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nrjperera    13

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nullie    25

no wonder I am always freaking out about the cost of printing. 10cents a sheet adds up quickly to hundreds of dollars per small print job if I ever want to send a bunch of stuff out, albeit small legal letters and stuff to people.

 

then the cost of the ink once it runs out.. yeah.. $30 bucks a refill, which runs out after only a few hundred sheets. woot.

 

fair cost of ink $5 bucks, for full color cartridge. about the cost of a cheap pen. more pricey premium ink sets, $10. and it better give me 100 high quality photos,

 

btw, printing text ain't so bad.. but printing pix and high resolution quality photographs en mass, that will set you back. I still haven't done that, but I am guesing it would suck my printer dry doing high resolution photography prints regularly.

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XerXis    251

there are many things that cost more than human blood, I don't really see how that is relevant

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Shiranui    1,700

Why should this be a surprise? 7 million humans on the planet and millions having their blood spilt like water every day.

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virtorio    2,243

If I sold all my blood I could buy quite a bit of Vodka.

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nullie    25

the comparison is nothing to do with how much blood costs. it's the fact that.. ink cost more than other things that are actually worth something. ink is more pricey than all the other major liquids out there.

 

ink is also really cheap to make. there probably isn't anything in ink that costs but I don't know. all those other substances cost quite a bit due to demand, and all the resources they take to extract and create (sometimes the other substances take years to formulate, age, and make; not ink). ink is just made up from nothing and put in a vile.. like sugar water. but it's made of other stuff.. cheap dyes, water, what else I don't know. point is, it's cheap, but cost more than all those other substances.

 

btw a gallon of quality paint costs about $50-$80 bucks. a gallon of ink might cost over a $1000 dollars.

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nullie    25

hey I did the calculation. there is about 3785 ml in a gallon. so it would cost $2649.5 USD if ink costs $.70 per ml.

 

that's $2649.5 per gallon of ****ing printer ink.

 

 

that's more than the price of an ounce of gold or something that is actually worth something. lol

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n_K    1,658

hey I did the calculation. there is about 3785 ml in a gallon. so it would cost $2649.5 USD if ink costs $.70 per ml.

 

that's $2649.5 per gallon of ****ing printer ink.

 

 

that's more than the price of an ounce of gold or something that is actually worth something. lol

Maybe printer manufacturers have ounces of gold just lying around to prove and justify their extremely high price of ink.

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neo1911    795

Don't know why FTC doesn't investigate the biggest scam of our times. May be they are in bed with these Printer companies.

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DocM    12,774

What price the market will bear isn't the FTC's job. They're only concern is that the companies don't collude on a single price in a non-competitive way.

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francescob    560

And that's why you should always remember to print only with the blood of your enemies. Or in alternative to buy an officejet and print in draft mode (unnoticeable from normal on most pages especially on latest models).

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compl3x    6,262

Overpriced ink and dodgy printers which won't allow you to print when the carts are low or if one colour is out. Printer makers are ######. 

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Osiris    804

Yeah collusion is bad and all but....I think the message I am going to take away is that I am rich.  40c a ml, and my body can produce blood...suckers.

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compl3x    6,262

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francescob    560

Overpriced ink and dodgy printers which won't allow you to print when the carts are low or if one colour is out. Printer makers are *******s. 

 

Even worse are the printers that when the black cartridge is empty start printing black using all the color cartridges, emptying them in no time. Or those that print black with the color cartridges when you print on both sides (some crappy Canons).

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cork1958    1,092

What's really surprising is that the cost of ink hasn't come down much since I got my first printer back in 1997!!

 

What's worse than that is I have to go out and buy a new cartridge when I do mostly because the dang ink has simply dried up so bad it's unusable!

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Hum    6,930

Today's lesson kids:

 

Refill your ink cartridges with your blood !

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Nefarious Trigger    6,988

Absolute scam.  But then again, 3rd party replacements and refills are also worthless...

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jren207    33

It depends on cartridges that are either just simple ink tanks, or whether they have a print head built into the cartridge.

I own an Epson printer, and they are just ink tanks, so it means I can't recycle them for money, as they are worthless to anyone else, however they are still quite expensive because of being "genuine high quality ink".

Also you need to have a bit of ink still left in the cartridge, because if it dries out completely, then the print head will be clogged and damaged.

Luckily there are people who bulk buy genuine cartridges for printers, then if their printer dies, they sell them on eBay, then I bulk buy them myself, and use them, or do the same should mine die! :D

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Max Norris    2,071

Cheaper just to buy a new printer more often than not.  Kind of wish I hadn't gotten rid of my dinosaur Okidata line printer for simple stuff that didn't need to be pretty.. that thing would go forever, and cost near nothing to re-ink.

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n_K    1,658

Cheaper just to buy a new printer more often than not.  Kind of wish I hadn't gotten rid of my dinosaur Okidata line printer for simple stuff that didn't need to be pretty.. that thing would go forever, and cost near nothing to re-ink.

Ironically the printer manufacturers got smarter on that front, the ink cartridges you get with new printers are only about half full.

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perochan    149

the ink will also dry up if I don't use it a lot. so... ya... ink is a gold digger.

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+FloatingFatMan    13,400

I gave up on the whole ink drying up issue and went out and bought a laser printer instead.

 

No more ink drying out!

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