By Deane Barker on February 6, 2007
Kodak plans to sell inkjet printers with cheaper ink: This could be the start of something good.
Kodak’s ink will sell for about $25 when the printers hit stores in March. That’s far less than the $60 to $80 it typically costs for replacement ink for photo printers.
[…] Manufacturers can make as much as 75% profit on the sale of ink cartridges, says Jim Forrest, an analyst at Lyra Research. Printer ink is a $32 billion market worldwide, he says.
[…] Inkjet manufacturers have never lowered their prices or engaged in a price war, Forrest says. But that could happen if Kodak’s printers take off.
I still remember that my first color printer was $370, and the ink was $11. Then one day someone at HP got smart, because next thing I knew, the printer I bought was $170 and the ink was $33.