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katieanneliese1katieanneliese1 Member Posts: 2
Hi, I'm new to this.. just purchased a Heidi swapp hot foil machine! Basically I want to be able to print onto cardstock.... but can't seem to find a laser printer that can handle card stock 250-300gsm. Does anyone have any advice on laser printing onto card? Thankyou :)

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  • Crazy_Mr_ZingCrazy_Mr_Zing Member Posts: 2,881
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    Maybe a forum or blog dedicated to Heidi swapp hot foil machine may provide current printer recommendations

    I found a mention of straight-thru paper path  that sounds what you might be looking for
    I found one there maybe more no idea if it compatible with the foiling process

    The Brother HL-L2300D
    Straight-through paper path
    A manual feed slot and rear paper exit provide a straight-through paper path to ensure that all of your printed materials always look their best.

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  • Crazy_Mr_ZingCrazy_Mr_Zing Member Posts: 2,881
    My quite old HP laser handles 250gsm never tried 300gsm

    I've never try foiling but have read some printer manufacturers use toner is not compatible with foiling. maybe a myth ?

    Check the printer spec's they will say what weight they are capable of

    My rule of thumb is the less arduous the paper path the better
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  • katieanneliese1katieanneliese1 Member Posts: 2
    > @Crazy_Mr_Zing said:
    > My quite old HP laser handles 250gsm never tried 300gsm
    >
    > I've never try foiling but have read some printer manufacturers use toner is not compatible with foiling. maybe a myth ?
    >
    > Check the printer spec's they will say what weight they are capable of
    >
    > My rule of thumb is the less arduous the paper path the better

    Thankyou ... maybe if I try using thinner card! I have had some card samples and really like the ones that are 300gsm . I just got a Samsung printer .. but unfortunately it bends the card through the rollers :( so ideally need a manual feed printer.
    I just wondered how everyone else manages to hot foil onto card... I'm begining to think it's mission impossible
  • HappyCrafterHappyCrafter Member Posts: 2,652
    @katieanneliese1 ; I do quite a bit of foiling and I use a Brother 2270-DW laser printer.  Brother probably has a newer model number.  I have had this quite awhile. I use the manual tray.  Since it has to curve up to come out the tray after it is printed, it does slightly curve the paper.  I just take the ends and gently bend in the opposite direction to straighen.  Works pretty well.
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