Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Imaging and Print Services, 2017

Published: 02 August 2017

ID: G00315269

Analyst(s): Lai-ling Lam


Traditional printing has evolved from printing devices management to usage of print analytics to ensure relevancy of print in the digital place. Infrastructure and operations leaders need to understand which print technologies are emerging, to expand solution value and ROI.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • 3DP of Consumable Personal Products
    • Image Analytics
    • Public Print Kiosks
    • Print Security Services
  • At the Peak
    • Mobile Capture Workflow
    • UI App Enablement
    • Print Server Elimination
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Consumer 3D Printing
    • Device Monitoring Analytics
    • NFC Printing
    • Mobile Print Apps
    • Cloud Printing Services
    • Printed Electronics
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Text Analytics
    • Scan-Centric MFPs
    • Enterprise 3D Printing
    • Pull Printing
    • Enterprise-Level Cloud Faxing
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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