Printer for crafters | Canon Pixma G3400 October 20, 2021 – Posted in: Craft Tips
Recently I had a one-on-one training with some ladies from Ghana, they are bakers and wanted to learn how to make cake toppers as custom cake topper/decor service it’s not really common in Ghana. As I showed them the print out from my printer, they seemed unimpressed with the print quality and later explained that what they are used to was more vibrant, sharp and glossy. I explained that it was an ink jet printer so this is the best we could get, boy was I wrong!
I’ve been crafting for about 4 years now, I had bought a Canon PIXMA G3400 shortly before I started crafting. I liked the low ink consumption and wireless feature. There were times I wasn’t impressed with the print quality and I also wanted to be able to print on A3 paper, so I started saving up to buy a better printer – a laser. The research began, the costs I’ve been seeing are crazy! Like 4 times more than I thought it will cost. Then I started looking at ink jet printers, perhaps a better print technology but still within budget. But somehow it didn’t make sense to but another inkjet printer, what if I end up with same print quality as the Canon PIXMA G3400… I began another research – how to print better quality from my printer and I found this very helpful link. Some of my printer colour settings had been on auto all these years, all I had to do was increase the contrast and intensity for better quality prints.
So! My search for a new printer is on pause :). I’d just fiddle with the setting of what I have to get what I want. See how I adjusted the settings:
This was all I did to get better prints from my Canon PIXMA G3400 printer. I hope this is helpful to new crafter who are considering the Canon Pixma G3400 series and to those who ask me about the printer I use with my Cricut machine. I’m social, check out and follow my work on Instagram.