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ink coverage

The amount of ink used by a laser-class or inkjet printer depends on the type of document printed. A vendor's estimate of ink cost is typically based on a business document with a rather low 3 to 5% coverage. If you print full pages, the estimates are not going to be accurate. As you can see from the sample pages below, the costs can vary greatly.


Ink Coverage Percentages
Although the cost-per-page estimates for these Tektronix printers are in 1999 U.S. dollars, the comparisons are still valid. The more graphics and color, the higher the cost. The Phaser 840, a solid ink printer, was the least costly. The 740 and 780 were laser printers. Tektronix color printers were later acquired by Xerox. (Image courtesy of Tektronix, Inc.)
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The value of non-uniform ink coverage of the printing substrate, or the non-uniformity number (NU), is obtained by the equation NU = Ux-Lx.
It is cheaper to operate the 660C; cost of color printing is half that of the 560C because of increased capacity of the color cartridge and improvements in ink coverage.
VersaDrop technology increases the flexibility of the StarFire SG-1024/-M-A printhead by expanding its fundamental drop size to over 80 picoliters for broader ink coverage and full grayscale printing for job components requiring more tonal expression or higher color saturation, all without penalty to productivity," he concluded.
It should be understood that only highest quality offset printing by standards of the industry will be acceptable with clean, clear, even detail on all lettering with consistent ink coverage (no light and dark areas will be acceptable).
Total throughput times depend upon such factors as front-end RIP, file size, printer resolution, ink coverage, and networking, etc.
Dot technology leads to a minimal dot gain, a full round dot, good ink coverage in solid areas, and sharper printing of smaller fonts.
A dual infrared (IR) drying system enables the Oce Arizona 600 to run at higher speeds while still drying multiple types of media, even with heavy ink coverage.
Ink coverage for the outer print on the label needed to be applied in greater volume for enhanced security.
The reduced water pickup decreases color shift and imparts more consistent ink coverage throughout the print run.
Users can reduce the amount of ink coverage on pages that have more text and fewer graphics, such as transactional pieces.
Total throughput times depend upon factors such as computer, file size, printer resolution, ink coverage, and networking.
According to the company, Tango C2S provides two coatings per side, and is an exceptionally smooth surface that allows for uniform ink holdout and consistent ink coverage.