Myinkpro.com Advises Consumers Conduct Research and Advocate for Cheaper Printer Ink

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There is a growing perception consumers pay too much for your average HP ink cartridges. Backed by company financial reports, there is compelling data fueling the belief a majority of printer manufacturer's profits come from ink.

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There is a growing perception consumers pay too much for your average HP ink cartridges. Backed by company financial reports, there is compelling data fueling the belief a majority of printer manufacturer's profits come from ink. In fact, the cost of HP ink can be as much as $7,000 per gallon.

Printer manufacturers have been on the attack against third party vendors, which sell compatible cartridges at a fraction of their price. After pushing their own lawsuits claiming patent infringements, home printing companies are responding with increased safeguards. Among these safeguards are microchips embedded in the inkjet cartridges to block unauthorized third party ink. Compatible ink vendors condemn the new microchips, claiming they prematurely notify the user of low ink.

Like a political debate, there are fact checkers behind the scenes testing cartridges and pages, searching for the truth. Third party testing labs have been comparing original equipment manufacturer (OEM) ink and toner against third party since they came out with the 92298A toner cartridge back in 1992. The battle began when printer manufacturers claimed their warranty was void if consumers did not use their supplies. The Sherman Act was referenced, stating it was unlawful to void a warranty based on mandating a certain brand of consumable.

Often, a great deal for a new color printer with optimal dpi quality will come at a cost. Many contend the real cost comes from repeat purchases of ink cartridges which appear to be greatly marked-up. Arming themselves with options, consumers can do their own fact checking by paying to get copies of independent lab reports, or conducting their own testing. By simply comparing how many pages a commercial ink cartridge weighs against a comparable third party ink replacement, one can determine which is the better value. If consumers feel third party ink cartridges offer a better value, they are encouraged to advocate fair prices through appropriate channels.

Myinkpro.com offers cheap printer ink prices on high quality replacement inkjet cartridges and original OEM laser toner cartridges. Contact them at (877) 899-0408 or visiting their website at http://www.myinkpro.com

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