US Agency To Regulate Ink Cartridge Volumes

2010-01-12 10:44:30

Published on 2010-01-12 10:44:30

Issues surrounding the volume of ink in cartridges, as well as the cost of the liquid overall, are to be brought up at an annual conference.

The National Conference on Weights and Measures, which is scheduled to take place from January 23rd to 27th in Nashville, Tennessee, will question the legality of ink cartridge manufacturers' decisions to not include the volume of an ink cartridge on the unit or packaging, reported news site.

Instead, users can only see how many pages they can print on a particular printer before they have to change the ink cartridge.

Many consumer groups have regularly questioned the high price tags of ink cartridges which often contain a fraction of an ounce of the liquid.

Max Gray, chief of the Bureau of Weights and Measures in Florida and the official who originally submitted the issue to the national group, said that the Nashville conference presented the ideal opportunity to deal with the issue once and for all.

"It's time to sort all of this out," he added.

A report published last year found that ink was more expensive ounce-for-ounce than Dom Perignon champagne.

By Ramsey Dehani.

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