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Re: Digital negative cost

Epson places a cost of approximately $1.20 per square foot at something like 45% coverage. For my work I simply figure $1.50 per square foot and though it may be more than actual costs I build that into my planning and the budget works out generally in my favor. I have found it is smart of plan with an overestimate than less. For instance, I've been making a portfolio using 24x30 Silver Rag, covering it with 20x24 ink surface so I figure the full cost of ink and paper @$2.25 for ink and $12 for paper. I come out ahead in the long run.
Jack F.

On March2007, at 4:18 AM, sitgesn1@netscape.net wrote:

I want to migrate to wide format negative and I think on the possibility to use an Epson 3800 to make 16x20 negatives but I should like to know before what is approximately the cost of such negatives Each 42x66" Pictorico transparency film sheets cost $576 that's $72 for each negative plus the hidden cost of ink. I've seen this printer uses 9 types of ink and each cartridge cost about $50-80 so how much can be the cost of each negative?
Does anybody use this type of printer or a similar one and know the real cost of a b&w negative for wide format -16x20"- carbon or cyano printing?