The Future of Inkjet Printing to 2025

In 2020 inkjet print is an $80.4 billion market, almost 923 billion A4 prints. Growth will continue as high performance technology comes to market with printers and converters spending $3.9 billion on new inkjet equipment, up from $2.9 billion in 2015.

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Our exclusive content:

  • Exclusive market sizes and 5-year forecasts for inkjet printing market globally
  • Expert analysis of key market trends and drivers which will see the continued expansion of the inkjet market
  • Over 100 data tables and figures giving an unparalleled level of strategic insight and technical detail into the inkjet printing market.

What will you discover?

  • Current and forecast regulatory and industry sustainability developments
  • As technology develops the total cost of inkjet printing is falling, and print manufacturing workflows may be changed to make the process cost-competitive overall, even if direct print is not cost-competitive
  • Inkjet technology is continuing to develop, with a host of integrators showing new and concept products at drupa in 2020.

What methodology is used?

This report is based on an original investigation combining both primary and secondary research. Primary research involved confidential telephone interviews with informed sources at key points across the global value chain.

This was combined with a comprehensive secondary research program encompassing industry databases, industry trade associations, company websites, research studies, conference papers and articles in specialist industry journals.

These were then moderated using a Delphi market research model to provide detailed market forecasts for future growth across multiple market segmentations.

Who should buy this report?

  • Raw material producers
  • Inks and consumable companies
  • Equipment for inkjet printing suppliers
  • Print and packaging converters and users
  • Consultants and analysts

About the author:

Sean Smyth has spent more than 25 years in senior technology and management positions for a variety of print businesses across the supply chain, where he applied systems and technology to improve efficiencies. He also serves in hands-on and consultancy roles. Sean has extensive experience in digital printing.

In his time with Smithers, Sean has authored several off-the-shelf market studies, including “The Future of Digital Print for Packaging” and Smithers’ flagship title, "The Future of Global Printing,” and provided strategic consultancy services to a range of clients across the value chain. He has authored several books and contributes regular technology columns and articles for the Trade Press.


When purchasing a copy of this report you will also recieve a free copy of our brand new report THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON THE PRINTING INDUSTRY.

COVID-19 will create permanent changes in printing demand. This new report builds upon solid socio-economic data and expert technical/market insight to assess the magnitude of these changes.

The report presents three scenarios, and models how the markets are likely to evolve in the immediate short-term and over the next five years, based on an in-depth assessment for each printed product, print process and geographic region.

The three scenarios – mild impact, probable impact and pessimistic – each show a fall in print demand, with labels and packaging least affected. Publishing output will fall most accelerating the existing decline, although there are short-term boosts for books. In commercial print lower marketing spend by businesses in recession depresses demand with volume and values falling, packaging and labels will grow but at a lower rate than previously forecast.

As part of the methodology, Smithers experts – led by Dr. Sean Smyth - interviewed printing and packaging companies across the global value chain (including equipment, paper, ink and plate suppliers) to ensure the market data and analysis is grounded in reality. The economic foundation of the model is the April forecast from the IMF.

There will be major industry re-structuring with weak print companies and suppliers failing as demand falls. Remaining companies will innovate and diversify, producing PPE equipment an early example as companies collaborate and widen the range of products and services they offer, with routes to market changing toward on-line.

This report is a critical tool to help navigate this disruption, identify potential threats as well as opportunities, and aid strategic planning as the entire printing industry faces a truly disruptive event that will accelerate many longer-term trends.

Smithers is providing THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON THE PRINTING INDUSTRY immediately to existing customers of this report.
The Future of Inkjet Printing to 2025

Name The Future of Inkjet Printing to 2025

Date 3/21/2020

Price $6500.00

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