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HP's Less Bang for your Buck..

Posted on 17 December, 2007 by john There have been 0 comments

Dreadful HP Ink Value over time?

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I use a desktop inkjet printer, mostly because of their ease of use, convenience and speed. I've been watching how the manufacturer's have been filling cartridges with less and less ink - below are my own personal views and experiences with Hewlett Packard.

I would say I'm a typical user, printing off every day reports, invoices and so on. I've changed printers every few years and the cartridges I use mostly are black ones.

Below are the cartridge codes and the corresponding ink volumes they contain:-

Year's used     Cartridge Code         Ink Volume
1998-2002             No.45 (51645)             42ml
to 2005                   No.15 (C6615)             15ml
to 2007                   No.21 (c9351a)              5ml

Looking at the wholesale price of each of these cartridges, today (17th December, 2007) from a UK supplier:-

graph2.jpg Cartridge     Total Cost     Cost/ml
No 45                 £13.48             £0.32
No 15                 £12.65             £0.84
No 21                 £6.64               £1.33

I've also noticed that the printers themselves aren't built as well as they used to be and don't last as long :-(

I'm starting to think that I need to move away from using an inkjet printer, or at least the HP offerings.


This post was posted in HP, Information and was tagged with c6615, c9351a, convenience, HP, ink cartridge, invoices, offerings, printer consumables, printers, t0, typical user

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