What does the report cover?
- Over the five years to 2028, the global value of all print and printed packaging is forecast to grow from $889.4 billion to $1.16 trillion
- Inkjet is forecast to increase at the highest rate in value terms, with a CAGR of 9.7% over the next five years
- There are increases in print volume, rising from 44.1 trillion A4 prints in 2022 to 44.7 trillion A4 prints in 2028.
This flagship Smithers report combines the latest statistics and expert insight from its global research network to track current and future demand in all print segments. This is quantified in a highly detailed data set covering print demand, along with ink, plates, new printing machinery and substrate data to 2028. Based on extensive primary research, it segments the market down by print process and end-use product; and includes market profiles for 50 national print markets. As well as surging demand for packaging and label print, there are also growth opportunities for digital printing, making this a focus for innovation across 2023–28.
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What will you discover?
- In-depth analysis of future opportunities across all print processes and market applications
- Market forecasts by value and volume for all global print applications over 2023–28
- Discussion of the changing nature of the print market focused on critical consumer, business and technology trends
- Significant market opportunities remain, especially in packaging print, and those segments where print service providers can adapt to delivering higher value, and shorter run work.
The Smithers methodology
- The key consumer, technology, and commercial dynamics shaping the evolution of the print industry across the next five years
- How and when businesses can adapt to develop new revenue streams in an era of falling print runs and accelerating technical change
- Print markets are changing in mix of output, with labels and packaging increasing share at the expense of graphical applications, while publishing volumes will continue to trend downwards, sharply.
This report is based on extensive primary and secondary research. Primary research consisted of targeted interviews with material suppliers, converters and experts drawn from key markets. This was supported by secondary research in the form of extensive literature analysis of published data, official government statistics, domestic and international trade organisation data, company websites, industry reports, trade press articles, presentations, and attendance at trade events.
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About the author
- Print equipment manufacturers
- Suppliers of substrates, inks and other consumables
- Print buyers and brand owners
- Industry consultants and analysts
Sean Smyth has spent more than 25 years in senior technology and management positions for print businesses across the supply chain. Sean has extensive experience in digital printing. In his time with Smithers, Sean has authored many off-the-shelf market studies and has provided strategic consultancy services to a range of clients across the value chain.