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Thread: Need a new Printer

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    I have a kodak easy share and it is not working for me when I want to print on freezer paper or thinner paper for paper piecing or fabric. I would like to know what printers others are using and if they have problems like I do.
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    Welcome worker bee! Glad you joined us. I talked to you chat and was absolutely no help. LOL I know you will get many wonderful answers here.


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    I use a Hewlett Packard Photosmart All-n-One - No problems so far.

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    With the HP Photosmart can you do sheets of printer fabric that is sold at JoAnns do you know? The "HP all in one" that I have now it is too thick to go through. I love the HP but would also like to be able to make beatiful quilt lables.

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    I have a Dell all in one and it only uses 2 cartridges for printing 1 black and 1 for color. I have heard some printers use several color cartridges. Be sure to check this part out. it can get expensive

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darlene
    I have a Dell all in one and it only uses 2 cartridges for printing 1 black and 1 for color. I have heard some printers use several color cartridges. Be sure to check this part out. it can get expensive
    Printers with separate cartridges for each color are less expensive to operate. If you run out of red, you only need to buy an inexpensive red cartridge. Not an expensive 3 color cartridge, just because you ran out of one color. If you do a lot of color printing, this can save you money. Especially, if you tend to use up more of one color.

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    I really can't give a suggestion as what to buy, but I can suggest what not to buy - stay away from the HP Officeject Pro L7680 All-in-one. I have had nothing but problems from out of the box. Seems the reviews on Staples say the same thing. Wish I had read them before I bought it. Check out the reviews on that site after you have narrowed down which one you might buy.

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    I've never printed directly onto freezer paper. Have others? I would think it would melt in the heat...or stick to the inside of the machine.

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    i have an HP for scanning and day-to-day printing. when i want to print on fabric, though, i send it through my canon. the print quality of their pigment-ink printers leaves HP in the dust.

    you can send freezer paper through a printer by itself, but it has to be properly prepared. it's much easier to just iron it to a piece of scrap fabric first. you can either press 'til it's nice and flat or let it rest under a heavy book for a little while.

    only a laser printer might present heat issues. i'm not altogether sure i'd recommend using one to print on freezer paper - even if you've ironed it to fabric. and laser printing on the fabric itself is a waste of time and toner. it washes right out. (unless ... has anybody heard of any products that prepare fabric for permanent color laser printing?)

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    Patrice, what type Canon do you have?

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