Consumers Are Getting Printer Ink Savvy Lexmark Figures Suggest
Both business and private users are turning to more efficient printer ink cartridges in a bid to save money, newly-published figures suggest.
According to the latest statistics released by global printer and ink manufacturer Lexmark International, overall sales for the second quarter of 2009 fell to $904.6 million (£551 million), down from the $1.14 billion (£694 million) recorded in the same period of 2008.
Commenting on the sales, chief executive Paul J Curlander suggested that many consumers are now looking to become more savvy with their use of printer ink, opting for more efficient ink and toner cartridges rather than constantly spend money on replacements.
He noted: "Global economic conditions continue to negatively impact Lexmark and the overall distributed printing market".
This comes after Lexmark announced earlier this year that it has expanded its relationship with Dell, with the two companies set to continue working together on a range of printer models, printer ink cartridges and aftermarket sales.
As with the existing arrangement, the machines and the printer ink cartridges will be manufactured by Lexmark and marketed under the Dell brand.