Epson grows its UK large-format market share
Epson reckons it increased its UK share of the large format inkjet printing (LFP) market by 7.5% in the third quarter of 2009 resulting in a 71.5% total market share of all A2 - A0+ ?printers sold in the UK in the last quarter.
Following the launch of the Epson Stylus Pro 3880 in September, Epson said its share of the A2+ market grew by almost three percent in Q3 to 93%. ?Its A1+ market share also grew three percent to 58%, the highest level since 2004. The biggest growth area for Epson was in the 44in A0+ printer sector, where it said its market share leapt by 18% on the previous quarter. The reason for growth in both these sectors was because of the introduction of the Stylus Pro 7900 and Stylus Pro 9900, which incorporate the new UltraChrome HDR inkset. Finally, market share in the 64in sector, a relatively new area for Epson with the Stylus Pro 11880, more than doubled to just over 26%.