When getting started, you don’t really need the best of the best, right? Unless you’re serious about going into business you will be fine starting off with a cheap vinyl printer.
The first printer we used for printing on adhesive vinyl and HTV was the Epson WF-2630. This machine has been fine for printing on many different printable vinyls.
If I wanted to sell the products we made with printable vinyls, I would want a better printer for a better quality image. The cheaper the printer, the less clean and clear your picture is going to be!
Most Epson Workforce machines make for great vinyl printers, however not all brands are suitable. Some printers are great with transfer paper, but can jam when used with printable vinyls, or the inks may not be suitable.
Best Printer For Vinyl
Here is a list of vinyl printers that can be used for both making vinyl stickers, or printing on printable heat transfer vinyl.