Printing at 2880 and 1440 resolutions uses about the same amount of ink. The difference is 2880 only uses the finest dot (3.5 picoliter) rather than a variable dot structure. (2880 may look a little darker, particularly on matte papers, because the dots tend to bleed together. Use 1440 if you get excessive dot gain – pooling in shadows, spattering in highlights.)

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Ink cartridges first have to prime the printer tubes on initial installation. They have to purge shipping fluid designed to prevent clogging during storage. This doesn’t waste ink you paid for. Neither does the ink left in the cartridge when it runs out. There’s actually more ink in the cartridges than listed on the label.

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