The Future of Offset vs Digital Printing to 2018

This Smithers Pira report looks at offset and digital printing industry trends until 2018, providing in-depth market statistics. Learn more here

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Product type: Market report
Date of publication: 29 Apr 2013
Product format: Market Report
Number of pages: 150
Number of tables: 100
Number of figures: 10
Forecast range: 2013-2018

The volume of all offset prints will have fallen by 10.2% across the world between 2008 and 2018, while digital print volume is forecast to grow by 68.3%. The Future of Offset vs Digital Printing to 2018 guides you through digital and offset printing trends, market innovations, cutting-edge technologies and industry drivers, giving you the opportunity to be at the forefront of the industry and ahead of the competition. This report compares the prospects for digital (inkjet and electrophotography) and offset (sheetfed, heatset and coldset) printing to 2018.

Description

FIND OUT ABOUT:

  • The future of global offset and digital printing markets to 2018, by end use and geographic region
  • Cutting-edge technology forecasts and opportunities for your business
  • Exclusive tables and figures showing drivers and offset / digital printing trends shaping the future of the industry

METHODOLOGY

The market data presented in The Future of Offset vs Digital Printing to 2018 has been developed from an extensive database with primary research sources and discussions with leading players across the supply chain. Additional sources of research included economic forecasts, demographic and population changes, literacy rates, educational policies, legislation, environmental pressures and technology developments in print and the wider IT and communication sector. There are government statistics, UN data on imports and exports, with industry groups in Europe providing collated statistics. There are paper and ink production and sales data, and valuable real world sales data from many of the leading public companies and supplier organisations in the sector. Smithers Pira uses feedback from high-level contacts based across the world, following the Delphi technique, to provide sense checks and further refine the accuracy of data.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Detailed analysis of the digital and offset printing industry to 2018, containing in-depth analysis of offset and digital printing industry trends
  • Quantitative market sizes and forecasts for the offset and digital printing industry
  • In-depth analysis of the key drivers and offset / digital printing trends shaping the market
  • A comprehensive overview of the global market broken down by printing process, end-use sector and geographic region and country

HOW WILL THIS MARKET INTELLIGENCE REPORT BENEFIT YOU?

  • Use our in-depth market projections to 2018 to plan your business's five year strategy
  • Understand how market developments could be opportunities for your company
  • Pinpoint growth sectors and identify factors driving change

WHO SHOULD BUY THIS REPORT?

  • Printers
  • Raw materials suppliers
  • Equipment/machinery suppliers
  • Industry consultants and analysts

WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE PRICE?

  • One hard copy of the report sent to you on publication date
  • Electronic copy with searchable PDF
  • Global intranet licence allowing everyone in your organisation electronic access to the study

Table of Contents

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 

INTRODUCTION AND METHODOLOGY

  • Methodology
  • Scope and definitions
  • Exchange rates

DIGITAL vs OFFSET 

  • Print markets
  • ↘↘ By application
  • ↘↘ By region
  • Print quality
  • Cost comparisons
  • How printers determine which process to use
  • Intangible benefits of digital printing

TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENTS 

  • Digital
  • ↘↘ Electrophotography
  • ↘↘ Inkjet
  • >> Inkjet head developments
  • >> Inkjet ink developments
  • >> Substrate and paper developments
  • >> Inkjet printing equipment
  • ¤¤ Small-format photo-realistic
  • ¤¤ Wide-format and flatbed
  • ¤¤ Fixed-head single-pass wide web
  • ¤¤ Fixed-head narrow web
  • ¤¤ Sheetfed inkjet presses
  • ¤¤ Hybrid inkjet-offset systems
  • Offset litho
  • ↘↘ Sheetfed
  • ↘↘ Heatset web offset
  • ↘↘ Coldset web offset

SURVEY RESULTS 

  • Respondent profile
  • Depreciation and investment plans
  • Run length distribution
  • Issues faced in analogue to digital conversion
  • ↘↘ New products enabled by adopting digital printing
  • Use of web-to-print software
  • Critical success factors
  • ↘↘ Additional services

OFFSET vs DIGITAL MARKET DATA 

  • Sheetfed
  • Heatset
  • Coldset
  • Electrophotography
  • Inkjet
  • Books
  • ↘↘ Book run lengths
  • Magazines
  • ↘↘ Magazine run lengths
  • Newspapers
  • ↘↘ Newspaper run lengths
  • Catalogues
  • ↘↘ Catalogue run lengths
  • Directories
  • ↘↘ Directory run lengths
  • Advertising print
  • ↘↘ Advertising print run lengths
  • Commercial print
  • ↘↘ Commercial print run lengths
  • Transactional print
  • ↘↘ Transactional print run length
  • Security print
  • ↘↘ Security print run lengths
  • Labels
  • ↘↘ Label run lengths
  • Packaging
  • ↘↘ Packaging run lengths
  • Run length trends toward digital

APPENDIX 

  • Offset vs digital printing survey, 2013

Tables and Figures

  • Proportion of offset and digital in all print markets, 2008-18 (by value and volume)
  • Selling price of offset and digital print processes, 2008-18 ($ per 1,000 A4 prints)
  • Comparative unit cost between digital and offset presses
  • Run length distribution for products comparing 2012 and 2008 survey results
  • Proportion of offset and digital in the total print market, 2008-18 (by value and print volume)
  • All offset print market by application, 2008-18 (by print value and volume)
  • All digital print market by application, 2008-18 (by print value and volume)
  • Geographical spread of survey respondents
  • Annual print sales revenue of survey respondents
  • Number of employees at survey respondents
  • Run length distribution for offset and digital products
  • Proportion of offset and digital in the total print market, 2008-18 (by value and volume)
  • Proportion of offset and digital in the book print market, 2008-18 (by value and volume)
  • Run length distribution for offset and digitally printed books
  • Proportion of offset and digital in the magazine print market, 2008-18 (by value and volume)
  • Run length distribution for offset and digitally printed magazines
  • Proportion of offset and digital in the newspaper print market, 2008-18 (by value and volume)
  • Run length distribution for offset and digitally printed newspapers
  • Proportion of offset and digital in the catalogue print market, 2008-18 (by value and volume)
  • Run length distribution for offset and digitally printed catalogues
  • Proportion of offset and digital in the directory print market, 2008-18 (by value and volume)
  • Run length distribution for offset and digitally printed directories
  • Proportion of offset and digital in the advertising print market, 2008-18 (by value and volume)
  • Run length distribution for offset and digitally printed signage/PoS
  • Run length distribution for offset and digitally printed direct mail
  • Run length distribution for offset and digitally printed other advertising products
  • Proportion of offset and digital in the commercial print market, 2008-18 (by value and volume)
  • Run length distribution for offset and digitally printed business stationery
  • Run length distribution for offset and digitally printed other commercial items
  • Proportion of offset and digital in the transactional print market, 2008-18 (by value)
  • Run length distribution for offset and digitally printed transactional items
  • Proportion of offset and digital in the security print market, 2008-18 (by value and volume)
  • Run length distribution for offset and digitally produced security print
  • Proportion of offset and digital in the label print market, 2008-18 (by value and volume)
  • Run length distribution for offset and digitally printed labels
  • Proportion of offset and digital in the packaging print market, 2008-18 (by value and volume)
  • Run length distribution for offset and digitally printed packaging
  • New products/applications enabled by digital print
  • Competitive situation between offset and digital press suppliers
  • Offset and digital global print and printed packaging, 2008-18 (million A4 prints)
  • Average unit selling price of offset and digital print processes, 2008-18 ($ per 1,000 A4 prints)
  • All offset print and printed packaging market by application, 2008-18 ($ billion and A4 billion prints)
  • All digital print and printed packaging market by application, 2008-18 ($ billion and A4 billion prints)
  • Regional all offset print and printed packaging markets, 2008-18 ($ billion and A4 billion prints)
  • Regional digital print and printed packaging market, 2008-18 ($ billion and A4 billion prints)
  • Five-year timeline for developments in colour electrophotography
  • Timeline for developments in inkjet printing, 2013-18
  • Five-year timeline for sheetfed, heatset web and coldset web printing technology
  • Print processes in use by survey respondents
  • Products produced by survey respondents using offset and digital technology
  • Proportion of sales and profits from digital print
  • Change in the mix of digital, 2012-17
  • Depreciation and replacement timescale for offset and digital presses
  • Depreciation timescale for offset and digital presses
  • Replacement timescale for offset and digital presses
  • Investment plans to replace print equipment
  • Run length distribution for offset printing jobs
  • Run length distribution for digital printing jobs
  • Average run length of print products from survey results
  • Barriers to the adoption of digital printing, ranked by the average rating
  • Drivers to the adoption of digital printing, ranked by average rating
  • New products/applications enabled by digital print
  • Use and applications for web-to-print software
  • Critical success factors for print businesses
  • Additional services to broaden revenue streams
  • Offset vs digital in global printing, 2008-18 (by value and print volume)
  • Regional markets for all offset print, 2008-18 ($ million)
  • Regional markets for all digital print, 2008-18 ($ million)
  • Global sheetfed printing product markets, 2008-18 ($ million)
  • Global heatset printing product markets, 2008-18 ($ million)
  • Global coldset printing product markets, 2008-18 ($ million)
  • Global electrophotographic printing product markets, 2008-18 ($ million)
  • Global inkjet printing product markets, 2008-18 ($ million)
  • Global book printing product markets, 2008-18 ($ million)
  • Offset vs digital in global book printing, 2008-18 (by value and print volume)
  • Western European book printing product markets, 2008-18 ($ million)
  • North American book printing product markets, 2008-18 ($ million)
  • Asian book printing product markets, 2008-18 ($ million)
  • Global magazine printing product markets, 2008-18 ($ million)
  • Offset vs digital in global magazine printing, 2008-18 (by value and print volume)
  • Western European magazine printing product markets, 2008-18 ($ million)
  • North American magazine printing product markets, 2008-18 ($ million)
  • Asian magazine printing product markets, 2008-18 ($ million)
  • Global newspaper printing product markets, 2008-18 ($ million)
  • Offset vs digital in global newspaper printing, 2008-18 (by value and print volume)
  • Western European newspaper printing product markets, 2008-18 ($ million)
  • North American newspaper printing product markets, 2008-18 ($ million)
  • Asian newspaper printing product markets, 2008-18 ($ million)
  • Global catalogue printing product markets, 2008-18 ($ million)
  • Offset vs digital in global catalogue printing, 2008-18 (by value and print volume)
  • Western European catalogue printing product markets, 2008-18 ($ million)
  • North American catalogue printing product markets, 2008-18 ($ million)
  • Asian catalogue printing product markets, 2008-18 ($ million)
  • Global directory printing product markets, 2008-18 ($ million)
  • Offset vs digital in global directory printing, 2008-18 (by value and print volume)
  • Western European directory printing product markets, 2008-18 ($ million)
  • North American directory printing product markets, 2008-18 ($ million)
  • Asian directory printing product markets, 2008-18 ($ million)
  • Global advertising print product markets, 2008-18 ($ million)
  • Offset vs digital in global advertising printing, 2008-18 (by value and print volume)
  • Western European advertising printing product markets, 2008-18 ($ million)
  • North American advertising printing product markets, 2008-18 ($ million)
  • Asian advertising print product markets, 2008-18 ($ million)
  • Global commercial printing product markets, 2008-18 ($ million)
  • Offset vs digital in global commercial printing, 2008-18 (by value and print volume)
  • Western European commercial printing markets, 2008-18 ($ million)
  • North American commercial printing markets, 2008-18 ($ million)
  • Asian commercial printing product markets, 2008-18 ($ million)
  • Global transactional printing markets, 2008-18 ($ million)
  • Offset vs digital in global transactional printing, 2008-18 (by value and print volume)
  • Western European transactional printing markets, 2008-18 ($ million)
  • North American transactional printing markets, 2008-18 ($ million)
  • Asian transactional printing product markets, 2008-18 ($ million)
  • Global security printing product markets, 2008-18 ($ million)
  • Offset vs digital in global security printing, 2008-18 (by value and print volume)
  • Western European security printing product markets, 2008-18 ($ million)
  • North American security printing product markets, 2008-18 ($ million)
  • Asian security printing product markets, 2008-18 ($ million)
  • Global label printing product markets, 2008-18 ($ million)
  • Offset vs digital in global label printing, 2008-18 (by value and print volume)
  • Western European label printing product markets, 2008-18 ($ million)
  • North American label printing product markets, 2008-18 ($ million)
  • Asian label printing product markets, 2008-18 ($ million)
  • Global packaging printing product markets, 2008-18 ($ million)
  • Offset vs digital in global packaging printing, 2008-18 (by value and print volume)
  • Western European packaging printing product markets, 2008-18 ($ million)
  • North American packaging printing product markets, 2008-18 ($ million)
  • Asian packaging printing product markets, 2008-18 ($ million)
  • Average run length of print products from survey result
  • Investment plans to replace print equipment
  • Run length distribution for offset/digital printing
  • Use and applications for web-to-print software

About the Author

SEAN SMYTH

Sean Smyth has spent over 25 years in the industry in senior technology positions for a variety of print businesses across the supply chain, in hands on and consultancy roles. He helps companies make money through the appropriate use of technology.

Sean has a deep knowledge of the global print market, and a key member of the team providing quantitative market data and forecasts for the printing, paper and packaging industry. He authors off-the-shelf market studies and provides strategic consultancy services to a range of clients across the value chain.

Sean has a strong background in appropriate application of technology to print, implementing digital print systems, MIS and workflows to take time and cost out of the print supply chain. In 1994 he became Technical Director of Rexam, where the first colour digital presses in the UK were installed and he has extensive experience of digital printing. He has written many books and market studies on the future, print technology and digital print, including Smithers Pira's flagship title "The Print & Production Manual" and the "Future of Global Print Markets".

He has held senior management roles for several large and small print and print management companies where he applied systems and technology to improve efficiencies. He has a very strong background in digital printing, for users and suppliers. Currently he acts as a non-executive Director at REAL Digital International, the pioneer of high volume inkjet and electrophotographic print. He is the editor of "Digital Labels and Packaging" launched in 2010 for Whitmar Publications, and contributes regular technology columns and articles for the Trade Press and Smithers Pira journals.