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what's the ink cost per sq ft on a HP 5500?

Discussion in 'Hewlett Packard' started by KR3signguy, Jan 21, 2009.

  1. KR3signguy

    KR3signguy Very Active Member

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    i thought I'd just ask
     
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  2. KR3signguy

    KR3signguy Very Active Member

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    ink that is
     
  3. threeputt

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    Can they give out a square footage price on ink costs? Seems like percent of coverage and ink density would be factors.
     
  4. KR3signguy

    KR3signguy Very Active Member

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    ballpark figure at productivity mode, standard gloss stock?
    or the ink yield would help.
     
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    Checkers Very Active Member

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    Since no two printers, images or profiles are exactly the same, ink coverage on the print will vary. A light colored image will use less ink than a dark image.
    If you're just starting out, I would estimate 500ml of ink will cover about 500 sq ft of media for estimating purposes. As you produce more product you'll get a better idea of what your average use is.
    Also, when I was printing in house, I used Onyx Postershop which showed you how much ink was used. I would assume most other rip software would have a similar feature. You may have to dig for the info though.

    Checkers
     
  6. KR3signguy

    KR3signguy Very Active Member

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    500ml of ink will cover about 500 sq ft
    is exactly what I needed, thanks
     
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