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It's ink, Jim but not as we know it.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 21 October 2019
Ink used to be made from Oak Galls. It's called oak gall ink or iron gall ink. The old monks used it, as did Pliny that old fella. You can still make it today and it's great for calligraphy. Basically you mix up oak galls (or apples) with vinegar and boil it, strain it and write with it. Now that is proper ink that makes you work for it.
Not like this stuff. Ink? It's more like soot or something monstrous.
Mind you, trying to pour your own oak gall ink into your printer is a) messy; and b) futile. You just end up with ink all over the floor and a fused printer.
Consequently, you have to buy this stuff.
And my-oh-my is it expensive. I paid twenty-three pounds and forty-five pence in October 2019. For that I received two tiny cartridges with tiny amounts of soot. The printer only cost eighty pounds but now I am paying a quarter of that every couple of months.
That's why I can't give it five starts. Oh yes, my friends and foes, it is a fine quality product and works as you would expect and as you want ... but the price is eye-watering.
Bring back those printers that printed onto side-holed fanfold paper. Clatter clatter clattery-clatter.
That was proper printing, none of this photo-realistic nonsense.
Or better a daisy wheel ... ooh typewriters i like you.
So, buy and be done. Or opt out and use a typewriter instead.