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Old 09-18-2013, 11:59 AM  
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Need Printer help/recommendations.

I currently have an HP Officejet J4680. It won't print cardstock right. I made some business cards in publisher and whenever I print them on the cardstock, it FUBARs the allignment. I've saved it in all manner of different formats (JPEG, PDF, Word) and still nothing. I can print it on plain paper and it works like a champ, so I've concluded it must be a hardware problem printing cardstock.

Anyway, it's time for the machine to go. I am needing advice on a new machine. I'd like it to include scanner/copy, but don't care about fax. I don't print an awful lot, when I do it usually isn't giant batches, but I would like it to be fairly efficient with ink. I do scan quite a bit, so I'd like a little speed there along with a document feeder. And goddamn it, I need one that will print cardstock.

Any help would be appreciated.

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Old 09-18-2013, 02:08 PM   #2
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I'd suggest an HP Laserjet multifunction. The ink heads won't dry out with infrequent printing like an inkjet. B/W or color available.
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Old 09-21-2013, 12:10 PM   #3
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Old 09-21-2013, 12:16 PM   #4
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I like the Brother laserjet printers myself. Never had a problem with them.
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Old 09-21-2013, 12:18 PM   #5
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If you just need a printer for business cards and printing on cardstock, just go to office depot or office max and have them do it for you.
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Old 09-21-2013, 10:52 PM   #6
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If you just need a printer for business cards and printing on cardstock, just go to office depot or office max and have them do it for you.
I was contemplating this. But it's 45 miles away.
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Old 09-22-2013, 01:09 AM   #7
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I have a Deskjet D1600.I know it's just a cheap little ink jet but they way the paper feeds makes it print card stock the same as it does plain paper.
If your only issue is printing card stock. It's not a bad little printer.

http://www.amazon.com/HP-Deskjet-D16.../dp/B002YRZPB6

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Old 09-22-2013, 01:20 AM   #8
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Just got an Epson WF-3520. I can't speak for the quality of its card stock printing, but it's a great machine. Scans directly to pdf and emails it to you is a nice touch.
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Old 09-22-2013, 01:27 AM   #9
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Sometimes cheaper printers are better for card stock because they don't have the precise tolerances of a higher end printer.
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