Suggest printer & stock? Or professional lab/service?

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Suggest printer & stock? Or professional lab/service?

Postposted on Sat Mar 08, 2014 7:21 pm

I need a new printer and new print stock. Or a lab that can handle what I'm trying to do.

I print professional-quality sports cards for a variety of clients. Demand keeps going up, and I need a more efficient (cost-effective) method. Currently, this is how I do it:
1) Print card fronts on 8.5x11 glossy photo paper
2) Print card backs on 8.5x11 matte photo paper
3) Align and glue the pages
4) Cut the cards from the pages (9 per page)

Surely, there is a better way to do this, right?

Is there a heavy stock (baseball card heavy) that will allow photo-quality printing on the front and back (ideally, glossy on one side and matte on the other)?

Which printers can be (very accurately) offest-aligned, so that the front and back printing matches up perfectly?

Or do you know of a lab or printing business that could do this (at high quality)?

Tell me what to buy (or whom to hire)!

Thanks a lot,
Ron
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