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Printer cartridges: No more a peripheral issue

Ravi Menon  |  Bangalore 

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The has already eaten away 8-15 per cent of the collective market share of OEMs over the last five years. Industry estimates put the size of the organised industry, including printer consumables like cartridges and toners at Rs 1,500 crore in 2007, and the unorganised grey market at double this figure.

A recent Garner paper titled

Printer cartridges: No more a peripheral issue

Sandwiched between counterfeiters and a grey market on the one hand and re-manufacturers (cartridge refillers) on the other, printer Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) are gearing up for these challenges.

The has already eaten away 8-15 per cent of the collective market share of OEMs over the last five years. Industry estimates put the size of the organised industry, including printer consumables like cartridges and toners at Rs 1,500 crore in 2007, and the unorganised grey market at double this figure.

A recent Garner paper titled image