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#70 - ilikecows **User deleted account**
Reply +65
(03/17/2013) [-]
Why the heck is Printer Ink so damn expensive?

Honestly, what is it made of - Crude Oil? Squid Ink? I don't have a clue...
#195 to #70 - deargodshutup
Reply +1
(03/17/2013) [-]
actually, inkjet printer ink is more expensive per litre than crude oil,

and almost any other liquid as a matter of fact,

except unicorn seamen

seriously thought, ****** more expensive than crude oil
#193 to #70 - anon
Reply 0
(03/17/2013) [-]
Inkjet printer ink is more expensive per litre than crude oil...
#146 to #70 - anon
Reply 0
(03/17/2013) [-]
I worked at Epson years ago and they would sell the basic printers to the pc companies at a loss because people usually kept that free printer and then they made all their money back off the ink.
#102 to #70 - mikestrutter
Reply +5
(03/17/2013) [-]
it's one of the worlds most expensive liquids
#101 to #70 - saladtongsofdeath
Reply +3
(03/17/2013) [-]
its so expensive because its something that you absolutely need....
#99 to #70 - captchakid
Reply +7
(03/17/2013) [-]
I know right? Ink costs more than double the price of Human blood.
#87 to #70 - durkadurka
Reply +9
(03/17/2013) [-]
You're better off buying a new printer every time you run out of ink.
#74 to #70 - retributionthepimp
Reply +29
(03/17/2013) [-]
Well because so many things have to be factored into it, and the research and technology that goes into it as well.

" Inks must be formulated to withstand heating to 300 degrees, vaporization, and being squirted at 30 miles per hour, at a rate of 36,000 drops per second, through a nozzle one third the size of a human hair. After all that it must dry almost instantly on the paper."
#78 to #74 - ilikecows **User deleted account**
Reply +22
(03/17/2013) [-]
Oh.

I see why it is very expensive, now.
So it's the technology & research which is the 'main' price, and not necessarily the ink itself?
#82 to #78 - retributionthepimp
Reply +7
(03/17/2013) [-]
Well..if you want to think of it that way...but it's pretty much you get what you pay for.