#1. "RE: 2200 Cost per print" | In response to Reply # 0sjn Basic MemberFri 23-May-03 04:54 PM
I had asked the same question about a month ago on NaturePhotographer.net - specifically for the ink cost. I got a good answer from one response.
You can check it out at:
In short the average works out to an ink price of:
4x6 - $0.43
8x10 - $1.43
11x14 - $2.76
12x18 - $3.87
The paper cost is easy to figure out and depends on what paper type you want to use.
Hope that helps,
#3. "RE: 2200 Cost per print" | In response to Reply # 2Thu 05-Jun-03 11:54 AM
Here's the way it works out with one paper*.
Epson 2200 Material Costs (US $)
Size Ink Paper* Total
8x10 1.43 .25 1.68
8.5x11 1.68 .32 2.00
11x14 2.76 .53 3.29
11x17 3.36 .83 4.19
11.7x16.5 3.47 .83 4.30
12x18 3.87 .93 4.80
13x19 4.44 .93 5.37
*Epson Matte Paper Heavyweight
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#4. "RE: 2200 Cost per print" | In response to Reply # 3Tony B Registered since 31st Mar 2002Fri 07-Nov-03 04:58 PM
In weighing the cost factor between printing my own 4x6's or having them printed by the local Wal mart or photolab on a Fuji frontier, it seems having Wal-mart print them would be a simpler solution?
I was at Wal-Mart the other day, and they have a large display noting digital prints for .29 cents each. Just put them on a CD and they will print them up, assumingly on the standard fuji crystal archive paper. (I have not looked into the paper they use to print digital photos)
Now factoring that a 4x6 (the vast majority of my prints for scrapbooking purposes) printed on an Epson 2200 would cost me .43 cents per print, plus the initial investment of the printer itself, and the hard work of colormatching and fixing any clogs etc... Are there any outstanding advantages of making your own prints at home aside from the convinience factor?
I am asking because I am thinking of a digital body, but need archival quality 4x6s for my wifes scrapbook, and it seems silly for me to invest in an archival printer if the cost is less per print elsewhere.
I have an Epson Photo 820 that is adequate for proofs and the occasional enlargement that can be reprinted at a later time if it fades... they are for personal use, and wont be sold or anything. If I want enlargements of a really specail print to last longer, I could have them printed up to 11x14 or so on the Frontier as well for around 5-7 bucks on those few occasions, and still save money and time over investing in an archival printer,
#5. "RE: 2200 Cost per print" | In response to Reply # 4H_Beasley Registered since 04th Feb 2002Fri 07-Nov-03 07:49 PM
>Now factoring that a 4x6 (the vast majority of my prints for
>scrapbooking purposes) printed on an Epson 2200 would cost
>me .43 cents per print, plus the initial investment of the
>printer itself, and the hard work of colormatching and
>fixing any clogs etc... Are there any outstanding advantages
>of making your own prints at home aside from the convinience
The ability to print them at different sizes at different times down the road is one big one for me. Yes, getting a lab to do 4x6's is quick and cheap, but working to get decent 8x10s or larger (from anything, slides or digital, exspecially if you want them to tweak the color any) can be a hassle at times. But more than convenience, to me (and I am still learning with my new 2200) is the absolute control you have over everything, cropping, color/tone/brightness/dodging-burning, etc., goes above and beyond what I would simply label as convenient.
Having my 2200 a little over a week or two now, I have found that it is BY FAR the best way to get 8x10's done, accurately, from years worth of Provia slide film work. I've gone to a D100 as my main rig now, but I still have a ton of nice slides that would have cost me a fortune to blow up since internegatives are about the best way in my area to get acceptable prints from them. And yes, I had to buy the slide/filmstrip scanner too, but that was a while ago and would have be a different thread.
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