Paper jam: Industry demand will increase despite lower overall demand for printing

Over the past decade, the rise of online media has provided fierce competition to operators in the printing sector. Despite this trend, and in some ways because of it, the Digital Printing industry has recorded modest growth. As commercial printers have experienced declining demand, they have increasingly adopted digital printing techniques over more traditional printing press operations, since these services lower overhead costs and allow operators to offer customers greater flexibility. Over the five years to 2017, industry revenue is expected to increase. In the long term, it is possible that this industry's growth will represent a temporary phase in the broader printing sector's decline as commercial printers try to salvage their operations through the adoption of digital presses...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Forecast Growth 17-22
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • As commercial printers have experienced declining demand, they have increasingly adopted digital printing techniques
  • Digital printing better targets end users by enabling customers to customize their printings
  • The industry will continue to contend with strong competition from digital media
  • Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

    The rise of online media has curtailed revenue from the general printing sector over the past five years. Consumer and business demand for print materials has waned as computer systems have enabled individuals to consume media more conveniently and on the move, without requiring printed materials. This has been exacerbated by increased adoption of electronic products such as smartphones and tablet devices. Nonetheless, operators in the Digital Printing industry have bucked this trend and recorded modest growth over the past five years. This is partially due to increased adoption of digital printing techniques over more traditional methods, such as lithographic printing, rather than an absolute increase in demand for print services. Ove...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Digital Printing Industry

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

  • Having marketing expertise
  • Ability to produce high quality products
  • Attractive product presentation
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Number of businesses and Print advertising expenditure in the Digital Printing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Digital Printing Industry?

    This industry prints graphical materials using digital printing equipment. Digital printers typically provide sophisticated prepress services, using scanners to input images and computers to manipulate and format the graphic images prior to printing.

    Industry Products
  • Magazines and periodicals
  • Labels and wrappers
  • Catalogs and directories
  • Financial and legal documents
  • Advertisements
  • Industry Activities
  • Color digital printing
  • Black and white digital printing
  • Prepress services
  • Wide-format digital printing
  • Bindery and finishing services
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Number of businesses
  • Print advertising expenditure
  • Percentage of services conducted online
  • Price of paper

  • Current Performance
  • Print challenges
  • Digital advantage
  • Slim profitability
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Sustained competition
  • Growing digital adoption
  • Steady profit
  • Table: Digital Printing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Digital Printing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Retail Trade
  • Finance and Insurance
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services
  • Print Advertising Distribution
  • Single Location Full-Service Restaurants
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Computer Manufacturing
  • Computer Peripheral Manufacturing
  • Ink Manufacturing
  • Paper Mills
  • Paperboard Mills

  • Products & Services
  • Advertisements
  • Other
  • Magazines and periodicals
  • Catalogs and directories
  • Labels and wrappers
  • Financial and legal documents
  • Chart: Digital Printing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Finance and professional services
  • Retailers and wholesalers
  • Media sector
  • Food service and entertainment providers
  • Other businesses
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Consumers
  • Government agencies
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Digital Printing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesOther costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Digital Printing

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Digital Printing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Digital Printing 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 Digital Printing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • No. of businesses (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Also known as xerography. A dry photocopying technique, which uses no liquid chemicals.
  • Inkjet Printing
  • Inkjet printing refers to the creation of digital images by propelling droplets of ink onto materials.
  • Substrate
  • Substrate refers to a base material onto which images will be printed.
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