The Future of Label Printing to 2022

Exclusive Smithers Pira data shows that the label printing market worldwide will approach $34.5 billion in 2017, and then grow at 2.8% year-on-year to reach $39.5 billion in 2022. Across the same period the volume of labels printed will rise to 1.21 trillion A4 sheet equivalents.

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Product type: Market report
Date of publication: 30 Sep 2017
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  • This new study The Future of Label Printing to 2022 gives in-depth strategic insight into this expansion
  • Written from a commercial strategy perspective, it analyses key technology and business developments; such as the deeper penetration of digital (inkjet and toner) presses; new brand owner demands in substrates and graphics; regulatory and corporate sustainability targets.

Description

Our exclusive content:

  • In-depth, quantitative forecasts of the label printing market worldwide segmented by label type, print process, end-use application, regional and key national market
  • Qualitative analysis of the state of the art in label print, finishing and packaging technology, its evolution and market impact across five years to 2022
  • Over 100 tables and figures providing data by value and volume and strategic insight in a format that is easy-to-use and cross-reference.

What does the report cover?

Exclusive Smithers Pira data shows that the label printing market worldwide will approach $34.5 billion in 2017, and then grow at 2.8% year-on-year to reach $39.5 billion in 2022. Across the same period the volume of labels printed will rise to over 1.21 trillion A4 sheet equivalents.

This new study The Future of Label Printing to 2022 gives in-depth strategic insight in to this expansion. Written from a commercial strategy perspective, it analyses key technology and business developments; such as the deeper penetration of digital (inkjet and toner) presses; new brand owner demands in substrates and graphics; regulatory and corporate sustainability targets.  

What will you discover?

  • An exclusive and comprehensive data set quantifying the global label printing market for 2013-2022 by volume (A4 sheet equivalents) and value ($ million)
  • In-depth analysis of current and future developments of label presses, handling and finishing systems, inks and substrates, and print service provider business models; and their impact of across 2017-2022
  • New value adding business models and services being enabled by digital print equipment, web-to-print software, and post-print decoration.

What methodology is used?

This new Smithers study has a dual foundation in an extensive programme of both primary and secondary research. Primary research included refinement of Smithers Pira’s databases on global and national packaging and print databases, supported by interviews with key individuals at leading companies across the label printing value chain.

Secondary research includes full scrutiny of trade press, company websites and press releases, and frequent attendance at all major print industry trade shows and conferences. This combined with analysis of economic forecasts, demographic and population changes, literacy rates, educational policies, legislation, environmental pressures and technology developments in print and wider IT and communication sectors.

Who should buy this report?

  • Print equipment builders 
  • Ink and label substrate suppliers
  • Print service providers and converters
  • Brands and retailers
  • Consultants and analysts.

Table of Contents

Executive summary

Introduction and Methodology

  • Introduction
  • Scope
  • Methodology
  • Definitions
  • Exchange rates

Market drivers for the label printing 2013-2022

  • Introduction
  • Print market overview
    • The switch to digital print
    • Inkjet label printing
    • Customisation – The brand owner perspective
    • Digital print business models
      • Web-to-print ordering
      • Print house efficiencies
      • In-house production
  • Packaging market overview
    • Label market developments
    • Packaging premiumisation
    • Regulations
      • Food and beverages
      • Healthcare
      • Other
    • Anti-counterfeiting and brand protection
  • Environmental concerns
    • Lightweighting
    • Recyclability
    • Bioplastics
  • Demographic influences
  • Economic background

Cutting-edge technology developments

  • Introduction
  • Label application technology
  • Label print technologies
    • Overview
    • Flexography
    • Gravure
    • Offset
    • (Rotary) letterpress
    • Screen
    • Digital print
    • Electrophotography
    • Inkjet
  • Label finishing
  • Label formats
    • Wet glue labels
    • Pressure sensitive (self-adhesive labels)
      • Linerless labels
    • Multi-part tracking and transit labels
    • Sleeves
    • In-mould labels
    • Smart labels

Label printing: Label format markets 2013-2022

  • Introduction
  • Wet glued labels
  • Pressure sensitive (self-adhesive)
  • Multi-part tracking labels
  • In-mould labels
  • Sleeves

Label printing: Print process markets 2013-2022

  • Introduction
  • Offset
    • Sheetfed offset
    • Heatset web offset
    • Coldset web offset
  • Flexography
  • Gravure
  • Screen
  • Letterpress
  • Digital printing
    • Electrophotography
    • Inkjet

Label printing: End use markets 2013-2022

  • Introduction
    • Food labels
    • Beverage
    • Healthcare
    • Cosmetics
    • Household
    • Industrial
    • Multi-part tracking labels
    • Other labels

Label printing: Regional and national markets 2013-2022

  • Introduction
  • Western Europe
    • France
    • Germany
    • Italy
    • Netherlands
    • Spain
    • UK
    • Other West Europe
  • North America
    • Canada
    • US
  • Asia
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • Other Asia
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Other Latin American
  • Eastern Europe
    • Poland
    • Russia
    • Other East European
  • Middle East
    • Turkey
    • Other Middle East
  • Africa
  • Australasia 

Tables and Figures

  • Global printed label market by label type, 2013-2022($ billion, constant 2015 prices & exchange rates; trillion A4 prints)
  • Share of the global printed label market by print process, 2013-2022 Label sector market drivers
  • Timeline for the development of label technology, 2017–2022
  • Exchange rates ($ equivalent)
  • Global printed label market by label type, 2013-2022($ million; million A4 prints)
  • Share of label types in global label markets by value, 2013-2022
  • Global printed label average pricing by label type, 2013-2022 ($ per 1,000 A4 prints)
  • Global label markets by end use, 2013-2022($ million)
  • Share of end use labels in global label markets by value, 2013-2022
  • Global printed label markets by print process, 2013-2022($ million; million A4 prints)
  • Global printed label average pricing by print process, 2013-2022 ($ per 1,000 A4 prints)
  • Regional label printing markets by print value and volume, 2013-2022 ($ million; million A4 prints)
  • Regional printed label average pricing, 2013-2022($ per 1,000 A4 prints)
  • Label sector market drivers
  • Proportion of global printed label market by label type and value, 2013-2022($ million)
  • Proportion of global printed label market by label type and print volume, 2013-2022
  • Global printed label average pricing by label type, 2013-2022 ($ per 1,000 A4 prints)
  • Proportion of global printed label market by end use, 2013-2022 ($ million)
  • Proportion of global printed label market by print process value, 2013-2022
  • Proportion of global printed label market by process, 2013-2022
  • Global printed label average pricing by print process, 2013-2022 ($ per 1,000 A4 prints)
  • Proportion of global printed label market by region and print value, 2013-2022
  • Proportion of global printed label market by region and print volume, 2013-2022
  • Regional printed label average pricing, 2013-2022($ per 1,000 A4 prints)
  • Typical label supply chain
  • Share of the global printed label market by print process, 2013-2022
  • Share of the global printed label market volume by print process, 2013–2022
  • Narrow web inkjet presses in 2017
  • Timeline for the development of label technology, 2013-2022
  • All label printing output by geographic market value, 2013-2022 ($ million)
  • All label printing output by geographic market volume, 2013-2022(million A4 prints)
  • Global printed label market by label type, 2013-2022($ million)
  • Global printed label market by label type by volume, 2013-2022 (million A4 prints)
  • Global printed label average pricing by label type 2013-2022 ($ per 1,000 A4 prints)
  • Global printed label market by label type, 2013-2022($ million; million A4 prints)
  • Global printed label average pricing by label type, 2013-2022($ per 1,000 A4 prints)  
  • Global wet glued label markets by print process, 2013-2022($ million; million A4 prints)
  • Wet glued label printing output by geographic market value, 2013-2022 ($ million)
  • Wet glued label printing output by geographic market volume, 2013-2022(million A4 prints)
  • Pressure sensitive label markets by print process, 2013-2022($ million)
  • Pressure sensitive label printing output by geographic market value, 2013-2022($ million)
  • Pressure sensitive label printing output by geographic market volume, 2013-2022(million A4 prints)
  • Multi-part tracking label markets by print process, 2013-2022($ million; million A4 prints)
  • Multi-part tracking label printing output by geographic market value, 2013-2022($ million)
  • In-mould label markets by print process, 2013-2022($ million; million A4 prints)
  • In-mould label printing output by geographic market value, 2013-2022 ($ million)
  • In-mould label printing output by geographic market volume, 2013-2022(million A4 prints)
  • Sleeve label markets by print process, 2013-2022($ million; million A4 prints)
  • Sleeve label printing output by geographic market value, 2013-2022 ($ million)
  • Sleeve label printing output by geographic market volume, 2013-2022 (million A4 prints)
  • Global printed label market value by print process, 2013-2022 ($ million)
  • Global printed label market volume by print process, 2008–18 (million A4 prints)
  • Global printed label average pricing by print process 2013-2022 ($ per 1,000 A4 prints)
  • Global printed label markets by print process, 2013-2022($ million; million A4 prints)
  • Global printed label average pricing by print process, 2013-2022 ($ per 1,000 A4 prints)
  • Sheetfed litho printed label market by label type, 2013-2022($ million; million A4 prints)
  • Sheetfed offset label printing output by geographic market value, 2013-2022 ($ million)
  • Sheetfed offset litho label printing output by geographic market volume, 2013-2022 (million A4 prints)
  • Heatset web offset printed label market by label type, 2013-2022 ($ million; million A4 prints)
  • Heatset web offset label printing output by geographic market value, 2013-2022($ million)
  • Heatset web offset label printing output by geographic market volume, 2013-2022(million A4 prints) 80
  • Coldset web offset printed label market by label type, 2013-2022 ($ million; million A4 prints)
  • Coldset web offset label printing output by geographic market value, 2013-2022($ million)
  • Coldset web offset label printing output by geographic market volume, 2013-2022(million A4 prints)
  • Flexo printed label market by label type, 2013-2022($ million; million A4 prints)
  • Flexo label printing output by geographic market value, 2013-2022 ($ million)
  • Flexo label printing output by geographic market volume, 2013-2022 (million A4 prints)
  • Gravure printed label market by label type, 2013-2022($ million; million A4 prints)
  • Gravure label printing output by geographic market value, 2013-2022 ($ million)
  • Gravure label printing output by geographic market volume, 2013-2022(million A4 prints)
  • Screen printed label market by label type, 2013-2022($ million; million A4 prints)
  • Screen label printing output by geographic market value, 2013-2022 ($ million)
  • Screen label printing output by geographic market volume, 2013-2022(million A4 prints)
  • Letterpress printed label market by label type, 2013-2022($ million; million A4 prints)
  • Letterpress label printing output by geographic market value, 2013-2022 ($ million)
  • Letterpress label printing output by geographic market volume, 2013-2022(million A4 prints)
  • Electrophotography printed label market by label type, 2013-2022 ($ million)
  • Electrophotography label printing output by geographic market value, 2013-2022($ million)
  • Electrophotography label printing output by geographic market volume, 2013-2022 (million A4 prints)
  • Inkjet printed label market by label type, 2013-2022($ million; million A4 prints)
  • Inkjet label printing output by geographic market value, 2013-2022 ($ million)
  • Inkjet label printing output by geographic market volume, 2013-2022(million A4 prints)
  • Global printed label market by end use, 2013-2022($ million)
  • Global label markets by end use, 2013-2022($ million)
  • Share of end use labels in global label markets by value, 2013-2022 ($ million)
  • Share of food labels in regional markets by value, 2013-2022
  • Beverage label end use regional markets, 2013-2022 ($ million)
  • Share of beverage labels in regional markets by value, 2013-2022
  • Healthcare label end use regional markets, 2013-2022 ($ million)
  • Share of healthcare labels in regional markets by value, 2013-2022 ($ million)
  • Label end use regional markets, 2013-2022 ($ million)
  • Share of personal care labels in regional markets by value, 2013-2022
  • Household item label end use regional markets, 2013-2022 ($ million)
  • Share of household item labels in regional markets by value, 2013-2022 ($ million)
  • Industrial label end use regional markets, 2013-2022($ million)
  • Share of industrial labels in regional markets by value, 2013-2022
  • Multi-part tracking label end use regional markets, 2013-2022($ million)
  • Share of multi-part tracking labels in regional markets by value, 2013-2022 ($ million)
  • Other label end use regional markets, 2013-2022($ million)
  • Share of other labels in regional markets by value, 2013-2022 ($ million)
  • Regional label printing markets by print value 2013-2022 ($ million)
  • Regional label printing markets by print volume 2013-2022 (million A4 prints)
  • Global printed label market bylabel type, 2013-2022 ($ million; million A4 prints)
  • Global printed label markets by print process, 2013-2022 ($ million; million A4 prints)
  • Global label markets by end use, 2013-2022($ million)
  • Shares of end use labels in global label markets by value, 2013-2022
  • West Europe country label printing markets, 2013-2022 ($ million; million A4 prints)
  • West Europe printed label market by label type, 2013-2022 ($ million; million A4 prints)
  • West Europe label markets by print process, 2013-2022 ($ million; million A4 prints)
  • West Europe label markets by end use, 2013-2022($ million)
  • Share of end use labels in West Europew label markets by value, 2013-2022
  • France printed label market by label type, 2013-2022 ($ million; million A4 prints)
  • France label markets by print process, 2013-2022 ($ million; million A4 prints)
  • Germany printed label market by label type, 2013-2022 ($ million; million A4 prints)
  • Germany printed label markets by print process, 2013-2022($ million; million A4 prints)
  • Italy printed label market by label type, 2013-2022 ($ million; million A4 prints)
  • Italy printed label markets by print process, 2013-2022 ($ million; million A4 prints)
  • The Netherlands printed label market by label type, 2013-2022 ($ million; million A4 prints)
  • The Netherlands printed label markets by print process, 2013-2022 ($ million; million A4 prints)
  • Spain printed label market by label type, 2013-2022 ($ million; million A4 prints)
  • Spain printed label markets by
  • print process, 2013-2022 ($ million; million A4 prints)
  • UK printed label market by label type, 2013-2022 ($ million; million A4 prints)
  • UK printed label markets by print process, 2013-2022 ($ million; million A4 prints)
  • Other West Europe printed label market by label type, 2013-2022 ($ million; million A4 prints)
  • Other West Europe printed label markets by print process, 2013-2022 ($ million; million A4 prints)
  • North America country label printing markets, 2013-2022 ($ million; million A4 prints)
  • North America printed label market by label type, 2013-2022 ($ million; million A4 prints)
  • North America printed label markets by print process, 2013-2022 ($ million; million A4 prints)
  • North America label markets by end use, 2013-2022 ($ million; million A4 prints)
  • Share of end use labels in North American label markets by value, 2013-2022
  • Canada printed label market by label type, 2013-2022 ($ million; million A4 prints)
  • Canada label printed markets by print process, 2013-($ million; million A4 prints)
  • US printed label market by label type, 2013-2022 ($ million; million A4 prints)
  • US label markets by print process, 2013-2022 ($ million; million A4 prints)
  • Asia country label printing markets, 2013-2022 ($ million; million A4 prints)
  • Asia printed label market by label type, 2013-2022 ($ million; million A4 prints)
  • Asia printed label markets by print process, 2013-2022 ($ million; million A4 prints)
  • Asia label markets by end use, 2013-2022($ million)
  • Share of end use labels in Asia by value, 2013-2022 ($ million)
  • China printed label market by label type, 2013-2022 ($ million; million A4 prints) China printed label markets by print process, 2013-2022($ million; million A4 prints)
  • India printed label market by label type, 2013-2022 ($ million; million A4 prints)
  • India printed label markets by print process, 2013-2022($ million; million A4 prints)
  • Japan printed label market by label type, 2013-2022($ million; million A4 prints)
  • Japan printed label markets by print process, 2013-2022($ million; million A4 prints)
  • South Korea printed label market by label type, 2013-2022($ million; million A4 prints)
  • South Korea printed label markets by print process, 2013-2022($ million; million A4 prints)
  • Other Asia printed label market by label type, 2013-2022 ($ million; million A4 prints)
  • Other Asia printed label markets by print process, 2009–2019 ($ million; million A4 prints)
  • Latin America country label printing markets, 2013-2022 ($ million; million A4 prints)
  • Latin America printed label market by label type, 2013-2022($ million; million A4 prints)
  • Latin America printed label markets by print process, 2013-2022 ($ million; million A4 prints)
  • Latin America label markets by end use, 2013-2022($ million)
  • Share of end use labels in Latin America label markets by value, 2013-2022
  • Brazil printed label market by label type, 2013-2022($ million; million A4 prints)
  • Brazil printed label markets by print process, 2013-2022($ million; million A4 prints)
  • Mexico printed label market by label type, 2013-2022($ million; million A4 prints)
  • Mexico printed label markets by print process, 2013-2022($ million; million A4 prints)
  • Other Latin America printed label market by label type, 2013-2022($ million; million A4prints)
  • Other Latin America printed label markets by print process, 2013-2022($ million; million A4 prints)
  • East Europe country label printing markets, 2013-2022 ($ million; million A4 prints)
  • East Europe printed label market by label type, 2013-2022($ million; million A4 prints)
  • East Europe label markets by print process, 2013-2022($ million; million A4 prints)
  • East Europe label markets by end use, 2013-2022($ million)
  • Share of end use labels in Eastern Europe label markets by value, 2013-2022
  • Poland printed label market by label type, 2013-2022($ million; million A4 prints)
  • Poland printed label markets by print process, 2013-2022($ million; million A4 prints)
  • Russia printed label market by label type, 2013-2022($ million; million A4 prints)
  • Russia printed label markets by print process, 2013-2022($ million; million A4 prints)
  • Other East Europe printed label market by label type, 2013-2022($ million; million A4 prints)
  • Other East Europe printed label markets by print process, 2013-2022($ million; million A4 prints)
  • Middle East label printing markets, 2013-2022 ($ million; million A4 prints)
  • Middle East printed label market by label type, 2013-2022($ million; million A4 prints)
  • Middle East printed label markets by print process, 2013-2022 ($ million; million A4 prints)
  • Middle East label markets by end use, 2013-2022($ million)
  • Share of end use labels in the Middle East label markets by value, 2013-2022
  • Turkey printed label market by label type, 2013-2022($ million; million A4 prints)
  • Turkey printed label markets by print process, 2013-2022($ million; million A4 prints)
  • Other Middle East printed label market by label type, 2013-2022($ million; million A4 prints)
  • Other Middle East printed label markets by print process, 2013-2022($ million; million A4 prints)
  • African country label printing markets, 2013-2022($ million; million A4 prints)
  • African printed label market by label type, 2013-2022($ million,)
  • African label markets by end use, 2013-2022($ million, constant 2015 values)
  • Share of end use labels in African label markets by value, 2013-2022
  • Australasia country label printing markets, 2013-2022($ million, constant 2013 values; million A4 prints)
  • Australasia printed label market by label type, 2013-2022($ million, constant 2013 prices & exchange rates; million A4 prints)
  • Australasia printed label markets by print process, 2013-2022($ million; million A4 prints)
  • Australasia label markets by end use application, 2013-2022($ million, constant 2015 values)