There’s been a bit of talk recently about the price of petrol in Australia. Talk is that we’re being protected at the pump by a strong local currency and if the situation in the Middle East or the strength of the Aussie dollar deteriorated, we’d be staring down the barrel at $2 a litre.
Well, if you really want something to scare you, forget petrol.
The average inkjet printer or multifunction device gives you around 10 millilitres of ink for your $30 or so pricetag. That works out to be around $3000 per litre.
So coal and oil might be called “black gold”, but it’s no wonder that inkjet printer manufacturers are keen to protect their markets from cheaper third-party alternatives.
- HP releases new small business inkjet and laser printer range
- Proof it’s cheaper to buy a new printer than replacement ink tanks
- Lexmark rolls out Pinnacle Pro901 MFC with $7.95 510-page black ink cartridge
- REVIEW: Fuji-Xerox Phaser 3125N mono laser printer
- Kevin Rudd to battle Julia Gillard for Labor Party leadership 9am tomorrow