We are all aware of how expensive printer ink has become over the last few years. What we may not be aware of, however, is the fact that we are getting less for our money than only we did in the past. Indeed, most major printing cartridge manufacturers have been placing less and less ink into their cartridges. They have even gone as far as to offer so-called “XL” units that supposedly last longer but in reality, many contain an equal amount of ink or even less than their standard counterparts. This forces the consumer to purchase these expensive cartridges more frequently.
The companies themselves claim that this has to do with inks lasting longer and printer styles having become more efficient, however consumers are still feeling the financial bite that these cartridges can cause.