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Frank Rant Alert: Inkjet Printer Ink Packaging

Published on December 16, 2016

Frank goes on a rant about desktop inkjet printer ink packaging. He is so upset he does not notice the light, although it could be the heat emanating from his head.

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By Ed Febinger on Dec 16, 2016

right on Frank lets hope the ink costs will be reduced enough to remove it from being the most expensive liquid in the world

 

By Wayne L. Cook on Dec 16, 2016

The cartridge packaging is prevent drying of the ink in the cartridge and insure quality performance after months in the store or your desk.
Most cartridges these days have an embedded chip to prevent counterfeiting. This insures that (1) the ink (and printer) will perform to the manufacturer's specifications and (2) they can recoup the losses incurred by selling the printer itself below manufacturing costs. This is the razors and razor blades model...

 

By Michael Riebesehl on Dec 16, 2016

Love your rant Frank as an owner of three different inject devices one for home office printing and the other two for my photography I am with you! (I won't divulge my reset, refill & reprofiling strategy)
Mike

 

By David Avery on Dec 19, 2016

And since the cartridge is reusable if refilled by others, we are actually paying circa $40 per ounce of ink ... (Of course, Americans pay more per gallon for bottled water than Gasoline also) ... Somehow this seems to defy the laws of economics... I love how the "Print and Distribute" model changed to "Distribute and Print" and put the costs on the end user.

 

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