Liquid Gold: The Ink Rush

from the everyone-wants-in dept

It's no secret that printer ink goes for very high prices these days. We've noted in the past a comparison between the price of ink and vintage champagne (with the ink being more expensive). The SF Chronicle is taking a look at the same issue and noting that an Olympic sized swimming pool filled with printer ink would cost $5.9 billion (yes, with a "b"). Thus, it's no wonder that lots of companies are looking for ways to crack into the ink business, from selling cheaper ink cartridges to refilling old ones. It seems there are even Kinkos' style stores opening up that will refill your ink cartridges for you in a bright neon coated environment. It appears that, for many, printer ink appears to be liquid gold and lots of people are trying to get their share.
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    VonSkippy, 27 Jul 2004 @ 12:57pm

    It's all a matter of scale

    Buy a cheap color ink jet, and pay thru the nose for ink cartridges. Buy a Color Laser Printer for more up front money, and pay way less in consumables. The saying "ya get what ya pay for" is a lesson few people seem to learn.

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