Printer flout

by Yule Heibel on July 5, 2003

Need a reason to get those printer ink cartridges refilled? Read this and weep into your champagne glass: Ink used in home printers costs seven times more than a vintage champagne, according to a study by a British consumers association. (…) While a typical colour ink cartridge costs about $3.90 per millilitre, a bottle of 1985 Dom Perignon works out to about 51 cents a millilitre. That, as reported in today’s Vancouver Sun. Is this a corporate variant of “let them eat cake”? The article, based on a study in Which? magazine (London), adds that printers also will often tell you that the cartridge is empty when it in fact isn’t. “Ignoring the warnings can significantly increase printer output.” And then there are those refill places….

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