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PRO-100 prints before cartridge replace???

 
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Jan 14, 2013 15:03 |  #1

Wasn't sure how to word this so I will just blabber-mouth it and hope for the best... I know that there are various print sizes and qualities but I was wondering if anyone can give a rough estimate on the life of the ink-tanks? Approximately how many prints can I expect before running dry and having to replace cartridge(s)...?

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Jan 14, 2013 15:44 |  #2

I don't have the printer, but can ask the "obvious" question:

What size prints are you interested in?


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Jan 14, 2013 17:20 as a reply to  @ tonylong's post |  #3

Like Tony said, it depends on the size of the prints. Also, the colors being used.
The tanks generally will not run dry simultaneously, as you may end up replacing certain colors two or three times before replacing others even once.

That said, to answer your question (somewhat humorously) the tanks will always run dry much more quickly than you would like them to. These Canon Pixma Pro printers are well-known "inkhogs" and are moderately expensive to keep up with its ink consumption requirements.


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Jan 14, 2013 18:20 |  #4
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I am looking to buy same printer.In my research I found this.
Colour photo (A3+)

Ink tank Average yield (pages)
CLI-42BK Black 65*
CLI-42GY Grey 70*
CLI-42LGY Light Grey 111*
CLI-42C Cyan 58*
CLI-42PC Photo Cyan 60*
CLI-42M Magenta 48
CLI-42PM Photo Magenta 37
CLI-42Y Yellow 51



Colour photo (10x15cm)

Ink tank Average yield (pages)
CLI-42BK Black 900*
CLI-42GY Grey 492*
CLI-42LGY Light Grey 835*
CLI-42C Cyan 600*
CLI-42PC Photo Cyan 292
CLI-42M Magenta 416*
CLI-42PM Photo Magenta 169
CLI-42Y Yellow 284



* Estimated supplemental yield

Ink yield may vary depending on texts/photos printed, applications software used, print mode and type of paper used.

For more information see: How page yields are measured:
http://www.canon-europe.com …eld/methodology​/index.asp (external link)

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Jan 14, 2013 18:56 |  #5

I have to say if you are worried about the cost of printing anything 10×8 sized or bigger, you will get much better value for money by having prints made in a LAB than you will printing yourself at home. I estimate that with paper and ink, using Canon Platinum Pro paper and OEM inks in my MG5150 printer an A4 print costs about £1.50. I can have A3 or 16×12" photographic prints done on Fuji Crystal Archive paper using the latest printing machines; and the quality is excellent. They cost £1.10 each! I do still do some printing at home, but because I like to, not because of cost or quality.

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Jan 15, 2013 10:24 |  #6

My Epson R2880 uses 1.5 mL per square foot of print. For a 405 mm x 305 mm print* the ink alone works out at £1.85.

*Thats for printing on A3+ paper for a 500 mm x 400 mm frame.

As Alan says, printing at home cannot compete with Lab prices.


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Jan 16, 2013 20:20 |  #7

I am not worried about the cost or anything. I am just interested in the cost per print. I am doing mainly 8x10 (8.5x11) but do a couple 11x14s and 13x19s... Just wanted to know the estimated yield per ink tank... I am doing some print jobs for a friend here and there and wanted to know about what I can expect so I can zero in on just how much is fair to charge... Thanks to ebjo for the hints...


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