So what will it cost me respectfully to print a sq meter or better yet 44x48 at roughly 11 mil per sqm?
I guess that you are not in the USA when you ask for sqm so here is a message that I wrote some months ago, Z3100 ink price is like the Epson wide formats if you buy the twin pack = 260 ml, but ink use on the Epsons is considerably higher (but it doesn't land on the paper) :
All German prices found with Preisroboter.de
Usually the price in Germany is lower than in the rest of Europe
and a wider supply is available. Pricing without VAT, MWST,
BTW or whatever name is used for that tax in Europe. No P&P
was included either. While pricing in the US is lower most of
the time, the P&P will be higher and it is hard to foresee
what customs in Europe adds. The Epson UC and K3 carts are in
the same price category, the 500 ml 10600 UC carts as well.
The Canon 700 ml carts are not really a bargain if compared to
the Epson and HP carts at approx 1/3 capacity. But actual ink
use is printer related and may disturb the simple economics of
this list completely. The real costs can only be experienced
in daily use.
0,91 Euro per ml Epson 1400 etc (Claria) 7,4 ml = 6,47
0,73 Euro per ml HP 9180 28 ml = 20,55 Euro
0.73 Euro per ml Epson 2400 13 ml = 9,44 Euro
0,45 Euro per ml Epson 3800 80 ml = 36,30 Euro
0,45 Euro per ml Canon iPF5000 130 ml = 58,80 Euro
0,41 Euro per ml Canon iPF9000 330 ml = 135,57 Euro
0,37 Euro per ml HP Z3100 130 ml = 47,47 Euro
0,33 Euro per ml Epson 9800 110 ml = 36,38 Euro
0,32 Euro per ml Canon iPF9000 700 ml = 226,29 Euro
0,29 Euro per ml HP Z3100 twin pack 260 ml = 75,50 Euro
0,26 Euro per ml Epson 9800 220 ml = 58,09 Euro
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With the Z3100 your 1 sqm imagesize on PhotoRag will take 10.5 ml on average = 3.- Euro without VAT. On gloss with and without gloss enhancer it will be 4.5 - 6.- Euro if the numbers quoted in the other messages are correct. Be careful with cost estimations for customers if you do not know the image and you have to print many of the same. A Paris nightscene takes a lot more ink than that cute Berlin polar bear on a white blanket.
try: [a href=\"http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Wide_Inkjet_Printers/]http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Wide_Inkjet_Printers/[/url]