| 11:54 am on Jul 29, 2005 (gmt 0)|
What happens when they actually ARE empty? No helpful message!
| 11:57 am on Jul 29, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Given a choice of throwing out a nearly new cartridge or keeping a spare around there's no contest ;)
| 12:11 pm on Jul 29, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Keep your eye on them: When they are empty they will push air through your printhead - this can quite quickly damage the printhead and these are so expensive (between about £70+VAT and £250+VAT, depending on your machine) that you usually might as well replace the machine.
Some brands leave 30% of the ink in the 'empty' cartridge to protect the printhead.
Just something to consider when analysing the costs!
| 1:09 pm on Jul 29, 2005 (gmt 0)|
That's a good point, thanks for that. So, whichever way you cut it the printer manufacturers really do win :(
| 6:14 pm on Jul 29, 2005 (gmt 0)|
|whichever way you cut it the printer manufacturers really do win |
How do you think they can afford to give away so many printers with new machines? ;)
I recently purchased a real nice HP all in one office jet. I got it home to find that the cartridges for my new printer are at least 33% SMALLER than my last printer and are $15 MORE than the older catridges. How nice.
| 6:27 pm on Jul 29, 2005 (gmt 0)|
I know what you mean. The thing is I'd be happy to pay £1,000 for a decent home printer if I knew it would always do what it's supposed to do and last me 10 years like my first colour laser did (£10K at that time). But, no matter how much you pay for a home printer now you have to live with the fact that they'll try to rip you off on the cartridges/toners. And the quality is likely to be flaky.