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InfoTrends releases forecast on U.S. production printing, copying

Aug 17, 2010 12:00 AM


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InfoTrends announces the release of its annual “U.S. Production Printing & Copying Market Forecast.” This document provides a forecast for single-function and multi-function devices for the U.S. production printing and copying market between 2009 and 2014.

Forecast metrics include unit placements, installed-base, page volume, retail value, and revenue. It also includes the following segmentation: color capability, imaging technology, duty cycle, speed (page per minute), feed type and function.

According to the forecast, color printing will increasingly erode the black-and-white market in terms of placements and impressions during the forecast period. Color will continue to gain share of revenue from equipment, supplies, and services, rising from 65% in 2009 to 77% in 2014.

“In terms of impressions, it is important to note that a significant number of monochrome pages are being printed on color devices,” according to InfoTrends. “Light coverage color pages are also becoming more cost effective and will account for a higher percentage of color pages, particularly on high-speed roll-fed color devices.”

The report continues, “The overall printing industry experienced significant declines in 2009, and digital was not immune to this. However, despite continued declines in the printing industry, InfoTrends is forecasting growth in digital color printing due to shorter print runs, demand for personalization, and tighter turnaround times.”

InfoTrends’ “U.S. Production Printing & Copying Market Forecast for 2009 – 2014” is available for $10,000 via http://store.infotrendsresearch.com.