Sunday, January 13, 2008

Cheap Soy-based Printer Ink

Not an engineering feat by any means, just a simple thing that we ought to have access to. A color printer came with my iMac. It retailed for $150. The cost of replacing all the ink quickly outpaces the cost of the printer, in like 4 months of use. It's also very chemical-y ink I think. I want soy-based eco-ink that costs $5 per cartridge. I will pay more for a non-disposable printer if my ink were ec0-friendly and it was made of eco-friendly plastic that could be disassembled easily after breaking down. No more planned obsolescence. I'll pay for longevity and eco-friendliness.

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