Do you have an Etsy shop? If so, we have that in common! I love being at Etsy seller and all of the amazing customers that find my business through Etsy. And even though I’ve spent the last few years moving my Etsy party decorations business fully digital, there was a time where I was printing and shipping all of my Etsy shop items. If you are someone who sending physical items out to your customers on Etsy, then you are going to want to hear about The Best Printer for an Etsy Business.
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My Journey to The Best Printer for an Etsy Business
When I first opened my my Etsy Party Decorations Shop, I really wanted to produce high quality items for my customers. Because I was basically printing and cutting for all of my decorations and invitations, I knew I needed to have a high quality printer that would be good for a small business.
I scoured the internet for a good printer that would fit all of my business needs. However, I only discovered that there weren’t a lot of options!
Why? Well mainly due to the issue of Heavy Cardstock paper. I wanted my decorations and invitations to be printed on heavy cardstock so that it was nice and thick and didn’t feel cheap. As it turns out, printers that print on heavy cardstock paper are few and far between. You can watch my video on YouTube that details The Best Printer for Heavy Cardstock Paper below.
The Best Printer for an Etsy Business: The Canon Pixma Pro-100
I’ll get right to the point. The best printer for an Etsy Business is the Canon Pixma Pro-100. Honestly, it was the only printer I could find that could do it all. From invitations, to Cricut Craft Projects, to printing photos, it can probably print all the things you need to print for your Etsy Business.
The Best Printer for an Etsy Invitation Business
For example, one thing that I love about the Canon Pixma Pro-100 is that it prints amazing invitations. Weather or not you are making wedding invitations, birthday invitations, baby shower invitations or anything else, this printer is my go-to.
In The Best Printer for Invitations, I lay out exactly why I love this printer so much for invitations. (Hint: It’s the fact that it prints the heaviest cardstock out there!) See, the thing is, If you are printing your invitations using heavy cardstock paper, it can be a bit tricky with most printers. But not with the Canon Pixma Pro- 100! That thing nails it every time.
Below are some invitation examples that I have printed with my Canon Pixma Pro-100. And if you need more help in printing invitations, check out How to print invitations at home, which might be helpful to you.
The Best Printer For your Cricut Etsy Business
If you use a Cricut cutting machine in your Etsy Business (I personally use the Cricut Explore Air to make all of my printed and shipped items), then you probably love to use the Print Then Cut feature for your customers!
But that means that you need a great printer that prints vibrant colors for all your projects you make for your Etsy Cricut Business. Luckily, this is something that the Canon Pixma Pro-100 does extremely well! Make sure to read my blog about The Best Printer for Print Then Cut Projects for even more details.
The most important thing to note about using your Cricut and a printer together is the paper weight. Just like invitations, you might also want to use heavy cardstock paper to complete your projects for your Etsy business. Luckily, the Canon Pixma Pro-100 handles these kinds of projects easily. In The Best Printer for Heavy Cardstock, you can find out exactly just how unique this printer is compared to other printers on the market. It makes it a must-have for all crafters.
Below is the kind of heavy cardstock this printer will have no problems printing!
The Best Printer For your Etsy Prints Business
If one of the things you sell in your Etsy shop is photos or prints, then once again, the Canon Pixma Pro-100 does not disappoint. Just look at how well this ball party photo collage turned out (below) for one of my Etsy customers. This Canon printer always prints out such vibrate colors.
If you Don’t Have Printed Products on Etsy
Alternately, if you sell anything else on Etsy like jewelry, clothes, or other crafts, using your printer might not be the key focus of your Etsy business. However, if you have sold on Etsy for a while, you know there’s a ton of things that need to be printed for your Etsy business.
For example, you have to print a ton of labels in order to ship your products to your Etsy customers. Additionally, you might want to print your own business cards to promote your Etsy business. Alternatively, you might also want to print some thank you cards that go into the package with your product. Each of these requires a great printer, so I say, why not check out the Canon Pixma Pro-100?
Stats of The Best Printer for an Etsy Business
So, why do you want the Canon Pixma Pro-100 for your Etsy business? Here’s how this printer stacks up for all your printing needs in your Etsy business.
- Prints on 110 LLB card stock paper
- Loads large paper from the back so it doesn’t crease the paper.
- Prints borderless
- Prints 5 x 7 and all the way up to 13 x 19
- It’s Huge (Seriously)
- Doesn’t scan or copy
- Has trouble feeding through the 5 x 7 cards sometimes (and I have to practice my patience!)
- The ink is expensive. (Don’t fret! I give you some great tips for knockoff ink in my blog about the best printer for heavy cardstock paper.)
I hope this gives you some hope that there is a perfect printer out there for your Etsy business! Drop me a note in the comments if this was helpful to you.
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