In several ConsumerGrams, we reported that consumers were overpaying on computer printer ink by a total of $6 billion a year, because manufacturers were not disclosing their printer or cartridge costs per page. Furthermore, we showed that, over the useful life of a printer, the actually cost of the printer may be a little as a tenth of the cost of the ink! Therefore, ink price per page is the most important information for consumers to know when buying a printer.
To help consumers make better decisions, we created a new consumer calculator. The calculator lets consumers pick an ink jet printer that is most cost-effective for them. The information used in our consumer calculator comes from the testing lab QualityLogic and uses strict industry-accepted ISO standards.
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