Epson R3000 vs 3880 financial difference

Started Sep 21, 2011 | Discussions thread
andy bp
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In reply to jashilphotography, Dec 2, 2011

jashilphotography wrote:

Hi Dean,

Being the nerd that I am I keep a spreadsheet of my ink & paper usage so I know how much each print uses.

Printing the following image (note I do not print borderless the prints are intended to be framed):

on Epson A2 Hot Press Bright costs me approximately $11.97 AUD. This is broken down to the following:

Ink: 3.7ml @ $1.36/mL
Paper: $6.93 Sheet

As a second example, the following image (excluding the black borders) costs around $8.36 to print to A2 (including paper) - it consumed 0.9mL of ink:

I have printed A3+ images which have consumed up to 2.2mL ink so it can be a bit of pot luck on what amount of ink an image uses.

It's probably that amount of black ink required for the first image.

The way I think about it is the whiter the image, the less ink required, as obviously the paper is already white, so you are nearly there

Think I'm going to do more high key shots for my clients!!

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