Recently, Keypoint Intelligents / InfoTreds published its research on the evolution of Wide Format printers and the findings are extremely encouraging for this important printing industry. Widescreen printers have in recent years managed to penetrate various markets by offering solutions in industries that until recently were not related to the printing market as we know it. Starting with the markets of photography, printing of drawings and CAD applications but also of graphic printing (posters, banners, etc.).
large format printers are entering more and more markets such Photo Manipulation Services as the promising market of textile printing - both for clothing and decoration, as well as for what we call soft signage. According to the five-year forecast 2016-2021 for the Wide Format market, the development of new printing machines has slowed down, due to the large increase in the productivity of these machines. Thus, the total sales of consumables such as printing materials and inks, continue to have an upward trend as the volume of wide format printing is constantly increasing. UV, Latex and Dye sublimation printers are contributing to this increase, which have significantly increased fabric printing.
In terms of decorative prints, these in turn show an increase, pushing up the entire branch of large-scale printing. UV, LED, Latex & Dye Sublimation Keypoint Intelligents / InfoTreds forecasts of 11% for the compound annual growth rate (CAGR) in UV and LED UV printers for the five years 2015-2020 and the same growth rate is expected for the five years 2016-2021. Innovations in LED drying technologies have allowed printers to print on a variety of print materials, expanding their range of applications and thus entering new markets. On the other hand, latex printing is also gaining ground as the technology matures and is now used by entrepreneurs for various applications.