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Multi-Color Cartridge Printers - Which Color Runs Out Fastest?

 
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May 22, 2006 21:05 |  #1

I just got an HP 8250 printer, which has 6 different color cartridges. I've printed over 100 pictures and the yellow ran out first.:evil: What printers do you use, and what color cartridge runs out the fastest?


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May 22, 2006 21:11 |  #2

That is strange my yellow just ran out last night. I use the epson R220 and I print mostly CDs and DVDs.




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May 23, 2006 17:15 |  #3

SuzyView wrote:
I just got an HP 8250 printer, which has 6 different color cartridges. I've printed over 100 pictures and the yellow ran out first.:evil: What printers do you use, and what color cartridge runs out the fastest?

it's all going to depend on what you print. If you print lots of landscapes your blue is going to go quick due to the sky. If you do lost of automotive, other colors might go faster, and black and white photographers will obviously see the black go faster.

All depends. Remember that yellow is used to effect blue also, so that could be perhaps the reason why.




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May 23, 2006 20:46 |  #4

The 6 cartridges include 2 shades of blue. I thought it was interesting that yellow is used so much, but then again, I do many outdoor shots with green. So, it does make sense. This is the reason why the manufacturers went with different cartridges besides getting truer colors. People were tired of paying $50 for a color cartridge. I can get a kit with all 6 colors for $35 at Staples. Before, I'd pay $54 for an HP color cartridge. If I need 3 yellows for every 2 blues, that's actually cost effective for me to just buy 2 blue, 3 yellow. I was just curious if anyone else noticed which color they use the most.


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May 23, 2006 20:50 |  #5

at work we run out of blue the most, because our school colors are orange and blue, therefore the backgrounds for posters and images are nearly always blue, since orange is tacky.




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May 23, 2006 23:05 |  #6

Whatever color you don't have a spare of, or that your local supplier is out of . . .


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May 23, 2006 23:19 |  #7

yellow for me as well.

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Another vote for yellow here. Seems like that one is always the first to run out.



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May 24, 2006 00:46 |  #9

yellow was bought today...


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May 24, 2006 00:47 |  #10

On my Canon i9900 it's Yellow, Photo Cyan and Photo Magenta.


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May 24, 2006 01:41 |  #11

depends what type of photo you print. If you print alot of flesh tone as I do. light magenta usually goes out first.


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Yellow here too. Just about to run out.


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May 24, 2006 06:24 |  #13

Amazing. I was curious because yellow is always the one to run out for me. Maybe we should do a poll (don't know how to do that yet). Yes, always out of it at the store, as well.


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May 24, 2006 07:04 |  #14

yellow here as well on all my inkjets and color laserjet. It really sucks with my Epson 1280 since it uses a single multi color cart.


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May 24, 2006 07:19 |  #15

On my HP Color LaserJet 3800dtn, the yellow is usually the first of the colour toners to fail - but there's not much in it at the moment. I get through many more black toner cartridges than colour toner cartridges because of the amount of stuff printed in monochrome to save money. I retired my old monochrome laser; the 3800dtn is much faster (21ppm in monochrome or colour), has better paper handling (three trays) and a duplexer that runs at full engine speed.

The 3800dtn is a new machine which is still on its first set of toners - at the moment, black is 24% full (I have a spare waiting to go into the machine), cyan is 86% full, magenta is 87% full and yellow is 85% full. All the cartridges have a nominal 6000 page capacity.


My Canon i865 inkjet gets fed a mixed diet of jobs, and it depends exactly what I'm printing as to the usage. This machine gets used for CD-Rs, as well as the limited amount of photos I print myself. If I did more home printing, I'd go for a wider gamut machine with more colours, but the CMYKK (dye and pigment black) i865 does well enough for what I print at home.

Of the colours, usually yellow is first to go, followed by magenta and cyan, but if I've been doing small CD-R production runs, then it's heavily influenced by the colouring of the CD-R face.


I keep some cartridges around.

The colour laser emails me when the cartridges reach a predefined threshold, and I order cartridges based on that. I tend to be quicker in ordering a black than the colours, as this machine has the capability of continuing as a monochrome only printer if one of the colour toners is exhausted.

There's a full set of tanks for the i865 on the shelf - they have a pretty good shelf life.

I order in cartridges for my HP DeskJet 1220C according to the levels shown in the monitor application - to be honest I don't make much use of this printer now as the Canon i865 is superior to it in every way other than the HP is wide carriage (13 inches).


If I was more serious about home printing, I'd buy an archival grade wide carriage inkjet with CD-R capabilities, such as the new Pixma Pro 9500 when it launches (Canon printers have CD-R capabilities in Europe) or an equivalent Epson, and sell both the i865 and the DeskJet 1220C. However, I don't use either inkjet enough to justify the expenditure.

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