2015 Aftermarket Toner Report

Introduction

This report provides a backdrop to the toner supplies market with a specific focus on aftermarket toner. Photizo Group defines aftermarket as clones, black and grey market, drill and fill companies, third party toner manufacturers and remanufacturers as well as original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) that distribute and/or produce supplies products for imaging hardware other than what they manufacture directly.

Executive Summary
This report covers the aftermarket toner market. Key takeaways are:

  • The toner market is growing both for OEM and Aftermarket toner cartridges;
  • Color and black toner aftermarket penetration is not as high as monochrome, but higher growth is expected in these areas despite technological and intellectual property challenges; and
  • Market trends can strengthen aftermarket companies; however they will
    • Continue to face old challenges including legal issues from OEMs; smart chips; availability of empty cores; technical barriers such as particle size, hardness, and melt; and a continued drop in page volumes
    • Increasingly face new challenges including the popularity of supplies fulfillment programs limiting empty cores for remanufacturers and the rise of high-yield and low cost ink options which have the potential to really shake up the market

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