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Looking for a printer to print business cards
« on: December 27, 2016, 12:27:56 AM »
What I'm looking for, is a printer, that has a small anuff feed That I can put a stack of business cards and print on them
Looking to print different text on each (pre made) business card
What's your plan for yud shvat?

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Re: Looking for a printer to print business cards
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2016, 01:37:27 AM »
What I'm looking for, is a printer, that has a small anuff feed That I can put a stack of business cards and print on them
Looking to print different text on each (pre made) business card
Where are you located?

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Re: Looking for a printer to print business cards
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2016, 08:16:29 AM »
Where are you located?
CMIIW but I think he's looking to buy a printer, not hire one.

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Re: Looking for a printer to print business cards
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2016, 08:42:51 AM »
Your solution is to probably buy at an office supply store (using an Ink credit card) sheets of business cards (there's an Avery product and compatible store or generic brands) that will feed through the printer (as regular 8.5x11 sheets, and then you can easily separate the cards (8 per sheet IINM) from the printed sheets.

I would suggest that you don't waste your time trying to find a desktop printer that can feed pre-cut business cards through. It's very difficult from a technical perspective, and IF you find anything I would guess it will be costly.
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Re: Looking for a printer to print business cards
« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2016, 10:06:43 AM »
CMIIW but I think he's looking to buy a printer, not hire one.
correct, looking to buy

Your solution is to probably buy at an office supply store (using an Ink credit card) sheets of business cards (there's an Avery product and compatible store or generic brands) that will feed through the printer (as regular 8.5x11 sheets, and then you can easily separate the cards (8 per sheet IINM) from the printed sheets.

I would suggest that you don't waste your time trying to find a desktop printer that can feed pre-cut business cards through. It's very difficult from a technical perspective, and IF you find anything I would guess it will be costly.
the cards I already have
Printing on purferated cards won't work..
I don't mind paying for a printer if to actually print will cost me close to zero. ..
What's your plan for yud shvat?

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Re: Looking for a printer to print business cards
« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2016, 10:18:35 AM »
correct, looking to buy
the cards I already have
Printing on purferated cards won't work..
I don't mind paying for a printer if to actually print will cost me close to zero. ..
No such thing.

Just split the cost of the hypothetical printer over the number of cards you will print, add to that the price of consumables, and you will end up with a very high cost per card.

Also see: https://www.cnet.com/forums/discussions/i-need-a-printer-to-handle-single-business-card-size-paper-574088/

I almost want to say that if you are so stubborn as to not care about cost, you can get a 3D printer to print actual cards.
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Re: Looking for a printer to print business cards
« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2016, 10:46:22 AM »
I almost want to say that if you are so stubborn as to not care about cost, you can get a 3D printer to print actual cards.
lol, not looking to pay millions..
And 3d printer won't be able to print through stacks..
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Re: Looking for a printer to print business cards
« Reply #7 on: December 27, 2016, 11:15:17 AM »
lol, not looking to pay millions..
And 3d printer won't be able to print through stacks..
I can't answer your question, but I can assure you that you can get a working 3D printer for around $150, for $500 you can get a top of the line 3D printer...
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Re: Looking for a printer to print business cards
« Reply #8 on: December 27, 2016, 12:04:17 PM »
lol, not looking to pay millions..
And 3d printer won't be able to print through stacks..
I don't know what you're trying to accomplish, but if you're trying to print quite a few cards, your best bet (if you don't want to use the Avery solution) would be to go to a place that does digital printing on card stock, and will cut the cards for you after printing (or alternatively, if you have a printer that can handle card stock well, you print sheets and have them cut after printing).
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Re: Looking for a printer to print business cards
« Reply #9 on: December 27, 2016, 02:38:59 PM »
You could use clear address labels and stick those on to your business cards.

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Re: Looking for a printer to print business cards
« Reply #10 on: December 28, 2016, 05:05:24 PM »
You could use clear address labels and stick those on to your business cards.
that's what we've been doing till now :)
looking for a more profesh (and hopefully less time consuming)
What's your plan for yud shvat?