[Editor's note] In his January newsletter, author and photographer David Saffir delves into the topic of just how much printing your work can cost you and where you can eliminate waste.
By David Saffir
In my view, the hidden costs of ink jet printing can be summed up in one word: waste. In a moderately busy photography studio, this can amount to hundreds of dollars per year. I intend to limit the discussion to large format photo quality ink jet printers, and exclude machines that are used in sign making and similar activities. Later in this summary, I will look at the numbers and add them up.