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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    Nithya, 23 May 2008 @ 4:48am

    Hp Printer

    It's getting difficult buying cartridges considering the price they are at than getting a printer these days. Any one knows where we can get inkjet catridges on a cheaper rate obviously not oompromising on quality.
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    Nithya

    Great printer toner and ink cartridge deals, discounts and coupons. Also, check out the latest printer reviews and technology news. http://blog.concordsupplies.com

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