Digital textile printing has been a print production method for decades. It started out for proofing and design purposes with a small niche market for one-off fashion fabrics and garments. In the 1990s dye sublimation via inkjet was launched and by the end of that decade the first roll-to-roll digital direct textile printer was in operation.
This report provides an in-depth analysis of the global digital textile printing market for 2016–2026, including quantitative forecasts by print process, ink and coating technology, end-use, fabric type and region. It examines the key market drivers and trends influencing the future of digital textile printing and discusses the impact of Covid-19 on the industry.
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What will you discover?
- Quantitative analysis of the market for digital textile printing by volume and value
- An assessment of the competitive landscape and an overview of current market activity
- The regulations and legislation impacting the development of digital textile printing
- Assessment of the key drivers and trends affecting the progression of the market to 2026.
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- The global pandemic caused a hiccup for the digital textile printing market, but overall growth of digital textile printing was strong at 11.9% CAGR by value from 2016 to 2021 and 12% by volume from 2016 to 2021
- Digital textile printed volume will increase from 2021 to 2026 by 13.9% CAGR, reaching 5.531 billion square meters
- In-depth analysis of the evolving marketplace for digital textile printing equipment, highlighting key growth segments and business models
- The impact of market growth and technical innovation on key consumables, including inks, media and 25 end-use segments.
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
- Textile printing equipment manufacturers
- Ink and dye formulators and suppliers
- Specialist textile media producers and distributors
- Print service providers and buyers in the apparel and textile signage markets
- Brand owners, retailers and other high-value textile users
- Consultants and analysts
Kelly Lawrence is a recognized business growth expert with over 20 years of print industry experience. A print specifier with Fortune Brands' Moen, and a print innovator with Berkshire Hathaway's Lubrizol, Lawrence now serves as an Associate Consultant with Smithers. Lawrence left Lubrizol in 2020 to set up Lawrence Innovation, a new business growth advisory, with a mission to help leaders accelerate growth by converting market insights into practical action plans that deliver significant new business results. Lawrence's clients learn the process, insights, strategy, and tactics required to deliver sustainable new business results with higher ROI.