As per a news article published in the newspaper a few days ago, a person has come up with a suggestion that can potentially save the US government around $400 million.
The solution? Use the Garamond font instead of the one being used today.
While most people are discussing this specific point, a line that was mentioned in the article is of much interest. The statement that a litre of printer ink costs twice as much as the same amount of French perfume.
On similar lines, a few years ago, a website had found that the cost of filling an Olympic size swimming pool (50 mtr by 25 mtr) with printer ink would cost a staggering $6 billion. Yes Billion.
Similarly, another blog mentioned the cost of printer ink as an infographic.
Also including links to a few more related articles.
- Indian-origin teen shows US how to save $400 million, http://www.rediff.com/news/slide-show/slide-show-1-india-teen-shows-us-how-to-save-400-million/20140330.htm
- Gartner: Printer Ink Costs More Than Perfume, https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20041012/1139207.shtml
- Liquid Gold: The Ink Rush, http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20040726/1015252.shtml
- HP Accused Of Expiring Ink Cartridges, https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20050222/1220232.shtml
- Is HP Finally Just Targeting Ink Counterfeiters, and Not Legit Refillers?, http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20090602/1008105097.shtml
- The Injustice of Printer Ink Prices Exposed, http://visual.ly/injustice-printer-ink-prices-exposed
- Printer Ink – What it Really Costs (Infographic), http://www.the-digital-reader.com/2012/09/19/printer-ink-what-it-really-costs-infographic/#.Uzp1qrRf2ds
- Ink Cost’s More Than Human [Infographic], http://dailyinfographic.com/ink-costs-more-than-human-infographic
- You Thought Gasoline is Expensive? Printer Ink is Over $5,500 Per Liter, http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/if-you-thought-gasoline-was-expensive-color-ink-costs-1500-per-gallon-186192
- INFOGRAPHIC: Is Printer Ink the Most Expensive Liquid in the World?, http://www.techopedia.com/2/29490/personal-tech/personal-computers/infographic-is-printer-ink-the-most-expensive-liquid-in-the-world
- Most Expensive Liquids And Why Printer Ink Costs So Much – Infographic, http://www.infographicpost.com/most-expensive-liquids-printer-ink-wins/2012/04/26
- Printer Ink: What it Really Costs [Pic], http://www.geeksaresexy.net/2012/09/26/printer-ink-what-it-really-costs-pic/
- The Shocking Cost of Printer Ink Exposed, http://infographicjournal.com/the-shocking-cost-of-printer-ink-exposed/