Inkjet ink leaders discuss how the digital printing industry has evolved through the years.
David Savastano, Editor07.13.17
By David Savastano
Over the years, the printing industry has seen inkjet make sizable gains in many segments. From the early days of transactional printing to the widespread adoption of wide format, digital printing has moved steadily across the world of printing. Today, label and narrow web has had widespread adoption of inkjet technologies, an the ceramic tile market is almost all digital.
In “The Future of Digital vs. Offset Printing to 2022,” Smithers Pira’s Sean Smyth reported that digital printing accounts for 16.2% of the global print market value. In addition, digital printing accounts for 2.9% of volume, up from 2.1% in 2012, and Smyth anticipates it reaching 3.9% of volume by 2022.
In discussing these changes, ink industry leaders say that they anticipated digital’s growth, although some of the segments are different than they expected from f
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