HP OPENS UP ON CARTRIDGE YIELDS

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HP OPENS UP ON CARTRIDGE YIELDS

 user 2007-06-14 at 12:40:00 pm Views: 79
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    HP opens up on cartridge yields
    Boxes will be more open about true costs as major rival enters market
    HP
    has confirmed that page yields of both standard and sample cartridges
    will be printed on the boxes of new printers from autumn 2007.The move
    follows complaints, highlighted in PCW last year, that sample
    cartridges disguise the true cost of a printer. They run out very
    quickly, and replacements can cost almost as much as a new
    printer.Stated pages yields will be based on new ISO standards, though
    there is not yet one for photoprints.HP is far from being the only
    company to sell printers with sample cartridges. But UK sales director
    Andrew Forsyth said it no longer does so with inkjets.The company is
    offering a new “value” ink pack across its range of inkjets, and on
    many models there is a new ‘specialty’ pack for photoprinting.Its
    sensitivity may not be unconnected with the advent of a major new
    player in the market HP dominates. Kodak is due this month to launch
    two new all-in-one inkjets, the Easyshare 5300 and 5500, which are said
    to print photos at between a third and half the cost of rival systems
    and up to four times as fast.Forsyth said their claimed page rates
    appeared to be 40 to 50 per cent lower than HP’s equivalent Officejet
    Pro L7000, and he questioned whether Kodak’s cited printer costs were
    based on standard pages.