Epson R3000 vs 3880 financial difference

Started Sep 21, 2011 | Discussions thread
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Arnaud M
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Epson R3000 vs 3880 financial difference

I'm going to choose one of these printers. I have read several post about the difference in purchase price between these 2 models including the amount of ink that came with the 3880 and it seemed, according to the prices quoted, be for the benefit of 3880.
However, recent price adjustments (in France) modify the choice.

Indeed, particularly in France, we find the R3000 to 635 € and 3880 to 1249 €. In addition, the R3000 cartridges cost 20.20 € against 49.90 € for 3880.

The price is to 20.20/25.9 ml = 0.78 € for R3000

The price is to 49.90/80 ml = 0623 € for 3880

The cost difference between the two printers is 614 €.

The R3000 comes with 25.9x9 = 233ml
The PRO 3880 comes with 80x9 = 720ml

The 614 € price difference can buy the equivalent of 614/0.78 = 787 ml of ink is much more than the difference of ink which is supplied 720-233 = 487ml

The advantage seems to go back to the R3000 for a user with reasonable requirements in terms of printing. Of course, if the print volumes are important, the cost of ink from the 3880 is 25.2% cheaper than the R3000.

The number of prints made on the R3000 to meet the purchase price of 3880 is to:

Ink volume consumed: 787ml 233 ml = 1020ml

The average consumption of A4 is a 0.93ml (personal assessment)

This represents approximately 1020/0.93ml 1096 A4 prints or 548 A3 prints.

Already a lot for an amateur.

Just my thoughts.

You point of view are welcome.
Arnaud Marie

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