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Do you have any suggestions for quality graphic printers?

by iyalli17 / June 1, 2012 2:29 AM PDT

I am looking for a printer for my employer. We currently have our marketing materials (Full color, 2-sided, 8.5 X 11) outsourced. We would like to be able to purchase a printer so that we can print our own marketing materials in-house without purchasing a digital printing press for thousands of dollars.

We have a budget of $3,000. Here are the features I need:

- Fast & reliable
- Quality color graphics
- Automatic 2-sided prints
- Able to handle heavy usage (250 printouts per job)
- Borderless (full bleed) printing for 8.5 X 11 prints (A printer that can do this with or without cutting; we just DO NOT want to cut paper by hand)
- Long Lasting Ink

I am having a hard time finding a printer that fits my needs. Can anyone think of a printer that fits these specifications? I have put in a request to Canon (so a sales rep should be calling soon) but my call to Epson was unfortunately unhelpful with the customer service rep not knowing what he was talking about.

Thanks for the help!

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Haven't seen such at that price.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 18, 2013 1:21 AM PDT

Consider looking at the printer your current source uses. Price that out to see what it costs.

Your comment about not cutting the paper suggests you don't have exposure to print shops. Don't worry, you'll catch up quick as you do your research.

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No Idea
by bhartimahour / July 28, 2014 11:22 PM PDT

Sorry friend....I don't have any idea about this.

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Have you looked into leasing one?
by Pho3nixSun / March 5, 2015 2:32 AM PST

My old office had a Ricoh printer that worked really well. They leased it which meant the maintenance and ink was part of their agreement. They also have models for sale, they could be worth looking into.

Also just in general looking into how to lease one for a monthly fee vs owning one could be an option the monthly bills would stink, but knowing that if something went wrong you have the peace of mind, and getting upgraded at the end of your terms could be beneficial.

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Nice one
by BusinessShotMaster / May 26, 2015 3:40 AM PDT

this is really useful to know

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