Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Imaging and Print Services, 2015

Published: 14 July 2015

ID: G00278112

Analyst(s): Tomoko Mitani


To be more efficient in an increasingly digital world, organizations must enhance the way they communicate and handle content. With this Hype Cycle, their product and go-to-market strategists can assess traditional and 3D print technologies, to improve their systems and gain a competitive advantage.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • 3D Printing of Consumable Products
  • At the Peak
    • Automatic Content Recognition
    • Managed Content Services
    • Nanography
    • NFC Printing
    • Context-Enriched Experiences
    • Printer Server Consolidation
    • Direct-to-Nonpaper-Substrate Printing
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Consumer 3D Printing
    • Mobile Print Applications
    • Cloud Printing Services
    • Printed Electronics
    • Scan-Centric MFPs
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Electronic Paper
    • Printer Fleet Management Suites
    • Enterprise 3D Printing
    • 3D Scanners
  • Entering the Plateau
    • Enterprise-Level Cloud Faxing
    • Managed Print Services
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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