Lyra Inkjet Cartridges Must Be Monitored For Growth Of MPS

2010-01-27 09:00:04

Published on 2010-01-27 09:00:04

Inkjet products such as printer ink cartridges need to be monitored to allow for the further growth of Managed Print Services (MPS), it has been suggested.

This is one of the topics currently under debate at the printing industry research body Lyra's 13th annual Imaging Symposium, which is being held at the Rancho Las Palmas Resort and Spa in Rancho Mirage, California.

Print services are currently under heavy debate from US officials, with the National Conference on Weights and Measures in Tennessee meeting to try and regulate the packaging of printer ink cartridges.

At present, manufacturers do not include any indication of how much ink is in a unit or how long the cartridge will last, but officials hope to change this by bringing in regulations to the industry to standardise measurements for ink cartridges.

This has been met with fierce opposition from the industry, with analysts suggesting that ink cartridge manufacturers do not wish to lose their lucrative business model.

By Elaine Richards.

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