Research and Markets has announced the addition of Western European Inkjet Aftermarket Overview: 2003-2008 to their offering.

This report provides an overview of the inkjet printer cartridge market
and aftermarket. It is an update of the White Paper that was published in May
2003, and draws upon forecast information taken from the latest inkjet printer
supplies forecast for 2003-2008. The report examines the inkjet cartridge
market and more specifically the inkjet cartridge aftermarket. It discusses
how this market is broken down according to various segments such as original
and aftermarket cartridges as well as integrated and non-integrated cartridge
types. It also looks at some of the key issues in the market such as
collecting empties, the presence of chips, the increasingly important role
that environmental legislation is playing, and the growth of the refilling
retail chains in the industry.

The inkjet aftermarket includes those ink products that are not
OEM-branded consumables that are sold for printers with the same OEM brand.
Aftermarket ink products can take several different forms, including
compatible tanks for use in printers that have a separate head and ink tank
(typically Canon and Epson cartridges) and compatible integrated cartridges
where an empty OEM cartridge has typically been refilled. These are normally
cartridges for HP and Lexmark printers. In addition, new market player Dell
now badges Lexmark printers and hence uses the same integrated inkjet
cartridge technology. Aftermarket products can also be refill solutions, where
there is a way for the user to refill an empty cartridge and use it again.
These types of cartridges can take several different forms, including a
syringe, a refill station, or a click-in refill.

Topics covered in the report include:

Market Size and Overview
The Inkjet Cartridge Aftermarket Segmented
Penetration of the Aftermarket by Country
Types of Inkjet Refills
Syringe/Refill Kit
Compatible Inkjet Cartridges
Ink Station
Key Issues
Collection of Empties and Environmental Issues
Waste Issues and Empty Cartridges
Update on the WEEE Scrap Waste Scheme
Eco-Design of Energy-Using Products
Smart Chips

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Posted: Thu - June 9, 2005 at 05:54 PM