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In order to: 1. save money on inks, and 2. achieve archival output, I have ordered the (nomorecarts) cis from cone, with a profile for Epson hwm (still waiting because they are making new profiles due to a new yellow ink). Based on what I read in this thread list, I expect to cut my ink costs by a factor of about 6. But, it's the archival part I really want. I am still laughing about the response from the guy who said he wasn't interested in archival; he just told his clients they were in a subscription series. Bill Bob Meyer <firstname.lastname@example.org>@leben.com on 08/03/2001 08:04:24 AM Please respond to email@example.com Sent by: firstname.lastname@example.org To: email@example.com cc: Subject: Re: The epson chip --- firstname.lastname@example.org wrote: > > I'm getting 30 8x10's per color cart (Epson 1270) > and about 100 per black. > I figure that's $1 per print. Is the problem from > running a cart dry worth > more than that? > Bill You make a good point. The people screaming the loudest about how Epson is ripping us off (not so much on this list, but check out the printer forum on DPReview sometime) seem to have forgotten just how cheap prints are compared to going to a photo lab. Using your numbers, and being conservative with the amount of ink left after resetting, suppose one chooses to make 5 more prints after the color cart reads "empty." That's a savings of about 5 cents a print. Hardly worth getting bent out of shape about. ===== Bob Meyer Don't ask me why I sing this song, everything you think you know is wrong... http://www.meyerweb.net/epson __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Make international calls for as low as $.04/minute with Yahoo! Messenger http://phonecard.yahoo.com/ - Turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions. - Turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions.
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