Which is more economical on inks? Epson/Canon

Started Apr 20, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Which is more economical on inks? Epson/Canon

Sal Baker wrote:

JulesJ wrote:

Tom-C wrote:

Do you mean the Epson R2000? I'm not aware that Epson has a current 2100 model.

See the printing cost reports at:


Their tests show a cost of $1.29 to print 11x14 with the Epson R2000 and $2.16 for the Canon Pro-10.


There was a 2100 in the UK, i think it was called the 2200 in the US. The trouble is with those sort of printers is that they only take tiny ink carts. Even the 3880 which is a good printer takes small carts and hence they are very expensive. If you can go bigger you will save money in the long run. and the bigger printers are not that much more expensive. my 7890 was £1600 ($2440 US)

A printer the size of the 7890 might be major overkill for the OP who says he doesn't print often and only prints up to 11x17.  Even the 3880 would probably last 3 years on the original carts at that kind of low printing volume.

Exactly. The 80 ml cartridges of the 3880 may not be large by 44 inch printer standards, but they are much larger than those of any 13 inch printer, and like the long ink lines of the larger printers, the 3880 only uses about 16% of the inks on start up. In comparison, none of my 110 ml 9890 cartridges were more than 50% after start up, and LK was down to less than 20%.

Brian A

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