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Wednesday, 29 August 2012 10:19

Lexmark dumps inkjets

Written by Nick Farrell



The end of a ++printer error++

After years of selling cut-price printers, Lexmark has decided to give up and focus on its more profitable imaging and software businesses.

Although Lexmark will sell laser printers, it said that it will sell more than 1,000 inkjet-related patents and would cut 1,700 jobs, or 13 percent of its workforce. Printer makers have had problems with falling sales. According to Reuters corporates it is all because corporates are rushing to buy Apple Tablets, however it is more likely that ink-jets are out-dated by cheaper and better laser printers. This killed off the ink-jet model, as defined by HP, required a cheap printer which a person had to pay a fortune for the ink cartridge.

The inkjet market declined nearly 13 percent in the second quarter. Lexmark said that revenue from inkjet hardware and supplies, which accounted for 21 percent of revenue last year, to drop to about 10 percent in 2013. It will continue to supply ink and support printers it already sold.

The company had already laid off 625 employees related to manufacturing of consumer ink supplies in January.

Nick Farrell

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