Weddings are one of the most important milestones for those choosing to marry. Wedding invitations, programs, menus and place cards are a huge part of the day. It can also be a costly expense. In this computerized age, DIY wedding invitations can be done professionally from home. We want to share some of the best printers for DIY wedding stationery.
4 Wedding-Worthy Printer Features
First, we want to share four wedding-worthy printer features to look for in a printer, then we will delve into the printers.
- Ink cartridges. Pay close attention to how many pages your ink cartridge will print and how much it will cost, as this will be important in keeping costs down.
- Rear paper feed. Card stock requires a rear paper feed. Check your printer for this feature as it is a must! This eliminates ruining precious stationary and paper jams.
- Paper compatibility. Wedding stationery is often thicker than regular paper, therefore, your printer must be able to handle that thickness. Not to mention the various size of paper and envelopes. Take note of the size and weight of your stationary, then check it against your printer specifications.
- Color quality printer. You want a printer that will print off beautiful color prints, especially if your stationary is in color. This means a color inkjet is the best choice because they are far more superior in printing color than laser printers.
4 Wedding-Worthy Printers for Your Consideration
While the best printers mentioned in this post share some of the same features, each are unique.
- Canon® PIXMA TR8520 All-in-One Printer – $219.99
Here is what our product page says about this printer, “A home office should boost your efficiency at work but should also handle all your home needs too… and the Canon PIXMA TR8520 does just that. When you need a home office printer that can handle all your work needs like documents, reports, faxing and scanning to your home needs like printing homework assignments, concert tickets and family photos – the Canon PIXMA TR8520 has you covered. With front and rear paper feeding, a 5-Individual Ink System, auto 2-sided printing, memory card slot, and lots of connectivity options, you’ll be able to handle it all.”
- Print resolution (maximum dpi) Up to 4800 x 1200 dpi
- A Five Individual Ink System is ideal for a home office printer. Perfect for printing sharp black text on plain paper, but also for printing great looking photos and images. Designed with business in mind, the individual ink tank system can help you save money, as you only need to replace the ink that runs out!
- Print, copy, scan and fax quickly and easily with the Large 4.3″ LCD Touchscreen. Find & select what you need on the simple user interface.
- Easily print your photos right from your SD Memory Card.
- Save time and money with Auto 2-Sided Printing, which can save up to 50% of your paper costs.
- With Bluetooth, Wi-Fi & Ethernet built-in – connecting your smartphone, tablet, computer and all your other devices have never been easier.
- From documents on plain paper to high-quality photos the Canon PIXMA TR8520 has you covered. With both Front & Rear Paper Support load the paper you need with peace of mind.
- Epson® WorkForce WF-7210 Wide-Format Printer – $149.99
Epson® describes this printer like this, “Powered by PrecisionCore®, the WorkForce WF-7210 delivers print-shop-quality colour graphics and borderless prints up to 13″ x 19″. Offering speed and versatility, this wide-format inkjet features 500-sheet capacity, dual trays, plus a rear feed for envelopes and specialty paper. This high-performance printer also includes auto 2-sided printing up to 11″ x 17″ and a 2.2″ LCD for easy setup and navigation. Offering the ultimate in wireless printing and networking, the WF-7210 makes it easy to print from tablets and smartphones1 and includes Wi-Fi Direct®2, Ethernet and NFC3.
Ink: 4-colour DURABrite® Ultra pigment ink
ISO Print Speed: Black: 18 ISO ppm†; Colour: 10 ISO ppm†”
- Epson® Expression Photo HD XP-15000 Wide-Format Printer – $299.99
Our ink cartridge page says this about this printer, “Take photo printing to new levels with the Epson Expression Photo HD XP-15000 wireless wide-format printer, delivering brilliant, pro-quality borderless prints up 13″ x 19″. Individual 6-color Claria® Photo HD Inks — with all-new Red and Gray inks — offer a wide color gamut and enhanced black-and-white photo printing. The large, 50-sheet rear specialty tray of XP-15000 makes printing pro-quality projects easier than ever before — even on cardstock. And, with auto 2-sided printing, a 200-sheet front tray, and convenient wireless connectivity, printing stacks of documents is a breeze. Get all this, in a compact printer that’s 30 percent smaller than its predecessor.”
Our product page describes this printer like this, “Brother MFC-J5830DW Business Smart Plus Inkjet Multifunction lets you spend less for more pages thanks to the fact that it uses Super High-yield investment cartridges. Boasting business-focused features like flexible paper handling capabilities, ability to print up to 11″x17″, automatic two-sided printing and wireless and mobile device connectivity, this machine is a smart choice for your printing and scanning needs. It includes a two-year limited warranty with free support for the life of the product so you can enjoy peace of mind knowing you’re in good hands.”
- Fast, high-impact color printing and copying up to 11” x 17”
- Print resolution (maximum dpi) 4800 x 1200 dpi
- Uses Brother Genuine super high-yield replacement toner cartridges to deliver low-cost printing
- 7” Touchscreen display simplifies menu navigation
- 250-sheet letter/legal paper tray
- Single sheet bypass tray for printing on envelopes and card stock
- 50-sheet capacity duplex automatic document feeder
- Flexible connectivity with Ethernet or wireless networking
- Scan to popular destinations including Email, Google Drive, Dropbox, Evernote and more
- Two-year limited warranty with free support for the life of the product
We hope this helps you as you research the best printers for DIY wedding invitations.
May your special day be all you dreamed it would be!