Today we’re going to go through the six best tarot card printers that we recommend.
I divided these printers up into three different tiers:
The first one is your budget printer and that’s if it’s like below $300.
The second one is a mid-tier printer, so this is usually from around $300 to $500 type of range.
The third one is high-end fine art printers that are usually a thousand dollars.
HP Envy Photo 7855 All-in-One Printer
The first printer is our cheapest printer it costs $230, and it is the hp envy photo 7855 all-in-one printer. This printer has all-in-one functionality. It can scan print photocopy and fax.
If you’re just getting started you don’t even have a home printer and you need those other capabilities, cool, great go ahead and use it. But there’s a lot of reasons not to get this printer.
First, it’s limited in the print size, so the max you can print is 8’’x10’’.
Also, I don’t like printers that do too many functions, or hardware, in general, that does four things. I’d rather just buy something that does one thing really well, and that goes back to future-proofing.
I have a feeling, by stuffing all of these things into one object, it doesn’t scan as well as it should, or it doesn’t print as well as it should.
HP envy only has two ink cartridges, that’s another drawback for this. It only has black and the second one handles all the colors. That means the color gamut and the range of colors you can print are not that much.
The people that I recommend this printer for are people who don’t have any printers who are just getting started who aren’t ready to commit, not sure if they want to start a tarot card printing business. This is kind of like training wheels, so with that in mind knock yourself out and buy this.
Epson Expression Photo HD XP-15000 Inkjet Printer
The next category of printers that we go to, is our mid-tier printers. Epson expression photo HD XP-15000 inkjet printer.
This retails for $350, and it has great resolution 5760×1440, which is more than you need, and it can print a max of 13’’x19’’, which tells me that you can make standard tarot card prints.
The number of cartridges this has is six ink cartridges, which means that it has a wider gamut than HP Envy.
Other things that are good about this, are that it prints relatively fast and it has an auto feeder, and it can handle a lot of different sizes and thicknesses if you want to mess around with different papers.
The drawback about this printer is that the cardstock is loaded via the rear tray, which can slow things down, and because it has six ink cartridges, ink can be expensive.
Canon Pixma Pro-100 Wireless Professional Inkjet Photo Printer
This printer usually retails for $500, but there’s currently a rebate for $150, so you always got to look for those rebates.
This also prints a max of 13’’x19’’, but this has 8 different ink cartridges so the color gamut is a little bit more than the Epson.
The great thing about it is that it handles different media types and different thicknesses. A drawback is that the ink can be expensive, and if you’re looking for archival quality inks, inks that don’t fade over long periods of time, based on my research Epson is usually the leader in that versus Canon, but you know these are things that you should consider as you go on this tarot card printing journey.
Epson Expression Premium ET-7750 EcoTank All-in-One Inkjet Printer
This printer retails for $650, and this is a really unique printer. Print quality is really good, but the thing that makes it unique is that it has eco tanks that you can fill up instead of ink cartridges. This means that the ink is cheaper and it will be cheaper to use in the long run especially when you’re printing in bulk.
It does have its limitations though, it can only print a max paper size of 11.7x 17, but because of the cost-effectiveness if you have to print a lot then, that might work out for you.
Also, based on my research and feedback, it seems like the auto-feed capability is not the best, and the printer can be quite slow.
Canon Pixma Pro-10 Wireless Professional Inkjet Photo Printer
This printer costs $699 and there’s also a $200 rebate, so this brings it down to $500.
This prints a max size of 13’’x19’’, its resolution is good, and it has 10 ink cartridges, so that’s a really good color gamut. You’re going to be able to make professional-quality prints with a full range, it handles different media sizes, and thicknesses.
Epson SureColor P900 17’’ Photo Printer
This is going to retail at around $1200, and there are currently no rebates, but the reason why this one’s offensive compared to the canon equivalent, is that it can print a max size up to 17’’x22’’, so you can print tarot card prints up to a standard size of 16’’x20’’.
This printer has all sorts of capabilities. There are 10 different ink cartridges that will allow you the richest color gamut, it has archival prints, so the colors won’t fade for years to come, especially depending on how you take care of it, and it has other features such as an auto roller if you want to print a long panoramic shot. It has auto feed as well, so if you just want to set it and forget it and print a bunch of prints at once.
A drawback is, its base cost is very expensive, it’s a new printer so there’s not a lot of support out there yet for it, so it’ll take a while to figure out all the quirks and features. Keep in consideration with any cartridges it will be expensive to maintain in the long run.
Why there is a huge difference in printers cost?
Why do these printers cost different amounts of money, if they can all print the same resolution?
- The size of paper it prints- the larger the size the printer can print, the more expensive it’s going to be.
- The number of inks in the printer- your standard black and white printer can only have one ink cartridge, but these high-end crazy printers can have up to 10.