Which is more economical on inks? Epson/Canon

Started Apr 20, 2013 | Discussions thread
Sal Baker Forum Pro • Posts: 10,188
Re: Which is more economical on inks? Epson/Canon

bravozulu wrote:

I'm not real quick with model numbers. But considering that Epson is cheaper on ink, I might be better off getting that better model  - the 2800 or 3000. If they came standard with multiple blacks and the output comes close to samples I saw at the Canon demo, then I can afford the $800 for th machine.

I wouldn't trust used equipment. This will all have to wait until I upgrade my computer to the new iMac.

Thanks for the tutorial.

If you're going to spend $800 you should certainly look at the 3880.  Until the end of the month B&H has it for $879 w/free shipping.  At the the rate you print the original inks will probably last 2 or 3 years.

Much of the overall cost of ink in Epson printers is the amount wasted cleaning head clogs.  The 3880 is famous for not clogging.  Mine hasn't had a clog in 3 years, even with long time spans between printing sessions.  Print quality is stellar, and the printer isn't much bigger than a 13-inch printer.


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