Children give them away sticker albums cole the door to then invest in giving benefits: trading cards itself. Much the same applies to inkjet printers, which follow the familiar pattern of freebie marketing – the razor and blades are its referent are to continue filling the coffers of those who take advantage of this lucrative business.
If anyone knows about this is that HP, which has dominated the printing market for years and does not want to sidetrack on land that has always worked especially well. A couple of years ago the company launched a unique service: its HP Instant Ink offers a “quota ink” that allows us to stay out of ink ever thanks to a comfortable (and expensive?) Monthly subscription, Is this the future of inkjet printers?
Share of mobile data quota ink
The truth is that the model is striking: instead of waiting for the cartridges of your printer ink are spent and then replace them, HP monitors cartridge status and send us new units when our printer is about to spend those already have. We never run out of ink, HP ensure that this resolves the problem intelligently and at a cost that may be of interest to certain users and businesses.
HP offers three monthly plans that have a cost of 2.99 dollars, 4.99 dollars and 9.99 dollars per month, and that can print 50, 100 or 300 pages per month respectively. There are interesting details: we can accumulate unutilized pages in each plan (up to 50, 100 and 300 respectively) and we can also print more pages (15, 20 or 25 respectively) for one dollar more if you need.
The design of these plans reminds us at data rates of mobile that we provide certain amount of data to consume and then give us options to spend more if you need an extra cost. To take advantage of the service will need a printer compatible with the service (take a look at the FAQ, there is a list of models), and as indicated by the responsible service no matter where we print photos or color pages and white pages black.
HP estimated that this service can mean a savings of up to 70% per year when using all pages of the plan without acquiring additional packages pages. The reference is the average cost per page to print pages according to ISO / IEC 24711 standard that provides a universal reference, and has been applied in this comparison to printers inkjet color with a price below 200 dollars using cartridges standard capacity.
The ink remains a precious liquid
The monthly subscription model HP is witty and according to data from the firm reduces spending on one of the most expensive liquid in the world. Two years ago we explained how ink printers that work with these cartridges is almost liquid gold.
Many comparisons have appeared on the subject- the HP ink according to some studies was twice as expensive than the perfume Chanel No. 5) and in those calculations showed how HP cartridges made the liter ink had a base price (for black) ink 2197.9 dollars per liter.
The data were not very different for other companies such as Epson, the cost per liter amounted to 2221.22 dollars, but is that as noted in this analysis those ink prices have only to climb even in difficult times of economic recession we have lived and are still kicking.
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New ways to sell the miracle of ink
Other manufacturers also have long been trying to offer their own alternatives in this segment where users are already realizing that the costs are much more important than it seems. Fighting cartridges and toners “compatible” has been a of the great battles fought by manufacturers -I had my most and my less with a laser Samsung does much- and to differentiate themselves from those models “clone” cartridges manufacturers have resorted to various techniques.
Cartridges, for example, have been simplified: Before each cartridge came with your system injectors, which gave more autonomy to printers but did decrease the profits of these companies, which ended up creating simpler cartridges with a sensor to detect the level ink . These cartridges also tend to be identical for both standard versions with standard capacity and for high capacity XL versions: manufacturers simply fill those cartridges and thus more fighting re-manufactured cartridge industry.
Epson realize a movement in this direction also recently time: the launch of its Ecotank system allows for ink tanks on one side of the printer that can go filling special bottles that make it easy, convenient (and cheap, say) the refilling of such deposits and the cost per page.
The comparison between the two alternatives is curious: in Epson compatible with Ecotank the initial cost is higher and the installation is more cumbersome, but once we have in place will not have to worry about them. In the case of the HP Instant Ink that initial cost is lower, but we must assume that monthly fee and go installing new cartridges when they run out the old, which is not particularly difficult at this point.
In both cases it seems clear that these systems provide valid and attractive alternatives for users who take advantage of these printers occasionally: for heavy users is clear that there are cheaper alternatives in both print black and white laser -the bet here are clearly as in color, with these online printing services for high amounts of photos they are much cheaper. For more visit http://generationguy.com/Tags: HP Instant Ink, Ink on demand, monthly plans, printing ink