Thanks for all the info on the 4800. I currently own a 2200 and am thinking of moving up to the 4800. The big question for me though is cost per print. I am new to all the terminology and things but I believe I understand the info about 54 SQ inches as a standard print. That being said correct me here if I'm wrong; approx 4 of these standard prints would fit on a 17 x 22 stock? Doing some quick math ( math is not my thing ) I figured it would cost about $2.50 to $3.00 a print (17 x 22). I am close? I got this by figuring 1 standard print (54 sq) takes about 1ML of ink. Seeing that there is 880 ML of ink that means 4 standard prints divided into the 880 gives you basically 220 (17 x 22) prints? Divide the 220 prints into $560 big ones for ink and I get $2.50 per print. Is this correct? Take the $2.50 per print for ink and $4.00 for a piece of nice paper and you end up with $6.50 for a beautiful large print.
I hope this is right because it sounds like I could have a nice profit margin.
Thanks for your time and help!!!
I hate to put a damper on your enthusiasm, but a 17x22" print has an area of 374 square inches. Dividing 54 into 374 gives just below 7 "standard" prints in a big one, so you get only 880/7 or about 125 big prints oot of 880 ml of ink. Then $560/125 gives you about $4.50 just for ink for a big print. Adding paper, it comes to $8.50 rather than $4.50.
Or, if you count on one-inch margins taking no ink on the big print, you have 15x20" which is 300 square inches, or a little over 5.5 "standard" prints in one big print, giving you 880/5.5 = 160 big prints in 880 ml of ink, or $560/160 = $3.50 per big print for ink, or $7.50 including paper.
You might want to figure in amortization on the cost of the printer, plus costs for some unsellable prints before you start advertising 17x22" prints for sale at, say, $6.98 each.