When we think of expensive liquids, quality champagne or French perfumes come to mind. You might be surprised to discover that printer ink is one of world's costliest liquids. survey from U.K. consumer watchdog "Which?" revealed that some printer ink that is sold by tech companies is pricier than many champagnes. It reported that printer ink from printer makers can be up to 286% more expensive than alternative ink from companies that do not make printers. watchdog said that some branded printer ink can cost as much as $846 litre. consumer rights expert from Which? said: "Printer ink shouldn't cost more than bottle of high-end champagne or Chanel No 5."
Which? said non-branded ink cartridges can be as good as, if not better than cartridges made by big printer makers. expert said: "We've found that there are lots of third-party products that are outperforming their branded counterparts at fraction of cost." Which? calculated that buying non-branded ink could save consumers around $398 year. It added that deciding which ink to put in printer should be " personal choice and not dictated by make of your printer". Printer manufacturers said they produce better quality ink. Epson said: "As non-genuine inks are not designed or tested by Epson, we cannot guarantee these inks will not damage printer."