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Should the printer be using this much ink?

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I just bought a brand new ink color cartridge so I could so I could print ~30 5x7 postcards on card stock. Only 16 postcards in, I'm already low on ink. I wanted high quality prints, but how could there possibly be so little ink in a new cartridge/how could my printer be using so much ink? It would actually be cheaper to pay a service or business to design and print cards for me than to print it myself at home. Is my printer malfunctioning, it's only a couple years old? Should I just throw it in the trash and start paying businesses to print for me?

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Could be normal - regular cartridges do not print as much as do the "XL" versions.

 

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So essentially if you need high quality color prints it's more economic to just go to FedEx and have them print for you. Lesson learned, ~$2 a page to print at home. Definitely not worth it.

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