FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(IDC) today announced the launch of the Worldwide Quarterly Production Print Tracker. The core of this product is a comprehensive electronic database detailing developments and trends in laser and high-speed inkjet segments, as well as the Label & Packaging market. Data can be drilled down to the model level per vendor. This product provides insightful historical analysis along with five-year forecasts for the market.)--International Data Corporation (
“IDC expects 2013 to be a transformative year with product launches and vendor consolidation, and the IDC Production Print Tracker will have the timeliest reporting of new product shipments in 2013, including B2-format, cut-sheet inkjet, and nanographic devices”
The worldwide production environment recorded more than 33,000 unit (printers and MFPs) shipments in 2012. Shipment value increased slightly year over year to more than $2 billion for full year 2012, thanks to positive year-over-year results in the first two quarters.
- Label & Packaging devices saw double-digit growth in both units and shipment value for full year 2012. The segment grew 14% year over year to more than 2,000 units while shipment value increased 30% to $73.9 million.
- Devices in the Mid-production and Production categories increased 33% year over year to approximately 8,000 units in 2012. Shipment value also grew 13% to $1.2 billion.
The analog-to-digital transformation is in full swing, and production digital print is a growth market. Shorter run lengths and variable data requirements are pushing jobs to digital equipment, and improvements within substrate handling, finishing, and image quality mean that digital presses are up to the task. And the digital opportunity within Label & Packaging is even greater, untouched by the technology pressures that impact document and transaction print.
"IDC expects 2013 to be a transformative year with product launches and vendor consolidation, and the IDC Production Print Tracker will have the timeliest reporting of new product shipments in 2013, including B2-format, cut-sheet inkjet, and nanographic devices, " said Amy Machado, Senior Research Analyst, Hardcopy Peripheral Solutions.
Xerox is the worldwide leader in the Production market, with offerings in every segment, from very light MFPs to full production presses (and recently adding aqueous inkjet with the acquisition of Impika). HP saw double-digit growth (11%) in its production and L&P shipments in 2012, while both Ricoh and Océ made strong gains in their high-speed inkjet engine shipments, growing 25% and 27% respectively.
Worldwide Production Market Share, 2012 (based on shipment value)*
|Vendors||2012 Market Share (Shipment Value)|
|2. Konica Minolta||12.9%|
Source: IDC Worldwide Quarterly Production Print Tracker, February 2013
* Devices sold into production environments only, including highlight color models.
In addition to the table above, a graphic illustrating the worldwide market share (based on unit shipments) of the top 3 vendors in the total production print market for 2012 is available at IDC.com. The chart is intended for public use in online news articles and social media. Instructions on how to embed this graphic can be found by viewing this press release on IDC.com.
- IDC tracks Very Light, Light, Mid, Full Production and Label & Packaging devices in the Quarterly Production Print Tracker.
- Production Print Tracker includes single-function printers and multifunctional systems (MFPs). Data for all vendors are reported for calendar periods.
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