The folding carton market continues to show promise, while commercial and publication printing remains a struggle.
The sheetfed printing industry is essentially a tale of two very different businesses. On the one hand, folding carton packaging is a growing market. Meanwhile, the publication and commercial sheetfed side, once the dominant segment, has stabilized somewhat after a few years of declining sales. Sheetfed ink manufacturers confirm these trends.
Daryl Collins, VP sales and regional operations for Wikoff Color, reported that the packaging segment of sheetfed printing continues to grow.
“This can be seen from the capital investments being made by folding carton and offset label printers,” Collins added. “The commercial segment of sheetfed printing has stabilized, resulting from companies diversifying their product offering and though acquisition.”
“The commercial sheetfed market continues to struggle as companies cut back on their marketing collateral and other printing needs,” Dennis Sweet, VP of product management for sheetfed
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