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Writing, Illustrating & Publishing => Illustrating => Topic started by: Steve Feldman on January 27, 2016, 10:42 AM

Title: Addressing Postcards
Post by: Steve Feldman on January 27, 2016, 10:42 AM
Does anyone have a Mac compatible printer they recommend that will print on at least 14 point (0.356 mm or 14 mil) stock? Waterproof inks would be nice. I have been a fan of Epson's Durabrite inks, but my current model is getting old and on its best day can barely push through 12 point stock. I'm probably looking ink jet but if there is a small footprint dedicated laser printer at a reasonable price for this specific usage I would be interested in researching that also.
Title: Re: Addressing Postcards
Post by: Wendy Martin on January 28, 2016, 03:40 AM
Don't know if this one is small enough for you, since it's larger format. I use it to print on 140lb watercolor paper. I've even done a couple of runs with 300lb. http://www.amazon.com/Canon-Pro9000-Inkjet-Printer-3295B002/dp/B001R4BTIA
Title: Re: Addressing Postcards
Post by: Denise M. Cassano on January 28, 2016, 05:20 AM
I just purchased a Canon Pro 100 for my Mac.  It's inkjet.  It prints up to 13x17 all sorts of paper types.  I bought it after seeing my friend's portfolio- it looked awesome- the colors were spot on. It takes 8 cartridges- they are about $12 each.
Title: Re: Addressing Postcards
Post by: Steve Feldman on January 28, 2016, 01:39 PM
Thanks Wendy & Denise for the suggestions. I have also researched Epson's SureColor series which seems to be comparable to the Canon's listed. A large format printer with 8 inks is definitely overkill for addressing postcards. The ability to print line drawings directly onto illustration board would be a nice feature, but not a necessity for me. This is one of those situations where incompatibilities are requiring workarounds with my particular set-up, otherwise I would just print onto labels. Time to upgrade everything and move to the cloud? I resist.