How can printers be so cheap when ink is expensive?

Answer One word answer: Marketing!They sell the printer at a loss to create a customer for ink cartridges. The revenues from the sale of ink cartridges more than makes up for the loss on the printer.It's... Read More »

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Y is printer ink so expensive and the printers so cheap ( almost equal in price ) ?

Buy your ink on the net, it's cheaper.Example: Epson costs about 19.95 for black and 24.95 for color.On the net, black is 1.99 and color is 2.99.Hope this helps.

Cheap wireless printers?

they're mutually exclusive. cheap = poorly made and problematic and expensive ink cartridges which will take away more money than you saved buying "cheap."Epson wins for best price/feature comparis... Read More »

Cheap Printers perfect for College?

Like the other posts, a laser printer is by far the cheapest way to go. You can get more prints than any deskjet or inkjet printer for that matter. The HP 1102W is your best bet.

Cheap Printer Ink Ruins Printers?

I agree with you that cheap inks are a bad idea. There's a reason they are so cheap. It's because they use very low quality ink in their cartridges. Even though manufacturer's ink is a few dollars ... Read More »