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The True Cost of Inkjet Printing

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 SureColor P600 - Read the report

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 SureColor P600

4x6

5x7

8x10

11x14

13x19

P600 Photo Black

30 ¢

44 ¢

$1.02

$1.96

$3.14

P600 Matte Black

29 ¢

42 ¢

95 ¢

$1.83

$2.94

Epson R2000

4x6

5x7

8x10

11x14

13x19

R2000 Photo Black

20 ¢

29 ¢

67 ¢

$1.29

$2.07

EPSON R3000

4x6

5x7

8x10

11x14

13x19

R3000 Photo Black

26 ¢

34 ¢

78 ¢

$1.51

$2.42

EPSON 3800

4x6

5x7

8x10

11x14

13x19

3800 Photo Black

13.4 ¢

19.6 ¢

44.8 ¢

86.2 ¢

$1.38

3800 Matte Black

15.4 ¢

22.4 ¢

51.2 ¢

98.6 ¢

$1.58

EPSON 3880

4x6

5x7

8x10

11x14

13x19

3880 Photo Black

14.4 ¢

21 ¢

48 ¢

92.4 ¢

$1.48

3880 Matte Black

17.5 ¢

25.5 ¢

58.4 ¢

$1.12

$1.80

EPSON R2880

4x6

5x7

8x10

11x14

13x19

R2880 Photo Black

21 ¢

30 ¢

70 ¢

$1.34

$2.15

EPSON R2400

4x6

5x7

8x10

11x14

13x19

R2400 Photo Black

27 ¢

40 ¢

90 ¢

$1.75

$2.80

R2400 Matte Black

23 ¢

33 ¢

76 ¢

$1.45

$2.33

EPSON R1900

4x6

5x7

8x10

11x14

13x19

R1900 Photo Black

19 ¢

28 ¢

63 ¢

$1.22

$1.96

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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