If you would ask me what is that one printer that I have encountered most often during my time in the printing industry, I would surely say “Epson Sure Color P400”.
Widely used by students, amateur photographers and many smaller printing services, this device is “good all around”.
It doesn’t excel in certain areas like other cardstock printers on this list, but definitely, it won’t disappoint you.
It supports the paperweight up to 74lb (do not risk using anything heavier, it may cause damage to the machine) and it prints the paper size of 13 x 19 inches tops.
It has a quite good quality of print, it is affordable and it could be easily found online. If you want to go with “tried and true recipes”, you might want to go with this device, it will surely keep you satisfied with its services.