HP's Less Bang for your Buck..
Dreadful HP Ink Value over time?
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:-
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.