Re: [rp-ml] printing costs

From: Adrian Bowyer <>
Date: Wed Jun 08 2011 - 12:04:00 EEST

The typical cost for a 1 Kg reel of polymer for a RepRap or similar
machine is around $35. That's enough to print about two and a half

Not too bad, I think.

Best wishes


Dr Adrian Bowyer

On 07/06/11 12:10, Elaine Hunt wrote:
> To all,
> I went into shock yesterday when I went to buy ink for my home printer
> and I left them on the shelf. For this first time since I have have
> owned a home printer I found it more affordable to let Staples do my
> printing. Yes I calculated the page cost while in the store and was
> able to make my decision based on cost alone.
> Now what does that say for ever getting a 3d home printer. Has the
> market become so expensive that the service bureau industry could
> replace all home printing. If I lived near a service center they most
> certainly would do all my printing.
> With rising prices for basic needs where will non-essentials such as
> home based 3d printing fall? I am not encouraged for the future.
> Elaine
Received on Wed Jun 08 12:10:26 2011

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