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    Re: Gas Prices not so bad when you look at printer ink.

    Quote Originally Posted by cdholden View Post
    When you buy a new printer, is all of that included or are these consumables a required separate purchase?
    All the consumables are included except that Canon ships the printer with 90ml ink tanks. The replacements are 130ml. You don't get full ink tanks with a new printer. And, by the way, it takes about 1/3 to 1/2 of the starter ink tanks just to charge the ink lines and print heads.
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    Re: Gas Prices not so bad when you look at printer ink.

    I recently bought a Canon MP495 (scanner/printer) for use on various job sites. The fine print on the box also said something to the effect that the ink cartridges supplied are not full when shipped.
    At least there's some consistency between their high end and low end printers.

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    Re: Gas Prices not so bad when you look at printer ink.

    People like to complain about gaz price, but they happily buy bottled water, which is more expensive and alternatively available for free.

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    Re: Gas Prices not so bad when you look at printer ink.

    I don't understand why so many people feel the need to buy a printer and jerk around with it. Just pay someone who knows what they are doing to print it for you. It is far less expensive and the quality is better too.

    Inkjet printers are one of the biggest ripoffs of all the equipment we use to make photographs.

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    Re: Gas Prices not so bad when you look at printer ink.

    Quote Originally Posted by J. Fada View Post
    I don't understand why so many people feel the need to buy a printer and jerk around with it.
    It's probably the same reason so many people feel the need to build a darkroom and "jerk around" with chemicals.

    Quote Originally Posted by J. Fada View Post
    Inkjet printers are one of the biggest ripoffs of all the equipment we use to make photographs.
    It's hard to argue with that. The inkjet printer business model isn't customer friendly.
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    Re: Gas Prices not so bad when you look at printer ink.

    Here's a different perspective. When you go into business and print with ink and paper all day, ink is a relatively small expense. If you printed professionally and watched the numbers it's likely you would see that for every $1 you make you spend $0.02-$0.03 on ink, $0.15-$0.20 on high quality papers, $0.30-$0.40 on labor, $0.02 on packaging, and the remaining covers your expenses.

    My bet is if you multiply the time you spend making a print by minimum wage, that amount would be much greater than what you spend on ink.

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    Re: Gas Prices not so bad when you look at printer ink.

    This amateur agrees with Ken. The ink for a 10x14 print costs nearly one dollar. If the Epson 3800 failed totally, initial cost, maintenance, and depreciation for its lifetime would be even less. Premium paper costs over a dollar. A window mat and mount board total $8. A 16x20 frame with glass and foamcore backing costs $20. That's around $30 for the photo ready to hang, with less than a dollar of that in ink.

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    Re: Gas Prices not so bad when you look at printer ink.

    Quote Originally Posted by jfdupuis View Post
    People like to complain about gaz price.
    Mainly Americans who have some of the cheapest in the world! About half the price I pay in England.

    Quote Originally Posted by jfdupuis View Post
    but they happily buy bottled water, which is more expensive and alternatively available for free.
    Crazy isn't it? They will be selling bottled air next.


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    Re: Gas Prices not so bad when you look at printer ink.

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Smith View Post
    Mainly Americans who have some of the cheapest in the world! About half the price I pay in England.



    Crazy isn't it? They will be selling bottled air next.


    Steve.
    They already did that. We had an "oxygen bar" craze here a few years ago.

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