I'm going to have to dispute this claim because if you haven't noticed, HP ink carts contain near double the amount that Epson. However, I'm not saying you're totally wrong since I haven't seen which inks that the latest Epson printers use so a price:quantity comparison had not been made on the latest printers.LeeJend said:If you are price conscious stay away from HP. Their overpriced ink is the only thing keeping HP-Compaq out of bankruptcy court.
The EPSONs I've had have been offensively noisy and did not last that long. The canon I got my wife last year has been very nice. S820. It is fast, queiter than the epsons. The print head does not clog like the epson and it uses individual ink cartridges so you only repalce one color at a time. The 820 is probably discontinued now but its replacement will do as well. $50 for printer with a set of ink cartridges. About $12 per cartridge for replacements.
One thing I forgot to mention earlier, and Prodj88 jogged my memory with his reply, is that Epson and Canon printers do not have a print head on their ink cartridges which is a nother reason why their ink carts seem to be cheaper. Whereas HP and I believe Lexmark have a print head on every ink cart that they sell, so that there is no worry of it getting clogged up.prodj88 said:Let me just tell you this. don't get canon because they don't last long. hp uses thermal ink so it nevers gets clogged. i had a canon s520 (fairly new) and it clogged and to replace the catridge thing was like 70 bucks which was almost as much as the printer. I would go with any HP or possibly Epson Lexmark is good too but its for rich people...lol