Cost of Inkjet Printing Report for Canon Pixma iP4820 Released

This report addresses concerns and arguments about the true cost of ink in desktop photo printing.  Using the Canon Pixma iP4820, we conducted a series of print tests to determine how much ink is used in a full coverage 8”x10” print.  From that figure we extrapolated ink usage per square inch.  The objective is to share a realistic cost per print vision with inkjet users.  The choice to pursue photo inkjet printing is in the end an individual economic choice.

This report also applies to the Canon MG5120 and MG5220.

4×6

5×7

8×10

Ink Cost Per Print

21.6¢

31.5¢

72.5¢

 

The report confirms that home photo inkjet printers continue to represent convenience at the 4×6 print size, and real cost savings for prints 5×7 and larger as compared to a photo lab.

Read the Cost of Inkjet Printing report for the Canon iP4820 here.

Author: Red River Paper

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