Printer recommendations for a wedding stationery/ art print business.

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Hi, after much searching on the internet I am hoping someone here may be able to help me with some recommendations.

I have a wedding stationery business that mostly works with digital templates. I am looking to get a printer so I can produce tests and proofs for social media, some limited printing for bespoke customers and some art prints.
My work features a lot of bright coloured patterns and illustrations so I assumed a photo quality printer would give the best results.
The printer would need to handle card stock around 300gsm, envelopes etc and a range of fine art paper.

After some research I am torn between the canon pixma IP8750 and Pro PIXMA pro 200.

My main hesitation with the pro is the extra costs both of the unit and inks. and the bigger footprint (I am working from a very small home office)

Whereas the IP8750 seems to have greatly reduced paper support.


If anyone can offer thoughts and opinions that would be greatly appreciated. I am based in the UK if that makes a difference.
 

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If anyone can offer thoughts and opinions that would be greatly appreciated. I am based in the UK if that makes a difference.
Owning any inkjet printer is never going to be cheap, they cost regardless, but the Canon Pro 200 is a real work horse, because it can handle most things, and the output is exceptional, it’s like owing a horse, you still have to find space for the horsebox..
P.S. Try EBay for a second hand Pro 100..
 

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Owning any inkjet printer is never going to be cheap, they cost regardless, but the Canon Pro 200 is a real work horse, because it can handle most things, and the output is exceptional, it’s like owing a horse, you still have to find space for the horsebox..
P.S. Try EBay for a second hand Pro 100..

Thanks for your thoughts, where do you think the specific advantages are that the IP8750 couldn't do a reasonable job of? Also if looking at the price point of the Pro 200 is Cannon the best way to go?
 

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Also if looking at the price point of the Pro 200 is Cannon the best way to go?
I gave you my honest professional opinion with the experience I’ve had in the publication business, if you’re worried about price starting out, then maybe you should rethink your business plans..
 

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I gave you my honest professional opinion with the experience I’ve had in the publication business, if you’re worried about price starting out, then maybe you should rethink your business plans..
I am not worried about the price, I was just wondering if I was looking to spend £400+ if the Pixma pro 200 offers the best value than other brands I did more research at the £200/£250 price point.
 

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I did more research at the £200/£250 price point.
The Pro 200 is a very strong and versatile printer that won’t let you down, for all your finished business work you can use the OEM carts, but for less important work and internet printing you can use compatible carts, it’s very easy to swap them around.

As always it’s the paper costs that will be your biggest outlay..
 

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