How Much Does It Cost To Print Your Own Photos?

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How Much Does It Cost To Print Your Own Photos?
Mar 3, 2012

How much does it cost to print your own photos?

I realize there are a lot of variables that go into the final total cost of a print, and the cost will vary with a number of factors, so please describe the parameters your cost estimate is based on.

Printer Cost. Brand, Model. Expected useful life of printer. Number of photos it will make.
Resale value at end of useful life, if any.
Cost of ink. Manufacturer's ink or aftermarket.
Cost of paper. Type of paper. Size of paper.
Number of photos (average) of a given size a set of ink produces.
Use patterns.
Variations in cost as a function of amount of printing done.
Cost of electricity to run printer.
Other. Specify

Compare Cost to sending out for inexpensive processing. Sending to professional lab.
Besides cost, for you, how does printing yourself compare to sending out?

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