Thanks. I found a web site with ink and paper costs on the 8300.
I'm using 53-90 cents/ sq ft depending on paper.
This was for a large print of colorful flowers, so probably pretty heavy ink coverage..
Don't have a clue on cleaning and other usages.
Also, found an aggressive price on an 8300. After rebate, it's maybe $700 or so more. But short the 130ml x 12 ink cartridges that Canon is also giving on the 24" promo.
I've read quite a bit about buying the larger unit if one can afford it and can handle the weight/size.
I've owned a 36" and 50" in the early days of large format printing, so I'm thinking of going for the bigger one.
I went from thinking of an 11x17, to having them printed, to the 24" and now maybe the larger unit.
It's addicting. If I can convince myself that the resale might be 1/2 way decent, that will help.
Or of course, if I can sell my prints it will be all good.
Thanks again everyone for the advice and suggestions. Now, anybody wanna sell me a winning lottery ticket?