Printer - Multiuse

GiGoVX

Novice Member
Hi guys and gals, I'm after a bit of advice on printers. I currently have an Epson WF7620 and it's been great for the last (just under) 2 years, it has now devloped ink patches on every print, I have tried flushing the print heads etc.... but nothing seems to clear it, it will be going in for a warrenty repair (hopefully) but I am sure they will tell me it will be non repairable or not under warrenty.

My issue is I really want and need another printer. My wife and I work from home and I need a nice high quality printer that can print on strange size paper, from C6 envelopes, 6x4 Labels, 6x6 Recycled (and very thin) paper and A4, the trusty WF7620 was great, it did the job perfectly, but I am reluctent to get another as in another 2 years I am sure it will do the same things again.

I picked up an Epson ET-2750 last week as I liked the idea of no ink cartridges (do all we can for reduced plastic waste). But my issue is that the printer will not pick up 6x6 paper at all and 6x4 labels after end up slighy wonky on the bottom as I assume the printer can't grip it as it finishes printing

So......

Anyone got any ideas on a printer that might be suitable for our needs.

TIA
 

GiGoVX

Novice Member
How much are you prepared to pay for your printer?

Didn't really want to spend more than 250/300 but can spend more depending on functionality, I am interested in anything people can recommend.

As stated I'm needing something that can do 6x6 recycled paper/thin paper and labels, would prefer just one printer but if anyone knows of one for labels/envelopes/6x6 then I'm willing to give it a try.

I've read countless reviews of printers but none really give much detail as to what paper sizes other than 'standard' sizes.

Also the idea of something like an Eco Tank appeals just as cost saving measure and also waste/landfill measure.

TIA.
 

techquest

Well-known Member
What weight is your 6x6 recylced paper and do you know if it passes or fails EN12281:2002 (European) for instance?
 

GiGoVX

Novice Member
What weight is your 6x6 recylced paper and do you know if it passes or fails EN12281:2002 (European) for instance?

Eek, no idea, the 6x6 are paper bags I print on, they worked OK in my WF7620, at a guess I would say the weight is 40 gsm.
 

techquest

Well-known Member
The problem is to understand what it is your printing on and a guess is not really close enough

Here are the paper sizes and weights listed in the manual for the WF7620. So my assumption of your bags is possibly 60 g/m2. Anything less would likely cause jams. Also 6x6 is not mentioned but as you say is handled by the printer.

Single-sheets
Size A3 (11.7 × 16.5 inches [297 × 420 mm])
A4 (8.3 × 11.7 inches [210 × 297 mm])
A5 (5.8 × 8.2 inches [148 × 210 mm])
A6 (4.1 × 5.8 inches [105 × 148 mm])
B5 (7.2 × 10.1 inches [182 × 257 mm])
Half Letter (5.5 × 8.5 inches [140 × 279 mm])
Letter (8.5 × 11 inches [216 × 279 mm])
Legal (8.5 × 14 inches [216 × 357 mm])
11 × 14 inches (279 × 356 mm)
11 × 17 inches (279 × 432 mm)
13 × 19 inches (330 × 483 mm)
4 × 6 inches (102 × 152 mm)
5 × 7 inches (127 × 178 mm)
5 × 8 inches (127 × 203 mm)
8 × 10 inches (203 × 254 mm)
3.5 × 5 inches (89 × 127 mm)
16:9 wide (4 × 7.1 inches [102 × 181 mm])
3.9 × 5.8 inches (100 × 148 mm)
Paper types Plain paper and paper distributed by Epson
Thickness 0.003 (0.08 mm) to 0.004 inch (0.11 mm) Weight 17 lb (64 g/m2) to 24 lb (90 g/m2)
Envelopes
Size No. 10 (4.1 × 9.5 inches [105 × 241 mm])
Paper types Plain paper Weight 20 lb (75 g/m2) to 24 lb (90 g/m2)
So I have been looking at Xerox laser printers and there are a number that will handle 60 g/m2 and custom settings for paper sizes. Problem is they are expensive compared to your £300 max mentioned.
 

GiGoVX

Novice Member
The problem is to understand what it is your printing on and a guess is not really close enough

Here are the paper sizes and weights listed in the manual for the WF7620. So my assumption of your bags is possibly 60 g/m2. Anything less would likely cause jams. Also 6x6 is not mentioned but as you say is handled by the printer.


So I have been looking at Xerox laser printers and there are a number that will handle 60 g/m2 and custom settings for paper sizes. Problem is they are expensive compared to your £300 max mentioned.

Have you got any links to the Xerox ones, as I stated if there is a machine that can do what I want and does it well then I'd consider it. The budget was only a guideline.
 

techquest

Well-known Member
Take a look at this link and there appears to be a £100 cashback on it but not sure what that entails. Also check out other models they have in the CN400 range and check around for pricing.

https://www.printerland.co.uk/product/xerox-versalink-c405dn/138869?source=BingC405V_DN&msclkid=d898fd68c910117e52eea0c85418ddd5&utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=Shopping | Xerox&utm_term=4578229005365733&utm_content=Medium Priority | Xerox

Look at page 152 of the user manual for paper

download.support.xerox.com/pub/docs/VLC405/userdocs/any-os/en_GB/VersaLink_C405_mfp_ug_en-us.pdf

Also looking at Lexmark lasers that have pretty good specs and appear to do similar to above, save they are cheaper.
 

GiGoVX

Novice Member
Take a look at this link and there appears to be a £100 cashback on it but not sure what that entails. Also check out other models they have in the CN400 range and check around for pricing.

https://www.printerland.co.uk/product/xerox-versalink-c405dn/138869?source=BingC405V_DN&msclkid=d898fd68c910117e52eea0c85418ddd5&utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=Shopping | Xerox&utm_term=4578229005365733&utm_content=Medium Priority | Xerox

Look at page 152 of the user manual for paper

download.support.xerox.com/pub/docs/VLC405/userdocs/any-os/en_GB/VersaLink_C405_mfp_ug_en-us.pdf

Also looking at Lexmark lasers that have pretty good specs and appear to do similar to above, save they are cheaper.

Thanks for your help, I'll take a look!
 

techquest

Well-known Member
No problem I will take a look at the LexMark but my view on those is they were cheap alternative. But perhaps the pro versions aren't.
 

GiGoVX

Novice Member

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