Out of print: Declines across publishing industries have dampened industry revenue

While demand for newspaper, magazine and book publishing has suffered, Ink Manufacturing industry demand has taken a hit. As a result, IBISWorld expects that industry revenue will decline over the five years to 2017. Over the five years to 2022, the industry will continue to experience growing competition from digital media. The rising popularity of mobile computers, tablets and e-readers will offer consumers convenient, cost-effective and paperless methods of accessing news. Declining demand for ink used in print publishing will therefore cause industry revenue to contract over the five years to 2022...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Forecast Growth 17-22
Market Share of Companies

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • As shoppers have purchased more mass-produced goods, demand for ink from the manufacturing sector has increased
  • The decreased demand for publishing-related inks is linked to increased demand for nonimpact digital inks
  • As print circulation declines, downstream publishers will limit ink purchases
  • Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    Nonimpact digital inksOperators in the Ink Manufacturing industry produce nonimpact digital inks, which account for an estimated 28.9% of industry revenue in 2017. These inks are used alongside nonimpact digital printers, the most common forms of which include desktop inkjet printers and laser printers. Nonimpact digital printers spray small amounts of ink onto the page or roll ink onto the page through a cylindrical drum, which is notably different from traditional printers that strike ink ribbons with a metal print head. This product segment has grown substantially over the past five years and has recently surpassed lithographic and offset inks as the industry's largest product category. IBI...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Ink Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Ink Manufacturing Industry are

  • Ability to quickly adopt new technology
  • Market research and understanding of new trends
  • Having contacts within key markets
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from paper product manufacturing and Print advertising expenditure in the Ink Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Ink Manufacturing Industry?

    Companies in this industry manufacture inkjet cartridges and printing and inkjet inks, including lithographic, flexographic, gravure and letterpress inks. These products are sold to commercial printers, newspaper and magazine printers, office supplies wholesalers and screen printers. This industry does not include operators that manufacture writing, drawing and stamping ink, nor toner cartridges for photocopiers, fax machines and computer printers.

    Industry Products
  • Lithographic and offset printing inks
  • Flexographic printing inks
  • Nonimpact digital inks
  • Gravure printing inks
  • Letterpress printing inks
  • Other printing inks
  • Industry Activities
  • Duplicating ink
  • Flexographic and gravure ink
  • Gold and bronze printing ink
  • Inkjet ink and cartridge
  • Letterpress ink
  • Lithographic ink
  • Offset ink
  • Screen process ink
  • Stencil ink
  • Textile printing ink
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from paper product manufacturing
  • Print advertising expenditure
  • Price of paper
  • Consumer spending
  • Demand from office stationery manufacturing
  • Demand from photography
  • Trade-weighted index

  • Current Performance
  • Consolidation is key
  • Evolving customer base
  • International trade
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Falling demand from printing
  • Raw materials and profit
  • Ink’s global importance
  • Table: Ink Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Ink Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Manufacturing
  • Textile Mills
  • Printing

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Dye & Pigment Manufacturing
  • Petroleum Refining
  • Scientific Research & Development

  • Products & Services
  • Nonimpact digital inks
  • Lithographic and offset printing inks
  • Flexographic printing inks
  • Other printing inks
  • Gravure printing inks
  • Letterpress printing inks
  • Chart: Ink Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Commercial printers and publishing
  • Consumer product manufacturers and packagers
  • Exports
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Ink Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Ink Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Ink Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Flint Group,
  • Table: Flint Group - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Ink Manufacturing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Ink Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Exports (2008-2022)
  • Imports (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Print Advertising Expenditures (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
  • A form of rotary printing in which ink is applied to various surfaces by flexible rubber (or other elastomeric) printing plates.
  • Movable Type
  • Obsolete technology that compresses ink and paper to movable text blocks to create a document.
  • Rub Resistance
  • The ability of dried ink to withstand removal or smudging through friction.
  • Substrate
  • The base material on which images are printed.
  • Tackiness
  • Industry term used to describe standardized levels of stickiness among forms of ink.
  • Three Roll Mill
  • In mixing machinery that feeds ink through three rotating rolls to disperse clumped pigments and blend compounds within ink.
  • Uv-Curable Inks
  • Specialized inks dried via high-intensity ultraviolet light and used exclusively in inkjet printers.
  • Volatile Organic Compound (Voc)
  • An organic chemical compound that has adverse environmental and health effects.
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