Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Imaging and Print Services, 2013

Published: 25 July 2013

ID: G00251077

Analyst(s): Sharon McNee


Organizations should use this Hype Cycle to evaluate their traditional and 3D print strategies for achieving cost savings and gaining a competitive advantage while complementing and enhancing their communications and content handling in an increasingly digital world.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Managed Content Services
    • Retail 3D Printing
    • 3D Bioprinting
    • Voice-Augmented MFPs
    • Context-Enriched Content
    • Nanography
  • At the Peak
    • 3D Scanners
    • Erasable Paper Printing Systems
    • Mobile Print Applications
    • Additive Manufacturing Processes
    • Cloud Printing Services
    • Consumer 3D Printing
    • Printed Semiconductors
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Enterprise-Level Cloud Faxing
    • Pagewide-Array Office Inkjet Printing
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Enterprise 3D Printing
    • Printer Fleet Management Suites
    • Electronic Paper
    • QR/Color Code
    • Smart MFPs
    • Managed Print Services
  • Entering the Plateau
    • E-Book Readers
    • Scan to Workflow
    • Solid-Ink Print Devices
    • High-Speed Color Inkjet Printing
    • Serverless Printing
    • Strategic Document Outsourcing
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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