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In 2003 Which? carried out research showing that measure for measure, ink was seven times more expensive than a vintage bottle of Dom Perignon champagne.

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In 2003 Which? carried out research showing that measure for measure, ink was seven times more expensive than a vintage bottle of Dom Perignon champagne.


That was then... almost ten years later, it's probably worth throwing out the bubbly and hoarding ink cartridges.

Save the planet... buy a new printer every time the ink runs out.
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In 2003 Which? carried out research showing that measure for measure, ink was seven times more expensive than a vintage bottle of Dom Perignon champagne.

However, Dom Perignon doesn't produce long-lasting colourful prints
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Ah - but champagne gives pleasure for maybe 5 minutes, after which it leaves you with a headache.

A good quality print lasts for 30+ years and will give pleasure throughout its life.

So 'measure for measure' printer ink is more than 450000 times the value of champagne.

Given meaningless comparisons it's quite possible to calculate meaningless results.

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Re: Printer ink

The price of Dom Perignon is what some people are prepared to pay for something they like but don't need.

The price of printer ink is(like petrol) what most people have to pay for something they need. Captive market!

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The price of printer ink is(like petrol) what most people have to pay for something they need. Captive market!

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I seem to remember from my youth certain girls for whom champagne was an apparent necessity.

I soon learnt that they were a luxury, however captiveating they believed themselves to be.

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I soon learnt that they were a luxury, however captiveating they believed themselves to be.

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