Ink And Toner Cartridge Markets Will Recover
The market for ink and toner cartridges is set to recover in the new year, according to new research.
This comes after recent news of the decline in sales of manufacturers' own brand cartridges in favour of cheaper, third-party models during the recession, as a result of a general downturn in IT spending.
The market for inkjet consumables is set to grow by 1.8 per cent between 2009 and 2013, according to a study by research firm IDC.
Similarly, the toner consumables market is forecast to grow by 5.4 per cent in the same period.
In real terms, this will see an increase in sales of 314 million inkjet cartridges and 165 million toner cartridges.
Printer manufacturers have increasingly come under attack for the high pricing of ink cartridges, with past studies showing that ink is more expensive per millilitre than vintage Dom Perignon champagne.
By Angelina Jolessi.