desperate 🙂

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Danial McKenna 27 December 2017 at 1:45 pm

Hi there,

Unfortunately, newer printers do not work so well for toner foiling due to the way the toner is made up. Of the monochrome machines available, the Samsung M3320ND is the only one we have had reported success with. The max media handling weight on this is 220gsm from the front feed tray. OKI machines are the best at media handling thanks to their flat feed path, however, from our own tests we have found that OKI toner is not effective for foiling. If you were to print on an Oki machine using a composite black (all four colours at once) then this could work, as it gives the foil a denser area to stick to. However, using a colour machine is much more expensive than a mono device.

Thanks
The Printerbase Team

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Alex 11 September 2018 at 3:59 pm

Hi there,

Can I ask what printer you went for in the end for foiling cardstock?

Thanks,

Alex

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Need your precious advice! 23 December 2017 at 10:59 pm

Also which A4 laser printer accepts and actually prints and delivers on 250 gsm card stock? I have come across max up to 220 gsm….

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Danial McKenna 27 December 2017 at 1:42 pm

Hi there,

The OKI C600 and C700 series of machines are rated for 250gsm stock when printing from the bypass tray.

I hope this helps.
Thanks

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Anonymous 1 January 2018 at 5:53 pm

Hi Danial. Im retired and paint cartoons and want to print birthday and christmas cards from my paintings.
A4 is the size and the card I have is 260grm. I thought this was the lightest there was. Can you recommend an inexpensive printer, I didnt realise how expensive they were and only want to do it to save painting the whole thing over again. Regards Brian.

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Danial McKenna 4 January 2018 at 2:18 pm

Hi Brian, thanks for getting in touch.

The majority of printers can only handle a maximum of 250gsm. There are some exceptions such as the Pro photo machines, but you can also print onto media up to 300gsm with the Canon iX6850 – https://www.printerbase.co.uk/canon-pixma-ix6850-a3-colour-inkjet-printer.html This is a much cheaper option than the pro photo devices.

I hope this helps.
Thanks

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Gemma 1 January 2018 at 8:48 pm

Hello further to the foiling subject, would you recommend an older printer for doing this technique then to use with older toners?
I’m happy enough to do it on up to 220gsm as I’m needing it for prints as opposed to card so don’t need the printer to take cardstock. I just need it to be able to be used with foiling.
Thank you!

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Danial McKenna 4 January 2018 at 2:31 pm

Hi Gemma, unfortunately the only range of machines currently available that we are confident will work are the Samsung models here – https://www.printerbase.co.uk/printers/laser-printers/mono-laser-printers/a4-mono-laser-printers/samsung.html These are in short supply though as Samsung no longer manufacture printers since HP took over their print business last year. There aren’t any others we could suggest as much older machines that may have worked are no longer in production and so are not available.

I hope this helps.
Thanks

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Gemma 7 January 2018 at 12:07 pm

Thanks Daniel, would the Samsung M2026 work for this aswell? Thanks

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Danial McKenna 8 January 2018 at 11:39 am

Hi Gemma,

The M2026 model was a retail only device I believe, available only at certain retailers and so is not a model we have. However, it is of the same generation of devices as those we recommended and so likely uses the same toner type meaning it should work with the foiling process.

I hope this helps.
Thanks

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Amy 2 January 2018 at 9:53 pm

Hi,

I hope you can help me. I’m looking to print my own food tray card sleeves. I feel i’m being cheap but do not want to commit to a huge run from my local printer as i’m not certain of the success of the product besides, I have about 5 different varieties to label. The quote has pushed my cost high and Im looking to see how i can reduce costs in my early days. Please can you recommend a printer for me that will print waterproof labels as these would obviously be refrigerated?

thank you!

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Danial McKenna 4 January 2018 at 2:39 pm

Hi Amy, thanks for getting in touch.

Which machine would be suitable is going to be down to the media itself. For example, are they laser or inkjet suitable? Do you have a particular type of waterproof paper you are planning to use and if so what is the paper weight and is it laser or inkjet media?

Thanks

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Anonymous 2 January 2018 at 10:41 pm

Hi what would be suitable for good quality invitation printing? I would like to use a range of different card, some smooth and some textured. Any advice please?

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Danial McKenna 4 January 2018 at 2:42 pm

Hi there,

The best media handling for art papers and card is found in the pro photo range of machines here – https://www.printerbase.co.uk/other-devices/photo-printer/high-quality-photo-printers.html – they have fine art paper paths and can print on thick photo papers. I would exclude the Pro 100S as this uses a dye only ink which can look a bit flat on some paper finishes, all the rest use a pigment ink which is sharper especially on textured media. The pro 10s is the most popular model and a good option – https://www.printerbase.co.uk/canon-pixma-pro-10s-a3-colour-inkjet-printer.html

I hope this helps.
Thanks

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Steve Boyle 3 January 2018 at 10:28 pm

Is there any cheaper kind of printer that does A5 Duplex printing of cards?

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Danial McKenna 4 January 2018 at 2:48 pm

Hi Steve, thanks for getting in touch.

A5 duplex printing is uncommon and found only on a limited number of machines, for example some OKI laser models have this facility. On machines where A5 duplex is possible, the maximum weight is also limited, so you would not be able to duplex print on anything thicker than around 120gsm at A5 size. The best option for duplex printing onto card at A5 would be the manual duplex option found on machines such as the Canon IX6850 – https://www.printerbase.co.uk/canon-pixma-ix6850-a3-colour-inkjet-printer.html – you would send the job as a manual duplex print and once side A is printed, the job would wait until you reinsert the media to print the opposite side.

I hope this helps.
Thanks

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Seeker 5 January 2018 at 1:05 pm

Hello Danial

Happy New Year, and thank you for all the valuable information you provide.

I had a question regarding the Samsung M3320ND you suggested for foiling on cardstock up to 220 gsm. Does this laser printer feed straight thru path, that will not cause curling of the cardstock?

I believe in order for cardstock not to curl you need a straight path, with one sheet at a time.

Samsung M3320ND sounds good, just concerned about the curling if it doesn’t have a straight path.

Would appreciate a response at your earliest.

Thanks!

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Danial McKenna 8 January 2018 at 11:46 am

Hi there,

I’m glad to hear you’re finding the information valuable!

Unfortunately no, the machine has a bypass tray that feeds from the front but the paper still exits at the top meaning it is a soft ‘U’ as opposed to an ‘S’ shape feed path, meaning it bends less. Only Oki machines have a completely flat feed path. The curling of the page is not entirely down to the feed path either, the majority of the curl on the page is a result of the fusing process which applies pressure and heat to the paper, which draws out moisture on one side which then results in the curling of the page. Even with a flat feed machine, this is not entirely avoidable. On the big graphic devices, they tend to have a de-curl roller which counteracts this as it prints – this is not a feature found on smaller models. The best thing you can do in this regard is weight a stack of printed pages to flatten them out post-print.

I hope this helps.
Thanks

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Adam 6 January 2018 at 12:06 am

Your information and assistance is brilliant!
I really need your help.
I need an inkjet printer to print on heavy cardstock. Are there any *Eco tank* inkjet printers thst take up to 220 gsm cardstock or more. The tank refill method is lot more convenient and alot more cost effective in terms of ink. I don’t need the inkjet to print photo quality. It just has to be acceptable as I won’t be printing photos as such. Mainly slightly textured paper and mainly vector designs…
So my main concern is paper weight and high yield ink cartridges, preferably like the tank ones and ofcourse reasonably priced!

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Danial McKenna 8 January 2018 at 11:32 am

Hi Adam, thanks for getting in touch.

Much like their standard desktop inkjet machines, Epson’s Ecotank devices are rated to take a maximum weight of 255gsm, which is intended for Epson photo papers (Premium glossy is around 255gsm). The issue you may find with a machine like this on textured paper are two-fold. Firstly, a textured paper is usually stiffer than photo paper and so may have feed issues and secondly this machine uses a dye based ink that can lead to ink bleed on uncoated media, which textured media usually is. Whilst an ecotank would be cost effective, my recommendation in the Epson range for printing on heavy/textured stock for best results would be the SC-P400 – https://www.printerbase.co.uk/surecolor-sc-p400-a3-colour-photo-inkjet-printer.html or SC-P600 – https://www.printerbase.co.uk/epson-surecolor-sc-p600-a3-colour-inkjet-printer.html as these can handle most media and use a pigment based ink which is better for uncoated papers.

Thanks
The Printerbase Team

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Adam 8 January 2018 at 2:20 pm

Thanks alot Danial for the info
Just wanted to add also, I won’t be printing photos on my printer, so Precise photo quality printing is not a major requirement.

I would be printing mainly simple cartoonish images, so a 4color inkjet would be sufficient for my requirement.

Also my maximum print per month for 220 g/m2 would be around 50-60 shhets max plus a few regular letter sheets here and there.

Can you recommend some more inkjet printers suitable for the above requirement plus on the more affordable range.

Also, what do you have to say about CISS systems.
Say that I purchase an Epson sure color, how would it work with a CISS system? As high yield and low ink cost is very important for me.

Thanks

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Danial McKenna 8 January 2018 at 5:14 pm

Virtually all inkjet machines would be suitable for printing onto 220gsm media, certainly those that have a top/rear feed such as the workforce range and also the Eco tank range. As an example, the WF-7210DTW – https://www.printerbase.co.uk/epson-workforce-wf-7210dtw-printer.html would be able to handle this weight of media and uses a pigment based ink that is suitable for both coated and uncoated media. If you were to opt for an ECO tank model, you would need to ensure you use an inkjet coated paper in order to prevent the ink from bleeding into the page. We do not supply CISS systems and so we cannot say for sure how good or bad they may be, or even which models they are applicable to. In the case of Surecolor P series, I am not aware if CISS systems are available for this range and we would urge caution on using it on these more expensive machines as you may be unable to get warranty support in case of an issue if you are using a third party ink supply.

Thanks

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Seeker 8 January 2018 at 3:04 pm

Hello Again Adam

Appreciate your detailed response.
I was just going thru the Samsung’s on your website and noticed two other Samsungs on the lower cost side that take up to 220 gsm ( Samsung M2835DW/ Samsung M2825ND )

How different is Samsung M3320ND you suggested
From the Samsung M2835DW/ Samsung M2825ND for the purpose of foiling heavy cardstock ( around 220 gsm )?

If all are good for foiling, and toner on all three Samsung suitable for foiling, I would rather opt for Samsung M2835DW as it also has the wireless capability.

Also how user friendly are these printers with Macs? In terms of driver installation?

Look forward to your response:)

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Danial McKenna 8 January 2018 at 5:16 pm

Hi there,

Unfortunately, the M2835DW is no longer an option as these are out of stock and Samsung are no longer manufacturing printers. In theory the M2825DN would work, but we have not ever tested this model and it does have a different toner cartridge than that shared by the M3320 and upward. As with the M2835DW, the M2825DN is also no longer being manufactured and whilst we have a limited amount in stock, there is no guarantee this would be available when you look to order. Of the devices available, we would recommend the M3320ND – https://www.printerbase.co.uk/samsung-m3320nd-a4-mono-laser-printer.html – for this purpose as we still have a number available and it uses the same toner as the 3820 which means it will work. Mac drivers are generally available for these models, although if you are using the very latest Mac OS you may need to use the generic Mac drivers as they may not be supported due to the sell-out of the Samsung print business to HP.

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Adam 9 January 2018 at 12:45 am

That is great advice. I shall take your advice on letting go of the CISS system .

Good recommendation on the WF-7210DTW. The only issue is, I don’t require an A3 size printer. Any suggestions in A4 with the same specs you provided?

How is Epson L355 for example?

Or Epson Expression ET-2550 EcoTank All-in-One Printer

Or any other A4 work force with Ecotank that can take both coated and non coated paper up to 220 g/m2?

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Adam 9 January 2018 at 1:13 am

Basically similar to your suggestion of Epson WorkForce WF-7210DTW, with the difference of only A4 paper handling, and definitely no fax!

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Danial McKenna 9 January 2018 at 11:09 am

It looks as though the L355 is no longer available and that we also do not have any stock of the ES2550 model. That means you would be looking at the ET4500 model – https://www.printerbase.co.uk/epson-ecotank-et-4500-a4-colour-inkjet-multifunction-printer-with-fax.html – in the ET range. My concern with going for an Eco tank model would that they use a dye based ink which is fine for coated stock but would not be suitable for printing colour designs on uncoated media as the ink will soak into the page and bleed and appear flat. The paper handling is not an issue as they can take up to 255gsm. For printing design work, we would suggest using either coated stock at all times to lock the ink in, or opt for a machine that uses pigment based inks where uncoated printing is less of an issue. This would mean opting for a Workforce range device, as these use use a pigment based system.

Thanks

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Adam 9 January 2018 at 2:46 pm

The link you provided looks relatively neat and compact in comparison to other multifunction machines.
Is it possible I purchase an Eco-Tank model and fill it in with original Epson pigment ink instead of the dye ink provided initially with the Epson Eco-Tank?

I can use the dye ink initially provided along with the printer for other graphic purposes.

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Danial McKenna 11 January 2018 at 9:50 am

I am afraid not. I believe that there are some differences between the printheads found in dye based machines Vs pigment ones. They work in the same way, but the inks are quite different and so using one in the other would either not work or could simply just damage the print head.

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Seeker 10 January 2018 at 1:24 pm

Thanks a million Danial for your response!
Fair enough.

Btw sorry for the typo in addressing the poster instead of you ! Too much researching has left me abit dazzed..

I am just abit confused, You mentioned to one of the posters prior to myself that the Samsung M*38*20ND is suitable for *foiling* 220gsm cardstock, and in another post and also in response to me you mentioned the Samsung M3320ND.

Was this a typo? Or both models are suitable for foiling and for cardstock up to 220gsm with successful results?

I thought it was a typo until I searched for Samsung model M3820ND and realized this model too exists!

So many models, gets abit confusing. If both models are indeed appropriate for foiling, what is the difference between the two printers ?

Thanks in advance!

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Danial McKenna 11 January 2018 at 9:50 am

You are not mistaken, there is indeed an M3820 and also an M3320 model, or rather there was- Samsung no longer manufacture printers and as of a check today, neither the M3320 or 3820 are in stock anymore. They are essentially the same, except the 3820 was a bit faster and also more economical thanks to a larger toner. The reason for mentioning the M3320 in the previous post would have been because the M3820 was out of stock at that time. The only options left in the Samsung range now are the more expensive models found here – https://www.printerbase.co.uk/printers/laser-printers/mono-laser-printers/a4-mono-laser-printers/samsung.html – unless you can find the M3320 or M3820 online through an auction site perhaps.

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Natalie 12 January 2018 at 5:37 pm

Hi is there a epson inkjet that handles 300gsm or above?

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Danial McKenna 15 January 2018 at 11:42 am

Hi Natalie, thanks for getting in touch.

The Epson pro photo machines are the only ones rated for 300gsm+ papers (P400,P600 and P800). All the other Epson machines are rated by default to 255gsm according to Epson –

https://www.printerbase.co.uk/surecolor-sc-p400-a3-colour-photo-inkjet-printer.html
https://www.printerbase.co.uk/epson-surecolor-sc-p600-a3-colour-inkjet-printer.html
https://www.printerbase.co.uk/epson-surecolor-sc-p800-a2-17-inch-wide-colour-inkjet-printer.html

I hope this helps!

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Jasmin 18 January 2018 at 10:41 am

Hi

What printer could you suggest to print on A5 card stock? This is for wedding invitations. I am finding it really hard to find one with good reviews.I have seen suggestions of a Brother printer but then there are complaints of bad quality. Is there something you might suggest?

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Danial McKenna 18 January 2018 at 12:31 pm

Hi Jasmin, thanks for getting in touch.

It really depends on the weight of stock you are printing and also whether you are looking for laser or inkjet. Laser machines in general can only handle up to 220gsm media, whilst some inkjets can handle up to 300gsm. If the reviews are referring to Brother inkjets, then this makes sense that the quality would not be great as they use a dye based ink that is not ideal for printing onto uncoated media – it ends up looking fuzzy. The same would be true of all inkjet machines that use dye ink as opposed to pigment on uncoated cardstocks. The best machines for printing onto heavy stock would be the Canon Pro 10S – https://www.printerbase.co.uk/canon-pixma-pro-10s-a3-colour-inkjet-printer.html – and Epson P400 – https://www.printerbase.co.uk/surecolor-sc-p400-a3-colour-photo-inkjet-printer.html – or P600 models – https://www.printerbase.co.uk/epson-surecolor-sc-p600-a3-colour-inkjet-printer.html

I hope this helps.

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dave morris 22 January 2018 at 2:35 pm

Hi,

Are there any printers that are not extortionate in cost and that could possibly picked up 2nd hand cabaple of printing onto mount board in up to max A3 size? You mention above about the epson surecolour printing onto 1.3mm. Is there anything else out there. Would any of the designjet printers be suitable with rear feed or does it only tend to be the epson brand?

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Danial McKenna 22 January 2018 at 4:21 pm

Hi Dave, thanks for getting in touch.

Unfortunately not, the Epson P-series machines offer the best media handling thanks to a fine art paper feed path for things such as canvas and other thick media that will not feed through a standard feed path. It is probable that their large format machines would also be able to handle heavier media, but these would be much costlier than the desktop range.

Thanks
The Printerbase Team

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Mark Sutor 24 January 2018 at 2:28 pm

Danial
Can the Pixma ix6850 print on stock silk material of 300gsm weight rather than photo paper indicated?

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Danial McKenna 25 January 2018 at 9:18 am

Hi Mark, thanks for getting in touch.

Unless mistaken, silk coatings are usually found on digital papers (laser) and so would not be suitable for inkjet devices as the ink cannot adhere to the coating. Also, a silk coated paper at 300gsm tends to be much stiffer than a photo paper and so you would likely experience feed issues even were you able to find a silk coated inkjet media at this weight.

Thanks
The Printerbase Team

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Lizzie 1 February 2018 at 11:21 am

Hello
Please can you tell me which affordable home Inkjet printer would be suitable for printing on card 250gsm. Preferably with a feeding tray at the rear. I am currently using a basic HP and Canon but the printers don’t like the card and often jam.
Thank you Lizzie

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Danial McKenna 1 February 2018 at 11:41 am

Hi Lizzie, thanks for getting in touch.

The majority of inkjet devices have a rated maximum paper handling weight of 250gsm, however, this rating tends to be for photo papers, which are far more supple than card stocks. To handle a 250gsm card we would recommend the Canon iX6850 model, https://www.printerbase.co.uk/canon-pixma-ix6850-a3-colour-inkjet-printer.html as this has both a rear feed and is rated for 300gsm media, which gives you a buffer to handle 250gsm cardstocks.

I hope this helps.
Thanks

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Anonymous 7 February 2018 at 5:55 am

Hi Danial.
Could you please help us to get Samsung printer which has the capability of printing below specified certificate
certificate 1Cx0C(golden colour+maroon foil)ice gold 300gm+65 different names. size : 32.8cm wd x 24 cm

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Danial McKenna 9 February 2018 at 9:46 am

Hi there,

If looking to foil, there isn’t anything in a Samsung for this unfortunately. There aren’t any A3 Samsung models and in any case, their kit only does 220gsm maximum. The only things we have for that weight of paper are the OKI C911 and Xerox 7800, neither of which is any good for foiling though if this is in fact what you’re looking for.

Sorry we couldn’t help any further.

Thanks
The Printerbase Team

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Lux 12 February 2018 at 5:57 pm

This is really helpful – I’m also looking for a laser printer for foiling on card stock. Thank youuuu 😊

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Danial McKenna 13 February 2018 at 4:15 pm

Hi Lux,

The only one we can really suggest is the M3820 (or similar Samsung A4 machine). Potentially, you could use a Xerox 7800 or OKI C911 and print composite black for everything which may work, but is not very cost effective as you are effectively printing everything in colour all the time. We could send a sample for you to test on though if they wanted to consider this option.

Thanks
The Printerbase Team

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Sal 13 February 2018 at 11:49 am

Hi I am looking for a reasonably priced printer that i can use with printing onto up to 300 to 350 gsm being that l am a card maker
I have a photosmart atm but doesn’t like card at all
could you give me a couple of suggestions as to what to go for
Thank you looking forward to your reply

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Danial McKenna 13 February 2018 at 4:56 pm

Hi Sal,

Thanks for getting in touch. A lot of our pro photo printers would help with this except for the Canon PIXMA 100S – https://www.printerbase.co.uk/other-devices/photo-printer/high-quality-photo-printers.html

Take a look specifically at the Canon PIXMA Pro 10S – https://www.printerbase.co.uk/canon-pixma-pro-10s-a3-colour-inkjet-printer.html

Thanks
The Printerbase Team

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Jasmine 16 February 2018 at 2:07 am

Hi,

I am also planning to do foiling on cardstock and am therefore looking for the best printer available to do that. I understand you said that older machines work better with foiling; however, I found that the one recommended by so many people is not manufactured any more yet is still available to order from a few websites (I am talking about the HP LaserJet Pro P1102w). I can also see that the toner this printer uses is used with so many other HP machines as well. Therefore I am confused as to what causes the poorer quality of foiling with newer machines – is it the printers themselves or the toner used? The newer version of the printer I mentioned uses the same toner as the old machine so that means it should be the same quality as far as foiling is concerned, right? I just got confused by your comment that newer printers cannot work well with foiling due to the makeup of the toner.

I would appreciate your thoughts on this as I am pretty lost.

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Danial McKenna 19 February 2018 at 2:27 pm

Hi Jasmine,

It may be the case that some people recommend the P1102, but this is not a model we have tested nor have we had reports of it being recommended by any of our customers that we are aware of. The issue with foiling is down to the toner itself as opposed to the machine and so if the toner used in that model (CE285A) works for foiling, then the same would be true of any of the other machines sharing that toner also. However, having looked at the applicable models, it appears that they are also obsolete and as such would not be available to purchase from Printerbase. (the list can be found here under compatibility – https://www.printerbase.co.uk/hp-ce285a-black-print-cartridge.html).
The current recommendation we could give for foiling would be the Samsung M3320ND model, which can handle a maximum of 220gsm via the bypass feeder – https://www.printerbase.co.uk/samsung-m3320nd-a4-mono-laser-printer.html

I hope this helps
Thanks
The Printerbase Team

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Bellah.B 17 February 2018 at 6:29 pm

Hi Danial

Can you please recommend a good Inkjet printer that will print cardstock (up to 280GSM if possible)?
My beloved Epson Expression XP-605 had a bad jam last Wednesday (think i used cardstock that was too thick) and also i wasn’t as diligent as pulling out the card as i usually am when i have a paper jam.
I had an IT technician have a look at it, for free, yesterday and it’s def’ a goner, as if it had only been the paper jam bar that needed replacing, he could have found me a new one, But the mechanism on the right hand side has gone too.
I use my printer for card making, and have used: Gloss & Matt photo papers, Vellum, Coated cardstock (at 280GSM), plain cardstock (at 200GSM), gloss paper and plain papers. So my replacement needs to be able to handle the same.

I have been looking on the Argos website, as that’s where i’ll be getting it from, but am not sure whether to get another Epson or something different. I’m not keen on HP or Brother and my budget is £130, Max!

Thanks
Bellah

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Danial McKenna 20 February 2018 at 4:30 pm

Hi Bellah, thanks for getting in touch.

For heavyweight papers I would recommend looking at the Canon iX6850 machine, which you can find here – https://www.printerbase.co.uk/canon-pixma-ix6850-a3-colour-inkjet-printer.html This device can handle A3 paper up to 300gsm including those finishes you refer to in your question. There aren’t any cheaper models I can recommend I am afraid as the maximum media handling weight for smaller models is 250gsm.

I hope this helps

Thanks
The Printerbase Team

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Anonymous 19 February 2018 at 12:22 pm

Hello
I am looking into a laser printer that would also allow me to both foil and also make use of the colour printing.
Can I set the printer to grey scale and only black toner printing to get the results I want for foiling on cardstock, or does it have to be Monochrome laser printer?
Or is there a way to use the black toner cartridge of the Monochrome printer on a colour printer for better results?
I can’t really afford to buy two separate printers

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Danial McKenna 20 February 2018 at 4:26 pm

Hi there, thanks for getting in touch.

There are a couple of issues when it comes to foiling, one is media handling (A4 machines can only generally handle up to 220gsm) and the other is that not all toner works for foiling. From feedback received from customers and from some tests we performed on different models it is only some of the Samsung range of mono machines we can say with any confidence work with foiling, the M3320 being the one we would recommend. The max media handling is 220gsm on this model – https://www.printerbase.co.uk/samsung-m3320nd-a4-mono-laser-printer.html
Unfortunately, we do not have any feedback on whether the colour models in the range work as well for foiling as customers tend only to use mono devices for this purpose. The mono toner on a colour device is not interchangeable with a mono only print toner, although I would expect the composition to be similar and so likely would work as the density would be high enough on something like a CLP680 – https://www.printerbase.co.uk/samsung-clp-680nd-a4-colour-laser-printer.html – although it would be advisable for us to send a sample for you to test before purchasing.

I hope this helps.

Thanks,
The Printerbase Team

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Jess 22 February 2018 at 2:14 pm

hey, I’m looking for a printer which will print up to A2 sized paper, which will allow thicker paper such as sketch paper or card to be printed on. Preferably a less expensive option would be useful.
thanks

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Danial McKenna 23 February 2018 at 10:44 am

Hi Jess, thanks for getting in touch.

If you exclude roll-fed large format devices at the high end of the price bracket, there are actually only two options for printing A2 size. The Epson P800 – https://www.printerbase.co.uk/epson-surecolor-sc-p800-a2-17-inch-wide-colour-inkjet-printer.html – and the Canon Pro-1000 – https://www.printerbase.co.uk/canon-imageprograf-pro-1000-a2-photographic-printer.html – In both cases you can print onto a variety of media including cardstock and art papers and offer excellent output quality in both cases for photographic and art prints.

I hope this helps.

Thanks
The Printerbase Team

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Emily 24 February 2018 at 8:55 am

Hi, do you know if the Epson EcoTank ET-3600 Printer or the Brother MFC-J5730DW and good for printing on card of up to 300gsm? Thanks

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Danial McKenna 26 February 2018 at 12:15 pm

Hi Emily, thanks for getting in touch.

Neither the ET-3600 or Brother machine can take 300gsm. Unless stated in the brochure, Epson default media weight is 255gsm across their inkjet machines. The Brother model is rated for 260gsm, which is the weight of the heaviest Brother photo paper I believe. For 300gsm you could look at the iX6850 – https://www.printerbase.co.uk/canon-pixma-ix6850-a3-colour-inkjet-printer.html – or pro photo devices – https://www.printerbase.co.uk/other-devices/photo-printer/high-quality-photo-printers.html – although these are print only and not MFPs.

I hope this helps.
Thanks,
The Printerbase Team

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LM 24 February 2018 at 1:35 pm

Hi what is the best printer for printing wedding invites? The card thickess is between 300-350gsm I am looking for one that feeds without bending please?
Kind regards

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Danial McKenna 26 February 2018 at 12:13 pm

Hi there, thanks for getting in touch.

Our Pro photo range would be best for this – https://www.printerbase.co.uk/other-devices/photo-printer/high-quality-photo-printers.html – Everything except the Pro 100s would be suitable for the weight and feed from the top feeder as opposed to a tray at the front to reduce curl. The SC-P400 – https://www.printerbase.co.uk/surecolor-sc-p400-a3-colour-photo-inkjet-printer.html – or Pro 10S – https://www.printerbase.co.uk/canon-pixma-pro-10s-a3-colour-inkjet-printer.html would be good options.

I hope this helps.
Thanks,
The Printerbase Team

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Martin 28 February 2018 at 7:52 pm

Hi Danial, can you recommend a printer that handles 1.5mm thick media? I can only find the Epson P800 but wanted to see what else is available. Thanks in advance, Martin.

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Danial McKenna 1 March 2018 at 3:02 pm

Hi Martin, thanks for getting in touch.

The P800 has the best media weight handling of these machines (thickest papers use the fine art path) – https://www.printerbase.co.uk/epson-surecolor-sc-p800-a2-17-inch-wide-colour-inkjet-printer.html – the Canon equivalent model, the Pro 1000, has a max thickness rating of 0.7mm. It’s probable that the Epson large format machines can handle the same thickness, but these would be getting into multiple thousands of pounds in price.

I hope this helps.
Thanks
The Printerbase Team

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Alfy 3 March 2018 at 5:19 am

hello, i think it’s a stupid question but i’m stuck and i don’t know if there is a difference or not so please could you tell me if the pixma ix6840 it’s the same as pixma ix6850 since in the official site they do have the same specifications ”

Paper Weight

Plain paper: 64 – 105 g/m²
Canon photo paper up to 300 g/m² (PT-101)

thank you

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Danial McKenna 5 March 2018 at 12:50 pm

Hi Alfy, thanks for getting in touch.

It’s not stupid at all! As far as we’re concerned they are the exact same. The specs are the same and they perform the same function. It appears that they are the same model but with a slightly different model name depending on the area. E.g. UK, Europe etc.

I hope this helps.

Thanks
The Printerbase Team

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Duncan 5 March 2018 at 10:57 am

Hi There,
I print approx 30-50 cards per day at 300gsm, and use canon pixma MG3600 series. It paper jams every now and again, and will eventually give in after a few months, but the printer only costs £30 from somewhere like argos. I usually buy a new printer when I run out of ink anyway, as it’s actually cheaper than buying the B&W and colour ink cartridges. I’ve also used printers from the MG3500 and Mg3200 series. Hope this helps

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Anonymous 7 March 2018 at 1:42 pm

Hi
I have just had to send a printer back as it was not appropriate for my printing needs. Could you please advise on the correct printer I would need to purchase please. I have a small craft business and sometimes I print wedding/party stationery on up to 300gsm card stock. I also print all sizes up to A3. The last printer I purchased was a Epson XP-960 which was not the right choice. I don’t want to get it wrong again so could you please advise on what printer would suit me better? The Epson XP-960 was more geared up for photo paper which is what seems to be the case with most printers on sale. So can you please help? Many Thanks sue

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Danial McKenna 7 March 2018 at 2:33 pm

Hi there,

Virtually all Epson inkjet printers with the exception of the high-end photo range can only handle a maximum of 255gsm paper weights and tend to use dye based ink that is not ideal for printing on uncoated papers. For 300gsm+ paper weights, we would only really recommend the Pro photo range – https://www.printerbase.co.uk/other-devices/photo-printer/high-quality-photo-printers.html – (except for the Canon Pro 100s that uses dye only ink) as these can all handle up to 350gsm media. These are considerably more costly than the Epson you originally purchased, but the cheaper A3 models would not be suitable for heavy paper stocks.

I hope this helps.

Thanks
The Printerbase Team

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Valerie 15 March 2018 at 12:09 pm

The Cann iX6850 sounds like the machine that would be right for me. Just one thing though does it also print ordinary 80 grm paper please?

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Danial McKenna 15 March 2018 at 2:58 pm

Hi Valerie,

Yes the Canon iX6850 can print between 64 – 105 gsm on plain paper.

Thanks
The Printerbase Team

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Gita 15 March 2018 at 3:17 pm

Hi,
This is the most useful article I’ve found on the topic..

As most of the people, I am interested in printing on at least 220gsm (which is the weight of the paper I’m currently using) and I need a laser printer to apply foil with a laminator afterwards.

Sorry for making you repeat it all the time, but what printers could you suggest?
And in the thread you mentioned that you could send a sample?

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Danial McKenna 16 March 2018 at 12:10 pm

Hi Gita, great to hear you’ve found it useful.

The Samsung ones (M3320 and above) are the only viable options we can recommend but the limit is 220 gsm. We can send a sample from an M3820 model to test if you would like to try it out.

Thanks
The Printerbase Team

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LardyLass 24 March 2018 at 8:31 pm

Hi Danial
I need a printer for card craft. I was advised that I should have a back feed printer. I would love a Laser but space and cost is determined in my choice. I was quite decided on the Epson but told it is costly on ink (using quite a lot on printing papers for cards). Then deciding on an HP as I can use the ink purchase option. I am hopeless in making a decision when faced with so many options. I currently have a Kodak but tried to print glitter (encapsulated) and it no has given up the ghost!!!

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Danial McKenna 26 March 2018 at 10:24 am

Hi there, thanks for getting in touch.

If you’re looking to print only up to 300gsm then the best option would be the Canon iX6850 model – https://www.printerbase.co.uk/canon-pixma-ix6850-a3-colour-inkjet-printer.html – anything lower than this would be rated at 255gsm or less and so would not be suitable for card printing. If you need to print up to 350gsm, then the Canon or Epson Pro photo machines are the best option (excluding the Canon PIXMA 100s) – https://www.printerbase.co.uk/other-devices/photo-printer/high-quality-photo-printers.html

I hope this helps.
Thanks
The Printerbase Team

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Mark King 4 April 2018 at 2:09 pm

Hello any printers that can print on 400 gsm card or the highest gsm a printer can do

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Danial McKenna 4 April 2018 at 5:05 pm

Hi Mark, thanks for getting in touch.

The highest rated version we could recommend is 360gsm with the OKI C911DN – https://www.printerbase.co.uk/oki-c911dn-a3-colour-laser-printer.html

I hope this helps.
Thanks
The Printerbase Team

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Sarah 8 April 2018 at 1:26 am

Hello there,

So sorry if this has already been asked/answered;
I am also looking into purchasing a laser printer for foiling, again having the trouble that I need it for heavy cardstock.

I’ve had a look at the HP 553N and it seems to be suitable for the card i’ll be using if I use the manual feed.

I was just wondering if you could inform me on how well the toner works with foiling?

Many thanks in advance.

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Danial McKenna 11 April 2018 at 4:57 pm

Hi Sarah, thanks for getting in touch. No problem at all! 🙂

The maximum paper weight rating on this model of machine is 220gsm from the multipurpose feeder. We have not specifically tested or had reports of anyone using this model for foiling, however, we would expect the toner technology being used in these newer models to be similar across the HP range of machines. We did send some HP tests to people using foiling and the results were not satisfactory. With this in mind, the only machine we can currently recommend is the Samsung M3820, which can also print the same paper weight – https://www.printerbase.co.uk/samsung-m3820nd-a4-mono-laser-printer.html

I hope this helps.
Thanks
The Printerbase Team

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Norberto 10 April 2018 at 3:49 am

Hi, Wich printer can I use to print ID fish underwater card

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Danial McKenna 11 April 2018 at 5:01 pm

Hi Norberto, thanks for getting in touch.

Assuming these ID cards are made of plastic like these – https://bit.ly/2EGTTcs, this means they are most likely printed using a sublimation process on a specialist device. Unfortunately, we do not have any machines capable of printing onto this type of material.

I’m sorry we couldn’t help any further.
Thanks
The Printerbase Team

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Judith Gott 16 April 2018 at 1:22 pm

Hello there

Do you know of any printers which are capable of printing on the back of greetings cards with apertures. My Canon Pixma ip3000 did this really well but has died. The cars are textured.

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Danial McKenna 16 April 2018 at 4:56 pm

Hi Judith, thanks for getting in touch.

The closest machine to the IP3000 is actually the iX6850. It’s not usually recommended to try and feed anything with an aperture in it through a device as it can result in jams, but we would suspect that feeding from the bypass feeder should be OK but we couldn’t recommend.

I hope this helps.
Thanks
The Printerbase Team

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Jack B 21 April 2018 at 9:11 am

Hi there. Looking for printing on ideally 300gsm, if not then 250gsm. A4 , laser and colour….plain paper not textured and no need for foiling… What would you suggest

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Danial McKenna 23 April 2018 at 11:32 am

Hi Jack, thanks for getting in touch. Unfortunately there aren’t too many options here as most A4 machines are rated for 220gsm. There aren’t any A4 machines that can handle 300gsm, the OKI C612 and C712 are rated for 256gsm from the multipurpose tray and so we’d recommend either of these – https://www.printerbase.co.uk/oki-c612dn-a4-colour-led-printer.html I hope this helps. Thanks. The Printerbase Team.

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Teona 27 April 2018 at 7:10 pm

hi, you are saying that Canon ix6850 can print up to 300gms media. what does it mean, can I print on 300gsm cardstock? I am looking for a printer for a reasonable price to print at home up to 300gsm cardstock please recommend if this one is not suitable.

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Danial McKenna 30 April 2018 at 11:12 am

Hi Teona, thanks for getting in touch.

The 300gsm on this machine is actually rated for photo papers as opposed to card but some customers do use it for card as well. It depends on your budget as well because other alternatives would be our pro photo machines – https://www.printerbase.co.uk/other-devices/photo-printer/high-quality-photo-printers.html

I hope this helps.
Thanks.

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ToriMac Creations 27 May 2018 at 11:40 pm

Hi. Can you help? I’ve been reading through lots of comments, but all the printers you recommend are A3. I want to be able to print on card. 300 gsm, not just photo paper, but only want a4. Used to have a brilliant Epsom one, but since that died about 10 years ago I’ve not managed to find a good replacement. Thanks
Vicki

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Danial McKenna 29 May 2018 at 11:41 am

Hi ToriMac, thanks for getting in touch.

Unfortunately not, we’d only be able to recommend the previous A3 ones mentioned for what you’re specifically looking for. Sorry we couldn’t help any more.

Thanks
The Printerbase Team

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Anonymous 8 July 2018 at 11:51 am

Hello,
I’m looking to set up my own craft business from home and would need a fairly cheap printer that can print on thick paper (160gsm) for my paper cutting. It wouldn’t need to handle any thicker than that really but my current printer doesn’t seem to like it! What would you recommend?
Many thanks.

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Danial McKenna 9 July 2018 at 2:30 pm

Hi there, thanks for getting in touch.

If you are looking for a laser printer, then the OKI series of machines starting with the C332DN – https://www.printerbase.co.uk/oki-c332dn-a4-colour-led-laser-printer.html? – would be suitable as it can handle up to 220gsm from the multipurpose tray and has a straight feed path. If the paper you are using is not heavily textured then this is a good option.

If you are planning to use a textured paper then you may be better of with an inkjet machine such as the Canon IX6850, which can handle up to 300gsm photo media – https://www.printerbase.co.uk/canon-pixma-ix6850-a3-colour-inkjet-printer.html

Laser would be the cheaper option in the long term in regards to running costs and so we would recommend looking at the OKI first.

I hope this helps!
Thanks
The Printerbase Team

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Anonymous 14 July 2018 at 12:47 pm

Thank you very much for your help!

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Judith Gott 18 July 2018 at 5:55 pm

Hi Danial
What a great website!
I really hope you can help me. I have been printing my company artwork on the back of 260gsm, textured aperture cards successfully on an old Canon Pixma ip 3000 for many years. However , it has now given up the ghost. I have tried several other printers but the card always gets jammed. Sometimes it appears to be the weight of the card they could not cope with and at other times it seems that the aperture gets caught up. Do you know of any printers currently on the market which could successfully print aperture cards of this weight? You often mention the Canon IX6850. Would be able to handle these cards?
Many, many thanks
Judith

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Danial McKenna 24 July 2018 at 12:10 pm

Hi Judith, thanks for your great feedback!

The ix6850 will print on 260gsm papers no problem, but the issue is with the feed mechanism and the aperture. Whilst the old one may have worked OK, it certainly would not have been recommended to print papers with apertures. The issue being that the feed rollers won’t be able grip the paper where the hole is, which would lead to skewing and likely a jam. It’s possible that some may work, but there is no way to be sure nor can we make a recommendation for any as it is outside of the manufacturer specification.

Sorry that we couldn’t help much further here.

Thanks
The Printerbase Team

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Anonymous 19 July 2018 at 5:29 pm

Hi there,

I need to print 220gsm cards. Please suggest me an inkjet printer for it that is relatively cheaper too.

Thanks

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Danial McKenna 25 July 2018 at 2:32 pm

Hi there, most machines can handle 220gsm, although not all have a rear feed, which would be recommended for card. The iX6850 would probably be the best option as it can handle heavy papers and uses a pigment black ink which is better on uncoated papers – https://www.printerbase.co.uk/canon-pixma-ix6850-a3-colour-inkjet-printer.html

Thanks
The Printerbase Team

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P haywood 13 August 2018 at 11:34 am

Hi I’m looking at a home printer that will take 250gsm card.
I know you have recommend the canon at £140ish but I’m wondering if there was a cheaper model you can recommend.
I’ve found these, is there a reason they can’t be used?
Canon ts6150 and ts5150.
I’m only just setting up so I don’t want to spend too much too soon. Thanks

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Danial McKenna 13 August 2018 at 12:13 pm

Hi there, thanks for getting in touch.

I would not recommend the TS5150 as this uses a tri-colour ink, which makes it expensive to run. It also does not use a pigment black ink which is beneficial for crisper lines. The TS6150 appears to support up to 300gsm photo paper from the rear feeder and so can likely work, although given your particular application we would still recommend the ix6850 as this is more forgiving on feeding heavier and uncoated card stocks.

Thanks
The Printerbase Team

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Anonymous 1 September 2018 at 2:40 am

Hi, I would like to start a small business doing foil craft but I can’t find a printer that takes 160gsm card can you please send some help my way

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Kate Crabtree 3 September 2018 at 2:03 pm

Hi,

Thanks for getting in touch.

The only machine we can recommend for the toner foiling process at present is the Samsung M3320ND model. Mono machines generally are limited to 160gsm media handling (via the multipurpose feeder), so it will meet that requirement. This machine also uses a toner that lends itself well to the foiling process, which cannot be said of any of the others available. Most new models use a high amount of wax/polymers in the toner, which do not work well with the foiling process.

I hope this helps and good luck with your foil craft business

The Printerbase Team

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Mr. Chowdhury 6 September 2018 at 6:53 pm

Dear Mr. Danial,
I am looking for an advice from you. I need a visiting card printer for business purpose, the main duty of the printer will be to print national flags of different countries & some flowers on visiting cards.

What I am looking for a reliable printer in competitive price & cheap to print as well, please send your expert advice to choose a good printer, thanks.

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Vicci 14 September 2018 at 9:18 am

Hi, I’m sorry if this has been asked before but could you recommend an A4 colour laser printer that handles the heavier card stock? And also one that allows for custom print settings (like card size so although the printer is A4 it may take a longer and thinner length piece of card?) I currently have an inkjet which doesn’t print on the pearlescent stock and therefore I do also need a laser. I also have an a3 colour laser that handles heavy card stock but it is huge and I’d like if possible to downsize (small home office). Thank you for any advice you can offer!

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Kate Crabtree 12 November 2018 at 10:54 am

Hi Vicci,

The paper weight limit is quite restrictive on A4 laser machines, with the majority of them only being capable of handling 220gsm. The exception to this would be the higher end OKI A4 machines (C712DN for example) which can handle 256gsm. If you currently print on heavier papers than that, then I am afraid you would need to stick to your A3 machine.

In terms of print size, the minimum custom sizes are Width 63.86-215.90mm, Length 127.00-1321.15mm, making the smallest size printable size 63.86×127.00.

I hope this helps,

Kate
Printerbase

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Szilvia 2 October 2018 at 2:39 pm

Hi,
I am looking for a product box packaging printer.
Which printers do you recommend for this purpose and why?
I checked the pro printers on your site but barely found any information regarding package printing.
Thank you

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Kate Crabtree 12 November 2018 at 10:51 am

Hi,

We do not sell any devices specifically for printing box packaging, I believe that on a production level these are generally done with large digital presses as opposed to desktop devices.

The pro photo machines you mention can print on a range of media including thicker papers and art papers but are designed for artwork and photography in the main. Also, the print speed is very slow and so this would really preclude them from making large numbers of packaging, plus the cost would be high due to the large number of inks they require.

A better option would be something like the OKI C911DN here which can print on media up to 360gsm and is better suited for volume printing. This would be on the assumption that the packaging was in full sheet form and not pre-cut for folding as this would be unprintable by any of the machines we sell.

I hope this helps,

The Printerbase Team

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hanan ibrahim 8 October 2018 at 7:13 am

Hi
Can you suggest the best printer to print on stock card that’s 350gsm plus ..
the size of cards are 12cm x12cm
And which is better lazer or inkjet

For such task

Cheers
Helen

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Kate Crabtree 5 December 2018 at 10:04 am

Hi Hanan,

Thanks for the question.

Yes, we have a number of printers which will print on to 350gsm paper in 12cm x 12cm size. However it depends if you want the printer to be Inkjet or Laser, we have a suitable inkjet printer which is a Canon Pixma 100s – https://www.printerbase.co.uk/canon-pixma-pro-100s-a3-colour-inkjet-printer.html.

For a laser printer which will print on the same spec you will need to look at the Xerox Phaser 7800dn – https://www.printerbase.co.uk/xerox-phaser-7800dn-sra3-colour-led-printer.html which is a lot more in price.

I hope this helps

Many Thanks
The Printerbase Team

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Anonymous 3 November 2018 at 5:37 am

Hello! Im looking for a laser printer that can handle 280/300gsm paper and that has a really good photo/graphics quality printing, as I would be printing kids birthday invitations mostly.
I have been asking around and searching on internet and found out that OKI, Ricoh and Xerox are the most recommended for my needs (300gsm + good photo quality). Do you have any recommendation in particular? Thanks!

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Kate Crabtree 7 November 2018 at 4:06 pm

Hi,

The best options that we have are the Xerox 7800 and OKI C911, both of which can print on 350gsm card.

They are both graphic machines and have good quality on images. Aside from these, the only other suitable machines would be pro photo inkjets which are expensive to run and not designed for large print runs due to the speed they print.

I hope this helps

Many thanks,

The Printerbase Team

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Carol 4 November 2018 at 1:12 pm

Hi please could you help me i am looking for a printer that will take 300gsm card …

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Kate Crabtree 7 November 2018 at 4:14 pm

Hi Carol,

Thanks for your question.

If you’re looking for an inkjet any of these professional photo printers will work. If you’re looking for a laser printer try the OKI C911 or Xerox 7800.

I hope that helps,

Kate
The Printerbase Team

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Debbie 10 December 2018 at 8:59 pm

Hi I’m looking for an A4 printer which takes up to 300 gms card. What would you recommend?

Many Thanks
Debbie

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Kate Crabtree 12 December 2018 at 10:36 am

Hi Debbie,

Take a look at the card printers page on our website where there are lots of options for printing on card of 300GSM or more, depending on your budget and any other features you require. Don’t hesitate to get back in touch if you have any further questions

https://www.printerbase.co.uk/card-printing.html

Many thanks,

Kate
Printerbase

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Charlotte 26 January 2019 at 10:41 am

We’re looking to buy a printer but cannot find one that does everything we want it to… It needs to print A3 size, paper thickness of 300gsm, be wireless and also have a flatbed scanner. Help?!

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Kate Crabtree 17 April 2019 at 8:41 am

Hi Charlotte,

Unfortunately, we don’t currently have a printer that meets all of those requirements. Laser MFP machines top out generally at around 220gsm-250gsm on media handling. Some inkjets can take a little heavier at around 280-300gsm but this is generally for photo paper as opposed to cardstock which is much stiffer. Were you looking for laser or inkjet?

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Joelle 7 February 2019 at 8:41 pm

What colour laser printer would you recommend to print on card stock 250-350 gsm and that can take a4 and smaller size paper please ?

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Kate Crabtree 17 April 2019 at 8:38 am

Hi Joelle,

Thanks for your question.

A4 laser machines can generally only take 220gsm paper, the exception to this is the higher end OKI a4 range – C612/C712 – which can take up to 250gsm. For heavier weights of paper up to 350gsm, the only machine we can recommend is the OKI C911DN, which can handle up to 350gsm but is an A3 graphic model and hence expensive.

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Rachel 13 February 2019 at 12:33 pm

Hi Danial – I’m REEEEALLY hoping you can help with some advice – I’m looking for an inkjet that will feed more than one sheet of cardstock (up to 300gsm), rather than me having to feed a card at a time through a rear tray, it’s driving me crazy.

There must be something out there, or am I chasing a holy grail??

Thanks in advance
Rachel.

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Kate Crabtree 17 April 2019 at 8:36 am

Hi Rachel,

The only models that can take multiple sheets of the heaviest media are the professional photo machines found here. Standard desktop models are not suited to the heavier weights of paper and those that can take the paper weight tend to have a single sheet feed tray. The Epson P400 and Canon pro 10s would be good options.

I hope this is helpful.

Happy printing!

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Ana 2 March 2019 at 3:53 pm

Hello, can you suggest me a printer for cotton paper, up to 300 gsm? Thank you

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Kate Crabtree 17 April 2019 at 8:29 am

Hi Ana,

For that weight and type of paper, the only models really suitable would be the professional photo range of devices found here. These have the best media handling capabilities and can take media up to 350gsm. As they are suitable for art prints, they are able to print onto canvas and other similar media like cotton rag.

Thanks for your question – I hope this helps.

Chris,
Printerbase

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James 3 March 2019 at 11:41 pm

Is there such printer that will printer on 250gsm PVC?

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Kate Crabtree 17 April 2019 at 8:28 am

Hi James,

You would need to check with the supplier of the PVC sheets if they are suitable for print on laser or inkjet models. If they are laser printable (this is unlikely) then you would need something like an OKI C612 which can handle up to 256gsm from the main tray.

If you are able to get inkjet suitable ones, then there is a little more flexibility as most inkjet models can handle around 250gsm paper weights.

I hope this helps

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Mohamed 4 March 2019 at 8:03 pm

hi i want printer A3 print and 450GSM page

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Kate Crabtree 16 April 2019 at 3:08 pm

Hi Mohamed,

Unfortunately, we don’t sell a model that prints on 450GSM.

These are our A3 printers with the heaviest paperweights (360 and 350GSM, respectively):

Oki C911DN A3 Colour Laser Printer
https://www.printerbase.co.uk/oki-c911dn-a3-colour-laser-printer.html
360gsm Max

Canon PIXMA Pro 10S A3+ Colour Inkjet Printer
https://www.printerbase.co.uk/canon-pixma-pro-10s-a3-colour-inkjet-printer.html
350gsm Max

I hope this helps,

Kate
Printerbase

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Rebecca 29 April 2019 at 1:29 pm

Hi,
Im after an inkjet printer to print cards, all i have used struggle feeding in, i was hoping for a HP one but if not can you advice on the cheapest inkjet that will very happily take 250g card.

Thanks

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Kate Crabtree 2 May 2019 at 10:41 am

Hi Rebecca,

The majority of inkjet printers have a limit of 220gsm or in some cases ~250gsm for photo papers as opposed to card. The Canon iX6850 is rated for 300gsm photo papers, and has a rear feed so would be able to feed heavier papers/card and is the only machine other than the professional photo models here that I would recommend for 250gsm papers.

Thanks for your question,

Kate
Printerbase

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Anonymous 1 May 2019 at 7:32 am

hi. what is an affirdable printer with a white ink to orint on dark cardstock? thanks

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Kate Crabtree 1 May 2019 at 11:49 am

Hi,

The only printer we sell that prints white on dark cardstock is the Sunangel 33SW, which is currently £396 inc VAT.

I hope this helps,

Kate
Printerbase

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Anonymous 11 May 2019 at 4:51 pm

hello ,
I am looking to print on thick card around 580gsm. The post above mentions that the Epson SureColor SC-P400 A3+ Colour Photo Inkjet Printer can print card as thick as 870gsm however when when I click the link and go to product specs it says maximum paper weight it can take is 350gsm?

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Kate Crabtree 14 May 2019 at 2:29 pm

Hi,

Thanks for your comment. Apologies but this is an error – the max paper weight would be 350gsm for this printer.

I’ll ensure it gets amended on the post.

Many thanks,

Kate
Printerbase

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Summya 13 May 2019 at 4:47 pm

Hello. The post above states Epson surecolor and canon pixma prints card of 850gsm however when you look at the specs it says maximum gsm is 350. Would the printers be suitable for cards thicker than this then? Thanks!

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Kate Crabtree 14 May 2019 at 2:28 pm

Hi Summya,

Apologies this is a typo and I’ll ensure it gets amended. The maximum gsm is 350gsm.

Sorry about that,

Kate
Printerbase

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Tom Murphy 20 May 2019 at 10:34 am

Hi, does the Canon PIXMA iX6850 A3+ Colour Inkjet Printer handle 250gsm please?
Thanks

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Kate Crabtree 20 May 2019 at 3:04 pm

Hi Tom,

Yes, the iX6850 prints on media up to 300gsm.

Thanks for your question,

Kate
Printerbase

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Anonymous 18 July 2019 at 9:31 pm

I have Epson Printer xp6000 can i use 300gsm glossy paper with this model.
please help me.

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Kate Crabtree 23 July 2019 at 10:21 am

Hi,

The max rated paper weight for Epson non-pro models is 256gsm photo papers. Anything over 256gsm is usually reserved for their range of professional photo printers only, such as the P400, P600 and P800 models.

Thanks for your question,

Kate
Printerbase

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BKT 21 July 2019 at 11:49 am

Hello I have a EPSON XP 6000. I have been trying to print on a 300 gsm double sided glossy paper. But, the printer would not print at all. Any ideas?? Thanks all

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Kate Crabtree 23 July 2019 at 10:20 am

Hi BKT

It’s likely that the reason you cannot print this media is simply that it is out-of-spec for the machine you have. The paper is likely too thick and heavy to be picked up and fed through the machine. On Epson inkjet models, the maximum recommended media handling weight is 256gsm unless explicitly specified in the product information brochure or user guide. Anything over 256gsm is usually reserved for their range of professional photo printers only, such as the P400,P600 and P800 models.

Hope this helps,

Printerbase

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Alexandru 12 August 2019 at 11:53 pm

Hello,
I have a SOHO and I need a multifunctional laser printer that can print on textured card that has 220 gsm. I need to print a medium volume on monocrom rarely color and on card (there certificates), to print and scan double sided (must have duplex and ADF)
I have bought a Kyocera Ecosys M5521 and discovered that has a simplex ADF (a crap that takes one side) and prints ok on 220gsm card only the text but the images doesn’t.
Can you please recomand a multifunctional laser printer that can print on textured card of 230 gsm (must suport 230gsm to print ok on 220gsm) has duplex and ADF no need for scan to e-mail, wi-fi and other useless features, just needs to be less than 100 kg to stay my office.Also it is recomended to be under 1000 euro.
I only found expensive second hand huge printers that have all this.
Thank you in advance

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Kate Crabtree 27 August 2019 at 11:04 am

Hi Alexandru,

Thanks for getting in touch.

We would recommend the Oki MC760dn.

It has duplex print, scan and copy functions and has a maximum media handling capability of 250gsm. However, there are some caveats:

The media handling is only 220 gsm from the main tray and so you would have to print the 230gsm paper from the multipurpose feeder. Maximum duplex weight would be around 170gsm, which is true of most A4 laser printers (if not all). The same would apply to the duplex scanning.

All other A4 laser machines have a maximum rated media handling weight of 220gsm. Only the higher end OKI models can take 250gsm.

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you need further help.

Many thanks,

Kate
Printerbase

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vikram 26 August 2019 at 11:56 am

I have been searching about for canon printer print slowly then finally, when I read this Article I get to know the correct information about it and I found this information is relevant. You have an ample amount of knowledge and that describes it very clearly and I thank you for giving me this type of knowledge and it helps me a lot.

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Kate Crabtree 27 August 2019 at 10:59 am

Hi Vikram,

Thanks – glad to be of help.

Many thanks,
Kate
Printerbase

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Syed Hafeez 17 September 2019 at 8:03 am

Dear Sir, We need your valuable suggestion and help in regards to our requirement; we’ve professional computer with iMac 27″, 4.6 GHZ 6-Core, 9th Gen. Intel Core i9 Processor, i5 Processor, 64gb RAM, 2TB
Arabic. In need of professional Laser Jet Printer with Size A3 and most important our requirement is media should be max 300gsm supportive. Kindly suggest us and give us an idea which brand to purchase the product with smooth functionality. Thank you in advance.

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Kate Crabtree 23 September 2019 at 11:51 am

Hi Syed,

Thank you for your message. You’ll find a selection of laser printers suitable for printing on card up to A3 in size: A3 Card Printers

I hope this helps,

Many thanks,
Kate
Printerbase

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Anonymous 1 October 2019 at 8:08 pm

Hi
I want to print on kraft recycled paper for wedding stationery and cards. Which printer would you advise for this please? I’m hoping this will be a new business venture, but don’t have a huge budget to start with.
Your advice is much appreciated
Thanks

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Kate Crabtree 23 October 2019 at 3:54 pm

Hi,

These are the printers we’d recommend for printing on card https://www.printerbase.co.uk/printer-by-feature/card-printing.html. Good luck in your new business venture.
Hope this helps,

Kate
Printerbase

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Bev 8 October 2019 at 5:40 pm

Hi i’m looking for a a4 printer that will print up to 250gsm card stock. I have a HP printer that won’t take the card. I am on a budget so something reasonably priced would be most appreciated. Thanks

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Kate Crabtree 23 October 2019 at 3:56 pm

Hi Bev,

These are the printers we’d recommend for printing on card: https://www.printerbase.co.uk/printer-by-feature/card-printing.html.

Hope this helps,

Many thanks.

Kate
Printerbase

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Brian 25 October 2019 at 2:24 pm

Alex please could you help with a problem I have with my new XP3100, my old R255 works very well but give up the ghost, this new printer having problem with thicker paper (260gsm) is there any way I can change (the biggest size 220gsm to a thicker paper).
Thanking you
Brian Tillotson (76yrs old pensioner)

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Adam Whitehead 13 February 2020 at 11:17 am

Hey Brian

The Epson XP-3100 has a maximum paper weight of 220gsm, there would not be a way to get it to 260gsm weight unfortunately

Hope this helps
Thank you
Adam
Printerbase

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Nikki 1 February 2020 at 7:36 pm

Hi would the Canon ix6850 print onto 280gsm card? I am making all wedding stationary and as I’m just starting I didn’t want to buy one of the more expensive options just yet.

Many thanks

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Adam Whitehead 13 February 2020 at 10:55 am

Hey Nikki!

The Canon IX6850 can print on 280gsm card as it supports up to 300gsm.

Thank you
Adam
Printerbase

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Brooke 11 February 2020 at 9:39 pm

HELP!!! need a printer that can print 400gsm

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Adam Whitehead 13 February 2020 at 10:43 am

Good morning Brooke

400GSM is quite thick to be printing on, luckily the Canon Pro 1000 can handle this weight of Paper.
Here’s a link to take a look over https://www.printerbase.co.uk/canon-imageprograf-pro-1000-a2-photographic-printer.html

Thank you
Adam

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Nikki 24 February 2020 at 8:36 pm

Hello I am looking for a printer that I can print up to 300gsm card. It will be for invitations, posters, tags etc. Needs to be good quality as it’s for my business. Could you recommend one please. Many thanks

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Adam Whitehead 25 February 2020 at 11:45 am

Hey Nikki!

There are a few options to consider however the most popular are the Canon IX6850
https://www.printerbase.co.uk/canon-pixma-ix6850-a3-colour-inkjet-printer.html
And the Canon Pro 10s
https://www.printerbase.co.uk/canon-pixma-pro-10s-a3-colour-inkjet-printer.html

Hope this helps!
Adam
Printerbase

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Indiana 7 April 2020 at 4:18 pm

Hi

I want to print gift cards on thick paper. The thicker the better, because we want that luxury feel. So it absolutely must be above 300gms, above 400gms or more would be even better.

I was thinking about a Canon Pixma Pro 100S (i don’t know what the difference is with a 10S) or an Epson Ecotank EP 7700. Do you have any recommendations?

Kinde regards
Indiana

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Adam Whitehead 22 April 2020 at 9:27 am

Hey Indiana

Thank you for getting in touch, with regards to Card Printing. I recommend the Canon PIXMA Pro 10s as it has a 10 ink Pigment-based system for top colour accuracy and support of a wide range of media types.
It also prints up to 350gsm media.
https://www.printerbase.co.uk/canon-pixma-pro-10s-a3-colour-inkjet-printer.html

Hope this helps
Thank you
Adam

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Charlotte Sinclair 31 May 2020 at 7:11 pm

Can anyone recommend a good home printer for printing on A6 card (300gsm) with the option for borderless printing at that size?

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Adam Whitehead 15 June 2020 at 12:50 pm

Hi Charlotte!

Thank you for getting in touch unfortunately for Printers which support 300GSM card printing. A6 comes down as a custom size which is Printable. However, borderless would not be an option.

Thank you

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Tyrese 2 July 2020 at 2:12 pm

We want a Laser printer
A3 capable
450-550gsm capable atleast
Prints per minute is not that important
Size isn’t a issue but the smaller the greater for us.

I’m not too fussed on price obviously the cheaper the better for us. We’d like Monochrome options and Colour too, we might go for the monochrome if the saving is great enough

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Adam Whitehead 2 July 2020 at 3:38 pm

Hi Tyrese

Thank you for getting in touch.
Unfortunately, there is no Printer capable of 450gsm. The highest we have is 400gsm by using the Canon Pixma imagePROGRAF Pro 1000.
However, with a Laser, the highest would be the Xerox VersaLink C9000 which can print up to 350gsm. The highest laser we support.

Hope this helps
Thank you
Adam

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Lee 2 July 2020 at 5:09 pm

This has been the most helpful site I’ve come upon for questions regarding heavy paper printers, thank you!!!! I have gone through two HP Laserjet printers and I’m currently in the market to purchase a new printer. I’m on the hunt for the right one to meet my needs. I am a greeting card maker I print approximately 1500+ cards per month and I use a heavy 130lb Cover 300gsm paper. The paper I use also has a “silk satin finish”. I’d like a printer that can both handle 300gsm and be able to pull the satin finish stock through the machine (my HP has a hard time grabbing on to the paper) After reading through the suggestions I believe the canon PIXMA Pro 10s may be the answer to my prayers??? My concern is since it’s inkjet and not a laser, will the ink adhere/dry on my satin cardstock? Would you suggest another printer for my needs? Any guidance you can offer would be most appreciated 🙂

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Adam Whitehead 3 July 2020 at 9:10 am

Hi Lee.

Thank you for getting in touch, we’re always happy to hear positive feedback.
With regard to your new Printer though. 1500 cards a month could be a little heavy duty for the Canon but it would accept Satin paper for Inkjets. I would consider checking out a laser too, such as the Xerox VersaLink C8000DT, a Satin finish Laser suitable card would work well with this too.

Hope this helps
Thank you
Adam

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Lee 5 July 2020 at 8:21 pm

Thanks Adam for your reply 🙂 I do prefer a laser over an inkjet. I just checked out the Xerox and whew that’s a pricey one yikes;)) I was hoping to get a new printer sooner than later so I may have to look around for another comparable one to the xerox

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Lee 6 July 2020 at 7:01 pm

May I ask another question? In regard to paper size configuration, currently I set my HP laser printer settings to “B5″ as I cut my cardstock to 10″x7” so that it is folded to make a 5×7 card I read on some blogs that the Cannon Pro 10 will not allow the user to change the paper size settings to anything but standard size do you know this to be true? and also do you know if the less expensive Xerox Versalink C7000 would allow for my thick satin cardstock and my paper size? Thank you!!!! :):)

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Adam Whitehead 7 July 2020 at 9:16 am

Hi Lee.
The Canon Pixma Pro 10s can print on Custom size media, it won’t be borderless, however. This is standard across all Printers.
As for the Xerox, the C8000 is the most affordable 300GSM laser we have,

Thank you
Adam

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C 14 July 2020 at 1:35 pm

Hi can you please advise a reasonably priced printer for me to print typography prints at home on to card.

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Adam Whitehead 22 July 2020 at 10:33 am

Hi C
I’d have a look at some more of the Canon line, the Canon Pixma IP8750 is a fantastic printer with support up to 300GSM
https://www.printerbase.co.uk/canon-pixma-ip8750-a3-colour-inkjet-printer.html

Take a look over it, or if you’re after the best quality, the PIXMA Pro 10s is a top rated image printer
https://www.printerbase.co.uk/canon-pixma-pro-10s-a3-colour-inkjet-printer.html

Hope this helps
Thank you
Adam

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Ruth 6 October 2020 at 3:25 pm

Hi

I’m looking to get a Epson eco tank printer for my business, can you tell me if these print on card stock and what gsm they go up to?
I also want to print art prints A5 & A4 size, which Epson eco tank would you say would be the best option for both these points?
My budget is £250 , but would go higher if it’s worth it.

Thanks
Ruth

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Adam Whitehead 8 October 2020 at 3:47 pm

Hi Ruth

Thank you for getting in touch.
Epson EcoTanks are great printers but typically go up to 265GSM.
A great option in your budget would be the L3150
https://www.printerbase.co.uk/epson-ecotank-l3150-a4-printer.html

Hope this helps
Thank you
Adam
The Printerbase Team

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Siobhan O'Brien 10 October 2020 at 3:01 pm

Hi,
The information on this feed is great and I’m hoping you might be able to advise me.
I have purchased the Canon Pixma Pro 100s (hasn’t arrived yet). I am an amateur photographer and my initial intention is to print blank greeting cards with my photographs. Ideally, I’d like to print them in size 6″x4″. Having researched what I can, I believe I should be looking for cardstock with gsm around 216-271gsm or 80-100lbs. I’d like to print on glossy or semi-glossy paper, but with all this being totally new to me I actually don’t know if the likes of ‘Canon Glossy Photo Paper Plus 10 x 15cm 275gsm (Pack of 50) PP-201’ would be sufficient or would I need a specific ‘cardstock’ rather than Photo Paper?? Any and all advice would be absolutely wonderful.
Thanks a million,
Siobhán

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Adam Whitehead 19 October 2020 at 9:57 am

Hi Siobhán

Thank you for your question. When it comes to printing on cards, GSM is the most important factor. Any card over 220GSM would be suitable and sturdy enough, the most option card thickness for Greetings Cards is between 250 and 300gsm

Hope this helps
Thank you
Adam

The Printerbase Team

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Fiona Barnie 18 October 2020 at 3:44 pm

Hi, Thank you for such detailed info your site is a godsend.

I have worked my way through the majority of your answers and I am looking for confirmation that there is not another printer out there more suitable for my needs.

I am looking to print on cardstock approx 250gsm (conqueror) which has a very subtle sparkle to it. I believe from reading your answers I would get better results from an inkjet machine and have thought the Canon Pixma ix6850 would suit my needs but I only need A4 and not A3. Can you tell me please if there is an A4 printer I should look at that is just as good or should I just purchase the A3 Canon.

Many thanks

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Adam Whitehead 19 October 2020 at 9:58 am

Hi Fiona

Thank you for your question.
When it comes to card printing, A3 printers are the way forward. Thanks to their high GSM support, and typically aimed towards printing images and graphics.

Hope this helps
Thank you
Adam
The Printerbase Team

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Jeannine Knickelbein 18 October 2020 at 9:35 pm

Hi 👋

I’ve been researching for a suitable printer for ages now to help me run my small card and sticker business but am so overwhelmed by all the information out there. Then I came across this site 🙂 I have read most of the above comments and replies but would just like absolute clarification please if that’s okay. I know for quality and capability (350 gsm) the Canon PIXMA Pro 100s/10 is highly recommended but it comes with a high running cost. I really like the idea of an Epson Eco Tank and my budget is pointing me in the direction of the ET 3750 but to try and get the best of both worlds (Canon quality + Epson’s Eco Tanks) I’ve come across the ET 7750. I don’t really want to spend over £600 and would much rather not spend more than £350 but it’s such a hard decision. Hope you can help. Thank you so much!

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Adam Whitehead 19 October 2020 at 10:16 am

Hi Jeannine

Thank you for your question.

Trying to find a middle ground is quite tricky. Epson EcoTanks, such as the ET-7750 you mentioned do have a fantastic running cost, but to achieve this running cost the EcoTank technology does increase the price of the printer itself.
EcoTank printers do offer a good quality print, and the low running costs they’re known for
But cartridges, used in printers like the Canon IX6850 do offer great quality, but with a relatively low running cost

Hope this helps
Thank you
Adam
The Printerbase Team

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Fiona Barnie 19 October 2020 at 3:18 pm

Adam hi I have found that the Canon Pixma ix6850 to be out of stock in a lot of places including your site. I take it its not been discontinued and there is just a supply problem at the moment.

Will you be getting it back in?

Thanks

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Khaled Matar 21 October 2020 at 10:36 am

Hi,
I am looking for a printer that can print 300-350 GSM colored. Please advice.

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Adam Whitehead 21 October 2020 at 11:53 am

Hi Khaled

Thank you for getting in touch
350GSM is quite thick, two printers I recommend are the Canon PIXMA Pro 10s
https://www.printerbase.co.uk/canon-pixma-pro-10s-a3-colour-inkjet-printer.html
Or the Canon IMAGEProGraf Pro 300s
https://www.printerbase.co.uk/canon-imageprograf-pro-300-photo-inkjet-printer.html

Hope this helps
Thank you
Adam

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Fiona barnie 26 October 2020 at 6:09 pm

Hi I was looking at the canon ix6850 for printing on card about 250gsm but it seems to be out of stock everywhere. Is there another printer you can reccomend at roughly the same price?
Thanks

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Lynne gormley 5 December 2020 at 1:11 pm

Hi

I print fabric. Currently I iron the the fabric onto freezer paper then print

No matter which printer I use there is always a problem with the printer feeding the fabric/ freezer paper in
Not particularly thick
I sometimes add a piece of masking tape to the edges to help but often it doesnt it just goes straight through

What injet printer would you recommend to solve this problem?
Thanks

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Adam Whitehead 7 December 2020 at 1:07 pm

Hi Lynne

Thank you for your question.
However, using freezer paper is not recommended, this could damage the printer. You require transfer paper which can be used on most inkjet printers. Granted they’re a GSM under the Printers recommended amount.

Hope this helps
Thank you
The Printerbase Team

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hafizur rahman 14 December 2020 at 4:48 pm

I was looking at the epson p900, was wondering what is the thickest it can print via the card loader, I have 2mm card and plastic which i would like to print on

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Adam Whitehead 14 December 2020 at 4:52 pm

Hi Hafizur

Thank you for your question.
The Epson P900 can print on Media up to 1.5mm thick.

Hope this helps
Thank you
Adam
The Printerbase Team

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Abbie 19 December 2020 at 5:13 pm

Hi everyone!

I have just bought a Canon PIXMA IX6850 for card printing. However, when I select ‘card’, it defaults to 51 x 91 mm and I would like to print A5 borderless! How can I change the card size?

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Adam Whitehead 21 December 2020 at 11:00 am

Hi Abbie

Thank you for getting in touch. The Canon PIXMA IX6850 can not print borderless at A5 unfortunately. Only the following media sizes are accepted borderless:
A3+, A3, A4, LTR, LDR, 25 x 30cm, 20 x 25cm, 13 x 18cm, 10 x 15cm

Paper sizes can be customised in the printer driver, but they will have a border.

Hope this helps
Thank you
Adam
The Printerbase Team

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Alex 27 January 2021 at 9:58 am

Hi – thanks for this post, and the incredibly useful comments and tips you’ve been giving about finding the best printer for card stock. I wondered whether you could give advice about the best printer for the following requirements:

– Able to print on 270gsm uncoated textured card
– Rear/flat feed (our current printer feeds from a tray, and jams relatively often)
– Borderless A5 (though I accept this may need to be A4 then cut)
– Ink tank if possible (they seem more cost effective)

I’ve looked at the Canon G5050 and IX6850 – do you think either of these would be suitable?

Thank you!
Alex

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Adam Whitehead 1 February 2021 at 1:29 pm

Hi Alex

Thank you for getting in touch, with such a great question. Borderless A5 isn’t as common as we hope however the Canon PRO-200 is capable of this:
https://www.printerbase.co.uk/canon-pixma-pro-200-a3-colour-inkjet-printer.html

EcoTank and MegaTank printers are not recommended for printing on cardstock though, the G4511 can handle it up to 275
https://www.printerbase.co.uk/canon-pixma-g4511-printer.html
But for better results I do recommend the Canon IX6850
https://www.printerbase.co.uk/canon-pixma-ix6850-a3-colour-inkjet-printer.html

Hope this helps
Thank you
Adam

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Alex 3 February 2021 at 1:47 pm

Thanks Adam – it looks like the IX6850 is the best all-rounder, so we will probably go with that. I really appreciate your advice!
Alex

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Sarah 2 February 2021 at 9:54 pm

Hi Adam

Thank you for your valuable information. I’m finding it really hard to find a printer that best suits my needs im hoping you can help.

What printer do you recommend for high volume of prints for a greeting card business? But can also print borderless with great colour quality?

Thank you in advance.

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Adam Whitehead 8 February 2021 at 10:57 am

Hi Sarah!

Glad to hear the information helps!
There are a few things to consider with the high volume. there are printers such as the Xerox C8000 which is a great card printer and handles very high volumes, but being a laser printer this cannot print borderless.
Then there’s the top recommendation of the Canon ImagePROGRAF Pro-300, which handles borderless prints and the highest quality, but has quite slow printing speeds

https://www.printerbase.co.uk/xerox-versalink-c8000dt-a3-colour-laser-printer.html
https://www.printerbase.co.uk/canon-imageprograf-pro-300-photo-inkjet-printer.html

Hope this helps
Thank you
Adam

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Martyn Cox 8 March 2021 at 12:34 pm

Hello, I am looking for an ink tank 3 in 1 printer that will handle about 250 g/m2 card as i make a lot of greetings cards as well as printing on standard paper. I am not interested in printing photos. Can you recommend one please? I find it hard to determine what paper weight a printer will handle.
Thank you.
Martyn

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Adam Whitehead 10 March 2021 at 10:06 am

Hi Martyn

Thank you for getting in touch.
The Ink Tank printers have not been tested for printing on Card Stock, whilst many of them are quoted to print on 250gsm+ this has been tested for use on Photo paper.
The ET-2714 is capable of 300gsm media, but not tested on Card Stock
https://www.printerbase.co.uk/epson-ecotank-et-2714-printer.html

Hope this helps
Thank you
Adam
The Printerbase Team

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Caz 25 March 2021 at 3:52 pm

Hi,
I don’t know if you can help me, i’m looking for a low cost printer that can take 250gsm card maybe even 280gsm. I mainly print in mono so i was thinking about a laser printer but they’re either really expensive or massive, and tend to make the card curl (do they all do that?). I’m currently using an HP deskjet 2130 but it’s a bit unpredictable and the quality isn’t the best.
Any advice would be welcome.
Thanks
Caz

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Adam Whitehead 25 March 2021 at 3:58 pm

Hi Caz

Thank you for getting in touch.

Laser printers typically have a maximum GSM support of 220gsm, it’s even lower on a Mono printer. It would be most suited to using an Inkjet to print at higher GSM.
The Canon PIXMA IX6850 would be a fantastic option:
https://www.printerbase.co.uk/canon-pixma-ix6850-a3-colour-inkjet-printer.html

Hope this helps
Thank you
Adam

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Caz 25 March 2021 at 4:04 pm

Thanks! 🙂

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Grace B 16 May 2021 at 12:45 am

Super helpful info! Do you have a recommendation for printing on 130x190mm envelopes? They are made with 120gsm paper (but I guess doubled by the time you fold it into an envelope?!). I am going to be printing about 5,000 of them so want something that can handle the volume and ideally not have to feed them one by one (but will do that if need be)! I will just be printing black text. I am wanting to try and avoid the envelopes curling too much as well… Any recommendations?

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Adam Whitehead 18 May 2021 at 10:38 am

Hi Grace

There are many printers suitable for envelopes, however, for your 5000, I would recommend something with a dedicated tray, like this Xerox: https://www.printerbase.co.uk/xerox-497k17720-envelope-tray.html# compatible with the C7000DN Printer:
https://www.printerbase.co.uk/xerox-versalink-c7000dn-a3-colour-laser-printer.html

Almost all printers can accept envelopes, but these are on a smaller scale, usually 1-10 envelopes at a time.

Hope this helps
Thank you
The Printerbase Team

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Nora Finnegan 18 May 2021 at 4:51 pm

Hi Adam,
I want to print my own watercolour paintings. I need a printer that can produce good images on good quality paper or card. Which is the best printer? I do not need a huge output. I am more interested in good quality, also can you advise on where to go for advice on paper for this?

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Adam Whitehead 20 May 2021 at 1:52 pm

Hi Nora

Thank you for your comment!
I’d recommend checking out the Canon PIXMA Pro-200
https://www.printerbase.co.uk/canon-pixma-pro-200-a3-colour-inkjet-printer.html

And pop up on our live chat, or give our sales team a call for support with your paper!

Thank you
Adam
The Printerbase Team

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Grace B 19 May 2021 at 6:31 am

Thanks Adam. Do you have any recommendations for something something with a smaller budget (ideally under £500)? Understand that will mean I have to work in small batches. Just want to make sure envelope curl is minimised.

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Ian 23 May 2021 at 12:11 pm

Hello! This is a fantastic and very detailed thread, thanks for all the info thus far.

I am looking for a printer (laser ideally for speed) that can print additional information onto existing leaflets/flyers. I’m a photographer and use a QR code system for managing volume photography events. So for school photography every child gets a QR code that is photographed at the start of their sessions and when the images are uploaded the software automatically puts the images in the corresponding galleries.

What I’d like to be able to do is bulk buy printed leaflets (with my details and pricing info etc.) from an online printer such as vistaprint. This would cut down on the costs and my effort in generating these. However, I’d like to leave a space on these leaflets where the QR codes and login details can be printed by myself as and when they are needed for different events.

Ideally, the leaflets will be thicker than standard paper, so as to be sturdy enough to keep the QR code from geting crumpled (the system wont recognise a crumpled one) and also because this leaflet then becomes the customers ‘ticket’ to access their images.

Leaflets will likely be A5. Does this sound possible? Not sure what the best paper type to choose from an online print shop for the flyers would be? Weight would likely be 220 gsm, though possibly 170 gsm may be enough. The printer would need to be able to handle A5 and doesn’t necessarily need to be colour.

Any info appreciated!

Thanks,

Ian

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Adam Whitehead 24 May 2021 at 1:49 pm

Hi Ian

Thank you for getting in touch.
A great printer for quality and supporting A5 would be the Xerox C400DN.
https://www.printerbase.co.uk/xerox-versalink-c400dn-a4-colour-laser-printer.html

However, when it comes to printing on Pre-Printed media it is advised to check the media supplier first on compatibility with being reprinted.

Hope this helps
Thank you
Adam
The Printerbase Team

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Jim Clark 8 July 2021 at 7:52 am

I’ve got a small greeting card company which is growing – currently we print up to 330gsm card on an Epson SC-P600 and Epson ET7750. The P600 is expensive for ink and the ET7750 slows down to a halt if more than 5 cards are sent to it. We’re now producing a fair amount of volume and these two printers are creaking so we’re looking to upgrade to something that can handle thick card, produce higher volume, borderless printing and is economic with ink. We’re hoping to bring our Christmas card run in-house (circa 50,000 cards) which we’d need to print in a 2 week window. We’re not keen on lasers because we’d need to guillotine those cards that have borderless designs.

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Adam Whitehead 8 July 2021 at 10:15 am

Hi Jim

Thank you for your question. Unfortunately there is no current answer to your requirements.
An Inkjet printer can have high running costs with your needs, and are slow to print, especially on thicker media.
A top recommendation is currently the ET-8550: https://www.printerbase.co.uk/epson-ecotank-et-8550-a3-multifunction-inkjet-printer.html due to the low running costs and support on heavy media – but this would be slower to print.
Alternatively, is the Canon Pro-300 https://www.printerbase.co.uk/canon-imageprograf-pro-300-photo-inkjet-printer.html
This has a slightly higher speed but is not as economic as an InkTank printer.
Both can print borderless.

However, for the 50,000 over two weeks, you’re going to need a heavy-duty machine that Inkjets could not handle. A laser would be recommended to cover this amount. Laser printers cannot print Borderless

Hope this helps
Thank you
Adam
The Printerbase Team

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Jim Clark 8 July 2021 at 11:07 am

Thanks Adam – I’ve been looking at guillotines and creasers just in case we need to go down the laser route. Which laser would you recommend?

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Frankie Edwards 19 July 2021 at 10:22 pm

Hiya..
we’re looking at starting a small business making greeting cards..
We are looking to purchase a good quality printer which will print on card at a high standard.
Any ideas which printer you would recommend? I am looking to print on thick card..

Regards
Frankie

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Adam Whitehead 20 July 2021 at 9:29 am

Hi Frankie

Our top recommended card printer at the moment is the Canon Pro-300: https://www.printerbase.co.uk/canon-imageprograf-pro-300-photo-inkjet-printer.html
It uses 10 pigment-based inks and supports card up to 375gsm

Hope this helps
Thank you
Adam
The Printerbase Team

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Chloe 19 August 2021 at 9:31 pm

Hi Adam,

What other printer would you recommend other than the Canon Pro 300? IT’s a bit pricey for a start up business. At the moment I am printing on on 300gsm cards.

I’ve been doing a lot of research and the Canon PIXMA looks like a alternative printer that I could use but this seems to be out of stock everywhere.

Thank you.

Chloe

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Adam Whitehead 23 August 2021 at 1:17 pm

Hi Chloe

There is a couple of options, the Pro-200 which is a step down from the Pro-300
https://www.printerbase.co.uk/canon-pixma-pro-200-a3-colour-inkjet-printer.html

Or, the Canon PIXMA IX6850 which is due back in stock later this week
https://www.printerbase.co.uk/canon-pixma-ix6850-a3-colour-inkjet-printer.html

hope this helps
Thank you
Adam

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Lorraine 14 November 2021 at 12:27 pm

Hi,
I’m looking for a colour laser printer that can print on card up to 300gsm (or thicker) whilst also printing tiny envelopes (A6 or smaller) can you help to recommend one?

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Adam Whitehead 22 November 2021 at 11:57 am

HI Lorraine

Thank you for getting in touch.
The Xerox C8000DT is the cheapest 300gsm Laser printer we supply:
https://www.printerbase.co.uk/xerox-versalink-c8000dt-a3-colour-laser-printer.html
It can do A6 printing as a custom size and supports envelopes through the multipurpose tray.

Hope this helps
Thank you
The Printerbase Team

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Andy Hagon 22 November 2021 at 2:07 pm

Hi there

I’m looking for a printer that will print on card, and is cost effective so has tanks that can be refilled – any thoughts please?

Cheers

Andy

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Adam Whitehead 22 November 2021 at 3:09 pm

Hi Andy, this might be possible but it would depend on the GSM of card you’re using.

The Epson ET-8550 is an ideal option taking up to 800gsm, the thickest media a Printerbase Printer can support.
https://www.printerbase.co.uk/epson-ecotank-et-8550-a3-multifunction-inkjet-printer.html

This also has six refillable inks.

Hope this helps
Thank you
The Printerbase Team

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Andy Hagon 22 November 2021 at 6:17 pm

Thanks Adam. I don’t really need 800, maybe 300 max (is this what a postcard is?)

Cheers

Andy

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Adam Whitehead 23 November 2021 at 5:23 pm

Hi Andy

There isn’t an Inktank printer we’ve tested which can reach 300 GSM cardstock beside the initial Epson.

It would be a normal Inkjet printer we recommend https://www.printerbase.co.uk/canon-pixma-ix6850-a3-colour-inkjet-printer.html

Hope this helps
Thank you
Adam

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Andy Hagon 24 November 2021 at 5:14 pm

Thanks Adam. You are helping me think about what I really need. So here goes………..I need a cheap printer, that has low ink costs, can print leaflets on glossy/silk paper and can print on thin card too. Thanks for any help!

Andy

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Maros Gubik 25 November 2021 at 8:34 am

Hi Adam,

I would need a laser printer to print paper cards of standard office paper size 68x98mm. The OKI MC363 printer met this condition (the minimum user paper size was 60×94 mm), the problem is that it is no longer sold.
Color printing is not a prerequisite, nor a multifunction, a B / W printer will suffice.
Thanks for the advice and tip.

Cheers

Maros

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Adam Whitehead 25 November 2021 at 9:42 am

Hi Maros

Thank you for getting in touch. Unfortunately, I’m unable to find a printer meeting your requirements.
The smallest I’m seeing is this HP:
https://www.printerbase.co.uk/hp-laserjet-pro-m203dw-a4-mono-laser-printer.html

Supporting Custom sizes from 76x127mm

Hope this helps
Thank you
The Printerbase Team

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Rob 29 December 2021 at 9:38 pm

Hey,

I’ve just ordered Canon PIXMA G650 and after reading some of the comments I’m wondering if I’ve made a mistake.

I intend to print on card stock (wedding invites, cards etc) and photo paper (photography).

Any guidence?

Thanks 🙂

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Adam Whitehead 4 January 2022 at 10:39 am

Hi Rob

Thank you for getting in touch.
The Canon G650 can print photo’s great but it has max support of 105gsm. We would not recommend this for Card Printing.

Hope this helps
Thank you
Adam

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Indiana 2 January 2022 at 6:45 pm

Hi

Every month I print about 1500 to 2500 A6 cards on 350 gram sulphate cardboard, a very sturdy card with uncoated back. The print is text only.

I have the Canon pro-1 but it prints text extremely slowly on the uncoated paper and makes grooves on the front (thanks to the rollers). I also have the Canon iX6850 but it also makes grooves, so I think the paper is just a bit too thick for my printers. The text printing quality is also not very high. I have to put the settings on photo because the black text will otherwise not dry on the uncoated back of the cards.

I am hesitating to buy an Epson Ecotank ET-8550 or a Canon Pro-300. Do you have any preference between these 2 printers?

Thanks for the advice, I have read all of the above Q&A’s and you guys are great!

Indiana

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Adam Whitehead 4 January 2022 at 10:50 am

Hi Indiana

Thank you for your comment!

Printing on Sulphate cardboard isn’t something Printerbase or Printer manufacturers have tested, so I can’t guarantee anything would work on these for certain.

However, the Epson ET-8550 has a rear feed that can take media up to 1.3mm thick, this being the thickest media printer we have.

Hope this helps
Thank you
The Printerbase Team

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Gemma 16 February 2022 at 8:16 pm

Hi,
I run a small business selling greeting cards and branching out into wedding stationary. I need a printer that prints on 300gsm and is good on ink.

I use an ECOTANK 2850 but I’ve gone through 4 others in 18 months as they die on me from overuse.

So looking to upgrade. I used the canon pro 300 but it was terrible on ink for what I needed.

Any suggestions would be great.

I’ve been told about the Xerox c8000..?

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Adam Whitehead 23 February 2022 at 1:14 pm

HI Gemma

Any printer for this type of printing is demanding on ink, it usually uses a lot of colours.
The Xerox C8000 is a great option due to being a laser printer – the cartridges are typically a lot larger capacity.
However, this does come with a high output cost.

Another I’d recommend considering is the Epson ET-8550
https://www.printerbase.co.uk/epson-ecotank-et-8550-a3-multifunction-inkjet-printer.html

Hope this helps
Thank you
The Printerbase Team

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Rich Kelly 23 February 2022 at 9:59 pm

Hey,

I’m looking for a printer (preferably eco tank) that can print high quality on thick linen card? As well as other textured card. Seems to be impossible :/ I have the Canon ip8750 but the colours didn’t come out good at all.

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Emmanuel Myers 24 May 2022 at 1:15 pm

Hi Rich,

Thanks for reaching out.

Printing on thick linen or card can be tricky until you find the right printer. Just some questions to help us guide you in the right direction.

1. What is the thickness and weight(gsm) of the cards ?
2. Is this just for personal use ?
3. What was the issue with iP8750 prints, was it just bad colour quality or smudge too ? I’d appreciate it if you can give us a bit more detail.

Thank you
The Printerbase Team

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Parvi Sembi 11 May 2022 at 8:05 pm

Hi

I have a wedding stationery business operating from home and for the last 5-6 years have been using the Oki C9655. It’s been a great workhorse however is now on its last legs spitting out poor quality prints coupled with the high costs of replacing toner cartridges and drums etc. I understand it is now a discontinued model and would like to change/upgrade to something similar. What do you recommend please? My media is 300gsm cardstock and ideally would like to continue with straight through printing or anything that doesn’t result in a curl.

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Adam Whitehead 4 October 2022 at 4:57 pm

Hi Parvi

Thank you for getting in touch, I’m sorry to hear your Oki is on its last legs. As a similar alternative, I’d recommend the Xerox C8000dt, this is capable of printing up to 300gsm media from the main printer tray.
https://www.printerbase.co.uk/xerox-versalink-c8000dt-a3-colour-laser-printer.html

Take a look at this. If there’s anything more we can assist you with, feel free to contact our sales team.

Thank you
The Printerbase Team

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Giedre 14 June 2022 at 10:03 pm

It would be amazing if you could update the list in 2022 :))

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Adam Whitehead 4 October 2022 at 4:58 pm

Hi Giedre

You asked and we listened, our Great Printers For Printing On Card Post has been updated with the latest and greatest models.

Thank you
The Printerbase Team

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Elisha 30 August 2022 at 4:26 pm

Hi,

I’m looking for a printer that can load cardstock up to 350gsm and print without borders that won’t break the bank.

I can come down to 250gsm max load if that affects the price dramatically.

Any suggestions would be great!

Thanks

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Emmanuel Myers 31 August 2022 at 4:37 pm

Hi,

Thanks for getting in touch.

I will give you a range of printer models, maximum GSM’s to pick from, and links on our website where you can find further details.
All these fall within the 250 and 360gsm range and will do borderless printing. Price do vary but I’m sure you’ll find a printer that suits your needs and budget from the list.

1. Canon PIXMA IX6850 – Max 300GSM
Link: https://www.printerbase.co.uk/canon-pixma-ix6850-a3-colour-inkjet-printer.html

2. Canon PIXMA IP8750 – Max 300GSM
Link: https://www.printerbase.co.uk/canon-pixma-ip8750-a3-colour-inkjet-printer.html

3. Canon PIXMA TS9550 – Max 300GSM
Link: https://www.printerbase.co.uk/canon-pixma-ts9550-printer.html

4. Canon ImagePROGRAF Pro-300 – Max 380GSM
Link: https://www.printerbase.co.uk/canon-imageprograf-pro-300-photo-inkjet-printer.html

5. Epson EcoTank ET-8500 Max 800GSM
Link: https://www.printerbase.co.uk/epson-ecotank-et-8500-a4-multifunction-inkjet-printer.html

As always, if you need any further help or information, please do not hesitate to reach out again.

I hope this helps

Thanks
The Printerbase Team

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Lena 22 October 2022 at 7:30 pm

Hi, I’m really hoping someone can help me as I’m in a bit of a pickle. I have a canon pixma pro 100s. I bought a lot of letterheads on colorplan uncoated 175gsm paper. It’s lightly textured. I thought my printer could print on it so I went ahead and spent lots of $$ on the letterheads only to find out that when touching the ink it smudges (yes, even days after it’s printed).

So I need to find a printer that prints on this paper so I haven’t wasted all that money on the letterheads. It’s tricky because I can’t just test it on a printer without buying it.

I’ve been looking at the canon TS9565, or the epson xp1500.

Has anyone got a printer and has successfully printed on this paper? It’s a very common/popular paper in the uk and nz where I live. I’ve been googling for a week now, if anyone has any advice please help! Any advice is appreciated.

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Adam Whitehead 10 November 2022 at 8:59 am

Hi Lena

Thank you for your question.

After some research it sounds like your paper isn’t compatible with your printer, can you confirm the paper you’re using has been designed for an Inkjet printer?

Thank you
The Printerbase Team

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Tolu A 31 December 2023 at 2:19 am

Hi Adam,

We are disparately looking for a printer for our Greeting cards small business. We want it to be able to print on 90-110lb cardstock but most importantly can be automatically fed into the printer, with a range of 10-20+ papers at a time. Bonus if it can print double sided and borderless as well. Your help will be greatly appreciated

Regards,

Tolu A

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Adam Whitehead 2 January 2024 at 10:17 am

Hi Tolu!

Thank you for your comment, printing at 200gm (110ib) would be difficult to do double-sided. I’d recommend using a single-sided option and manually turning the page.
However, my top recommendation meets the rest of your needs perfectly, it’s also our top recommendation for a card printer. The Canon PIXMA IX6850: http://www.printerbase.co.uk/canon-pixma-ix6850-a3-colour-inkjet-printer.html

Take a look at this, let us know what you think!

Thank you
The Printerbase Team

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