I’ll trade you my HP Ink for your first born

November 6, 2006

It’s a deal!  Thanks to Paul Kedrosky, I found this graph of the relative cost of HP ink vs. human blood, vodka, crude oil and others from Gizmodo:


The other day we made a costly mistake by buying a photo ink cartridge instead of a blank ink cartridge for our HP deskjet printer.  It took a few days to realize why the black ink was not as black as it should have been. Once we discovered the mistake, Mike and I attempted to estimate how much we have spent on ink since we bought the printer.  We didn’t get too far, but by the looks of this graph, we have been paying way too much!


about the author

Co-Founder & VP of Operations, FreshBooks Levi is a professional engineer with a BEng from the University of Victoria. Before co-founding FreshBooks as the VP of Operations, Levi managed projects at Apex Systems Integrators Inc., where his clients included Canadian Tire, Nestlé and Parmalat. Levi’s long term goals include: never losing the contest to wear shorts to the office for as long as humanly possible, some day growing back his mullet he had in the eighties and getting on the jumbotron at the Raptors game at least once a year.