Ink-flation: Printer cartridge prices are climbing quickly
Posted 17 May 2012 - 10:35 AM
I'll second the part about the laser printer; but it's been my experience with some color inkjets that if you don't use the ink, you'll still lose it anyway - it seems many inkjet printers run ink-consuming cleaning operations on the print-heads if a few days have elapsed between prints.
Posted 17 May 2012 - 02:58 PM
All ink jet printers clog if they are not used on a regular basis. Epson printers are no better or worse for clogging. I have used them for years and had no clogging problem at all. Trust me if the inks would evaporate Costco wouldn't be selling them ... they do more product research than any other retailer out there. You need to talk to a few Costco customers before you make negative comments.
Posted 18 May 2012 - 02:01 PM
Posted 22 May 2012 - 03:36 PM
Do all printed materials now cost more because of this, like printers inks, product containers, and or other media such as newspapers, magazines, etc? Or are manufacturers just finding out they can charge more, and get away with it? I am more interested in why their are raising prices, other than they are....just because, and we need coupons to save money. The just because rationale...is a boring headline, in other news ink jet cartridges are going up in price again, when asked why....a spokesperson for the ink industry said, why not.
Such compelling news stories, makes me wonder where they got their online journalism degree... LOL
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