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Market Trends: Hardware and Software Accelerate the Digital Production Printing Market, Worldwide, 2011

Published: 25 August 2011

ID: G00215994

Analyst(s): Pete Basiliere , Sharon McNee

Summary

The future of printing is digital. Traditional analog print technologies are rapidly being replaced with mobile devices, digital printing hardware and composition software that enable highly targeted and relevant content.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview

Trends in the Market

Today's Production Printer Market: Color Is Where the Money Is

  • Market: Doing Double-Digit Growth of Production Color Printer Shipments
  • Technology Provider Acquisition and Partnership Activity
  • Paper Market Unalterably Changed
  • No Control Over Preferences for Electronic Media
  • Mobile Device Usage Drives Down Print Communications
  • Displays Are the Future of Communications

Buyers: Shorter-Run, Higher-Value Production Printing Is a Must

  • In-Plant Operations — Cut Capital, Cut Expenses or Outsource
  • Print Service Providers Face Precipitous Revenue Reduction
  • It's All About Workflow
  • Print Is Not Stationary
  • Put Print in the Recipients' Hands

Technology: Significant Advances Ahead

  • Digital Trumps Offset
  • Software — Enabler and Differentiator
  • And the Imaging Technology Winner Is . . .
  • Memjet — A Disrupter?

Contrarian View: These Trends Change in a Double-Dip Recession

Vendors to Watch

  • Canon
  • Océ
  • HP
  • Kodak
  • Ricoh
  • Ricoh InfoPrint Solutions
  • Xeikon
  • Xerox

Conclusions

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