The Future of Thermal Printing to 2021

The Future of Thermal Printing to 2021 forecasts the total thermal printing market will grow to $38.9 billion by 2021 at a CAGR of 3.9%.

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Product type: Market report
Date of publication: 29 Apr 2016

The important drivers causing this growth include labour productivity improvement, product traceability, better inventory management, data accuracy and customer retention. This report is a valuable tool for both current industry participants as well as new players looking to gain market share and enhanced profitability. The forecast is segmented by technology, i.e. direct thermal, thermal transfer and dye diffusion, vertical markets and geography covering all types of printing equipment and consumable supplies.

In addition to the market size, the report addresses disruptive trends and technologies such as electronic receipts, cloud computing, the Internet of Things (IoT) and competing printing technologies such as inkjet and laser.

Description

Our exclusive content:

  • The latest market data and analysis based on primary and secondary research
  • The latest developments within the global markets and which regions will emerge as leading markets over the next five years
  • The latest opportunities for profit by region and end-use

What methodology is used?

The Future of Thermal Printing to 2021 is based on the ongoing, in-depth review and research of primary and secondary data. Primary research included structured surveys and follow-up interviews with leading players in the thermal printing value chain, including selective end users. Secondary research consisted of multiple sources such as financial reports of publicly held companies participating in the industry, internet websites of key industry supplies, proceedings of industry conferences and publications, including press announcements, and presentations to financial analysts.

In addition to the data and insights, the study includes valuable information gathered from key industry conventions/exhibits related to thermal printing, for example packaging, labels, RFID and retail and health care information systems, to further understand the various factors influencing the industry.

What will you discover?

  • What markets are set to dominate through to 2021
  • How your business is able to take advantage of the new key drivers and trends in the market
  • Why the thermal printing industry is able to continue to offer profitable opportunities and where they are

Who should buy this report?

  • Thermal print head and consumable suppliers
  • Direct thermal media manufacturers
  • Thermal mass transfer media suppliers
  • Thermal dye sublimation transfer ribbon and media suppliers
  • Printing equipment manufacturers
  • Other raw material suppliers e.g. inks and coatings

Table of Contents

Contents

Executive summary

1. Introduction and Methodology

  • Objective
  • Methodology
  • Definitions
  • Direct thermal printing
  • Thermal transfer printing
  • Dye diffusion thermal transfer printing

2. Market definition, overview and segmentation

  • Definitions
  • Market overview
  • Technology suppliers
  • Printer supply chain
  • Consumable supply chain
  • End-users

3. Market drivers

  • Productivity improvement
  • Customer service
  • Product safety
  • Anti-counterfeiting
  • Innovation in printers, media and applications
  • Mobile workforce
  • Wireless technology
  • Government regulations

4. Disruptive market trends and technologies

  • Internet of things
  • Smart phones and social media
  • Cloud computing and storage
  • Consumer grade devices
  • Environmental issues
  • Competing printing technologies

5. Competitive landscape

  • Printers
  • Consumables
  • Distribution

6. Global market forecasts and analysis by technology

  • Overview
  • Printers
    • POS/Kiosk printers
    • Tag and ticket printers
    • Barcode label printers
    • Mobile printers
    • Specialty printers
  • Consumables
    • Direct thermal
    • Thermal transfer
    • Dye diffusion thermal transfer
    • Thermal print heads

7. Global market forecasts and analysis by end use

  • Introduction
  • Overview
  • Retail
  • Manufacturing
  • Transportation and logistics
  • Healthcare
  • Commercial services
  • Entertainment and hospitality
  • Government
  • Other

8. Global market forecasts and analysis by geogeraphy

  • Introduction
  • Overview
  • Asia-Pacific Region
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • South-Korea
  • North America
    • United States
    • Mexico
    • Canada
  • Western Europe
    • Germany
    • France
    • United Kingdom
    • Italy
  • Eastern Europe
    • Russia
    • Poland
    • Czech Republic
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Argentina
    • Columbia
  • Rest of the World
    • South Africa
    • Nigeria
    • Egypt

9. Appendix

  • Company list

Tables and Figures

Tables & Figures

  • Global thermal printing market by components, 2015 – 2019 ($ million)
  • Share of global thermal printing market by end use sector 2016 ($ million)
  • Share of global thermal printing market by end use sector 2021 ($ million)
  • Share of global thermal printing market by region 2016 ($ million)
  • Share of global thermal printing market by region 2021 ($ million)
  • Converting printed barcode to digital signals
  • Construction of a typical thermal print head
  • Cross sectional view of a typical thermal print head
  • Thermal print head construction types
  • Thermal efficiency and noise level of EcoGeneration print heads
  • Direct thermal printing media
  • Dynamic characteristics of direct thermal media
  • Thermal transfer printing media
  • Concept of thermal transfer printing
  • General characteristics of thermal transfer ribbons
  • Comparison of laser, dot-matrix and thermal transfer print quality
  • Dye diffusion thermal transfer printing process
  • ZINK® paper
  • Market segmentation overview
  • Regional GDP and population growth 2015 -2020
  • Vertical market segmentation by end-users
  • Regional segmentation by countries
  • Thermal print head manufacturers by market share
  • Distribution channel for barcode and POS thermal printers
  • Direct thermal printing consumable supply chain
  • Thermal paper coating machine
  • Direct thermal label converting machine
  • Global thermal paper coating capacity
  • Thermal transfer printing ribbon supply chain
  • Multi-station thermal transfer coating line
  • Thermal transfer ribbon slitting machine
  • Global thermal transfer ribbon coating capacity
  • Market matrix of thermal printers
  • Media and printer market segments
  • Thermal printer product ranges and market segments
  • Historical perspective of thermal printing technology
  • Key market drivers and trends
  • Authentication technologies
  • Global growth of Internet connected devices
  • Major AIDC technologies
  • Evolution of wireless technologies
  • The Internet of Things (IoT) technology stack
  • What can smart connected devices do?
  • Near Field Communications – the next frontier
  • Cloud computing and storage projected growth to 2025
  • Comparison of competing printing technologies vs thermal printing
  • Global thermal printing industry revenues by category, 2013 – 2021 (US$ million, end user prices)
  • Global thermal printing industry revenues by category, 2013 – 2021 (US$ million, manufacturers’ prices)
  • Global sales of thermal printers by type, 2013 -2021 (US$ million, end user prices)
  • Global sales of thermal printing supplies by type, 2013 -2021 (US$ million, end user prices)
  • Global sales of direct thermal (DT) printing supplies by type, 2013 -2021 (US$ million, end user prices)
  • Global sales of thermal transfer (TT) printing supplies by type, 2013 -2021 (US$ million, end user prices)
  • Global sales of dye diffusion thermal transfer (D2T2) printing supplies by type, 2013 -2021 (US$ million, end user prices)
  • Thermal printer and printing supplies sale by end use market, 2013 – 2021 (US$ million, end user prices)
  • Retail market sales of thermal printers by type, 2013 – 2021 (US$ million, end user prices)
  • Retail market sales of thermal printing supplies by type, 2013 – 2021 (US$ million, end user prices)
  • Manufacturing market sales of thermal printers by type, 2013 – 2021 (US$ million, end user prices)
  • Manufacturing market sales of thermal printing supplies by type, 2013 – 2021 (US$ million, end user prices)
  • Transportation market sales of thermal printers by type, 2013 – 2021 (US$ million, end user prices)
  • Transportation market sales of thermal printing supplies by type, 2013 – 2021 (US$ million, end user prices)
  • Healthcare market sales of thermal printers by type, 2013 – 2021 (US$ million, end user prices)
  • Healthcare market sales of thermal printing supplies by type, 2013 – 2021 (US$ million, end user prices)
  • Commercial services market sales of thermal printers by type, 2013 – 2021 (US$ million, end user prices)
  • Commercial services market sales of thermal printing supplies by type, 2013 – 2021 (US$ million, end user prices)
  • Entertainment & hospitality market sales of thermal printers by type, 2013 – 2021 (US$ million, end user
  • prices)
  • Entertainment & hospitality market sales of thermal printing supplies by type, 2013 – 2021 (US$ million, end user prices)
  • Government market sales of thermal printers by type, 2013 – 2021 (US$ million, end user prices)
  • Government market sales of thermal printing supplies by type, 2013 – 2021 (US$ million, end user prices)
  • Government market sales of thermal printers by type, 2013 – 2021 (US$ million, end user prices)
  • Sales of thermal printers to other markets by type, 2013 – 2021 (US$ million, end user prices)
  • Sales of thermal printing supplies to other markets by type, 2013 – 2021 (US$ million, end user prices)
  • Combined thermal printer and supplies sales by regions, 2013 – 2021 (US$ million, end user prices)
  • Thermal printer sales by regions, 2013 -2021 (US$ million, end user prices)
  • Thermal printing supplies sales by regions, 2013 -2021 (US$ million, end user prices)
  • Asia-Pacific sales of thermal printers by type, 2013 -2021 (US$ million, end user prices)
  • Asia-Pacific sales of thermal printing supplies by type, 2013 -2021 (US$ million, end user prices)
  • North American sales of thermal printers by type, 2013 -2021 (US$ million, end user prices)
  • North American sales of thermal printing supplies by type, 2013 -2021 (US$ million, end user prices)
  • Western European sales of thermal printers by type, 2013 -2021 (US$ million, end user prices)
  • Western European sales of thermal printing supplies by type, 2013 -2021 (US$ million, end user prices)
  • Eastern European sales of thermal printers by type, 2013 -2021 (US$ million, end user prices)
  • Eastern European sales of thermal printing supplies by type, 2013 -2021 (US$ million, end user prices)
  • Latin American sales of thermal printers by type, 2013 -2021 (US$ million, end user prices)
  • Latin American sales of thermal printing supplies by type, 2013 -2021 (US$ million, end user prices)
  • Thermal printer sales in the rest of the world by type, 2013 -2021 (US$ million, end user prices)
  • Thermal printing supplies sales in the rest of the world by type, 2013 -2021 (US$ million, end user prices)
  • Market share of top five suppliers of direct thermal media
  • Market share of top five suppliers of thermal transfer ribbons
  • Market share of top five suppliers of direct thermal media
  • Market share of top five suppliers of dye diffusion transfer ribbons
  • Market share of top five suppliers of barcode label printers
  • Market share of top five suppliers of portable thermal printers
  • Market share of top five suppliers of ID card and photo printer
  • List of thermal printer manufacturers
  • List of thermal print head manufacturers
  • List of thermal printing supplies manufacturers