Before I begin, I want to make sure that it’s clear that this post is NOT an advertisement.
Every couple of days I get asked what type of printer I use to print all my printables. I thought it time I shared THE BEST PRINTER FOR PRINTABLES. I do 90% of my printing at home and am grateful for a cute hubs who did LOADS of research for me before making our purchase (you’ll hear from him in a bit). I use the Xerox 6500N. The color is absolutely fantastic and I can print a whole ream of cardstock with ease. For those of you into the details and tech lingo, here is my sweet hubs with why we went with Xerox,
Hi there, my first recommendation to anyone purchasing a printer for printing lots of colored prints is to avoid “inkjets.” Inkjet printers use liquid ink that tends to soak into papers giving your printables a dull, saturated look. Color laser printers instead use polymer (plastic) based inks that stay on the surface of printed paper giving you the shiny, slick, opaque, and vibrant prints you’ll be looking for if you want professional looking prints. You’ll spend a bit more money up front for a color laser, but laser toner not only works better than ink, it will end up costing you a lot less money than those ridiculously expensive inkjet refills.
I fell in love with the Xerox Phaser printers while working tech support at a graphic design studio during college. Since that time, the Phaser line has continued to get better and better as prices continue to drop. The Phaser 6500N represents the low-end of the Phaser line, but is still rated for 40,000 prints a month. These entry-level printers are workhorses that won’t let you down. Our printer has been in service for about 4 years without a bit of trouble and can easily handle both lightweight and cardstock paper without difficulty. I’ve used a number of brands of color laser printers over the years, and at least for us, the color accuracy and gloss these printers deliver has been unbeatable.
The technical specs can be found here, and Xerox will sell you the printer directly, but Amazon sells the printer at a better price. One last tip: we buy replacement toner at 4inkjets.com which really reduces our price per print.