DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/8z6fv6/state_of_3d) has announced the addition of the "State of 3D Printing in the Commercial Printing Industry" report to their offering.
3D printing has been a mainstream technology for industrial and manufacturing applications for years. For small to mid-sized business, however, it is relatively unknown. For commercial printers, print distributors, and print manufacturers eyeing the technology, its application to the industry is unclear.
This report looks at real-world applications for the commercial printing industry both now and in the future.
Sections include discussions including:
- Current markets for 3D printing
- Current providers of 3D printing
- Benefits to commercial printers of investing in 3D printing
- Drawbacks to commercial printers of investing in 3D printing
- 7 potential business models for commercial printers
The report concludes with currently unexplored but realistic opportunities for applying the technology to the types of promotional products and marketing campaigns this industry is already producing, as well as using the technology as a springboard for new types of campaigns (particularly vertical market campaigns).
3D printing provides a tremendous opportunity for print providers to develop new markets both for new services and for their existing printing and multi-channel marketing services.
This report encourages commercial printers, print distributors, and print manufacturers to look beyond how 3D printing is being used today and to creative ways to use the technology to their advantage, whether it's for self-promotion, vertical market promotion, unique incentives for personalized URL campaigns, attendance boosters for trade shows, or creating powerful dimensional mailing packages.
Key Topics Covered:
Section 1: State of the 3D Printer Market
Section 2: Who's Buying? Who's Providing?
Section 3: Business Models for 3D Printing in the Commercial Printing Industry
Section 4: Conclusions & Recommendations
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