Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Imaging and Print Services, 2016

Published: 05 August 2016

ID: G00289886

Analyst(s): Tomoko Mitani


Print is transforming in the digital world. Organizations must review the way they communicate, create and handle content. With this Hype Cycle, CIOs and CTOs can assess how the traditional and 3D printing technologies are changing, maturing and improving.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • Changes to the Hype Cycle Since Last Year
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • 3D Printing Workflow Software
    • 3D Printing of Personal Consumable Products
    • Printer Server Consolidation
  • At the Peak
    • Nanography
    • Managed Content Services
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Consumer 3D Printing
    • Direct-to-Nonpaper-Substrate Printing
    • Mobile Print Applications
    • NFC Printing
    • Personalization Engines
    • Cloud Printing Services
    • Printed Electronics
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Scan-Centric MFPs
    • Enterprise 3D Printing
    • 3D Scanners
    • Printer Fleet Management Suites
    • Enterprise-Level Cloud Faxing
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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