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Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 08-09-2018, 03:26 AM  
Printing at home - what's the real cost?
Posted By mattt
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Printing at home is about scale. If you donít use the printer it clogs and becomes a maintenance concern.
I try to run a couple of prints per month - even making donations to local fundraising activities.

The novelty of printing a few images to rotate through a half dozen frames doesnít justify the cash outlay.

For my busy lifestyle I do appreciate the convenience of not having run into the city or my local printer. It does take up a bit of space.

I use an Epson SC P-800. Itís a beauty of a printer. It is however limited to just 17Ē in width meaning I still have to send out my larger requests.

The printer and extra ink was a big cash outlay and then packages of media on top of that (and waste is the biggest impact to economics). Buying paper in bulk means I have $ tied up in future images not yet sold.

If I were to offer any advise... just send your prints out as you fancy them. Even if you donít like the result it will be such a small waste of $ compared to the thousands you have tied up in a printer.

Printing at home will spend the money you could be investing in MF glass ;)
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