What's the best full-bleed color printer for frequent graphic design/office use?


Question

What's the best color printer (any technology) that can do full-bleed printing so that I don't have to print 8.5x11's on bigger paper and then cut? Affordable ink/toner is important.

UPDATE: If someone has an LED or laser printer that can do borderless (aka full-bleed) printing, please let me know. In the meantime, I bought a Brother MFC-J6910DW inkjet all-in-one printer. It's truly amazing so far. The only issue is it won't do both full duplex (front and back) printing and borderless at the same time. And it won't do full duplex on paper other than plain paper. It seems to have the most affordable ink on the inkjet market.

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3/16/2012 9:33:00 AM

Accepted Answer

I worked at a graphic design studio and all our large scale printers were Epson. These provided some of the most accurate colors I've seen from any printer. Since then I've only used Epson for home office use, with genuine Epson ink. Yes, they can be expensive but there are many advantages to using genuine inks. My old CX7800 is still going strong. If you want to go the affordable route, there are "continuous ink systems" designed for different printers. I have not used these myself but have seen very good results. Nowadays most photo printers should be capable of full-bleed prints.

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3/14/2012 10:44:00 PM

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