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This series of reports address the concerns and arguments about the true cost of ink in desktop photo printing.  Using the Epson and Canon desktop printers, we conducted a series of print tests to determine how much ink is used in a full coverage 8”x10” print.  From that figure we extrapolated ink usage per square inch.  The objective is to share a realistic cost per print vision with inkjet users.  The choice to pursue photo inkjet printing is in the end an individual economic choice.

Current reports available:

Epson

Epson R2000 - Read the report

Epson R3000 - Read the report

Epson 3800 and 3880 - Read the report

Epson R2880 - Read the report

Epson 1400 - Read the report

Epson R2400 R1900 - Read the report

Epson R1900 - Read the report

Canon

Canon PRO-100 - Read the report

Canon PRO-10 - Read the report

Canon PRO-1 - Read the report

Canon Pro9500 - Read the report

Canon Pro9000 - Read the report

Canon Pixma iP4820 - Read the report
Editors Note: This report is also likely applicable to these Canon printers as they all use the same ink and head system:MG5120, MG5220, MG6120, MG8120.


SUMMARY OF ALL REPORTS - This is the cost of ink used by print size

Printer

         
Epson R2000

4x6

5x7

8x10

11x14

13x19

R2000 Luster

20 ¢

29 ¢

67 ¢

$1.29

$2.07

EPSON R3000

4x6

5x7

8x10

11x14

13x19

R3000 Luster

26 ¢

34 ¢

78 ¢

$1.51

$2.42

EPSON 3800

4x6

5x7

8x10

11x14

13x19

3800 Luster

13.4 ¢

19.6 ¢

44.8 ¢

86.2 ¢

$1.38

3800 Matte

15.4 ¢

22.4 ¢

51.2 ¢

98.6 ¢

$1.58

EPSON 3880

4x6

5x7

8x10

11x14

13x19

3880 Luster

14.4 ¢

21 ¢

48 ¢

92.4 ¢

$1.48

3880 Matte

17.5 ¢

25.5 ¢

58.4 ¢

$1.12

$1.80

EPSON R2880

4x6

5x7

8x10

11x14

13x19

R2880 Luster

21 ¢

30 ¢

70 ¢

$1.34

$2.15

EPSON R2400

4x6

5x7

8x10

11x14

13x19

R2400 PK

36 ¢

53 ¢

$1.20

$2.33

$3.73

R2400 MK

30 ¢

44 ¢

$1.00

$1.94

$3.11

EPSON R1900

4x6

5x7

8x10

11x14

13x19

R1900 PK

20 ¢

29 ¢

66 ¢

$1.27

$2.04

EPSON 1400

4x6

5x7

8x10

11x14

13x19

1400

33 ¢

48 ¢

$1.10

$2.11

$3.38

CANON PRO-100

4x6

5x7

8x10

11x14

13x19

Canon PRO-100
26 ¢
38 ¢
87.5 ¢
$1.68
$2.70

CANON PRO-10

4x6

5x7

8x10

11x14

13x19

Canon PRO-10
34 ¢
49 ¢
$1.12
$2.16
$3.47

CANON PRO-1

4x6

5x7

8x10

11x14

13x19

Canon PRO-1
25 ¢
37 ¢
84 ¢
$1.62
$2.61

CANON PRO 9000

4x6

5x7

8x10

11x14

13x19

PRO 9000
19 ¢
28 ¢
64 ¢
$1.23
$1.98
CANON PRO 9500

4x6

5x7

8x10

11x14

13x19

PRO 9500 PK
23 ¢
35 ¢
80 ¢
$1.54
$2.46
CANON iP4820

4x6

5x7

8x10

 

 

iP4820 with Photo Satin
21.6 ¢
31.5 ¢
72.5 ¢
   

PK = Photo black ink MK = Matte black ink


 

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