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I am printing business cards and I am using thick paper but colors come out dull looking but if I change the paper to PLAIN then the colors come out just perfect, full, vivid and rich but I am afraid that I may be damaging the equipment somehow, can anybody please advise?

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Its most likely the paper you are printing on. It sounds like this is an ink printer. The way ink works is that it is absorbed into the paper you are printing on. Some paper pulls the ink too far into the paper causing it to look dull and faded. You need to make sure you are printing on paper that is designed for inkjet printers. There are a lot of companies that make special paper designed for printing your own business cards. I prefer Avery products since they have a guarantee.

Check this link out for some options on InkJet business card options.

http://www.avery.com/avery/en_us/Products/Cards/Business-Cards/_/Ns=Rank%7C1%7C%7CProduct%20Number%7C1

I hope this is solves your issue....Violet

Posted on Jan 23, 2009

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