But while inkjets were a stand out for hardcopy peripherals, the whole sector showed a decline of 6.3 percent, with shipments falling to 25.8 million units, according to data released by IDC.
In the sector,high end colour laser devices churning out 45 pages per minute (PPM) showed 15.3 percent growth in the quarter, compared to the same quarter in 2014.
While most of the top five vendors showed declines in the quarter, Kyocera showed 6.1 percent year on year growth.
The top dog in the hardcopy peripherals market remains HP, with a 38.7 percent market share in the quarter. In second place is Canon (20.5%), then Epson (15.8%), Brother (7.3%) and Samsung (4%). Samsung showed the steepest decline in the quarter, a 21 percent drop.