[QUOTE=Xercus;2781605]We have to differentiate of course and while I have used HP replacements since I don’t pay for it myself (obviously), there are options like 3rd-party solutions. However, the math is as you say rather easy and calculating it you would probably reach the conclusion that per page, a laser printer is cheaper than an InkJet printer.
It can not be generalized to such a level though as it will largely be a battle of quality/the need of the individual and if you mainly print CD/DVD covers and maybe on top of actual burned CD-/DVD-R, an InkJet is to be considered a winner by walkover as a laser printer probably can’t compete even for the cover (printing on CD/DVD media being impossible, even for some InkJets).[/QUOTE]
You are of course right about the differences between laser/inkjet printers, but my point on a financial basis stands for both
It is true that “These printer company’s don’t make a dime on the printers, they make money on the ink”. I just don’t agree with the “If you want to pay under 100 bucks for a good printer use that companys ink” part. If they want to make money on the consumables, they should offer the printers for free (or a very low price compared to its true cost) o[U]n the condition[/U] that you use their inks/toners exclusively - it is the same with lots of medical equipment and I am sure with other stuff also. It would then be my choice to use it or not.