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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    adam, 23 Sep 2009 @ 6:30pm

    Just following up on an old post...

    Xerox now charges a per-page cost for color prints on our color printers. You can get a color printer for less then $1K and get a cost per page of $.13 per page. The per page cost includes all onsite service and ALL supplies except for paper.

    The ideal solution is 2 Xerox machines, using one for very little color and one for medium to heavy coverage. Don't get the per-page plan on one and use it for your light color coverage.

    I hope this helps. Email me directly if you have any questions.

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