Do you love to craft?!? Me too! Crafting is one of my favorite things to do. It just calms me and puts me in my happy place. Can you relate? However, it can be hard to know what items you need to do your best crafting. And if you’ve read my blog about Must Have Crafting Tools, you know that you don’t have to spend a ton of money to do beautiful crafts! However, if you are going to invest in one thing in your craft room, it MIGHT want to be your printer! Let me tell you about my favorite crafting tool, The Best Printer for Crafting.
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Crafting involves a whole lot of different types of projects. Therefore, you want a printer that can do it ALL. So, let me introduce you to the Best Printer for Crafting – the Canon Pixma Pro-100.
The Best Printer for Crafting Invitations
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 to Use with Your Cricut
If you have a Cricut cutting machine (I personally have the Cricut Explore Air), then you probably love to use the Print Then Cut feature, like I do! The Print Then Cut feature on the Cricut allows you to print beautiful designs and then cut them to any shape that you like. It’s kind of a crafter’s dream!
But that means that you need a great printer that prints vibrant colors, 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 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 crafting projects. 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 Crafting Home Projects
Want to know what I love most about this printer that has nothing to do with making money with my party decorations? It’s my home decor! Yep! That’s right. How many times have you been at home and suddenly got the urge to redecorate? Okay, maybe that’s just me! But, whenever I want to make a change to my house, I typically want it done NOW. And this printer makes it possible.
I can’t tell you how many times I have printed my own personal family photos on this printer to decorate my home. Additionally, if you’ve read about my Havenly Review, you know that the online interior decorator platform recommended some really amazing ideas for my master bedroom. I was able to find some lookalike prints on Etsy, and print them using this printer!
Stats of The Best Printer for Crafting
Let’s review. Here’s how the Canon Pixma Pro-100 stacks up for all your crafting projects!
- 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 crafting printer out there for you! Drop me a note in the comments if this was helpful to you.
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