What’s this? HP printer ink’s needlessly expensive? I’m shocked, shocked!

What’s this? Winter is cold and summer is hot? My mind has been blown!

The Consumerist, which is one of the best blogs on the internet, furnished the digital world with this chart showing that HP Black Ink #45 costs twice as much as human blood. Facts?

HP Ink #45: http://www.shopping.hp.com/product/C6650FN%2523140?landing=supplies&category=&family_name=
$63.99/84mL which equals $0.76/mL

Blood: Apparently Red Cross classifies ~500mL of blood as being worth $200, so that comes out to $0.40.

I remember last year I realized that buying new ink carts for my HP printer cost more than buying the printer, which came with the carts. If it wasn’t for our dying planet I’d be throwing out brand new printers left and right. Anyway, if you want to stick it to HP, use a cart refill website like 123inkjets.com.

Source: The Consumerist

Asterios Kokkinos

I've written for National Lampoon & Cracked Magazine, been featured on NPR's "Marketplace", and had a pilot screen at the New York Television Festival. I've performed stand-up all over NY, Boston & LA. I love Babylon 5, yelling at the TV with my dad and naps.

  • doesn’t work that way. the cartridges that come with new printers don’t last as long as the refills.

  • Yes, HP ink costs an average of $3000.00 per gallon! Probably the most expensive liquid on the planet!


  • Dude thats just way too cool


  • Great information. I’m researching laser printers for my small office.

  • Yes, but only HP ink can resurrect the dead, defeat vampires, etc.

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