I want to print metallic specialty paper. Should I use an inkjet or laser printer?

The dry toner printing technology of a laser printer is preferable for printing on metallic papers than the wet ink printing technology of an inkjet printer. The dry toner better adheres to the metallic paper surface than the wet ink. In this video, we’ll talk about both printing options, report to you about our test findings, and give you our thoughts on which printer is best in most cases.

See examples of our printing tests:

Laser Printing Example Inkjet Printing Example
Aspire Petallics laser printing example Aspire Petallics inkjet printing example
Text is sharp and well defined. Text is less crisp and less defined.

Watch Other Videos in this Printing Series

Printing Linen Specialty Paper – Inkjet or Laser?
Printing Parchment Paper – Inkjet or Laser?

If you are going to print at home, before deciding on a specialty paper purchase, we always recommend that you review your printer specs to see what paper types and paper weights your printer will accept. Secondly, we always recommend ordering samples and testing the sheets that you’re interested in.