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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.
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The label is flexographically printed in three colors with 100% ink coverage.
The Siemens 65E32 vector-controlled drive was a cost-effective replacement for the pneumatic controls, due to the unit cost per head, and it improved quality because of more consistent ink coverage.
The press that has improved the quality of the overall dot on a sheet is waterless lithography, a process that runs with less ink to obtain better and truer color and heavier ink coverage with undiluted ink.
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.
Total ink coverage: The recommended total ink coverage for newsprint is 240 to 260.
Concise Registration, Consistent Ink Coverage And Density, Accurate Folding And Binding Are Required.
Dot uses a rubber-coated counter-pressure roller to exert equalized pressure resulting in minimal dot gain, The result is that the print dot retains its round shape, the ink coverage is solid and small fonts are sharper.
Certain secure document designs, such as those with high ink coverage, have proven prone to bubbling.
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