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Consumer Report recommend refilling as cost-effective measure

November 15, 2011

Canadian survey offers advice in testing 135 printers.

Canadian news network CTV News have recently tested 135 printers in a Consumer Report in a bid to discover the most cost-effective printer, and recommended cartridge refilling as a measure against expensive-to-operate printers.

Adam Bai of Vancouver-based Ink Toner Cartridge Ltd. stated that the “process saves consumers as much as 80 percent” and stated that “a black laser cartridge is about CA$98 ($95/ €70) to buy new and CA$48 ($46/ €34) to refill. A black inkjet cartridge is CA$20 ($19/ €14) new and CA$7 ($6/ €5) to refill.

“There’s also a secondary environmental benefit of keeping old cartridges from ending up in the landfill.”

The test involved printing thousands of pages of text, colour graphics and photos to assess quality and time, as well as the volume of ink usage. Recommended models include the all-in-one HP Officejet Pro 8500A, HP Officejet 6000 Wireless and the Brother MFC-7360N.

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