02-22-2017 09:44 AM
Please let me know which current HP printers can print on 3x4 cut card stock (not Avery 8.5x11 3x4 labels sheet).
My HP8600 could print 3x4 ( it failed so was replaced)
My HP8620 can print on 3x4 but wont last forever.
My new HP8710 cannot print 3x4. It can print 3x5 OK. It senses the short paper which is not a supported size - really daft.
I need to buy a new desktop printer to print over a thousand name badges one at a time to insert into name bage holders.
We cannot be the only firm that organises infrequent conferences and needs to print name badges!
03-23-2017 10:19 AM
I would ask why you prefer 3x4 card stock.
Using the standard business card stock (10 per sheet) and the plastic card holder with clip is what I use.
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03-23-2017 10:41 AM
We have to print over 1,400 name badges in advance of an event. Printing on Avery 8.5"x11" sheets requires separating the 6 cards from the borders at the perforations which is time consuming and reprinting a single name badge is difficult.
Printing on pre-cut 3"x4" card stock (cheaper and better quality card) is quick and simple and cards can be scrutinised (and corrected as necessary) , inserted into the vinyl name badge holders and into storage/transporter boxes and one continuous process. Simple and easy.
Our work around may be to order 3"x8" card stock with perforations at the 4" mark so that we can quickly fold them to 3"x4".
- Does HP have a printer in its current line up that can print on 3"x4" card stock.
- Alternatively can the HP printer paper type sensor be disabled manually or through software.
02-22-2018 07:46 AM
I have this same exact question. I need a Photo ID Badge printer that can print one at a time on card stock instead of PVC material.
Using PVC is just a waste for my purposes and I also need 3X4.
I make ID badges that go in a sleeve on a lanyard and I have to fill our photo boards and it's a huge pain to replace one person, when you've got a sheet of 6. That means 5 pieces of stock are going to be wasted.
pc/nametag.com would be perfect if you could print photos and format them vertically or horizontally (waiting on printer expert to call me back to find that out)
Did you ever find a printer to fit your needs???!!
03-12-2018 11:12 AM
We found a workaround. Because we want the name badges to fit in a standard 3”x4” vinyl name badge holder we ordered a supply of 3”x5” cards from a local print shop with a perforation at the 3"x4” point so that we can easily fold them over. The extra 3"x1" strip (or more if you have a need) can be printed with useful attendee info e.g. WiFi access code; How to get the App etc which was very useful.
Hope this workaround helps someone.
03-12-2018 11:19 AM - edited 03-12-2018 11:23 AM
A 3x4 card is much easier to read and our main sponsor provides branded lanyards. Using precut cards a) saves a lot of the time having to separate each card and b) allows quick on-off reprints for the inevitable errors or typos in the registrants details.
03-12-2018 11:32 AM - last edited on 03-12-2018 11:39 AM by danny-r
I just purchased this printer. It prints 3X4 pictures and text on card stock. This way i'm not having to print out sheets and wasting sheets when i only need one name badge. I also don't have to punch out a millions cards. I just slip them into the name badges sleeves and attach a lanyard. I also have photo boards that have 3X4 slots for photos with the persons name that works at each of our locations so it's makes it easy to do both at once.
I also ordered waterproof resealable sleeves so that the paper won't get wet.