I guess this is an easy printer question...

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  1. dbdraggin

    dbdraggin New Member

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    to make a long story short, i got a printer for x-mas.. printed alot of stuff with it and then had to return it for a new one because something happened with the gears inside. then i printed some more stuff... not nearly as much but they were bigger files sizes than previously and now its telling me my color cartridge is getting low on ink.

    does the size of the file determine how much ink a printer uses when printing?
    say for instance you have two identical 5x7 pictures and one is 3mb and the other is 1mb or less... will the larger file use more ink?

    its seems to me that it should, but then it seems to me that it shouldnt because the two pictures overall size are the same... this is making my brain hurt.


    the printer is an hp psc 2410xi photosmart all-in-one if that matters at all.


    thanks in advance!
     
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    EkriirkE Zika Xenu OT Supporter

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    Ink usage is only determined by picture size (Width/Height dimensions, not file size) and printing quality mode (Best, Normal, Draft, etc)
     
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