High Quality Low Skew Printer recommendation

Discussion in '11 x 17 Color Laser Printers' started by MellerBeller, Aug 3, 2014.

  1. MellerBeller

    MellerBeller New Member

    Aug 2014
    United States
    I currently run a one person stationery business that prints on heavy (80-100lb) stock and also offers customized stickers. I run on an OKIData c711n printer. The quality is fine for the paper products but is seriously lacking on the sticker quality. If I try to print a solid color sticker the banding and "ink" dots make it look like a consumer grade printer. One thing I do love about the okidata is the straight paper path feed.

    Can someone suggest a laser printer with high quality graphics with very very low to no skew? I need the sticker sheets to print consistently straight.

    I've been looking at the xerox 7500 & 7800 but am worried about the curved paper path. I'd like to keep the budget at or under $5k.

    I know there are also "Production Printers" and "Digital Presses" but I don't know the first thing about them and so I'm overwhelmed. Can I even get anything like that for my budget? Are they even what I would need?