One of my goals for 2011 is to be able to print custom numbers for the racers in the Bethel Spring Series. I want to have their name on their number and offer potential sponsors the opportunity to have logos etc on the numbers.
I need to print Tyvex since it's waterproof. It costs about 20 cents a sheet and I can only get one number out of each sheet (8 1/2" x 11").
I need to use either a cool process laser printer or an inkjet printer. I have a couple inkjets but they use a LOT of ink.
So I'm trying to figure out what is a "cool process" laser printer that I can afford. The only ones I can find are those free standing things you see in major corporations or major print shops.
The other option is an inkjet printer that uses separate black ink (for real - apparently some printers use a mix of black and color to make black) and color. The numbers (the biggest print surface stuff) will be black, other things in other colors.
Any ideas on:
- cool process laser printers
- most efficient inkjet printers with separate black/color cartridges and actual use
- Tyvex for less than 20 cents per page ($105 for 500 sheets)
- alternatives to Tyvex?