*Version 1.0.31 updated on 14 May 2011*

If you are looking for;

  • How to know ink coverage of an image (jpg,png).
  • How to know ink consumption of an image (jpg,png) in percentage.
  • How to know how many time you print an image with your ink/toner cartridge. (comparative; e.g. a cartridge says print 100 pages, means a text page suppose to have %5-10 ink coverage)

This post probably will help you.

**Click here to calculate your image’s ink/toner coverages**

After my first PHP on-line ink coverage calculator, I received many post about having a stand alone application. I have answered all messages about the ink coverage calculation and I promised them to provide a better application which find the ink using of an image to estimate the consumption.

Fortunately, I had a little time to create an on-line application of Ink Coverage Calculator.  This time I made it in Flash/Flex. In a short time I promise to make an AIR stand-alone version. The on-line Ink/toner using calculator is completely FREE (and it will). For stand alone version; I think to release it for FREE cost so I’ll probably ask for donation for supporters.

In this version (1.0.29) of Ink & toner consumption calculator, I have used very simple interface. Main features are:

Upload image: PNG image format gives better calculation result than the JPG one. What is intresting in this version is the uploaded image are never saved in server’s temp folder! They are uploading right into the application (in to swf). This case is very cool cause even tough you upload an image about 2-3Mb, it takes few seconds (on my computer 2-3 seconds).  I also resize the image size if pass the  400×400 pixels frame to have better calculation time. In other case, an JPG/PNG of 2400×1800 pix. could take about 30 seconds!

CMYK layered image view: After image is uploaded. Now it is possible to see all layers (cyan, magenta, yellow, black) separately or 4 in 1 view.

Ink consumption percents: In this version we can only see the percents of consumption ink consumption, so not the amount of ink cartridge but in the future version, this functionality will will be available.

Ink consumption calculator need Flash Player 10 or above. You can download from adobe.com.

**Click here to launch ink coverage calculator **

Screen shoot - 4 in 1 view
Screen shoot – 4 in 1 view

Some image samples for testing.
(You should right click on images and select ‘Save image as…‘ to save your computer.)

CMYK %25 Pattern
CMYK %25 Pattern


CYMK mixed colours
CYMK mixed colours

I’ll be glad to hear about your test results.