Do the math - an HP # 88 (C9385AN) cartridge has 20 ml of ink and the corner office superstore like Staples or Office Depot charge $ 25.00 per cartridge. Seems like a great deal till you make the calculation per gallon. A gallon would need 189 such cartridges (1 gallon = 3786 ml). Simple math would yield a cost of $ 4731.00 per gallon...whew.
This is the cost for black & white ink. Color ink starts at $ 7000.00 per gallon.
The moment you read this, you probably would not mind $ 5 gasoline as much. So yes, printing can be painful for your business budget.
Manufacturer's like HP stopped mentioning the quantity in these cartridges. Instead they now state the yield in terms of number of pages. This HP # 88 cartridge is rated at 850 pages. Since that is at 5% page coverage, real world estimates would be closer to 250 to 300 pages which makes it a whopping 10 cents per black and white page.
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