Which is cheaper - Inkjet or ordering photo prints online?
Greg did a bunch of research this week getting to the bottom of which is cheaper, ordering your prints online or printing them yourself with an Epson Inkjet Photo Printer. He priced everything down to the square inch with sizes from 4x6 up to 16x20. Check out the numbers and see how much cheaper inket printing can be vs ordering online. Have any comments or questions? Let's hear it below! Greg also answered questions about exposure, backgrounds, depth of field and flash photography. Keep shooting!
|Size||Count||Package Cost||Luster $/in2||Ink $/in2||Paper Cost $/in2 (.003)||Luster Per Print||Mpix per Print||Mpix cost (w/o ship)||Epson Cost||Difference|
|13x19||50 sheets||$77.50||.0063||.96 - 11x14||.462 - 11x14||1.42 - 11x14||$7.49 - 11x14||$374 - 50 11x14||$71 - 50 11x14||$303|
|13x19||1.53 - 13x19||.741 - 13x19||2.27 - 13x19||$748 - 100 11x14||$142 - 100 11x14||$606|
|10"x100'||Roll||$41.51||.0035||$2.29||$343 - 150 8x10 prints||$78 - 150 8x10||$265|
|24"x100'||Roll||$85.00||.003||1.88 - 16x20||.96 - 16x20||2.84||$20.39||$1529 - 75 16x20 prints||$213 - 75 16x20||$1316|
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