If you’re looking for a way to print on cardstock, the answer is yes! In order to find out how, just keep reading!
It can be difficult finding the right type of printer if your goal is to print on cardstock. Cardstock paper is thicker than regular office copy and ink jet printing technology will not work due to the porous nature of this particular type of paper. There is a very specific type of printer that is specifically designed for the purpose of printing on cardstock.
These printers are called laser printers and offer multiple different features. The only feature these printers have in common is that they all have a top LCD screen on the front where the user can put in a document and have it printed with just one click. Laser printers differ in a few other ways.
The first is the type of paper they use. Laser printers are able to print documents on both plain and glossy cardstock. The second feature is that most laser printers will have a scanner included in the price and many of these scanners can scan pictures and even store them on the computer for later use. Laser printers are not cheap but they do offer more than just printing on regular paper.
Before purchasing a laser printer, be sure to shop around and get a look at the different types of printers available. Once you find one that fits your needs, it will be worth the extra money you spend.
Once you have your laser printer up and running, printing on cardstock is simple. Just follow these instructions:
Turn on your printer and double check that everything looks right before inserting paper. Next, put the paper tray into the printer itself. After this put the paper in with the front side facing down.
Can I print cardstock on a regular printer?
Yes! In fact, I’m going to show you how in just a minute. There are so many ways to use cardstock that it’s no wonder it’s been considered the standard material for scrapbooking and arts and crafts for decades. It is also one of the most widely available paper materials, so it is easy for anyone to find at any time. If you want more information on this topic, check out our article explaining why cardstock should be your first choice when making cards or other small items.
How do I know if my printer can print on cardstock?
If you are considering printing on cardstock, there are a few considerations you should make before choosing your printer. If your printer cannot print on cardstock, then this post should help determine whether or not it is compatible with the paper type.
Some considerations to keep in mind include the paper size compatibility (a4, letter, legal) as well as the ink compatibility with various types of card stock (e.g., basic white paper versus thicker and higher quality types).
How do I get my HP printer to print on cardstock?
If you have an HP printer, it’s time to upgrade your ink. To get cardstock-quality inks, check out these best sellers on Amazon. They are guaranteed to meet and exceed the quality of the standard inks your printer produces.
Finding a new color ink can be very expensive and sometimes difficult, but thankfully these HP cards will allow for easy color swaps.