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- An in-depth look at the incremental improvements in analogue technology, and significant boosts to digital print in quality, productivity and the cost position
- In 2030 the digital age will have matured significantly with new channels and experiences available that will further marginalise many print publications.
This report, a long-term forecast to 2030, provides a view on the prospects for print markets and printed packaging, together with the associated supply sectors of printing machinery, paper, board and substrates, inks, plates and chemicals, etc. Any forecast is always a hostage to fortune, predictions during periods of extensive uncertainty are more difficult to determine, hence the use of scenarios to model alternative futures that may arise.
The 2020 COVID-19-induced sharp drop in print volume is reflected in the consumption of substrates, with the 256.2 million tonnes in 2019 dropping to nearly 229.6 million tonnes in 2020, down by almost 10.4%.
By 2030 the boundaries between different sectors will blur, with more functionality being integrated into many products.
What will you discover?
What methodology is used?
- By 2030 packaging will account for almost two thirds of the global print market
- Publishing will make up nearly 40% of print volume in 2030, but will still be the biggest loser in the market
- As some markets diminish many print suppliers have diversified into new activities, servicing more of their particular customer value chains.
This report is based on extensive primary and secondary research. Primary research consisted of targeted interviews with print suppliers and experts drawn from key markets.
Smithers Information keeps a comprehensive database of print markets and works continually to refine the content. There are many secondary sources used, and much primary research conducted by Smithers that is backed up by in-house and associate consultants in Europe, Asia and the Americas.
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About the Author
- Raw material and consumables suppliers
- Printing machinery and equipment suppliers
- Print end-users
- Consultants and analysts
Sean Smyth has spent more than 25 years in senior technology and management positions for a variety of print businesses across the supply chain, where he applied systems and technology to improve efficiencies. He also serves in hands-on and consultancy roles. Sean has extensive experience in digital printing.
In his time with Smithers, Sean has authored several off-the-shelf market studies, including The Future of Digital Print for Packaging
and Smithers' flagship title, The Future of Global Printing,
and has provided strategic consultancy services to a range of clients across the value chain.