2014-2020 LightWords WideView Report: North America

Published: July 2017

Number of Pages: 80

Price: £1,495 (Incl. 20% UK VAT)




Introduction

Welcome to the Lightwords Imaging, Graphic Applications Service WideView Report, for the North American Wide Format Ink Jet Printing Market.

In this report, we present 2014 – 2016 actual shipment data for wide format printer hardware, the inks used by these printers as well as the printed media they use each year. To capture this information, we have obtained data from manufacturers about how many, or how much, product they have shipped and compared this information against their published financial reports. We have also conducted primary research with industry experts, Print Service Providers and channel players such as distributors, wholesalers, dealers and agents to obtain additional market insights.

We have then analysed this information to deliver a detailed market forecast for each product segment based on our Analysts’ view of market trends, economic market drivers and our assessment of the likely impact technology is going to have on these products going forward. Lightwords defines the North America region as consisting of geographic North America which includes Canada.
The result is a market model relied on by numerous executives across the world to plan their business strategies and focus product innovation.

Executive Summary

The digital ink jet wide format market is growing at a fast pace. But growth varies across the different market segments, for example; the Eco-solvent technology market for hardware, media and ink is in decline as UV and Latex technology offer a safer and arguably higher quality, production alternative. The aging aqueous graphics ink jet market is also feeling the pressure from these new technologies.

The graphics market is managed by creative, inventive and competitive service providers who are constantly developing and refining applications which are driving demand upwards.
As these service providers are increasingly relied on by their advertising and design agency clients on behalf of brand owners, this part of the industry is in safe hands.

It is a different story for the Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Graphical Information Systems (GIS) market which uses wide format printers that are subtly different to aqueous graphics hardware. Demand in this market is primarily driven by the construction industry and we are seeing significant differences across the world in terms of demand for these products. For example; demand remains high in China but it is becoming rapidly depressed in Latin America.

Finally, the wide format success story must discuss the digital textile market. Double digit growth rates reflect the latent demand for disruption of the supply chain which wide format printing is facilitating. Digital printing is reducing inventories, shortening time to market and reducing price per square metre of custom printed fabric across the world.

The trends in North America broadly reflect worldwide demand patterns although individual states across the region have differences depending on their industry profile. If you need this
level of insight, give us a call and we will be pleased to drill into the data to reveal these market trends for you.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Executive Summary

Research Methodology and Product Definitions

North America Regional Forecast Assumptions

Macro Economics

North American Aqueous CAD Market

State of the North American Aqueous Ink Jet CAD Market

CAD Market Segmentation

Segment 1: Aqueous CAD 17 Inch (42 cm)

Segment 2 & 3 Aqueous CAD 24 Inch (61 cm) with Low and Higher Specifications

Segment 4 Aqueous CAD 36 Inch to 44 Inch (91 cm to 110 cm)

Dye, Pigment, Gel and CrystalPoint Inks

Media

CAD Applications

North America Region Forecast Assumptions

Market Conditions

Application Drivers

Competitive Forces

Technological Developments

North America Aqueous CAD Market

North America Aqueous CAD Hardware Market Trend Analysis

North America Aqueous CAD Ink Market Trend Analysis

North America Aqueous CAD Media Market Trend Analysis

North America Aqueous Graphics Market

State of the North America Aqueous Ink Jet Graphics Market

Graphics Market Segmentation

Segment 5: Aqueous Graphics 17 Inch (42 cm)

Segment 6: Aqueous Graphics 24 Inch (61 cm)

Segment 7: Aqueous Graphics 36 Inch to 44 Inch (91 cm to 110 cm)

Segment 8: Aqueous Graphics 44 Inch to 65 Inch (110 cm to 165 cm)

Segment 10: Aqueous Graphics Production

Dye and Pigment Inks

Media5

Graphic Applications

North America Region Forecast Assumptions

Market Conditions

Application Drivers

Competitive Forces

Technological Developments

North America Aqueous Graphics Markets

North America Aqueous Graphics Hardware Market Trend Analysis

North America Aqueous Graphics Ink Market Trend Analysis

North America Aqueous Graphics Media Market Trend Analysis

North America Aqueous Textile Market

State of the North America Aqueous Textile Market

Textile Market Segmentation

Segment 11: Aqueous Textile Dye Sublimation Transfer Hardware

Segment 12: Aqueous Textile Dual Transfer & Direct Print to Fabric Hardware

Segment 13 Aqueous Textile: Direct Print to Fabric Hardware

Aqueous Textile Inks

Media

Textile Applications

North America Region Forecast Assumptions

Market Conditions

Application Drivers

Competitive Forces

Technological Developments

North America Aqueous Textile Market

North America Aqueous Textile Hardware Market Trend Analysis

North America Aqueous Textile Ink Market Trend Analysis

North America Aqueous Textile Media Market Trend Analysis

North America Solvent Ink Jet Market

State of the North America Solvent Ink Jet Market

Solvent Market Segmentation

Segment 14: Low/Eco Solvent

Segment 15: Solvent <3 metres

Segment 16 Solvent >3 metres

Eco, Low and Hard Solvent Inks

Media

Solvent Applications

North America Region Forecast Assumptions

Market Conditions

Application Drivers

Competitive Forces

Technological Developments

North America Solvent Market

North America Solvent Hardware Market Trend Analysis

North America Solvent Ink Market Trend Analysis

North America Solvent Media Market Trend Analysis

North America Latex Ink Jet Market

State of the Latex Ink Jet Market

Latex Market Segmentation

Segment 17: Latex Ink Jet Printers

Latex Inks

Media

Latex Applications

North America Region Forecast Assumptions

Market Conditions

Application Drivers

Competitive Forces

Technological Developments

North America Aqueous Latex Market

North America Latex Hardware Market Trend Analysis

North America Latex Ink Market Trend Analysis

North America Latex Media Market Trend Analysis

North America UV Curable Ink Jet Market

State of the UV Curable Ink Jet Market

UV Market Segmentation

Segment 18: UV Curable Roll to Roll Printers

Segment 19: UV Curable Hybrid Roll to Roll & Flatbed Printers

Segment 20: UV Curable Flatbed Printers

UV Curable Inks

Media

UV Applications

North America Region Forecast Assumptions

Market Conditions

Application Drivers

Competitive Forces

Technological Developments

North America UV Curable Market

North America UV Hardware Market Trend Analysis

North America UV Ink Market Trend Analysis

North America UV Media Market Trend Analysis5

License Terms and Conditions

Lightwords Background

Staff Biographies

Partner Organisations

List of Figures

Figure 1: 2016 North America Wide Format Media Shipments by Application

Figure 2: North America Aqueous CAD Market

Figure 3: North America Aqueous CAD Hardware Shipments

Figure 4: North America Aqueous CAD Hardware Installations

Figure 5: North America Aqueous CAD Hardware Price

Figure 6: North America Aqueous CAD Hardware Revenue

Figure 7: North America Aqueous CAD Ink Shipments

Figure 8: North America Aqueous CAD Ink Price

Figure 9: North America Aqueous CAD Ink Revenue

Figure 10: North America Aqueous CAD Media Shipments by Type

Figure 11: North America Aqueous CAD Media Revenue

Figure 12: North America Wide Format Graphic Applications Markets

Figure 13: North America Aqueous Graphics Market

Figure 14: North America Aqueous Graphics Hardware Shipments

Figure 15: North America Aqueous Graphics Hardware Installations

Figure 16: North America Aqueous Graphics Hardware Price

Figure 17: North America Aqueous Graphics Hardware Revenue

Figure 18: North America Aqueous Graphics Ink Shipments

Figure 19: North America Aqueous Graphics Ink Price

Figure 20: North America Aqueous Graphics Ink Revenue

Figure 21: North America Aqueous Graphics Media Shipments by Type

Figure 22: North America Aqueous Graphics Media Revenue

Figure 23: 2016 North America Wide Format Market by Application Type

Figure 24: North America Aqueous Textile Market Revenues

Figure 25: North America Aqueous Textile Hardware Shipments

Figure 26: North America Aqueous Textile Hardware Installations

Figure 27: North America Aqueous Textile Hardware Price

Figure 28: North America Aqueous Textile Hardware Revenue

Figure 29: North America Aqueous Textile Ink Shipments

Figure 30: North America Aqueous Textile Ink Price

Figure 31: North America Aqueous Textile Ink Revenue

Figure 32: North America Aqueous Textile Media Shipments by Type

Figure 33: North America Aqueous Textile Media Revenue

Figure 34: North America Wide Format Market by Application Type

Figure 35: North America Solvent Market Revenues

Figure 36: North America Solvent Hardware Shipments

Figure 37: North America Solvent Hardware Installations

Figure 38: North America Solvent Hardware Prices

Figure 39: North America Solvent Hardware Revenue

Figure 40: North America Solvent Ink Shipments

Figure 41: North America Solvent Ink Price

Figure 42: North America Solvent Ink Revenue

Figure 43: North America Solvent Media Shipments by Type

Figure 44: North America Solvent Media Revenue

Figure 45: North America Wide Format Market by Application Type

Figure 46: North America Latex Market Revenues

Figure 47: North America Latex Hardware Shipments

Figure 48: North America Latex Hardware Installations

Figure 49: North America Latex Hardware Price

Figure 50: North America Latex Hardware Revenue

Figure 51: North America Latex Ink Shipments

Figure 52: North America Latex Ink Price

Figure 53: North America Latex Ink Revenue

Figure 54: North America Latex Media Shipments by Type

Figure 55: North America Latex Media Revenue

Figure 56: North America Wide Format Market by Application Type

Figure 57: North America UV Market Revenues

Figure 58: North America UV Hardware Shipments

Figure 59: North America UV Hardware Installations

Figure 60: North America UV Hardware Price

Figure 61: North America UV Hardware Revenue

Figure 62: North America UV Ink Shipments

Figure 63: North America UV Ink Price

Figure 64: North America UV Ink Revenue

Figure 65: North America UV Media Shipments by Type

Figure 66: North America UV Curable Media Revenue