Which Mag Warns Occasional Usage Could Waste Printer Ink

2012-11-21 10:06:03

Published on 2012-11-21 10:06:03

Using a printer on an occasional basis at home could see the owner wasting a large amount of printer ink, Which? has warned.

It revealed after testing a range of inkjet printers that a lot of fluid is dispersed during the printer head-cleaning cycles which run after the device has not been used for a long time.

Which? said that occasional use will cost the owner up to six times as much ink as printing everything out all in one go.

The study was revealed in the latest Which? Computing Magazine and it showed that the most wasteful device to be tested was the HP Officejet Pro 8500A Plus eAIO, which used 525 per cent more ink when printing colour graphics over a number of weeks, compared to doing this all at the same time.

Which? advises that when looking for a new printer it is important to consider what it is likely to be used for and what devices will be used to send documents to it.

Posted by Canzil Ahmed.

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