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neile

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Re: To print or not to print myself.
« Reply #20 on: November 07, 2010, 09:42:04 PM »

I have almost talked myself into the 24" Canon. Nice rebates.  I have been researching papers and also trying to find out ink cost per print. Yes, I know it depends on coverage, but I haven't got a clue as to the cost per square foot.

I've calculated my raw cost per square inch for ink at around $0.01015 per square inch. That does not include maintenance tank usage, ink used for cleaning, etc. That's all factored into my markup when I charge people for the job.

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Re: To print or not to print myself.
« Reply #21 on: November 09, 2010, 10:13:15 PM »

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?
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Re: To print or not to print myself.
« Reply #22 on: November 15, 2010, 11:05:43 PM »

Thanks for opinions and advice.  8300 will be here later in the week.

Now on to papers & mats.
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Re: To print or not to print myself.
« Reply #23 on: November 16, 2010, 12:50:25 AM »

For paper check out my inkjet paper list to help make sense of what's out there. You can use it to filter quickly to find candidates by texture/colour/etc. http://www.danecreekfolios.com/inkjet-paper-list/

Enjoy the 8300 :) I ordered mine today.

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