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Old Jan 13, 2004, 11:42 PM   #1
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Default Ink Cartrige Volume R300/i960

This may be getting petty but I can't find the volume of ink in the epson R300 ink cartrige?

Sales rep says R300 cartrige is bigger but that doesn't mean it has more ink?

Will a 3 picoliter printer R300 use more ink than a 2 picoliter printer i960?

If the R300 was a 2 picoliter printer I'd be all done trying to figure this out.

I like the features of the R300, USB input, Memory card direct printing and Higher resolution.

I haven't even been able to see a demo photo on the I960 because the Cannon cameras are handcuffed to the camera display, the printers are 25 feet away, and they don't have a card slot or a USB input.
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Old Jan 14, 2004, 12:16 PM   #2
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If they have the i900D at the store you speak of, put a card in that and print. It will be the same print out of there as the i960.

Also, working with Epson reps before, they are basically told "its larger" for every cartridge. They generally not given any sort of specific information except what is sometimes printed on the actual printer box.

Also, with newer printers, look more towards ink droplet size and not resolution. Popular Science had an excellent article about this and their ultimate conclusion was, "Ink drops are king."
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Old Jan 14, 2004, 1:45 PM   #3
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Now I don't know what the exact volumes are for the ink cartridges on the Epson. But after looking at the Canon i965 which is nearly identical to the i960, the Canon is able to print 210 pages at 5% Coverage per ink. On the Epson the Black is able to print 450 pages @ 5% Coverage, while all the other colors are able to print 430 pages each. The quantities are for A4 size paper (360dpi on the Epson) Looking at that I would say the Epson has twice the capacity of the Canon. Considering the Cartridges are within a $1 of each other the Epson appears to give you the best bang for your buck. Only time will tell if the Epson does print longer. Hope this helps. Here are the links to where I found the info.


http://www.epson.co.uk/product/print...or300/spec.htm

http://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/c...egory=Products

http://www.canon-europe.com/For_Home...ex.asp?specs=1
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Old Jan 14, 2004, 2:49 PM   #4
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Now I don't know what the exact volumes are for the ink cartridges on the Epson. But after looking at the Canon i965 which is nearly identical to the i960, the Canon is able to print 210 pages at 5% Coverage per ink. On the Epson the Black is able to print 450 pages @ 5% Coverage, while all the other colors are able to print 430 pages each. The quantities are for A4 size paper (360dpi on the Epson) Looking at that I would say the Epson has twice the capacity of the Canon. Considering the Cartridges are within a $1 of each other the Epson appears to give you the best bang for your buck. Only time will tell if the Epson does print longer. Hope this helps. Here are the links to where I found the info.


http://www.epson.co.uk/product/print...or300/spec.htm

http://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/c...egory=Products

http://www.canon-europe.com/For_Home...ex.asp?specs=1
What a JOKE. You don't post 90% of the other information either company provides.

Here's the rest:
Canon:
210 pages at 5% coverage per ink tank╣
Cyan: 750 pages, Magenta: 620 pages, Yellow: 460 pages, Photo Cyan: 340 pages, Photo Magenta: 260 (Printing ISO/JIS-SCID N5)╣
The 1 footnote is they are printed to bottom page at 4800x1200dpi

Epson:
Black: T0481 Capacity: 630 A4 pages (ISO/IEC10561 Letter Pattern at 360dpi, 3.5% duty) and 450 A4 pages (at 360dpi, 5% duty)
Colour: T0482 (Cyan), T0483 (Magenta), T0484 (Yellow), T0485 (Light Cyan), T0486 (Light Magenta)
Capacity: 430 A4 pages (at 360dpi, 5% duty per colour)

First you have a massive difference in the DPI which will certainly make a difference in ink consumption, not to mention the story changes when you look at per-cartridge results.

Heh, welcome to the no spin zone! :twisted:
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Old Feb 13, 2004, 11:33 PM   #5
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WHAT IS THE CONCLUSION OF YOUR ANALYSIS IN THE END WHICH USES MORE INK?

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