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 Dec 19, 2007 - 08:21 AM - by Michael
* HP, Staples sued over ink

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Another reason to go for laser printers - ink is costly enough and the big companies are being caught colluding to keep the price fixed.

The companies have also turned to using the ink equivalent of DRM, the use of microchips embedded in ink cartridges that work with a corresponding technical mechanism in the printer that blocks the use of unauthorized third-party ink. Adding insult to injury, most printers are lying, filthy ink thieves, according to a recent study, misreporting that they are low on ink when they are not.
Ouch... the article also touches on an earlier study that showed inkjets reporting their cartridge as "low" when they had more than half their ink left.
 

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