Customers will be able to buy more than one type of cartridge: from low-cost ink for bulk-printing purposes, to high quality ink for printing photographs. The low-cost ink will cost as little as € 10, Hoffman told the German newspaper. He also promised that the price of printers will not rise as a result.
The statement was given in Europe, more than a stones throw away from the U.S. , so hopefully they plan to make this a worldwide change and not region-specific. When you stoop down into the entry level range of InkJets, often a color cart replacement can cost you half what the printer did or even more. I say this is well overdue, with the cost of color inks being especially obscene. Then again, you could always just buy a laserjet.