The Future of Digital Textile Printing to 2021

Forecasts the digital textile printing market to grow by 17.5% over the next five years to reach a market value of $2.66 billion.

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Product type: Market report
Date of publication: 31 Oct 2016
Product format: Hard Copy, Digital Copy
Forecast range: 2016-2021

Analysis in the Smithers Pira report The Future of Digital Textile Printing to 2021 confirms that this industry segment will continue to see strong growth across the 2016-2021 period. Its exclusive data shows that a total of 870 million square metres of fabric were printed on digital equipment in 2016 – and was worth $1.29 billion.This volume will increase a rate of 17.5% CAGR across the next five years to 2021, consuming nearly 1.95 billion square metres in that year and a market value of $2.66 billion.

This rapid and lucrative market expansion is being fuelled by a series of factors – including technical innovations and evolving end-user demands – all of which are examined and quantified in full in this report.

Description

Our exclusive content:

  • In-depth, quantitative forecasts of the global digital textile printing market; by ink type, substrate, print process, and geographic region
  • Analysis of the market and technology drivers operating across the digital textile print industry and how these will impact the market through to 2021
  • A total of 74 tables and figures providing data and strategic insight in an easy-to-use format.

What methodology is used?

The Future of Digital Textile Printing to 2021 is based on a combination of in-depth primary and secondary research. Primary research included interviews targeting all stages of the digital textile value chain worldwide. Secondary research was based on a thorough literature analysis of market and company reports, magazine and journal abstracts, conference presentations and papers, international print and manufacturer associations, and trade press.

This process combined with Smithers’ deep expertise in the print industry allows it to produce a report that gives a unique insight into this complex and rapidly evolving market.

What will you discover?

  • Extensive analysis to enable digital textile print business to make their future strategic decisions with confidence
  • An exclusive and comprehensive data set quantifying the worldwide digital textile print market from 2012-2021 by print volume (‘000 m²) and value (€ million)
  • Comprehensive company profiles of technology developers and suppliers in the fast-developing digital textile segment.

Who should buy this report?

  • Ink and dye formulators and suppliers
  • Specialist textile media producers and distributors
  • Manufactures of textile printing equipment
  • Print service providers and buyers in the apparel and textile signage markets
  • Brand owners, retailers and other high-value textile users
  • Consultants and analysts.

Table of Contents

Executive summary

  • Introduction
    • Global output current and survey forecasts to 2021

1. Introduction and Methodology

  • Report Scope
    • Introduction
    • Definition of a textile
    • Markets
  • Report objectives
  • Methodology
  • Definitions
    • Digital printing
    • Digital front end (DFE)
    • Output metrics
    • Consumables
    • Conversion factor
  • Data
  • Segmentation
    • Geographic
    • Print processes
    • Ink types
      • Aqueous reactive dyes
      • Aqueous acid dyes
      • Aqueous disperse direct dye and dye sublimation ink
      • Aqueous pigment
      • Solvent dye
      • Solvent pigment
    • Product segmentation

2. Key drivers and trends

  • Worldwide trends
    • Global markets and digital
    • Printing trends
    • Printed textiles trends
  • Introduction: the supply chain for digital textiles printing
  • Geographic clusters
    • Generic drivers for digital
    • Other creative benefits of digital
  • Scope for digital to enable new business models
    • Customisation and short production runs with digital print
    • Just-in-time and stock reduction
    • Work processes for quick turnarounds
  • Printing
    • Evolution of the fashion segment
    • Evolution of household decoration segment
    • Evolution of the display segment
    • Colour trends
    • Issues to resolve for digital printing
    • Prospect of pigment inks
    • Smart or e-textiles
    • Environmental savings (water consumption) of digital production

3. Technology developments 

  • Summary
  • OEM, integrator developments (by company)

4. End-use sectors and market forecasts

  • Introduction
  • Products using textiles
    • Clothing/garments/apparel
      • T-shirts (direct-to-garment)
    • Household (Home)
    • Technical
    • Displays
    • Banners
    • Exterior signage
    • Flags
    • Interior signage
    • Tags
    • Show graphics
    • Others
  • Market issues
    • Eco-fashion

5. Print process markets and forecasts to 2021

  • Inks
    • Inkjet
      • Dye
        • Acid and reactive (alkali) dye
        • Disperse dye
        • Dye sublimation
        • Solvent-based dye
      • Pigment
        • Aqueous pigment (including latex)
        • Eco-solvent and solvent pigment
      • UV curable inkjet
  • Screen printing
  • Transfer printing
    • Printheads
    • Thermal inkjet
    • Piezoelectric inkjet
    • Continuous inkjet
  • Professional inkjet printers
  • Resolution
  • Dot volume
  • Printheads
  • Summary data

6. Textile media market forecasts to 2021

  • Introduction
    • Amimal
    • Plant
    • Mineral
    • Synthetic
    • Textile fibres
  • Eco-materials
  • Summary data

7. Geographic market forecasts to 2021

  • The market
    • Globalisation
  • Summary market data
    • Western Europe
    • Western Europe
    • Eastern Europe
    • North America
    • Asia
    • Rest of the world
  • Global textiles
    • Scaled systems
    • Automated workflows
    • Production efficiencies
    • Colour management and spot coloured inks
    • Distribute and print networks
    • Proofing and sampling systems
    • Production geared for short runs
    • Environmental responsibility
  • Global summary data

Tables and Figures

Tables & Figures:

  • End use categories and subcategories
  • Key drivers and trends for printed textiles
  • Estimated digital textile inkjet ink sales by type, 2012-21 (€ million)
  • Global digital textile printing revenues by segment, 2012-21 (% share by output)
  • Digital textile printing output by region, 2012-21 (% share by output)
  • Global digital textile printing output by product segment, 2012-21 (€'000)
  • Global digital textile printing output by product segment, 2012-21 ('000 m²)
  • Digital textile printing output of clothing by geographic market, 2012-21 (€'000s)
  • Digital textile printing output of clothing by geographic market, 2012-21 ('000 m²)
  • Digital textile printing output of household products by geographic market, 2012-21 (€'000s)
  • Digital textile printing output of household products by geographic market, 2012-21 ('000 m²)
  • Digital textile printing output of technical textiles by geographic market, 2012-21 (€'000s)
  • Digital textile printing output of technical textiles by geographic market, 2012-21 ('000 m²)
  • Digital textile printing output of displays by geographic market, 2012-21 (€'000s)
  • Digital textile printing output of displays by geographic market, 2012-21 ('000 m²)
  • Currently used textiles printhead makers: generic technologies and manufacturers
  • Sample of marketed digital textile machines to mid-2012
  • Sample of 2012-2014 marketed digital textile machines
  • Resolution analysis for x selected digital textiles machines vs 57 models up to 2012
  • Global digital textile printing output by print process, 2012-21 ('000 m²)
  • Digital printing of textiles, summary 2016 ('000 m²)
  • Digital printing of textiles, summary of projections 2021 ('000 m²)
  • Western European digital textile printing output by print process, 2012-21 ('000 m²)
  • Western European digital textile printing output by print process and by country, 2016 ('000 m²)
  • Western European digital textile printing output by print process and by country, 2021 ('000 m²)
  • Eastern European digital textile printing output by print process, 2012-21 ('000 m²)
  • Eastern European digital textile printing output by print process and by country, 2016 ('000 m²)
  • Eastern European digital textile printing output by print process and by country, 2021 ('000 m²)
  • North American digital textile printing output by print process, 2012-21 ('000 m²)
  • North American digital textile printing output by print process and by country, 2016 ('000 m²)
  • North American digital textile printing output by print process and by country, 2021 ('000 m²)
  • Asian digital textile printing output by print process, 2012-21 ('000 m²)
  • Asian digital textile printing output by print process and by country, 2016 ('000 m²)
  • Asian digital textile printing output by print process and by country, 2021 ('000 m²)
  • Digital textile printing output by print process in the rest of the world, 2012-21 ('000 m²)
  • Global digital textile printing output by material, 2012-21 ('000 m²)
  • Western European digital textile printing output by material, 2012-21 ('000 m²)
  • Western European digital textile printing output by material and by country, 2016 ('000 m²)
  • Western European digital textile printing output by material and by country, 2021 ('000 m²)
  • Eastern European digital textile printing output by material, 2012-21 ('000 m²)
  • Eastern European digital textile printing output by material and by country, 2016 ('000 m²)
  • Eastern European digital textile printing output by material and by country, 2021 ('000 m²)
  • North American digital textile printing output by material, 2012-21 ('000 m²)
  • North American digital textile printing output by material and by country, 2016 ('000 m²)
  • North American digital textile printing output by material and by country, 2021 ('000 m²)
  • Asian digital textile printing output by material, 2012-21 ('000 m²)
  • Asian digital textile printing output by material and by country, 2016 ('000 m²)
  • Asian digital textile printing output by material and by country, 2021 ('000 m²)
  • Digital textile printing output by material in the rest of the world, 2012-21 ('000 m²)
  • List of leading or upcoming countries for digital textiles markets with comments
  • Digital textile printing output by geographic market, 2012-21 (€'000s)
  • Digital textile printing output by geographic market, 2012-21 ('000 m²)
  • Digital printing of textiles, summary 2016 (€'000s)
  • Digital printing of textiles, summary 2021 (€'000s)
  • Western European digital textile printing output by product segment, 2012-21 (€'000s)
  • Western European digital textile printing output by product segment, 2012-21 ('000 m²)
  • Western European digital textile printing output by product segment and by country, 2016-21 (€'000s)
  • Western European digital textile printing output by product segment and by country, 2016-21 ('000 m²)
  • Eastern European digital textile printing output by product segment, 2012-21 (€'000s)
  • Eastern European digital textile printing output by product segment, 2012-21 ('000 m²)
  • Eastern European digital textile printing output by product segment and by country, 2012-21 (€’000s)
  • Eastern European digital textile printing output by product segment and by country, 2016-21 ('000 m²)
  • North American digital textile printing output by product segment, 2012-21 (€'000s)
  • North American digital textile printing output by product segment, 2012-21 ('000 m²)
  • North American digital textile printing output by product segment and by country, 2016-21 (€’000s)
  • North American digital textile printing output by product segment and by country, 2012-21 ('000 m²)
  • Asian digital textile printing output by product segment, 2012-21 (€'000s)
  • Asian digital textile printing output by product segment, 2012-21 ('000 m²)
  • Asian digital textile printing output by product segment and by country, 2016-21 (€’000s)
  • Asian digital textile printing output by product segment and by country, 2016-21 ('000 m²)
  • Digital textile printing output by product segment in the rest of the world, 2012-21 (€'000s)
  • Digital textile printing output by product segment in the rest of the world, 2012-21 ('000 m²)
  • Global installed base of digital textile printers, 2012-21
  • Summary of installed base data 2016 (estimated) and 2021 (forecast)