29 Aug Simple Things
After purchasing my new printer, it sat on the living room table for days until I finally gathered enough courage to set it up (let alone find a place for it to live—it’s a beast!). Since then, I’ve been having a blast designing cards for all occasions. Below you can see my very first set of colourful “hello” friendship cards. Greeting cards are so much fun and something I’ve always wanted to incorporate into my shop, but overcoming the decision of whether to print at home or outsource was a long process. I’m so happy with my decision! I love that I can add a new line of products to my shop without having to commit to making (and paying for) a 50-card minimum order. Whenever my Etsy shop or my photography and design business comes up with strangers, I’ve never had any cards on me to hand out. I’ve made sure that won’t happen again with an old business card holder that I updated with some fun washi tape.
Now that P and I finally seem to be settling into a comfortable routine, I feel less stressed and our days off can be spent having fun together rather than running errands. We had a great weekend going to a family event and baseball game, and yesterday we were able to go for a fun adventure on a local nature trail and geocaching. We’re also looking forward to another weekend of family visits and hopefully celebrating the arrival of one of two new family members!
johnstonfPosted at 20:41h, 29 August
What kind and model of printer? Laser?
rebeccadostPosted at 21:33h, 29 August
After a lot of research, I went with a Canon Pixma Pro, which is an inkjet. It’s fantastic!
johnstonfPosted at 22:50h, 29 August
Thanks… I have a big Brother laser, but the photos aren’t great, so I may save up for that one. Are the cartridges expensive? How’s the cost per page?
rebeccadostPosted at 23:31h, 29 August
No problem! I would definitely recommend it. Depending on which model the ink cartridges are a bit different (dye-based or pigment) with different price points. I haven’t used mine enough to determine cost/page, but so far I’ve printed about 20 pages of cards and 10-15 pages of photos (all letter-size) and the ink levels are still full! Hope that helps.