Re: Post card printers - Posted by raelynn mitchell
Posted by raelynn mitchell on March 30, 1999 at 23:00:25:
How are you planning on doing the postcards? That may affect your answer. There are two ways: you can buy them from the post office, or you can create your own by buying card stock from a printer and printing two or three on one 8X11 sheet and then take them to a printshop or Kinko’s and have them cut. (Or a third way is to buy the fold-out prepackaged post cards, but this is the most expensive of the solutions.)
When shopping for printers, seek one that has a straight-through paper path. Most of the Hewlett Packard laser printers have a straight-through path, except one of the lower-end ones, I believe.
I am not specifically endorsing HP, as other manufacturers probably offer the same thing, but I went through the same search prior to buying my HP 5MP. Whichever model you choose, make sure it has that straight through paper path. Sometimes the path is not obviously straight, but the printer will allow you to make an adjustment or release a lever to make it straight when required, which should be sufficient.
Hope this helps in your search.