After we published our review of the Epson Artisan 50 inkjet printer, we heard from a reader that had some great advice for us. He suggested a list of recommended paper types and quality settings to try as we test printed our specialty paper. We took his advice and went through more rounds of testing, trying some other variations of his suggested settings. Read our test report and analyze our scanned samples to see if you think the new settings helped with print quality.
If you are searching for a home printer that is flexible enough to handle lighter sheets of paper as well as heavy card stock and can print odd-size cards and envelopes, check out our in-depth review of the Epson Artisan 50.
Epson is recognized by our printing experts as a name with a great reputation for flexible printing, powered by a top loading design and excellent print drivers.
Our test printing samples will allow you to see how well the Artisan 50 does on metallic specialty paper, linen paper, translucent vellum, and other paper types you might want to print while you own your printer. See close up printing examples as they compare to results of other printers like the Canon iX7000 and HP Envy 100. Continue reading for our full printer review.
Designed to look like a home theater component, the sleek HP Envy 100 e-All-in-One is like no other all-in-one printer/scanner/copier you’ve ever seen. Our guess is that HP intends the unit to sit alongside home theater components like a cable box, networked media player, or home theater PC. Does the sleep, compact HP Envy look great and handle all the custom paper sizes that our creative customers will ever want to throw at it? Or did HP pay more attention to looks rather than functionality? Read our review to find out!
You’re going to hear directly from one of our customers, Gina, about the frustration she experienced with not just one, but two different HP printers as she tried to print square, folding invitation cards. When printing cards at home, many computer & printer setups require the user to access the printer’s driver and enter a custom document size. But what happens when there is nowhere to enter a custom size? Continue to hear Gina talk about overcoming printing adversity.
At LCI Paper, we house a variety of laser and ink jet printers so that we can test print our specialty papers, envelopes, and invitation cards and offer printing recommendations to our customers. In addition, we print a variety of sample pieces to be used in the product photos, tutorial articles, and videos that are seen throughout our website. On occasion, we also print large format documents such as wide signage (11x17, 13x19) or invitations and specialty paper that measure over the standard 8 1/2 x 14 inch legal size.
To add to our printer variety, we recently purchased a Canon Pixma iX7000 - a large format ink jet corporate and graphic arts printer that was chosen for its price; ability to print a wide range of paper sizes, weights, textures, and finishes; print borderless; and connect to a network for shared use.
Read this printer review to learn how the Canon Pixma iX7000 printer has performed.
Mary in New York state ordered a card sample so she could test it in her printer. She wanted to make sure she could print her daughter’s Bat Mitzvah cards from home. As she was trying to print the card on her HP All-in-One Printer model C309, she ran into trouble and called HP’s tech support. We were surprised to hear that they had told Mary that not only would this printer not accept a 6 ¼” square card, but no HP printer would print non-standard card sizes. Maybe something was lost in translation because we know that simply isn’t true. HP printers can indeed accept non-standard paper sizes. The user simply needs to enter a custom document size within the print driver. But Mary’s story ends well. LCI Paper's Josh Birch was able to walk her through the process and the card printed perfectly giving Mary the confidence that she could now place her full order and print her daughter’s Bat Mitzvah invitations with her HP printer. We’ll let Mary tell you about her experience in her own words.