Trends include more high quality industrial inkjet printers, more print embellishing products, 3D and printed electronics.
John Nelson, Smithers Pira Editor10.07.16
The latest analysis from Smithers Pira has identified six key technology developments that will fuel new business models and revenue streams in world print markets 2016-2026.
With the state-of-the-art in print technology on show at drupa 2016, the new Smithers report Post-drupa Technology Forecast for Print and Printed Packaging to 2026 analyzes these and contextualizes them within a print market that will undergo profound changes across the next decade. The six trends identified by Smithers analysis are:
• The arrival of more high-quality, high-performance, reliable industrialized inkjet printers, capable of handling an increasingly diverse range of substrates
• The evolution of highly autonomous litho print systems enabling higher throughput and cutting labour costs
• The refocusing of many manufacturers to develop print solutions for packaging, particularly value-adding toner and inkjet options. This is being met by product launches in consumables
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