Cardboard printer help

Hi Everyone,

Can someone please suggest me a cardboard printer for 200gsm paper?

I would print only in A4 size, but is should be pull-in the cardboard automatically (like at least 20-30 pieces) because I would start a printing job and it would be nice if the printer would be operating automatically.

Thanks
agriboy1980Asked:
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Kyle DaviesRetail Software SpecialistCommented:
Will you be printing in color or black?

What printer do you have?

What thickness is the cardboard?

Many printers out on the market can print on cardboard, it only depends on the thickness of the paper.
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agriboy1980Author Commented:
Will you be printing in color or black?
Only black.

What printer do you have?
HP LaserJet 1150 at the moment, this is what I should retire.

What thickness is the cardboard?
200 gramm per squaremeter, A4 only, uncoated

Many printers out on the market can print on cardboard, it only depends on the thickness of the paper.
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Kyle DaviesRetail Software SpecialistCommented:
We print on 160 gram cardboard paper on a normal printer without issues.

have you tried it on your printer yet?
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Kyle DaviesRetail Software SpecialistCommented:
this printer should be able to do what you want
HP Color LaserJet 5500 and 5550 Series Printers
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agriboy1980Author Commented:
It goes through my HP LaserJet 1150 but it is very old and not pulling the paper up anymore properly, usually it got stuck in it half way.

So I am looking for a new version, but for me there is no need to be ColorJet.
Is there a monochrome version of this maybe.
Meanwhile I got a quotation from a local store telling me that the following type is suitable for the job:
HP LaserJet P3015

What do you think?
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Sikhumbuzo NtsadaIT AdministrationCommented:
Canon has a heavy duty printer for that, take a look on this site.


If budget is not an issue, then here is the price.
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agriboy1980Author Commented:
Hi Santasi24,

This printer would be used in a normal office environment, not really a heavy duty and only in A4 size with only black&white.
Can you maybe suggest a laser printer for that pls?
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Kyle DaviesRetail Software SpecialistCommented:
Here is a different printer and it is MONO: http://www.canon.co.za/For_Home/Product_Finder/Printers/Laser/i-SENSYS_LBP6780x/

Specs: Cassette (Standard and optional): 60 to 120 g/m²
Multi-purpose tray: 60 to 199 g/m²
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hdhondtCommented:
The P3015 goes to 199 gsm, so it wil probably do the job. However, near its limit, there are other factors like paper texture that determine whether a printer can handle it. Most Xerox printers go to 216 gsm or higher. Have a look at http://www.office.xerox.com/

Note, however, that most printers do not take much more than 80 gsm from the main tray. For card stock you need to use the bypass tray, so only a few sheets can be loaded. Exceptions are heavy duty systems, like the Xerox copiers; they will easily handle 300 gsm. You will also have to tell the printer (via driver settings) that you are using such heavy paper.
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agriboy1980Author Commented:
Hi Guys,

I bought the "HP LaserJet P3015".
Fortunately, it works perfect. There is a multi purpose tray in the front in which I can load at least 30 pieces of 200 gsm paper. I have tried to load the same paper weight into its normal tray too just because of curiosity. If I load too many papers there (above 50)  the load become to heavy and the printer cannot rise that weight to the rubber roller (which pulls up the paper). But if I use approx. 30 sheet it is totally fine,  and works very fast.

Thanks for helping to all of you.
Cheers
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