Our online poll of 102 readers found that 96% wanted manufacturers to be required to disclose the cost of printing on printers and printer cartridges. Because of the lopsidedness of the tally, the error rate in this poll would be plus or minus 3.9%, assuming respondents are representative of the general population. Clearly, consumers want more information on the cost of printing before buying printers.
The New Jersey legislature is considering a bill that would require better labeling on printers and cartridges. In addition, weights and measures organizations are investing the problem.
The fact is that better information would heighten competition and bring savings to consumers. Our research finds that consumers can save up to $6 billion per year, if only they had better information on the ink cost per page.
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