“A computer is like an Old Testament god, with a lot of rules and no mercy”

Tuesday, May 25

Why is Printer Ink so Expensive?

HP attempts to justify the (absorbantly) high cost of inkjet ink.

They fail miserably. So badly in fact, that it just looks like their hiding something, like heavy mark-ups.


Walter M. Clark said...

You want another, possibly larger reason for the high cost of ink jet printer ink cartridges? Go to your local Staples, Office Depot or whatever and look at the seemingly endless wall of cartridges. Every time they produce a new printer a new set of cartridges just MUST be produced. How hard would it be to add "must use current cartridge" to the guidance for the engineers? They have to produce to use standard paper sizes, why not stick with one (or, maybe two, including extra large black) size and shape cartridge?