Posted 02 May 2012 - 11:25 AM
Ditto on the above. If you can live with the quality, a color laser is as waterprooof as it gets. If you just need to print text/B@W, there is no use holding out, get a laser printer now.
Inkjets, no matter if you go with pigment or dye based ink, it is never really waterproof. Paper makes the difference IMHO. That being said, I have had really good luck using "Epson Premium Glossy" photo paper with any number of inks(dye based). I currently use this paper with no-name dye based CIS ink, and they are water resistant (I can dip the print in a pan of water for a few seconds, remove it and dry it and it won't run). Slight color shift for whatever reaon, but no runs/smears. You have to let the paper set a couple of days to "cure" after printing for it to be water resistant.
Regular paper- there are some coated inkjet papers that are water resistant. You can find them at Office Depot/Office Max etc. They are usually at the upper end of the brightness scale, and more expensive than plain paper. With pigment based ink, they hold up...........for awhile. Long ago I used those papers to print resumes as I figured all sorts of coffeee/beverages would be spilled/spit on them as potential employers read through my resume/fantasy story.
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