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PIXMA TS9521C and printing on playing cards

tommy332
Apprentice

I've just received my new printer yesterday and I tried using it to print on some blank playing cards, but the ink will not adhere to it.

everytime I print, the ink does not seem to permeate the material of the card, despite it saying in the marketing that it can work with cardstock. I even go into the print setting and make a point of selecting Cardstock as the option.

For reference: the cards I'm using are Blank Playing cards from regal with 280gsm as the weight.

Are my cards the issue? Is there a setting for this specific level of weight I'm not aware of? Does anyone here have a brand of blank cards that they like to use with this printer?

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Danny
Moderator
Moderator

Thanks for joining the conversation, tommy332!

So that the Community can help you better, we need to know exactly which Canon printer model you're using within the PIXMA TS9500 series. That, and any other details you'd like to give will help the Community better understand your issue!

If this is a time-sensitive matter, click HERE search our knowledge base or find additional support options HERE.

Thanks and have a great day!

TS9521C

shadowsports
Legend
Legend

Greetings,

Both paper type and weight need to be supported for printing.  

TS9500 Supported media:

Canon : Inkjet Manuals : TS9500 series : Supported Media Types

Unsupported media:

Canon : Inkjet Manuals : TS9500 series : Unsupported Media Types

Paper Weight:

  • 17 to 28 lb (64 to 105 g /m2) (plain paper other than genuine Canon paper)

 

~Rick
Bay Area - CA


~R5 C (1.0.6.1) ~RF Trinity, ~RF 100 Macro, ~RF 100~400, ~RF 100~500, +RF 1.4x TC, +Canon Control Ring, BG-R10, 430EX III-RT ~DxO PhotoLab Elite ~DaVinci Resolve ~Windows11 Pro ~ImageClass MF644Cdw/MF656Cdw ~Pixel 8
~CarePaks Are Worth It

 

Is there a Canon inkjet printer capable of 300gsm?

And where was I supposed to see that information before purchasing the printer?

Sometimes the most pertinent info would be on the product's main information page (either features or technical specs).   But, it's always the best idea to double-check things in either the User Manual or other supported documentation prior to purchasing.   Rick provided links earlier to such documentation.

--
Ricky

Camera: EOS 5D IV, EF 50mm f/1.2L, EF 135mm f/2L
Lighting: Profoto Lights & Modifiers

Are there any Canon inkjet printers capable of 300gsm?

You'll need to do your own research.  Visit the various product pages for Canon's Inkjets and look through relevant documentation.

--
Ricky

Camera: EOS 5D IV, EF 50mm f/1.2L, EF 135mm f/2L
Lighting: Profoto Lights & Modifiers

shadowsports
Legend
Legend

Greetings,

You can call the Canon Sales Dept to.

Sales
1-800-652-2666 Monday-Friday:
9:00 am to 9:00 pm

~Rick
Bay Area - CA


~R5 C (1.0.6.1) ~RF Trinity, ~RF 100 Macro, ~RF 100~400, ~RF 100~500, +RF 1.4x TC, +Canon Control Ring, BG-R10, 430EX III-RT ~DxO PhotoLab Elite ~DaVinci Resolve ~Windows11 Pro ~ImageClass MF644Cdw/MF656Cdw ~Pixel 8
~CarePaks Are Worth It

normadel
Authority
Authority

If the ink is getting on the cards but doesn't adhere to it, that's not a card thickness problem. It's that playing cards are plastic-coated for durability. Printed playing cards are printed BEFORE the coating is applied. Inks don't adhere to the coating. 

Media for inkjet printers has to be somewhat ink-absorbent. Even high-gloss photo papers are porous.. Otherwise, the ink MAY dry on the surface, but has no bond to it. It looks like the Regal blank cards are intended for hand-decorating, with, say, permanent markers (like Sharpies), or printing inks made for plastic surfaces.

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