Lyra and MK Imaging Kick Off Remax 2007 with European and Global Toner and Ink Conference

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Lyra Research (http://www.lyra.com), the digital imaging authority, will kick off Recycler Publishing and Events' Remax Düsseldorf 2007 trade show with a preshow conference called "Changing Channels: European and Global Market Shifts in Toner and Ink Supplies," to be held on Tuesday, April 17, 2007, from 2 to 5 p.m. This conference is sponsored by MK Imaging, the new brand of products made by Mitsubishi Kagaku Imaging Corporation, one of the world's premier independent manufacturers of precision organic photoconductor (OPC) drums and toner. To register, click here: http://www.therecycler.com/members/remax.asp.

Lyra Research (http://www.lyra.com), the digital imaging authority, will kick off Recycler Publishing and Events' Remax Düsseldorf 2007 trade show with a preshow conference called "Changing Channels: European and Global Market Shifts in Toner and Ink Supplies," to be held on Tuesday, April 17, 2007, from 2 to 5 p.m. This conference, which precedes the biggest European trade show for the printer cartridge remanufacturing industry, is sponsored by MK Imaging, the new brand of products made by Mitsubishi Kagaku Imaging Corporation, one of the world's premier independent manufacturers of precision organic photoconductor (OPC) drums and toner.

Remax attendees are invited to join Lyra's imaging consumables analysts for in-depth analysis of worldwide and regional toner and ink jet cartridge markets. With continued consolidation, private labeling, and rising consumer demand causing shifts in distribution channels for aftermarket cartridges, aftermarket vendors need to reassess and adjust their business strategies to maximize sales and profits. Lyra's analysts will present market forecast data and selected results from Lyra's 2006 Western European research study of aftermarket ink jet cartridges and desktop ink jet media. Attendees have the opportunity to hear Lyra analysts' perspective on key issues during a substantial question-and-answer session. For an additional €25, Remax Düsseldorf 2007 attendees can register for this must-attend conference (conference registration costs €75 and includes an entrance ticket to Remax 2007, a €50 value).

The afternoon's agenda runs from 2 to 5 p.m. and includes the following presentations and discussions:

2:00-2:05 p.m.
Welcome Remarks

2:05-2:45 p.m.
Toner Trends: Channels, Components, and Technology
Charles Brewer, Managing Editor, The Hard Copy Supplies Journal
·Current trends in mechanical and chemical toners
·Trends in cartridge components: chip technologies, drums, empties, and more
·Worldwide markets for toner hardware and cartridges
·The aftermarket versus OEMs: who is gaining and who is losing share

2:45-3:20 p.m
Ink Jet Market Developments and Trends
Jim Forrest, Senior Analyst, Lyra Research
·Trends in the ink jet printer market
·Trends in the ink jet cartridge market
·Ink jet in the office: issues and opportunities
·OEM strategies versus the aftermarket

3:20-3:40 p.m.
Break

3:40-4:20 p.m.
The Western European Imaging Supplies Aftermarket
Peter Mayhew, Senior European Analyst, Lyra Research
·Western European users' opinions of aftermarket imaging supplies
·What motivates consumers to switch from OEM to aftermarket products
·The role of store brands and private-label products
·Special offers: bundles, BOGOFs, and incentives
·Customer-support tools

4:20-5:00 p.m.
Question-and-Answer Panel

To register for this valuable conference, click here: http://www.therecycler.com/members/remax.asp.

More on Remax Düsseldorf 2007
Remax Düsseldorf 2007 is the biggest European trade show for the remanufacturing industry, bringing together printer cartridge remanufacturers from all over the globe. Visitor numbers increase year after year, with attendees eager to find out the latest industry developments and forge new business contacts. Every year, the event features a spectacular gala dinner, which takes place on the second night of the show and provides an excellent opportunity to enjoy the location and meet associates in an informal setting. To learn more about Remax Düsseldorf 2007, click here: http://www.therecycler.com/remax.

Lyra Research: The Digital Imaging Authority
Lyra Research collaborates with imaging industry decision-makers worldwide, enabling clients to strengthen their market position and achieve profitable growth. Lyra's expert analysts and editors help clients devise and implement creative solutions to business challenges, arming them with competitive intelligence, strategic and tactical advice, news and analysis, and market forecasts.

Since 1991, Lyra's custom research and consulting, advisory services, award-winning journals, and innovative events have set the standard for analysis of imaging hardware, consumables, and digital photography markets.

Visit http://www.lyra.com to learn more about how Lyra can be your strategic business partner.

About MK Imaging
Mitsubishi Kagaku Imaging Corporation (MKIC), one of the world's largest independent manufacturers of organic photoconductor drums (OPCs) and toner, is proud to announce the introduction of its new brand name, MK Imaging. The MK Imaging product line is comprised of the same high-quality toner and OPC products that MKIC has always supplied to the marketplace. Now you can be assured that you are getting genuine MKIC engineered and produced drums and toners when you purchase MK Imaging-brand components. And our new brand is supported by the entire MKIC group, which globally operates five manufacturing facilities with product development centers totally dedicated to the development and production of the aftermarket's highest quality OPCs and toner. MK Imaging-brand components are available through distribution partners Future Graphics (North America) and DELACAMP (Europe).

About Recycler Publishing and Events Ltd.
Recycler Publishing and Events Ltd. (http://www.therecycler.com) is a publishing and events company encompassing a wide international portfolio. Recycler Trade Magazine was established in 1992 and covers all aspects of toner and ink jet cartridge recycling. Now in its fifteenth year, the magazine has a strong global presence. Recycler Publishing and Events hosts the Remax brand of respected industry events and conferences that take place worldwide.

CONTACT:
Andre Rebelo
AREBELO (AT) LYRA (DOT) COM
Marketing Manager
Lyra Research, Inc.
617-454-2658

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