Worldwide shipments of hardcopy peripherals (HCP) fell 3.9 percent to 22.8 million units in the first quarter of 2019, according to the latest IDC report.
Color inkjet multifunction printers (MFPs) in the 11-20 ppm range grew 4.7 percent to more than 6.2 million units.
Ink Tank devices recorded 23.4 percent growth.
Ink tank shipments reached 1.7 million units in Asia Pacific (excluding Japan) and 1 million units Latin America in the first quarter.
Inkjet shipments dropped 2.1 percent to 13.7 million units. Asia Pacific excluding Japan was the top region for inkjet shipments, growing 8.8 percent to more than 3.5 million units in Q1 2019.
Inkjet shipments in Western Europe dropped 5.4 percent. Inkjet shipments in the United States declined 4.8 percent.
A3 color laser MFPs market rose 1.0 percent to nearly 600,000 units shipped.
HP declined 3.5 percent with shipments dropping to less than 9.4 million units.
Epson regained the top inkjet position from Canon in Asia Pacific excluding Japan market at a marginal share advantage of 0.7 percent. Epson grew by about 210,000 units due to the improved sales of its new generation of more compact ink tank printers.