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Ink costs: Lyson's Martin says that many printer OEMs will quote a price per square foot for ink usage, but "Some of these published figures are a bit fuzzy, as to how they have been calculated." He suggests figuring around 1 to 1.5 ml of ink per square foot, because most inkjet printers fall within this range for a heavy-coverage print regardless of drop size, dpi, number of passes, or print speed. However, printing onto uncoated materials tends to consume less ink than coated materials, because the ink sits on the surface of the media.

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