Put your logo, location and contact information on the front of the card and use the back side to:
– Showcase a list of products or services.
– Promote an upcoming event.
– Offer a discount or coupon.
– Run a rewards program.
– Use as an appointment reminder card.
– Include a map or directions.
– Feature a calendar, tip-rate chart or other useful information so customers keep your card handy.
Because you can print as few as 10 cards at a time, realtors can create targeted, marketing materials, customized for every open house, every property for sale, every neighborhood or every client. Use the back side of the card to:
– Feature current listings, including pictures of the home, key features and listing price.
– Advertise open houses, including date, time, map and directions.
– List recent neighborhood sales.
– Include an interest rate table.
– You could even create a customized card for each home you are selling and provide a stack to the homeowner to distribute for you.
Create personalized business cards to promote yourself at career fairs, networking events, social gatherings and job interviews. Just put your name and contact info on the front of the card and use the back side to:
– Highlight experience.
– Showcase areas of expertise.
– Summarize skills and abilities.
– List credentials, degrees, training or certifications.
– Communicate a personal positioning statement.
– Since you can print just as many cards as you need, you can tailor your cards for specific industries, job opportunities or networking situations.
Other Creative Uses
Plan a date, create picture-perfect place cards, or show loved ones how special they are–with Avery Premium Clean Edge Business Cards, the options are endless. Use them to make:
– Gift Tags.
– Merchandise or Price Tags.
– Appointment Reminders.
– Raffle Tickets.
– Place Cards.
– Mommy Cards.
What Papers & Card Stocks Print Best With Laser Printers?
£209. 99, Canon website
The Canon PIXMA TS9550 printer series is often hailed as ‘the crafting printer’, and it’s easy to see why. It’s a borderless printer, printing up to A3 in size, and it’s also a scanner and copier. But what I really love about this printer is its compatibility with 12″ x 12″ papers, which makes it hands down, the best printer for scrapbookers. It’s WiFi-enabled, but you can also print directly from memory cards (there’s a slot in the front for memory cards) or from your smartphone and tablet. It takes cardstock and photo paper up to 300gsm easily and even has built-in patterns for you to create your own patterned paper straight from the machine (you can see this in the image above), and can print double-sided. Although this is an A3 printer, it only has the footprint of an A4 machine, so it’s not going to overwhelm small spaces. This does however mean that the scanner is only A4 size, so keep that in mind if you want to scan artwork larger than A4 size. It takes five ink cartridges, two of which are black (this is welcome as I get through black much quicker than any other colour ink) and it costs around £20 for a replacement pack of all five inks – which is not bad at all. Overall – this is a great choice of printer and my number one printer choice for printing on cardstock.
Epson Workforce WF-7710 Wide-Format Printer
The Epson Workforce WF-7710 is another all-in-one printer and is able to scan, copy, print and fax. It prints slightly larger than A3, up to 13” x 19” double-sided, which is brilliant for scrapbookers. Where this printer differs from the Canon PIXMA TS9550, is that the scanning bed is larger and will take up to 11” x 17”. This also means that the machine’s footprint is larger and so will take up more space, but it is also able to accommodate up to 250 sheets in one go, making high-volume jobs a doddle. It has a rear feed for speciality papers, including photo paper and cardstock up to 256g/m2. You can connect via wired ethernet cable, but it also offers wireless connection and is compatible with smartphones and tablets. It takes Epson’s quick-drying Durabrite Ultra Ink, which is water, smudge and highlighter resistant, making it a good choice for using with digi-stamps or printable colouring pages. The ink is a little on the expensive side, but the XL cartridges deliver up to a whopping 2,200 pages thanks to their high yield.
Canon PIXMA Pro 100S Printer
£649.97 including a full set of replacement inks, Amazon
£429, John Lewis
Another in the Canon PIXMA range, the PIXMA Pro 100S is my top pick for photo enthusiasts, as it prints at professional photo lab quality. Printing up to A3 in size, it’s the best printer for anyone wanting to sell art prints or batch-made greetings cards. It stores up to 150 sheets in the tray, but also has a manual feeder for cardstock up to 350g/m2 (0.6mm) making this a great choice for artists as well as crafters. Another neat feature of this machine is that you can print directly onto discs and it has the option of connecting via wired or wireless methods. It too is compatible with smartphones and tablets. It takes 8 ink cartridges (black, grey, light grey, cyan, photo cyan, magenta, photo magenta and yellow), making this a pricier option, but in terms of photo printing, this printer is top-of-the-range and worth the investment especially if you’re selling your work.
HP Envy 6032 All-In-One Wireless Printer
£89.99, Currys | PC World
If you’re looking for something cheap and cheerful, then the HP Envy 6032 is a good place to start. It comes with 5 months instant ink, which although may take a little longer than usual to be delivered given the current situation, is time-saving and gives us one less thing to worry about. Just make sure you take up the offer straight away once you get your machine as the offer has quite a short window (around 7 days from purchase). Instant Ink is HP’s ink delivery service – once you sign up, your machine will automatically reorder when you’re running low and it will be delivered to your door. It should be noted, however, that this machine does not take ink substitutes, it will only work with cartridges that have the original HP electronic circuitry. That said, however – the HP cartridges are not expensive; it takes one colour and one black cartridge at around £10 each and HP also offer a recycling service. The lower price point of the machine means that it doesn’t have an LCD control panel like some of the others, but it still offers an all-in-one machine that prints, scans and copies at A4. Wireless or wired, it is compatible with smartphones and tablets via the HP app, and it can print on cardstock up to 200 g/m2 and photo paper up to 300 g/m2.
Brother MFC-J895DW Printer
The Brother MFC-J895DW Printer is a compact A4 printer, scanner, copier and fax machine all rolled into one. It takes up to 150 sheets of paper in the main tray, but also has a manual feed for speciality papers and cardstock as well as a 20 sheet automatic document feeder. It has wireless connectivity for multiple devices, including smartphones and tablets as well as wired connectivity. You can also print directly from USBs, which is a brilliant feature for crafters (I’m thinking of all those lovely Create & Craft USBs stuffed full of digi papers!). This printer prints on cardstock up to 220g/m2 (grams per metre squared, which is another way to write GSM), as well as glossy paper and photo paper. A rather nice feature of this printer is its compatibility with super high-yield ink cartridges. The LC3213BK/C/Y/M will print approximately 400 A4 pages, while the LC3211BK/C/M/Y will print approximately 200 A4 pages. I always tend to go for the highest yield – who wants to be replacing cartridges every 5 minutes?
Canon PIXMA iX6850 Printer
£219. 88 including an extra set of 3 compatible inks, Amazon
£179.99, Currys | PC World
Print up to A3 at an impressive 9600 x 2400 DPI print resolution with the Canon PIXMA iC6850. Like all the printers in this list, you can choose between wired ethernet connectivity or wireless printing from your computer, laptop, smartphone or tablet. It has a 150-sheet tray capacity and can support photo paper up to 300g/m2. I should note that this printer does not have an SD card or USB slot, so if you’re printing craft papers or templates from USBs, you’ll need to interface with a computer or laptop first. Also – if you want double-sided, or duplex printing you’ll need to do it manually as the machine doesn’t support automatic duplex printing. That said, the print quality is excellent, and given it’s an A3 printer, it takes up a remarkably small footprint.
Best printer for hot foiling
Brother HL-L2300D Monochrome Laser Printer
RRP £142. 80 NOW £129, Amazon
The Brother HL-L2300D is a compact A4 monochrome (black and white) laser printer with wireless connectivity. It prints quietly so is ideal for the home office of 2020, but crucially for those of us who want the best printer for hot foil – it prints on cardstock of up to 230g/m2. This means that you’ll be able to make high quality hot foil prints that are not going to crumple as easily, preserving your artwork and giving a much more professional finish. It takes one standard toner cartridge, black ink, that costs around £30 with a page yield of 1200 pages. But it’s important to remember you get a lot more printing from your laser printers than you do inkjets – so one cartridge goes a long way.
Xerox B215 Monochrome Laser Printer
RRP £210 NOW £185.10, Amazon
Like we often say, to hoover something – when we really mean vacuum, it’s not unusual to hear someone say they’re going to xerox something when we really mean to photocopy. Founded in 1906, Xerox has had well over a century to establish itself in our language. And so, included in the line-up for best printers for hot foiling, is the Xerox B215 multifunction printer. If you want to do away with computers altogether (I definitely feel like that some days!) and want to create hand-drawn hot foil projects, then all you need do is photocopy your creation with a laser copier like this one, and the copy will be ready to be foiled. This black and white machine prints onto a variety of different media types, including plain paper, heavy weight, cardstock, transparency, envelopes, thick envelopes and more, so you can foil away without worry. And of course, it hooks up to your computer too, via ethernet or wireless if you do want to print out digital designs to use with you hot foil machine. It also scans and faxes as well as all the usual functions you would come to expect from an established brand like Xerox. Toner for this machine costs around £50, with a high page yield of a whopping 3000 prints.
HP LaserJet Pro M404dn Monochrome Printer
£166.74, Amazon Now £159.90
The HP LaserJet Pro series has long been the go-to printer for use with hot foil machines. The M404dn is a monochrome (black and white) printer that takes cardstock of up to 200g/m2 in Tray 1, so it’s a good option for using with hot foil systems. Like the inkjet HP printer featured above, this HP LaserJet Pro will only function with genuine HP toner cartridges. But unlike the inkjet, toner for this model is expensive – you’ll need the HP 59A Black Original LaserJet Toner Cartridge, which comes in with an RRP of a cool £112.99 (or £87.48 on Amazon). That said – you do get a page yield of 3000 pages, so – swings and roundabouts?
Something a little different
Brother VC-500W Wireless Design n’ Craft Printer
£170, Amazon Now £164
Take your craft projects to the next level with this super-portable Design ‘n’ Craft colour label printer. The printer works with a free app where you can create and print your own unique designs all in full colour on glossy adhesive paper. Choose from hundreds of icons, frames, filters, fonts and brilliant backgrounds in the free app, or print photos directly from your camera roll. With five different roll widths available, this little gadget is a really versatile product, ideal for card making, journaling, scrapbooking, home decor and, of course, organising all your crafty storage. There’s no ink required as it uses Zero Ink (or ZINK) technology, where the ink is included within the rolls, so you can avoid having to buy and change ink cartridges. The Brother Design ‘n’ Craft Printer is a fun addition to your craft room and makes printing pocket-sized photos a piece of cake.
Selpic P1 Handheld Printer
The Selpic P1 is the worlds smallest handheld printer. This nifty little gadget will print on almost any smooth surface, including card, leather, plastic, glass, canvas and even wood! The printer is controlled via an app, and it works using inkjet technology but operates like a pen. As you sweep the Selpic P1 over your surface, the printer will transfer your text, barcode, QR codes, logos, line art, even monochrome photos. There are 8 different colours of ink to choose from, and as it only prints in one colour I recommend going for the black ink. Useful for adding sentiments to cards!
Canon Selphy Square QX10 Printer
RRP £139.99 Now £119.99
Polaroid-style photos have been popular for years, and this trend shows no sign of slowing down. Great for scrapbooking, handmade cards or even decorating uni accommodation, the Canon Selphy Square QX10 Printer also makes a lovely gift in itself. Available in mint (pictured), pink, black or white, this palm-sized gadget connects wirelessly to your smartphone to print square 2.7″ x 2.7″ prints (68mm x 68mm), which last up to 100 years (although this hasn’t been tested!). It charges via USB and uses the Selphy Photo Layout App where you can also add stamps, filters, borders, text and overlays to your photos.
Kiipix Smartphone Printer
The KiiPix Smartphone Printer is unique in that it doesn’t need battery or mains power to work. You simply choose which photo you would like to print, load it up on your phone so that it fills the screen, turn your screen brightness up all the way, pop your phone face down on the top of the KiiPix, push the button and turn the crank. The photo slides out the side and will develop in a few seconds. The film is sold separately, but with such a low price point for the device itself makes this a great little printer for brightening up your papercraft.
Introductory photos by Jonny Caspari, Evelyn Geissler, Elana Mozhvilo
Laser printer engraver for high security and quality
Laser printer engraver for high security printing
When security is the highest priority at your organization, laser engravers can give you a peace of mind. Due to the high resolution engraving (600 to 1600 dpi) and the capability to integrate a multitude of further security features, the laser engraving machines by Matica offer unprecedented protection against altercation or reproduction that make forgery virtually impossible.
Currently, Matica offers two multi-modular desktop solutions: LCP8000, utilizing retransfer color printing technology and LES8000, a powerful, yet compact gray scale engraving machine.
LCP8000: a multi-modular HD retransfer printing and laser printer engraver machine
Three interconnected components, each responsible for their respective tasks, build up the LCP8000 Laser Color Personalization System. Matica’s XID8600 retransfer printing module offers vibrant full-color over-the-edge printing. A compact laser engraving unit is responsible for a secure inline engraving. Lastly, a lamination module boosts the durability of the cards. Printing, engraving and lamination are all handled in a single pass.
One of the fastest machines on the market, LCP8000, can process up to 125 cards per hour, if used to print and engrave single-sided cards. However, it is also capable of dual-sided printing and scores with an easy setup, handling and service. It is well suited for high security needs in industrial and governmental settings alike.
LES8000: fast and compact high-security laser engraver
A compact engraving machine, LES8000, is particularly well-suited for the advanced security needs and the high output of governmental agencies. This desktop solution has the power of a full-blown industrial engraving machine compressed into a relatively small and light body that weights under 32 kg.
Furthermore, it is capable of a fully automated production of dual-sided laser-engraved gray scale images. Therefore, it is perfect for the production of sensitive documents, such as national IDs, drivers’ licenses, vehicle registration cards or visas. Lastly, LES8000 is a heavy-duty laser engraver designed to process up to 180 single-sided cards per hours, and averaging 120 cards per hour depending on the required encoding system.
Optimize the workflow to suit your demands with laser printer engraver
Each laser engraving machine by Matica features multiple encoding options such as magnetic stripe, as well as contact and contactless technology. They can be scaled to continuously meet the needs of your organization: Advanced Intelligent Printer Management allows connecting up to ten individual machines to create a parallel workflow. This enables you to either significantly cut down on printing time, or satisfy the demands for a higher volume of cards without compromising the speed. LES8000 can also be combined with a lamination module offering clear or holographic films for additional protection.
Take advantage of an unrivaled anti-counterfeit protection
Whether you opt for a full-color retransfer printing or a high-quality grayscale laser printer engraver technology, both models were designed to safeguard the documents issued by your institution.
Depending on the needs of your organization, laser printer engraver affords a range of optional security features that can be adapted to each customer’s requirements. They include micro text, tactile effects, CLI and MLI, high resolution gradient UV printing, IPI™ and LetterScreen™ (by Jura JSP), LPI® and FUSE®-ID (by G&D), tru/window™ LOCK (by Trüb AG), electronic guilloche, as well as custom holographic foils for surface protection. Combined, they offer an unrivaled level of anti-counterfeit security.
10 Best Printers for Cardstock, Wedding Invitations, and Greetings Cards
How to print on cardstock to save money
Cardstock is simply a heavy weight paper that you can use for photography, wedding invitations, greeting cards, and calendars. It is called cardstock because it is thicker than average printing paper. If you want to try to use cardstock, you need to make sure your printer works well with thicker paper as well as normal paper. Once you have confirmed that, here’s how to print.
First, remove all the normal paper from your printers paper tray. Once this is done you can load cardstock manually one or two pieces at a time or you can put 2-3 pieces into the paper tray. You will want to do this at first to ensure a successful printing run. Once the track is locked back into place, simply print the job like you would normally.
When the printing job is complete, check to confirm everything printed clearly and properly across the entire piece of stock. Go ahead and print additional copies once you have confirmed the process worked.
The benefits of cardstock printers
Owning a printer is not as unusual to see as it was some fifteen to twenty years ago in most offices. Today you can print many things from your home including wedding invitations, personal greeting cards, and more. That is the benefits of owning a printer that not only does normal paper weight jobs but can also print on thicker heavier weight cardstock.
The boons of modern technology has enabled people to print their own essays, wedding invitations, personals documents, calendars, or even creative writings at home. All you have to do is to have a fully functioning computer and a printer attached to it. Many journalists, writers, accountants and even students have started to consider a printer as their indispensable part of everyday life. And if you are a creative a cardstock printer brings an entirely new level of creativity to your studio.
But what if you want to print something completely different than an ordinary poem written on a piece of paper? What if you need to hand out a set of invitations for a birthday party or print invitations for wedding for your friends and family? If you want to establish a thriving business or even enhance your reputation, you will definitely need a creatively designed and nicely printed business card. You can do all these things from your home with printer for cardstock.
There are many benefits to owning a cardstock printer. The first is the money savings. Even a run of 150 wedding invitations can cost upwards of $2,000. With a small investment of a few hundred dollars in a cardstock printer, you can easily print your own invitations from home and save hundreds of dollars.
Detailed reviews of our top 10 cardstock printers
1. Epson Artisan 1430 Wireless Wide-Format Printer
If there is a cardstock printer that simply stands out from all others, that is definitely Epson Artisan 1430 Wireless Color Wide-Format Inkjet Printer.
It is so good that I had to buy one so I could use it at home. I learned about it in one printing service where I briefly worked. It turned out that for two years that it spent there (that was when I arrived) this mechanical work of art never had any maintenance issues. I spent one year in that place and the machine never flinched, it performed admirably.
Because of it, customers flocked to us in numbers. This phenomenal device delivers gorgeous ultra high definition prints (it goes up to 13×19 inches) and because of its High Tech color and lighting correction, it delivers unbelievably beautiful photos too. For all the photography addicts who like saving their work in hard form, Epson Artisan 1430 Wireless Inkjet Printer is definitely for them. This affordable printer provides you photo-quality output because of its wider-format.
Any home printer can print out the photos, but true photographic artwork requires a proper printer and Epson Artisan 1430 is an affordable option for all such photography hobbyists. It generates Ultra Hi-Definition prints up to 13″ x 19″ and can accommodate a wide range of materials which include canvas and art paper. Its resolution is 5760 x 1440 optimized dpi. The printer weighs up to 26 pounds, which means it’s not much heavy and will be easy to move around. Its paper feed capacity is 100 sheets, whereas if you are using some special material like canvas, gloss paper or fine-art paper than the capacity will be restricted to 30 sheets. It comes with six Epson’s Clara Hi-Definition ink tanks which include colors – black, magenta, yellow, cyan, light cyan, light magenta.
- Convenient to use
- Compact yet the wide-range printer
- Wireless connection
- Has the capacity to print over-sized, gallery-worthy prints
- Let yo print professional-looking DVDs
- Equipped with a separate tray for printing CDs and DVDs
- Offers lightning correction for your pictures
- The Hi-Definition Ink that it comes with ensures smudge-free and water and fade-resistant printing
- Supports recycled paper and allows printing on them
- Provides, durable and high-Quality prints with extended lifetime as compared to conventional lab prints
- Complies with RoHS
- Compatible with smartphones and tablets and print directly from these gadgets by installing the EpsonConnect app.
- The package comes with a software bundle that includes driver software, Epson Print CD and Adobe Photoshop Elements 9.
Epson Artisan 1430 features a front-facing USB port which is best for those using Pict Bridge enabled digital cameras as they can easily connect their device to the printer through this port. So, whether you want to pursue photography as a hobby or as an entrepreneur idea, this Epson Artisan 1430 is an ideal printer for beginners as this will provide you durable, water-resistant, and smudge-free photo prints on a wide range of materials.
It uses Claria Hi-Definition ink that ensures the durability of the printed material, especially photos. Thanks to its wireless networking, its marvelous works could be easily shared with others online. One thing that I find very annoying with printers is that these machines often have some sort of software malfunctions and fail to connect to the PC properly. This one never failed me though.
Because of all that, and because I use one at home (and it works perfectly fine), I recommend this device as number one on this list.
2. Canon PIXMA iX6820 Wireless Business Printer with Air Print and Cloud Compatible
Canon Pixma IX6820 wireless business printer is one of the few single-function printers that are ideal for both, a home office and for large legal-sized prints. The printer can generate outputs of wide range, from 4″x6″ to 11″x17″ to 13″x19″, this printer can generate all sort of emails, spreadsheets, letters, and presentation charts that too of high quality because of its 9600 x 2400 color dpi and black print resolution of Up to 600 x 600 dots per inch.
The Canon Pixma IX6820 wireless business printer’ is compatible with Windows 8 and above and Mac compatibility is Mac OS X v10.6.8 v10.913. It’s equipped with fine print tech using heads (Full-photolithography Inkjets). Pixma IX6820 lets you print photos directly from your smartphones and offers support for Air Print, all you have to do is to wirelessly connect the device with the printer.
• Offers Wi-Fi and Ethernet connectivity
• offers some mobile-print capability
• print on both tabloid-size and super tabloid-size paper
• one tray printer
• setup is fairly standard
• High-performance, five individual ink-tanks
• 5,120 nozzles; 4,096 – black and 1,024 – color
• Supports downloadable solution templates
• Support both tabloid-size and super tabloid-size paper
• Compatible with Android and iOS-based smartphones and tablets and let you print photos directly from your handheld gadget or SD memory card after installing the Canon’s app.
• The capacity of the paper tray of Pixma iX6820 is standard 150 sheets.
Canon Pixma IX6820 is the best printer for all those whose major work revolves grounding printing graphics than texts that too on differently-sized papers. Texts with smaller fonts are a little on the low-quality side, however, if your business requirements include printing medium-font sized letters, PowerPoints, tabloids, and photos, then this printer is best for you. Or you can use it as a supplement with a standard letter-sized printer to enjoy both clear pictures and texts.
Everybody has heard about Canon printers. A reliable manufacturer, renowned all around the world, they produce only top of the line merchandise, easily found on the internet to buy. My friend, who is a photographer, has one of these in his office and he considers it his “pride and joy”. Before I properly tested his printer, I wasn’t quite sure of his judgment because I know him to be a Canon fanatic (like most photographers I know). Still, his cardstock printer actually surprised me.
It prints photos and cards very fast and the quality of the printed material is nothing short of amazing. It has a 9600 x 2400 maximum color dpi which enables it to delivers stunning printing detail. It is suited for any cardstock dimensions and it contains My Image Garden software that will make your work a thousand times easier to finish. A perfect choice for those who are into photography (but not necessarily only them), this machine’s software will organize your photos with calendar view and facial recognition. Although I had my doubts, it has turned out that my friend rightly prefers this device because its capabilities are many and its prints are beautiful, made of top quality ink that preserves the photo’s quality for a long time.
3. HP LaserJet Pro M254dw Wireless Color Laser Printer
Those who had the opportunity to print loads of documents on their desktop and laptop computers know the brand HP quite well. Before I bought the Epson Artisan 1430 Wireless Color Wide-Format Inkjet Printer, I owned one of these.
Since my printing needs have grown exponentially, I had to change the device I use, but let me tell you something, I don’t regret a minute using HP LaserJet Pro M254dw Wireless Color Laser Printer in the past years. Although it may not be well suited for doing some color sensitive work (that is why I had to replace it, my profession simply required this of me) as some devices that we mentioned above, this cardstock is a reliable piece of equipment that is perfect for those who need to print a lot of things fast.
Affordable and practical to use, this machine will provide you with nice prints developed for a short time. It is also quite user-friendly because it contains a 3.5-inch touch screen control panel. The touch screen can be used for all types of settings and configurations to ensure that your cardstock printing job comes out perfect each and every time.
You can also order your prints from a smartphone or even a tablet. This device also has the easily accessible USB port so you can choose your prints from a flash drive. Because it’s from HP it’s definitely integrated into the rest of their computer and software ecosystem. The LaserJet Pro is a perfect choice for those who want to have solid stock prints made fast without purchasing expensive equipment.
4. Canon iP8720 Laser Cardstock Printer
This is another great product from Canon family. We actually used this device in my first workplace, when I worked for a certain photography studio. I place this cardstock printer on the third place because it is unbelievably practical to use. That doesn’t mean that it makes bad prints, quite the contrary.
It seems to me that this device was made to be used by those who are in a constant rush (like a bunch of my former colleagues, who were always late for the photo shootings). You don’t need a driver for this device. It can be accessed via iPad, iPod or iPhone and you can use Google Cloud Print or the Canon Print app to activate it whenever you want. The Canon iP8720 Wireless Printer ink tank includes five colors: black, yellow, gray, cyan and magenta. Ink tanks are easily replaceable and this 6-ink system actually produces stunning prints.
This printer is quite “user-friendly”, it can be used by almost any smartphone and computer, no matter if it is PC or Mac. Its wireless capability is just another fantastic feature that you may find handy. Like all Hi-Tech printers, this one can print beautiful 13 x 19-inch photos too and its 9600 x 2400 will provide your prints with captivating detail.
As far as cardstock printers go this one is affordable enough for every day use and professional enough for weddings, party invitations, and more. Check out the reviews online and make sure you get plenty of replacement ink for the tank.
5. Dell E525W Wireless Color Printer with Scanner Copier & Fax
Another well-known brand whose products you may find handy, Dell made some serious advances when it comes to developing great cardstock printers. I had a chance to test this one during my stay in the printing service and I might say, I was pleasantly surprised.
E2525W Wireless color printer is one from the latest range of LED printers from Dell. This is a compact and multifunction printer that is ideal for entrepreneurs, small groups or businesses with limited requirements like printing, scanning, faxing and copying.
The wireless printer makes use of Ethernet and USB connections. Its automatic document feeder (ADF) is highly convenient as it enables unattended copying and faxing for multipage documents. The weight of this printer is 35.5 pounds and its printer are 15.7 x 16.1 x 13.9 inches. It can also be connected through USB 2.0, LAN, Wi-Fi(n), USB 2.0 host. It has an impressive capacity for document federation which is 15 sheets.
It’s a handy, all-in-one, laser printer which delivers crisp and detailed images thanks to its 1200 x 1200 dpi resolution. The 18-ppm printing speed that this black and white printer offers makes it easy to complete any printing jobs efficiently.
- Easy to set up and install
- Easy controls for monochrome or colored printing
- Connect to WI-FI
- Connect with USB
- Sockets for landline or third-party devices
- USB slot on the front will help you upload material for printing or download the scanned documents
- Paper tray can take up to 150 sheets
- Compatible with your smartphone, all you have to do is to download the app for the Dell printer.
- Affordable in price
This versatile printer is your copier, fax machine, scanner, and of course printer; this is another great Dell multi-purpose printer and its beneficial functions are the ones that your business needs. The greatest quality of this machine is its multi functionality. For a thing that could do so many things, I would expect it to be at least twice the size that it actually is. Dell E525W Wireless Color Printer is able to work over wireless networks, and that is something that many business owners found useful so they outfitted their offices with at least one of these.
Its LED low-cost printing will enable you to make loads of prints for a short time and with small expense. The quality of its prints is quite good, you wouldn’t believe (like I didn’t) how well this device handles brochures, cards or photos. The Dell E525W Wireless Color Printer is designed to work overtime; it is a reliable tool that rarely requires maintenance. With this device by your side, you will save money and time and still, you will get the desired results.
6. HP Photosmart D110A Wireless Cardstock Printer
The HP Photo smart D110A Wireless Printer is a convenient solution for all those who want easy and outstanding picture printing on the go. This handy printer makes photo editing and printing a fun task.
- Offers a color resolution of 4800 x 1200 dpi
- Provides black and white resolution of 600 x 600 dpi
- The printing speed of pages per minute (ppm) is six for black and white prints and four for colored printing
- Supports papers of different sizes and materials which includes cards, executive, legal and letter sized-pages. From 3 x 5 inches to 18.5 x 30 inches.
- Materials that this printer supports include transparencies, labels, photo paper, inkjet paper, envelopes, iron-on transfers and of course plain paper
- Photo paper holding capacity of its paper tray is 15-sheets
- Compatible with all Operating Systems
High color resolution and fast printing speed that HP Photo smart D110A offers mean that you can get hands-on your favorite colored photo in less than 30 seconds. The printer is compatible with both Mac and Microsoft operating systems and can meet all the scanning, printing and copying requirements of your business.
The simple, one-touch wireless set-up allows you to connect anywhere from your home to the printer and wirelessly print material from your handheld devices, laptop or computer, whereas multiple sharing allows connectivity with several people in the home. LCD with Touch Smart-Frame will let you edit and print High-Quality photos directly from the memory card without connecting it to the system.
A photo menu on the display screen will let you easily browse photos and apply automatic fixes before final selection and printing. Settings will keep you updated about the estimated Ink levels and will prevent you from the hassles of having to buy more HP ink at the eleventh hour. Get this printer if you want to print directly from your memory card, anywhere, anytime on papers of different sizes.
I must say that although I had quite positive results with this one (I printed birthday cards with it in the local bookstore) some of the people I know say that “it is a pretty decent device, but not the cutting edge technology it implies to be”. Still, its rising popularity made me choose it to be number six on this list, plus I had a great experience with it. It uses sophisticated technology that allows you to make your own photo books, calendars, collages and any types of cards you need. It is easy to use; you can arrange your prints using a 2.36-inch LCD touchscreen.
It prints fast and can be accessed via multiple devices. One of the most interesting feats of this machine is that it saves energy and conserves resources.
7. Epson WorkForce WF-100 Wireless Mobile Printer
If you are into minimalism, you will love this one. I saw many people who are in the printing business owning one of these. The Epson WorkForce is more like a work horse. The WF-100 Wireless Mobile Printer is perfect for jobs big and small alike. Personally, I find this one so cute, so I had to go and tinker with it.
Although this is one of the world’s smallest and lightest printers that you can carry around, it actually performs well as many “heavy-weight” printers would do. You can use it at home, in your office or even when you go camping or on a long travel.
It won’t use much of your space and it will fulfill all of your printing needs. This small device has the resolution of 4800 x 1200 dpi, which is more than enough to provide you with some quality prints. Unlike other small printers, this one can work with 8.5 x 14-inch paper. It can easily be connected through Wi-Fi or Ethernet, plus it has the USB port.
It stays functional thanks to an internal battery that enables it to work even when it is not connected to a regular power source. You wouldn’t want to overdo it and print loads of material though. Plus, its print cartridges expire quite often, so always have some in reserve.
8. HP Envy 114 E-all-in-one Printer
This printer may be considered only for “bulk printing” (some professionals I know referred to it as such) only, but it has lots of other features too.
First of all, it has the capability to work with a wide range of paper stock. It can work with plain paper, photo paper, and cardstock. Since it uses high-quality inks its prints look really nice. This is not just like any other printer; it can also copy and scan pages too. This time, printer’s developers really tried to make their product look astonishing. HP Envy 114 E-all-in-one looks captivating and it will nicely fit your office and home.
Like any other serious printer, this one too has an LCD touchscreen installed. You can print from your mobile device since this printer has the wireless connectivity and HP ePrint available. If you are into printing cardstock and cardstock only, you might want this one by your side.
9. Epson Sure Color P400
If you would ask me what is that one printer that I have encountered most often during my time in the printing industry, I would surely say buy the Epson Sure Color P400.
Widely used by students, amateur photographers and many smaller printing services, this device is “good all around”. It doesn’t excel in certain areas like other cardstock printers on this list, but definitely, it won’t disappoint you.
It supports the paperweight up to 74 pounds (do not risk using anything heavier, it may cause damage to the machine) and it prints the paper size of 13 x 19 inches at most.
It has a quite good quality of print, it is affordable and it could be easily found online. If you want to go with “tried and true recipes”, you might want to go with this device, it will surely keep you satisfied with its services.
10. EPSON WorkForce WF-7620 Wireless Color All-in-One Inkjet
This big boy might be just what you need. It easily processes 13 x 19 size and it uses top quality ink for its prints. I placed it at the ninth place because of the few simple reasons. I often saw this one in various printing services and bookstores and I might say that it delivers nicely.
Like many others on this list, the Epson WorkForce WF-7620 one too can be accessed via smartphones, iPads or tablets. Still, it consumes print as mad. There is another thing that you would want to know. This printer contains a permanent print head that needs to be charged with all colors in order to work. When you decide to print black text only, a small amount of color ink is used to keep the print head fully charged.
You need to keep print head always charges in order to prevent air bubbles from entering. Air bubbles can cause damage to the print head and ruin your device. Since its original cartridges are small, you would want to keep many in reserve or replace them with a larger version. Although reliable and fit for printing large orders, this device needs maintaining, so make sure to be fully packed before using it.
Selecting the right paper stock to use
If you want to do all the things we mentioned above, you will need to carefully choose the right weight of the paper that you are going to use. After all, you don’t want to look cheap and unprofessional. Cardstock is a thick, durable and flexible form of paperboard that is used for making invitations, greeting cards, visit cards, magazine covers or even playing cards.
In order to print all of these things that we mentioned above, you will need to use a cardstock printer. Before you decide to say “I will buy whatever printer I find first”, make sure to note a few things. First, you need to know more about cardstock printing because with the right printer by your side you can do wonders. Second, if you buy the incorrect printer you can find yourself spending more money on the right printer the next time. And with the right equipment and designs you can make your prints look good and elegant. Plus, it will be made from top-notch material so it will last longer, preserving its original look for a long time.
There are different sizes of paper that you are going to use when you start tinkering with your new cardstock printer. Therefore, make sure to know the dimensions of the material that you are going to print. Most printers are adjusted to default settings to support a regular 8.5 inches wide by 11.75 inches. If you want to change the size of the paper that you want to print, make sure to check if your printer can process it first. The cardstock sizes that you will probably use in your work include 6 x 6 inches, 8x 8 inches, 8.5 x 11 inches and 12 x 12 inches. When you decide to buy a new cardstock printer, you better check if it is able to print all of these sizes.
A great cardstock printer can handle any type of invitation or greeting card
Many people say that regular printers that they use at home can process thicker forms of paper. Well, these people are clearly misinformed and if you heed their advice and force a cardstock upon your regular printer you will do more damage than good. What happens if you insert a cardstock into the home printer? Well, your machine will jam, it could suffer damage and your paper will be completely ruined. Instead of considering putting your old trusty machine at risk, you better start thinking about purchasing a printer that is specifically designed to work with cardstock.
Still, they are not completely wrong. Some lighter versions of cardstock (like 65lb) could be printed by newer models of printers, and there are even some “regular” printers that could process a 165lb card stock, but these are very expensive, high-end machines that cost a lot. Remember, every printer has clearly defined capabilities. It has a minimum and maximum weight that it will accept. When you decide to push your printer over its limits, you may damage it for good.
Inkjet printers vs. laser printers
Since we have learned that printing with cardstock is not as easy as looks, now we need to talk about the machine that you are going to choose. In order to avoid paper jams and unnecessary damage, you will need to make sure that you are properly equipped to work with cardstock. Cardstock uses more toner and ink than regular paper; therefore you will need a device that is specifically designed to work with it.
Cardstock printers comes in two varieties, inkjet and laser printers. Both of these are designed to process cardstock, yet their differences are many. There are two types of cardstock printers: Inkjet and Laser printers. Inkjet printers are much easier to find and purchase and these devices are more reliable than their laser counterparts. The problem is, inkjet printers cannot print images to look sharp as laser printer can. When it comes to printing images, especially those with a smaller resolution, a laser printer is the one that could do the job.
Still, the main downside of these devices is that most of these printers simply aren’t fit to work with heavy cardstock (heavier than 65 lbs). There are some, but these are much more expensive than other machines of this type. We definitely recommend a high quality laser cardstock printer if you can afford the extra investment. The quality and durability will pay dividends in the long run. Especially if you decide to print more than a few dozen jobs on the printer.
The best ink to use
If you are about to print lots of material that doesn’t require being in high resolution, you may opt for all-in-one cardstock inkjet printer. Suited for color printing, scanning, copying and even faxing, this machine will cover all of your needs, but most importantly it will last long. You will need to buy the replacement ink regularly so make sure that you have some reserves in store. You can use the same type of ink you would normally use, just be sure it matches your printer.
Make sure you have plenty of ink on hand for your home project
On the other hand, if you are a perfectionist who doesn’t accept any form of misshape or fail, you may think about laser cardstock printer. Your prints will be beautiful and clear as a day, but you must be very careful when you use this device. It requires careful maintaining and you need to avoid any risks while you use it.
Can I print invitations at home?
There are many different reasons to buy a cardstock quality printer for your home. Even though many things are send digitally today, there is no replacement for the feel of a beautiful card in the mail. Here are a few of the most popular items you will want to print.
Whether it is you or a friend who is engaged, the wedding invitation is a great use for cardstock. Is it cheaper to make your own wedding invitations? In many cases the answer is yes. The quality and thickness of stock will be dependent on your budget and the type of invitation you want to send. Given the cost of order wedding invitations from a third-party, a modest cardstock printer will pay for itself with a single use.
Your wedding invitation says as much about your wedding as anything. That is why for many people creating the invitation is a big step in planning the actual wedding itself. If you consider yourself frugal, or simply do not have a $10,000 budget, a cardstock printer is a great investment. You can also use the freedom of having your own printer to be more creative than you could be working with an invitation company.
One of the best ways to save money on a wedding is by printing your own invitations. Nobody will notice and there are thousands of templates online you can pick and choose from. To the very simple to the incredibly complex, there is an invitation DIY plan for you and your significant other.
It is true that your birthday party comes around once a year. However, when you consider family and friends, there is often a party to attend almost every week. That is why printing customized birthday cards or invitations on cardstock is a great idea. You can easily print batches of 30-50 cards per printing run.
Seasonal Greeting Cards
Whether you celebrate Christmas, Chanukah, or Kwanza each year, the holidays are a great time to send out a personalized greeting card. Since these often include high quality photography, it makes thicker bold cardstock the perfect choice. With the right printer setup and template, you can create a brilliant layout full of brightly colored pages.
Choose your perfect printer
As a person who has spent a long time working in a printing industry, I can tell you that it depends on what you are going to do with it. If you are all about opening private printing industry that will deal will massive orders, you will need a completely different machine from someone who wants to have a reliable cardstock printer installed in his home. Although there are many excellent printers that might suit you, it would be better if I give you some guidelines that you might remember when you decide to buy one of these machines:
- Make sure that the printer you want can print the size of paper that you need
- A reliable printer does not cause problems with your software or network
- Always check the quality of machine’s prints, inspect the image quality
- Purchase a machine that prints fast and that it is easy to use
- Make sure that it doesn’t consume too much ink and that it is easy to maintain
- Always look for wireless printers, especially those with additional software
We hope that we have helped you to find a perfect cardstock printer that meets all your requirements
How to Add Foil to Your Card with a Laser Printer
How to add foil to your card with a laser printer
Today’s project is using a foiling technique that I just love. Adding foil to your card with your laser printer and a laminator. The sentiment you see “Thinking of You” is my design and at the end of this post you will find a link to download it FREE to use for personal use.
The card was created for our latest card swap, which was a “Thinking of You/ Pastel Color” theme. You can join that group by hoping over to facebook and click join. The group is called Card Maker’s Card Swap and we have some really talented card makers there that participate month after month and I would love to see you there!
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Step By Step Instructions
Today’s card project is using a foiling technique with toner. I created this “Thinking of You” sentiment and you can download it at the end of this post for free for personal use. It’s just a PDF that you will need to print in your laser printer to lay down the sentiment in toner. If you do not have a laser printer, you can always take it to a office supply store and have them print it out for you.
Turn your laminator on now before you do the following. You will want your laminator to be nice and hot by the time you get ready to foil your image. The laminator that I have takes around 20 minutes to get to optimum heat. Yours may differ so just test it out.
Printing the Sentiment
First you will need to print the sentiment on cardstock. I recommend Neenah Solar White 80lb. I tried printing the 110lb in my laser printer and it was too thick for the machine to handle, so I used the 80lb version. Neenah Solar White is the perfect paper for ink blending which is what we will be doing today.
Here are some places for you to pick up the Neenah Solar White paper.
Download the Free PDF (scroll down for that link) and open the file. When you hit print, make sure that you are choosing the option to print ACTUAL SIZE and not print to fit. This will keep the sentiment in the position you will want it when you go to cut it down.
Cutting the cardstock
I have positioned the sentiment on the pdf so that it is very simple for you to cut the cardstock. You will cut at the 5.5″ on the long side of the cardstock and then at 4.25″ on the short side. I recommend a rotary trimmer like the Carl because of its accuracy in cutting straight lines but you can use whatever paper trimmer works for you.
Preparing the stencil
I use Pixie Spray to lay a light adhesive down on the stencil so it will not move when I place it on the card stock. I like to keep the stencil clean on the side that I ink on so I put a small black mark with a sharpie pen on the side that I always spray my adhesive on.
Lay the stencil down on to your card. I sometimes like to put the stencil down at an angle to give the card some interest.
The stencil I am using is the Honeycomb Stencil from Scrapbook.com but you could use any stencil that you want. Here are some ideas for other stencils you might like:
Inking up the cardfront
When ink blending, you will need a smooth surface to blend such as this glass media mat that I am using. You also use a craft mat like this or even some wax paper.
I will ink my blending brush and then apply some down on the media mat first before going on to the paper. This helps me from laying too much ink down on the paper at first. Then I will blend the ink with the brush in circles, first on the mat and then gradually move on to the paper. I used Distressed Oxide Spun Sugar for the pink ink. And these makup up brushes from Amazon to blend the ink.
You want to be careful not to put ink on the sentiment because that will cause the foil NOT to adhere to the toner.
I like blending it heavier around the outside and the edges of the paper and lighten up as I get closer to the sentiment. That will create a bit of a vignette effect around the sentiment and make it a focal point of the card.
Once you have blended the ink all around the sentiment, remove the stencil.
Die cutting the edge
I would recommend die cutting first before foiling because if you foil first and then run the card through the die cutting machine, you may find your foil doesn’t look as nice. Lines in your cutting plates may lay down on the foil.
I used the My Favorite Things Stitched Scallop Basic Edges Die-namic to create an interesting edge to the card front. Lay it down and use some purple tape on the die so it doesn’t move around.
Next line up your colored cardstock underneath the card front you just die cut. You will want to try to get the die spaced evenly to align with the card front, but if it is not perfect, don’t worry. We will fix that later.
Foiling the sentiment
Next you will want cut a small piece of foil that will cover the entire sentiment. Place the cardstock and the foil in a folded carrier sheet. I use a piece of copy paper. Send it through the craft mat like this.
Pro-tip: Make sure you place the folded side in first into the laminator. Otherwise you might get the paper stuck in the laminator. <— Ask me how I know!
It’s very hard to photograph the foil on this card, but trust me it looks stunning. Scroll down to the final project images and you will catch a few images that caught the light just so.
I absolutely love using this technique to add foil to a card using a laser printer and laminator!
Putting it all together
Adhere the sentiment to the color cardstock and trim
Once you have the card foiled, now its time to put all of the pieces together. The first thing we need to tackle is getting the card front with the sentiment lined up with the colored cardstock we are going to put under it. If you were lucky to get it to line up exactly, then you can skip this step but if you are like me, then you will have to do some further steps.
So first lets glue the sentiment card front to the color cardstock. I use the Lawn Fawn glue because it is liquid and it allows you to move the cardstock around while you are positioning it before it dries. Make sure the edges where you die cut are evenly spaced.
Next let’s cut a straight edge at the top of this 2 card layer sandwich. Use the top layer (the white cardstock) as your guide and cut through both pieces to make a nice straight edge. I used my Tim Holtz paper trimmer here because this is a small piece and it is easier to cut.
One you have the straight edge, now you can trim the sides. We want this to ultimately end up being 4.0″ inches wide so you can trim on both sides if you want. Just be sure to watch where your sentiment is and make sure you don’t cut that.
I had a little bit of foil in an area of the card that it was not supposed to be. So I used my Tombow Mono sand eraser to get off those bits.
Build up the card front
Now we will glue the small piece of patterned paper to the base sheet of cardstock for the card front. The patterned paper I used in this project is from AdornIt.com. It’s called Camper Adventures.
Glue the patterned paper down to the bottom of the white cardstock. The dimensions of this card front base should be 5.25″x4.0″. I use Lawn Fawn glue for this part.
Next glue the layered cardfront to the base. For this I used a strong tape adhesive, Tombow Xtreme Glue Runner. I use this because the card front is heavy with two heavy card stock panels and I don’t want it moving around.
Stampin’ Up! used to sell this as Fast Fuse, but they discontinued it. I was so excited to hear that it was a Tombow product. I still use the dispenser from SU but I by my refills from Amazon.
Adding it to the folded card base
Next is the easy part. Just glue it down to your folded card base. I use the Xtreme Glue Runner for this as well.
Blinging up the card
The last part of this card project is to add some bling. I love to add confetti to my cards, and especially cards that I have foiled. I used the Honey Bee Stamps Aurora Lights Confetti mix. I love the way they change colors as you move the card, just like the foil on the card.
I like to place the bling on the card first so I can position where I want it. Then I use my jewel picker to pick up the sequin and place a small dot of glue down, then place the sequin perfectly in place!
It adds alot of interest to the card and I just love how it looks.
The card that I made in this post is one that I created for my latest card swap. I have a group called “Card Maker’s – Card Swap“. There is a monthly theme and all are invited to participate. Check out our facebook group for more information.
Hope you enjoyed this card and got some inspiration for your next card using foil!
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Laser Cut Greeting Cards | Custom Card Printing
If you want to send a more personalized message than those in store-bought mass-produced greeting cards, consider creating your own. We offer laser cut greeting card printing to allow you to design and print your own cards for birthdays, holidays, special events, and any other occasion—even just for saying thank you. Our advanced laser cutting process means you can choose from a variety of shapes, incorporate cut-outs into your design, and add other eye-catching details to create cards that make a memorable impression.
EnvironPrint laser cut greeting cards are printed on high quality paperstock with rich water-based inks that produce a wide range of colors. Our customer service team will work with you to ensure that your laser cut greeting cards look exactly how you envisioned and arrive when you need them.
Highlights of our laser cut greeting cards include:
- Print on one side only or both
- Vibrant full color digital printing
- Cards can be cut to any shape or size
- Water-based ink with no solvents
- Fast turnaround times
Custom Laser Cut Greeting Card Printing Options
When we say custom, we mean it! Download our file templates to design your laser cut greeting cards and select from the following options:
- Gloss – For laser cut greeting cards that feature photos, gloss is an eye-catching option.
- Matte – A flat matte finish is a classic choice for laser cut greeting cards.
- Premium Soft-Touch Matte – Our premium matte option has a unique tactile appeal thanks to its velvet-smooth finish and a high-end look.
- Premium High Gloss UV – Add depth and dimension to laser cut greeting cards with our high gloss UV finish.
- Outside Only
- Outside and Inside
- 4 Business Days
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- 2 Business Days
- 14pt. Cardstock (Economy)
- 16 pt. Cardstock (Standard)
- 18 pt. Cardstock (Premium)
- Premium Recycled Cotton Cardstock
- Premium Wood Grain Texture Cardstock
Ideas for Using Laser Cut Greeting Cards
There’s no shortage of ways to use our laser cut greeting cards. Our customers design them to be used as:
- Birthday cards
- Holiday cards
- Anniversary cards
- Thank you cards
- Congratulatory cards
For business owners, designing your own laser cut greeting cards sends a thoughtful message to employees, clients, and customers for the holidays. Artists, illustrators, and graphic designers print laser cut greeting cards in order to promote their work or to sell online, at local retailers, or at art shows and craft fairs.
Frequently Asked Questions About Laser Cut Greeting Cards
What does laser cut mean?
Laser cut printing allows us to create greeting cards in specialized shapes and with detailed cut-outs because lasers offer more precision than traditional methods of cutting paper. Laser cutting can create intricate details that make your greeting cards truly special and unique.
Can I print on both sides of EnvironPrint laser cut greeting cards?
Yes, we offer printing on both sides of the paper (allowing you to include a personalized message inside your card) or on one side only to create blank cards that can be used for any occasion.
How can I design my own laser cut greeting cards?
To design your own laser cut greeting cards, choose one of our downloadable file templates, use it to create your custom design, then upload the finished design to our website when you’re ready to request a quote.
How much do laser cut greeting cards cost?
There are many variables involved in determining the cost of laser cut greeting cards. These include the material used, the finish chosen, how many sides will be printed on, and the amount of laser cutting that is needed. Because of this, it’s not possible to offer exact pricing on our product page. Instead, enter your desired specifications, upload your design, and submit it for a quote. One of our team members will get back to you as soon as possible to provide you with pricing details.
What is the minimum quantity of laser cut greeting cards that I can order?
EnvironPrint has no minimum quantity, so you can order a single laser cut greeting card for a special event or occasion or create a sample card to make sure you’re happy with your design and finish choice before you place a large order.
How long will it take to get my laser cut greeting cards?
If you need laser cut greeting card printing fast, EnvironPrint will deliver! Choose the printing time you need when requesting a quote, then use our shipping rates and delivery estimates to select a shipping speed when you’re ready to checkout. With our premium shipping option, your cards will be delivered right to your door 1 to 2 days after printing is complete. If you are on a tight deadline and you need your project extremely quick, please call us immediately at 682-252-0578. We are happy to help no matter how tight the deadline.
Why Choose EnvironPrint for Laser Cut Greeting Card Printing
EnvironPrint has been providing small businesses and consumers with a planet-friendly alternative to the conventional digital printing process for years. Our company uses water-based inks made without chemical solvents, innovative 3D-printed digital dies, and sustainably-sourced materials to minimize our environmental impact. With our fast turnaround, responsive customer service, and exceptional value, it’s easy to see why EnvironPrint is one of the fastest growing providers of greener digital printing on the internet.
S5200LX Desktop Laser Engraver | Matica
S5200LX – desktop laser engraver Matica
The S5200LX desktop laser engraver is the only industrial solution on the market to engrave cards with laser technology at low volume production. The system offers the best combination of card production for demanding tasks such as engraving bank cards and display cards, personalizing ID or driver’s licenses, and metal cards.The state-of-the-art laser source and dual modular structure meet the most stringent requirements in terms of flexibility, productivity, engraving quality and processing of thin or customized cards.
Add flexibility with the S522LX Desktop Laser Engraver
The S5200LX is designed to support the release of projects for the issuance of low volume special cards. Thanks to the latest laser technology, the engraving capability provides excellent quality and process speed performance on most materials used for standard and specialty applications, including PVC with polycarbonate and ABS with metal coating.The engraving features of the S5200LX are tailored for requests in financial card issuance – complying with all applicable standards – for both ID cards and government cards, ensuring security and high resolution graphics.
S5200LX desktop laser engraver designed to meet growing needs:
- Programs for financial cards with display and chip cards with limited embossing
- Plated and PVC / metal combinations, for prestigious financial programs.
- Driving license or car documents
- Special series of SIM-cards
- Decentralized issuance of debit and credit cards
S5200LX – laser engraver for centuries
Laser source fiber has an incredibly long lifespan of 100,000 hours. The compact design allows for mobile repartitioning and will fit into any décor. No other industrial laser engraving on the market offers such a cost-effective solution in terms of capital cost, performance, productivity and controllability.
Efficient and user-friendly card design
CardExchange ™ – Matika card design software, provides an efficient and easy-to-use interface between operator and system. CardExchange ™ offers a card layout editor, layout management and production capabilities, all in one integrated package, highly versatile in functionality and easy to use for production staff.
ID-card printers | Zebra
ID Card Printers
Prints sharp and colorful images
ZC10L Card Printer
An efficient and cost-effective solution for excellent image quality
Whether you require large ID badges for VIPs, the press or other occasions, the ZC10L is the only large format direct card printer that delivers full edge-to-edge color printing in a single pass, saving time and money …
Areas of use
- Sports events
ZXP 9 Series Card Printer
High reliability and unsurpassed print quality
Print even more cards with stunning image quality, now at 600 dpi.Zebra’s ZXP Series 9 ™ printers produce photo-quality cards with full edge coverage and industry-leading print speeds.
Areas of use
- U.S. Federal Government ID
- Government issued IDs and cards
- ID & Access Control Cards
- Student and Staff IDs and Access Control Cards
- Personal Gift, Membership and Customer Loyalty Cards
- Smart cards for travel, gaming and entertainment
ZXP 7 Series Card Printer
High quality card printing
The ZXP 7 Series Printer provides photo-quality card printing.It is used for medium to high volume printing. The ZXP 7 Series delivers fast and reliable performance, offering users exceptional value by lowering the total cost of ownership of the printer. This reliable printer produces crisp, vibrant cards with accurate colors.
Areas of use
- Medium to High Volume
- Secure ID & Access Control Cards
- Retail & Hospitality Cards
- Educational institutions
- Print security cards and card lots
ZC300 Series Card Printer
Compact card printers meet all your needs
Print the cards you want at high speed anytime, from virtually anywhere.The ZC300 Series card printers are very compact in design, offering unrivaled usability, security and excellent connectivity, even for the most complex cards.
Areas of use
90 014 90 015 Employee badges
- Admission to educational institution
- Event and Season Passes
- Food safety labeling
- Educational ID Cards
- Membership Cards
- Visitor and passenger cards
- Bank cards
ZC100 card printer
When only the best single-sided card printer will do
The ZC100 card printer offers unparalleled ease of use in a very compact design and a host of additional tools to simplify the integration, operation and management of single-sided card printing.
Areas of use
- Membership Cards
- Visitor and passenger cards
- Employee badges
- Educational ID Cards
- Event and Season Passes
- Food safety labeling
- Visitor badges
- Admission to educational institution
Quikcard ID solutions
Create professional quality maps
Install the QuikCard ID printing system and print photo ID cards in minutes – no special software skills required.The solution includes everything you need to produce professional quality cards quickly and economically.
Areas of use
- Ready for operation
- Standard and Professional Packages available
- Includes software, camera and supplies
Which printer is best for you? We will help you with your choice.
Choosing a printer based on parameters has never been easier. Just indicate your operating conditions and requirements, and we will do the rest.
RF card for laser cutting (Spirit GLS 860x610mm) / Projects
A little story about how we made a map of Russia for our CMIT.
Quite a long time ago there was an idea to make a good place for selfies to mark the places where we visited.
The most logical thing was to make a map of our vast country.
Having started a search on the Internet, we found a wonderful vector file of the regions of the Russian Federation with regions, but in SVG format (Black map in SVG.svg format).
Further search led to a map on the website of one of the ministries, from which the vectorization was made (map by federal districts with regions.cdr). If anyone is interested in how to do tracing here is a video tutorial http: // www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZMZ2dWcNW4.
The next step was cleaning the traced image from artifacts and creating details with separate areas. This is not very fast, it took me 2 days of almost continuous work. If someone is familiar with a more efficient way of processing tracing into a high-quality picture, except for tedious manual labor, please share.
The places where the regional centers are located were transferred to the resulting map with the help of a “contour map”.
In order to make a map of the maximum size on a laser with a field of 860x610mm (in our case it is 1100x640mm), it is necessary to break it down into parts that fit into the laser field. At first glance, it seems that it would be enough to split the map in half, but the geography and size of the cut material (750x500mm) have made their own adjustments. As a result, we got 5 sheets for cutting / engraving (final map with a breakdown by sheets.cdr).
After cutting, the map consisted of parts in the shape of federal districts.These parts are glued together with ovals. The ovals have concentric circle slots on the inside to improve gluing efficiency.
3 brackets are used for wall mounting (.cdr mounts).
Before fixing wall mounts, I highly recommend measuring the geometry of your wall, for example, our card is located between two blocks of sockets, and it was necessary to calculate in advance the places for gluing the mount on the card.
P.S. Settings for cutting / engraving at 40W laser power, DPI 1500; PPI 1500;
COLOR SPEED POWER:
Red 100 100 engraving;
Blue 100 100 cutting;
Black 4 100 cutting.
Which is better: laser or inkjet
When a printer is purchased for a fairly narrow range of tasks, then there are no big problems with its choice. It is much easier to choose a technique if it will be used, for example, exclusively for printing photographs or text documents. Usually, in this case, we are talking about professional companies (photographic laboratories, printing houses, etc.). But, for home purposes, a universal device is most often chosen that could perform several tasks.Then doubts arise which type of printing is preferable.
So, the choice of a printer will depend on what exactly it is needed for:
• printing in an office environment;
• home printing, which may include printouts of books, magazines and various documents;
• photo printing;
• for educational purposes – printing term papers, tests, abstracts, etc.
When the print tasks are defined, half the job is done. Now you need to understand the features of inkjet and laser printers, their advantages and disadvantages.This will lead to a conclusion about which type of printing is best.
An inkjet printer prints with liquid ink, which can be of various types. It copes well with various tasks, so it is often preferred to buy for home use.
This printer is always in color, so it can be used for printing photographs, due to which it is purchased by photo studios, design agencies and other organizations involved in the production of large-format advertising products.
Significant advantages of inkjet:
• Excellent color rendition and high level of picture detail.
• Affordable price. These printers are much cheaper than laser printers. Plus, a set of inkjet cartridges costs less than refilling laser cartridges.
• Modern device models can provide a fairly high print speed.
Among the disadvantages: the need to frequently replace cartridges in case of intensive use, fast drying of the print head during prolonged idle time.In addition, the older generation of inkjet printers is slow to print.
Powder toner is used in laser printing, so there is no problem of ink drying. A black-and-white printer is used to print text documents, and a color printer is used for booklets, various images, etc.
Among the main advantages of laser printing:
• Resistance of the received text documents and images to water and light.
• Quiet process of work.
• Ability to print large volumes of paper in a short period of time.
• The printer can handle heavy loads well.
But, there are also disadvantages (compared to inkjet printers): consuming more electricity, takes up more space, emits ozone during operation, and is more expensive.
Whatever is better: laser or inkjet
To say with confidence that, for example, laser printing is better than inkjet is fundamentally wrong. Having weighed all the pros and cons of each type of printing, we understand that there is no ideal option.Everything will depend on where and for what purpose the printer will be used.
A laser black and white printer is suitable for home and office, if you will print mainly texts. It is also a great option if you have to print a large number of documents (due to the high speed of work and the ability to withstand impressive loads).
A color laser printer is preferable for use in an office environment, as many simply cannot afford it for private use due to its high cost.Now for inkjet printing. These types of printers are ideal for those who need to print text documents and various images at home. He copes with these tasks with dignity, has an affordable cost. It may not print very quickly, but usually this is quite enough for ordinary users.
So before deciding between inkjet or laser printing, consider what types of documents you will most likely need to print.This will determine which option is preferable for you.
90,000 flags, printing on fabric, large format printing, computer embroidery, laser cutting and engraving, pad printing, plastic cards, printing, signboards, mobile stands, souvenirs, seals and stamps
Sublimation Digital Printing on Fabric
Provides high color fastness even with multiple washes. Suitable for the manufacture of all types of clothing, souvenirs, interior products, as well as for all types of advertising media for interior and outdoor use.Maximum print width 160cm. The print length is limited by the length of the roll. Printing is carried out on white or light-colored fabric. The composition of the fabric is 100% polyester. Full color printing from one copy is possible! More details …
Large format printing
Large-format Printing on Banner, Canvas, Paper, Film The construction mesh is carried out on modern Japanese equipment MIMAKI, which provides the highest quality printing for indoor and outdoor use. The durability of the dye when used outdoors is more than 3 years! More details…
Thermal transfer printing
Applying images to textiles using special thermal transfer materials. Unlike dye-sublimation printing, transfer printing materials have their own thickness, so it is sometimes felt on the material after application. It can be applied to ready-made clothes and any textile products.
Silk-screen printing is a technology for applying paint by pressing through a stencil.Excellent durability, the ability to apply both to the cut and to finished products. Printing on various materials is possible: fabric, paper, wood, plastic, ceramics, etc. the minimum batch of products is 50 copies.
Computer Embroidery is carried out both on a cut and on finished products. Computer Embroidery is carried out on professional industrial equipment. With the help of computer embroidery, a variety of tasks are realized: from embroidering logos, inscriptions and pictures on clothes, souvenirs and gifts, to embroidering banners, emblems, panels.We Embroider from 1 copy. We work with Private and Corporate Orders.
Our own Sewing Production is equipped with a large fleet of professional industrial-grade equipment. We sew a wide range of products: from small souvenirs to large-format panels and all types of clothing. We work with corporate and private orders.
Laser Cutting & Engraving
Laser equipment is used for a wide range of tasks: making plates and souvenirs, making interior decor elements, seals and stamps, engraving logos and images, cutting plastic, wood, paper, cardboard, leather, etc.etc.
Pad printing is used to apply logos and images to souvenir and gift products.
Printing on Ribbons
Printing on tapes is carried out in various ways. The sizes of the tapes can be any from 5 mm. Printing on ribbons is used for the manufacture of such products as: ribbons for badges, for medals, labels and tags, packing tape, ribbon, chest ribbons, award ribbons, ceremonial ribbons, St. George ribbon and tricolor ribbon.
Advertising Production – a wide range of technologies required for the production of advertising products – from souvenirs to signboards.
Own Plastic Card Production Line. We produce Plastic Cards with various types of personalization: barcode, magnetic stripe, signature strip, text numbering, embossing (extrusion), scratch stripe (erasable layer).Any circulation – from 10 pieces!
90,000 metal to metal – Smart Engines.
All new technologies are based on knowledge and analysis of where they came from and how they have changed over time. To improve the technologies for recognizing bank cards, which we are engaged in at Smart Engines, it is very useful to know where bank cards as a technology originated, their history and how they have evolved over a hundred and a little more years.
In the modern world, instant payment using a bank card or even exclusively its electronic counterpart in a mobile phone will surprise no one. At the same time, the card itself – a piece of plastic or – for extra-premium options – a valuable metal, continues to develop as an independent product. Today, it may seem surprising for most of the world’s inhabitants, the fact that bank cards appeared long before the creation of the WWW (Internet), and the embossed inscription, which today is used, rather, to protect the card from counterfeiting and give it a “status”, was the first a prototype of automatic customer data entry.
About what a bank card and glasses case have in common
The first prototypes of payment cards appeared at the beginning of the 20th century and were made of cardboard. They were not required to be overly durable; they were not inserted into ATMs or other readers. They only had to be presented when making a purchase in a store, cafe or gas station. There was no need to talk about any integration of the card with a unified information banking system: the task of the first cards is to identify the owner and indicate his solvency in a particular chain of stores, gas stations or food chains.Today we would call these cards loyalty cards.
In the early 1920s, payment cards began to spread in the fuel trade. In 1924, the General Petroleum Corporation in California began issuing what they called “courtesy cards,” and other networked gas stations quickly followed suit. Cardboard payment cards have been issued to loyal customers throughout the United States. With this card, the customer could pay for gasoline, as well as buy related products at any of the network stations, which could be located at a considerable distance from each other, which made it possible to keep the customer traveling around the country.
The first maps, like other documents, were made of cardboard. Since they were used much more often than, say, a passport, they quickly deteriorated and had to be changed, which caused inconvenience both to the organizations that issued the cards and to customers. A large-scale modernization of the cards took place in 1928, when the Boston-based company Farrington Manufacturing, specializing in the manufacture of metal engraved boxes and cases, released the prototype of the metal loyalty card – Charga Plate, which quickly became common in retail chains.
Embossing as a step towards artificial intelligence
On the issued cards, the owner’s data was embossed. The buyer, making a purchase, handed over the card to the seller, who, using a special press – an imprinter – made an imprint of the buyer’s card on the receipt. That is, the card served as an imprint confirming the purchase of the goods by the cardholder. Embossing simplified and accelerated the interaction between the buyer and the seller, as it eliminated the need for the seller to manually fill out the sales receipt and enter the buyer’s data into it.If you imagine this operation in the modern world, then, in fact, with the help of such a card, a seal was put on the check, confirming the purchase of goods by a specific client.
The innovation, as advertised, saved time dictating a name to a salesperson, made it possible to identify a customer at any store, and reduced the likelihood of mistakes when filling out a shipping address and invoicing. And Charga Plates existed until real credit cards came into use. Such a card (never used!), Which has become a rarity today, can be bought at the auction:
A hand-held embossing device, a method for inscribing metal plates, and a device for setting an impression on a slip were patented, as was the Farrington signature OCR 7b font. In fact, with the developed and patented technology for manufacturing metal embossed tokens, the history of pattern recognition – Optical Character Recognition, OCR – began, on which the principles of bank card recognition are based today.
Cards with an embossed name of the owner and an individual number have survived to this day and are used in places where trade is conducted in the absence of the Internet: as before, the card is “rolled” in a specialized device, which leaves an imprint of the data on a paper “slip”.The cardholder leaves with the purchase, and the merchant goes to the phone and authorizes the payment by phone. The traveler encounters such procedures in countries where the development of trade is ahead of the development of information technology.
Chip is not a luxury
Bank cards, which appeared in the middle of the 20th century, were already a more complex payment instrument, the task of which was not only to identify the client, but also to provide the seller with information about the state of his bank account, as well as to ensure the fastest possible interaction with the bank and the transaction.Magnetic stripes appeared on the cards, containing the necessary data, and later the cards began to be equipped with an electronic chip, which ensures faster interaction with the cash register.
Until recently, the cards did not evolve significantly in their form and appearance. Created in the format of a standard business card – about 55 * 90 mm in size (today the standard specifies the exact size of 85.6X53.98X0.76 mm), they exist today, conveniently fitting into a wallet. On the card, as before, the main details remain the name of the client and the number of the card linked to the current account.The account number encodes the type of payment system used, the bank identification number and the client’s personal number.
The format of the credit card number today is defined by the international standard ISO 7812. In most cases, the credit card number consists of 16 digits. Such numbers are used by the world’s most common payment systems VISA and MasterCard. In this case, there are card numbers consisting of 19 or 13 digits.
What’s in my inscription to you?
The first 6 digits of the number are the unique number of the bank that issued the card – Issuer Identification Number (IIN) or Bank Identification Number (BIN).
In this case, the first character of the number applied to the payment card identifies the payment system in which this card operates. The card numbers of the ancestor of Diners Club credit cards, as well as the American Express system, or the regional Japanese payment system JCB begin with the number 3, the number 4 indicates that the card belongs to the VISA system, 5 – belongs to MasterCard (Diners Club cards are issued with the same number in the first position in the United States and Canada). With the number 6 in the first place, cards are issued by the Discover, Laser and InstaPayment payment systems.The Russian payment system MIR uses the number 2.
in the first position.
The numbers in positions from 7 to 15 form the Account Number – the number of the account holder, unique for each client. The last digit of the number is a checksum (Checksum), calculated according to a certain algorithm and necessary to check the correctness of the entered data.
Most cards bear the name and surname of the cardholder. The name is usually applied in Latin characters in international transcription, sometimes duplicated in the national language.On the face of the card, as a rule, its validity period is also indicated.
The first four or six digits of the payment card number are duplicated under the first four digits in the “OCR 7b” font, which are displayed on checks and payment receipts. Other information may be indicated on the face of the card to simplify the identification of the card. On the back of the card there is a verification code: in the VISA system it is called CVV (card verification value), Master Card CVC (card validation code), in the MIR system – card verification parameter), consisting of three digits.They are an additional step in protecting the card from unauthorized use, but now they are losing their relevance due to the development of multi-factor authentication methods.
When the electronics do not help out
Automation of the processes of interaction between bank cards and payment terminals allowed banks to move away from the embossing principle when issuing cards for mass use, simplifying the process of personifying a plastic blank, while expanding the possibilities of its electronic filling.Today, the magnetic stripe on the card is duplicated by a contact and contactless chip, which allows interaction with terminals without having to insert them into a reader. User details are applied to the card using less expensive methods of laser printing, indentation and flat printing than embossing.
It is important that with the development of the field of remote payments using a mobile phone, again, like a hundred years ago, there is a need to develop and improve technologies for automating the entry of card data into payment systems where interaction at the chip level is impossible.The card again becomes a carrier of visual information that is important for making a payment. Only now the task is to simplify entering data into the system not for the seller, but for the user.
The modern technology of automatic recognition of bank cards Smart CardReader, like the first mechanical machines that affixed an imprint of a card on a slip, is aimed at automating the recognition and input of details from various bank cards. The system automatically finds and recognizes the number, expiration date and name of the holder on cards of different formats and different types of printing.
Non-standard map: marketing or something else?
A bank card has long become an everyday item used by billions of people around the world. The bank card market is developing independently, and therefore banks are trying to attract customers with cards that differ significantly from competitors’ cards.
Despite the complexity of electronic identification systems in bank cards, visually, they do not significantly differentiate the client as a cardholder.In the struggle for customers and emphasizing their premium status, banks issue non-standard cards using special color and design solutions, creating a textured and mirror surface, using various lamination and foiling methods.
New materials – transparent and textured plastic – began to be used in the production of cards. And again – like a hundred years ago – metal cards appeared, but not copper, but from precious and simply expensive alloys. In addition, some banks issue cards of non-standard size, as well as with atypical placement of the main details: in a vertical orientation or on the back.
All these non-standard moves, of course, have a positive effect on attracting a client, but they cause trouble for systems associated with the processing of such cards. We are constantly developing our Smart CardReader technology and taught it to successfully cope with the difficulties of recognizing cards associated with artifacts that arise when using unusual materials and with non-standard location of requisites. Even if the card is kept upside down.
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90,000 Skolkovo told about laser printing with living cells
Moscow hosted the third scientific conference on bioprinting and biofabrication, held jointly by the laboratory of biotechnological research 3D Bioprinting Solutions and the Skolkovo Innovation Center.Professor at the University of Hannover. Leibniz, head of the nanotechnology department of the Hannover Laser Center, Boris Chichkov, and scientific director of the 3D Bioprinting Solutions Laboratory for Biotechnology Research, Professor Vladimir Mironov, spoke about the key technologies used in laser printing with living cells and the achievements in this area.
3D bioprinting is a field of regenerative medicine that also includes cell therapy and tissue engineering.
“Organ bioprinting differs from tissue engineering in that it uses a robotic device, that is, the technology is based on robots.Second, it is not enough to use a robot, you need to use information technology, that is, each building block is nested according to a digital model, “Mironov said.
The main idea of bioprinting, or bioprinting, is the collection of tissues and organs from conglomerates of cells, like a constructor. According to Mironov, bioinks are tissue spheroids (densely packed aggregates of living cells) capable of self-shedding, and bio-paper is a hydrogel into which “drops” of living matter are embedded.The assembly itself can be carried out on bioprinters. By the way, in 2014 the first domestic 3D bioprinter called FABION was presented.
What does laser printing of three-dimensional structures have to do with it? “We use a technology called two-photon polymerization. With this technology, you can create real three-dimensional structures,” says Chichkov.
Two-photon polymerization is a laser method for producing a three-dimensional structure according to a previously developed model.
According to Chichkov, in this way you can not only print a three-dimensional structure, but also “structure” it inside. “This allows for 3D scaffolds,” he says. The word scaffold is translated from English as “scaffolding, scaffold”, in other words, “scaffold” is a supporting structure.
Note that scaffolds are three-dimensional matrices whose main function is to provide a mechanical scaffold for cells.
There are already three 3D printing systems in Russia.In particular, one of them is located at the Institute for Problems of Laser and Information Technologies of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IPLIT RAS).
This technology allows the creation of hybrid polymers. “We have developed these materials. They have such a property that if you create a model in a computer, you can print it into a material. At the same time, there is practically no compression of the structure,” Chichkov says. In addition, it is possible to create three-dimensional structures: the size of an element can be less than 100 nanometers.
According to the scientist, one of the most interesting areas of application for this technology in the coming years may become the creation of so-called organs-on-a-chip. Such a device will help simulate the behavior of an entire human organ (for example, when taking certain medications).
What is needed for laser printing with living cells? The matrix is a biological basis, which must be identical to the natural one, in other words, it must consist of a person’s own cells. “Cells and bioactive materials are also needed.You can use, for example, a mouse or a human as a bioreactor, where this scaffold can be placed, “Chichkov explains.
Let us explain what the process of printing with living cells is. A hydrogel with living cells in it is placed on the upper thin strip of material. At the bottom is the substrate on which the printed object will be applied. Under the influence of a laser pulse, the energy absorbing layer creates a shock wave. It, in turn, transfers biological objects (a drop with cells) to the lower substrate.
But it’s not that simple. “One of the main problems is how to insert blood vessels into the resulting scaffold,” Chichkov says.
According to him, now scientists are investing a lot of effort in the development of this direction. Experiments show that sometimes good capillaries are obtained, sometimes not. “Basically, I hope this will be possible,” he adds.
The key advantages of laser printing with living cells are that you can work with an arbitrary number of cells and with any material of any viscosity.”This means that we can put a lot of cells into the hydrogel, and we can create a high concentration of cells. The technology guarantees high cell survival: after printing with stem cells, they remain in culture for several days. We observe that the structure remains the same as it was. These stem cells can then be differentiated into cartilage or bone. This technology is compatible with everything that you can do with stem cells, “- said Chichkov.
According to him, technology does not affect cells.”It even has a certain stimulating character on cells, but it is rather difficult to prove this experimentally. In any case, everyone agrees with our conclusion that laser printing does not affect cells,” he says.
It is also important that lasers can automate the printing process. “All your machines are now laser welded, it’s the same here,” the scientist said.
If you can’t surprise anyone with bioprinting today, the researchers amazed the audience with new projects.So, Chichkov reported about the “seal” by earth and microorganisms. The fact is that today scientists have cultivated only one percent of the existing microorganisms. The remaining 99% remain outside research. The difficulty lies in the fact that a tiny volume of soil contains a whole universe of microorganisms, it is extremely difficult to study each individual species in this case. But if you grind the earth …
“The fact that we can print small pieces of land that contain only a few microorganisms allows us to access new types of microorganisms and then cultivate them.And we hope that new antibiotics will be created along this path, “says Chichkov.
Mironov also intrigued with a new project called “tissue gun” (tissue gun). “We decided to create something that has never been. What is Russia known for? The fact that we produce a Kalashnikov assault rifle. And we want to create something that does exactly the opposite – a tissue gun. But how it works and what’s inside, we are still we will not tell, “the scientist intrigued the audience.
Another interesting project is related to the problem of hair loss.According to Chichkov, in order to grow hair in the skin, cells are needed, which are “created” by the hair root. For this, it is necessary to use “bags” in which it will be possible to grow hair follicles (follicles). “Such elements were created by Mironov’s team. They were called capillinser,” Chichkov said.
According to Mironov, the name “capillinser” is derived from the words “hair” (capillo in Latin) and “insert” (insertion).
One of the possible technologies for combating baldness will be as follows: “The skin is taken, holes are made with a laser, capillins with cells of the dermos and epidermis are inserted there, the hair begins to grow, and the capillins degrade.After some time, there will be no people on Earth who do not have hair, “a Russian scientist tells about the new project.
Of course, when laser printing with living cells ceased to be a scientific fantasy and became quite real, the question arose: “Is it possible to print a person and what is required for this?” “A person weighing 100 kilograms consists of ten to the fourteenth power of cells. And today’s technology will allow you to print an array of a person in two hours and forty-seven minutes.