- Jun 25, 2014
- Reaction score
- United Kingdom
- Printer Model
- Canon MP610
You are more than likely right but to me it still makes little sense. Altering the size of a bag of Potato Chips or Crisps is easy, the only thing you have to alter is the weight measurement on the bag, a 30 second job on the print software and tweak the dispensers for the Crisps probably 30 seconds more. The same goes for most food.the game is not to put a few more millilitres into the cartridge or not , the game is to reap the maximum profit from the customers, and reducing the actual contents - whether it's inks here or potatoe chips in plastic bags is quite a popular game by lots of companies
Ink carts and spending out of new moulds different sized foam (as shown in peters post) and now i think about it altering software that programs the chips (no pun intended) on the ink carts just seems like a load of effort to save less than 5ml of ink, id sooner them just charge the £5-10 (or 20 is dollars) more for the device in the first place with normal size carts would save them time, probably money in the longer term, as ink is so cheap anyway, and certainly if i want to go all eco would help save the planet from the dreaded plastic scurge and having another load of it laying around in some factory.
I may be wrong perhaps they have looked in DEPTH at costs, then again i doubt it and it was more than likely a narrow minded decision and conclusion of give customer less we will make more money, which it may well not be once you factor in all the time and effort.