how do i print on thick(260g/m2) card

  mbc124 11:24 01 Mar 2006
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i have tried several printers, Hp laser1020, Deskjet 6520, PSC500 to print some text on to cards which are thick - 264g/m2, and slightly glossy on the non-printing side. Can any one suggest a printer which would do this without jamming or sliding.

  Hertz Van Rentyl 11:45 01 Mar 2006

It helps if you put a support sheet under the one you are trying to print on. Never gone above 200 so far on my Epson.

  Gongoozler 12:16 01 Mar 2006

For that thickness of card, I think you will need a printer with a straight feed path. The Epson R2400 click here, for example has a manual feed at the front that allows the printer to pull the card into the printer, print on it, and then feed it out the same way. This is the same principle that the Epson R220 uses to print directly onto CD's. The R2400 isn't cheap though, Amazon are selling it at £512.61 (it's an A3 printer). You may find an A4 printer with a similar feature.

  Gongoozler 12:22 01 Mar 2006

Epson claim that the R240 can print on 300gsm Epson photo paper click here

  jakimo 20:45 01 Mar 2006

Ive just printed a photo on an Epsom R300 using 270Gm photo paper,so other modern printers should be able to

  woodchip 20:53 01 Mar 2006

Printed realy thick card on my Epson 680

  Gongoozler 10:12 02 Mar 2006

Epson will be better than HP with thick card because the paper feed path is nearer to straight. Epson, however only specify 300gsm for their own ultra glossy paper, so it will depend on how flexible the card is.

  rmcqua 10:19 02 Mar 2006

I can print 250gsm thin card on my Epson C86 with no problems.

  spuds 10:45 02 Mar 2006

Use thick card on both my Epson C86 and Lexmark X5150 with good results, but I always feed individual sheets, watched over in case of problems.None so far.

  terryf 11:42 02 Mar 2006

My Canon ip4200 will take 245 canon super high gloss, not sure about 264 thick though, it will print onto cd's. Suggest you ask canon on their website. Produces superb photos on Canon paper

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