Hi, I am hoping someone could help with some printer advice!
I'm looking for a printer that can print on thick card and prints large area of flat colour without banding.
Any advice welcome. Many thanks.
I won't be doing large quantities at a time. I do a lot of wedding stationery, greeting cards, invites etc so am looking for a printer that can print on up to 350gsm. The flat colour issue is my current printer results in banding on any area of flat colour. For example if I was to print a 5cm red circle I'd like just a flat colour, no stripes! I'm not sure if that it's because its an inkjet or just because its cheap. Hope that makes what I'm after a little clearer?
Understood. Banding is caused by the Printer Head becoming clogged and usually with cheaper compatible cartridges. I use compatibles myself but quality ones such as the branded Jettec.
Head cleaning can usually be done via the printer mainteance although in extreme cases I use Isopropanol (Rubbing Alcohol) and remove the head if possible to soak in a saucer.
Personally, I reccommend Canon Printers now for build and reliability but choose a model for which you can get compatibles - not the new one's just coming out now for Christmas! (No compatibles for them yet so pick up a bargain older model they are selling off!)
Fair point! My 12 year old Canon handles it because it has a Top Loding option which pulls through 90 degrees to the print head. If I load that weight into the cassette at bottom it goes through 180 degrees and a glossy won't do that but matte will, just!
I have an HP Envy 4524. I've had it quite a while but not used it too much. I've always outsourced my printing but looking to do more from home. I'll do some research into which printers can handle thicker stock, unless anyone has any experience with this. Thank you so much for the help all, appreciated.