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After realising that my current P.C. can’t handle the level of detail I’ve started putting into some of my toys and my printer deciding that instead of putting the black ink where tit’s meant to be it would just put it all in one big splatter anytime I want to print anything out, I have decided I need to upgrade.
I’ve already started looking at some new fancy P.Cs and some other nice equipment but what printer should I get?
I need a super high quality printer so I can make papertoys and perhaps run some limited edition toys.
Any sugestions?

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Comment by Sinner on February 5, 2011 at 3:38am
I use a Samsung Laser printer, and as long as you remember to set the paper thickness to cardstock, the result is a very nice sheen to the toys.  I would recommend a Laser.  The inkjet is more of a Matt finish so it depends how you want the final look.
Comment by Dan Watson on February 5, 2011 at 12:38am

@ Mike: Laser Printers are more expensive to buy to start with, but by the time you way up how much ink you go through it works out similar as toner cartridges last a lot longer than an ink tank from my experience and also people I ask.

I think that my laser printed design have a lot cleaner/crisper lines than an inkjet, but I am also using laser paper (thank you work) (not sure if that changes with differant paper)

Im pretty sure all my pics on my page are from the laser printer.


I guess the best thing for both you and alexander to do would be take a detailed print to a computer store and ask if your able to test print it, if your lucky they may let you, if not they'll have comparrison print outs anyway

Comment by Mike P on February 4, 2011 at 11:16pm

This has been going through my head for awhile, too.

I use a 100 year old Kodak printer that can't print with more than one sheet in the tray at a time, and tends to spit out sheets of wrinkled ink blots. 

I hear alot of good things about epson printers. 

I'd like to hear more about laser printers from people who use/own them.

Are they sharper?

Can you get more prints?

Comment by baykiddead on February 4, 2011 at 9:49pm

as a photographer, i bought the epson stylus photo 1280. i've had great results from it using their heavy-weight matte 4 star paper. the ink is kind of pricey but only if you buy it from the store. once i got into paper toys and realized how much ink i'd blow through, i did some searching and found a set of color and b/w in the store runs me 60 bones, but through clickinks i can get 3 sets of ink for a few pennies more.


for what it's worth.

Comment by Dan Watson on February 4, 2011 at 3:42pm

Ive been using works laser printer to print lately (sssh) mines been broken for a while now, Im thinking of getting a laser at home, but I havent really looked at any yet!

Ive always been impressed by the canon pixma range for ink printing, and If I get another ink one it will definatly be one of those

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