Printer Ink Costs 10 Times More Than Vintage Champagne

Ink for home printers is ten times more expensive than vintage Champagne and many cartridges say they are empty long before they are, according to an investigation by Which? magazine.

A typical replacement cartridge for an inkjet printer costs around £1.89 per millilitre or £1,890 per litre. A bottle of Dom Perignon Vintage Champagne at the same price per millilitre would cost £1,417.50.

It was also found that the ink was more expensive than both Brent Crude Oil and Chanel No.5 perfume.

“Vintage champagne is hardly comparable,” Jamie Gryce, of Hewlett Packard, said. “The consumer will have to consider quality, versatility and ease of use when buying our products.”