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short grain 11x17 duplex laser printing

Discussion in 'Printing & Print Design Forum:' started by siia, Apr 19, 2017.


1.Buy 8.5x11(up to 8.5x14 in)? or 11.7x49in printer

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  1. siia

    siia New Member

    Hello, I have been thinking about purchasing a laser printer to print my books independently.

    11x17 gives the most freedom but I read that if I feed short grain paper, it will most likely jam. So the workaround is to print the pages along the grain 2 pages instead of the imposed 4, for which it seems like I won't even need an 11x17 printer but 8.5x11 or 8.5x14 should work the same.

    I have been looking at Phaser 7100 dn. The book I currently work on is 12.5 x18.5 in. Should I go for a more expensive laser printer that can do up to 11.7 x 47.2 in? Or a printer that can do 8.5x14 in ? Taking into consideration that I'd want to cut the page along short grain?

    Thank you!
  2. hankscorpio

    hankscorpio Moderator Staff Member

    You can get in touch with the printers and they will give you a trial of them both. So get in touch with them and get cracking.

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