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Global Printing, Commercial Industry

  • January 2012
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  • Global Industry Analysts

The global outlook series on the Commercial Printing Industry provides a collection of statistical anecdotes, market briefs, and concise summaries of research findings. Illustrated with 46 fact-rich market data tables, the report offers a rudimentary overview of the industry, and highlights latest trends and demand drivers. Regional markets briefly abstracted and covered include US, Canada, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Latin America. The report offers a compilation of recent mergers, acquisitions, and strategic corporate developments. Also included is an indexed, easy-to-refer, fact-finder directory listing the addresses, and contact details of 565 companies worldwide.

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Global Printing, Commercial Industry



1. OVERVIEW 1
Printing Industry - Introduction 1
Table 1: Worldwide Printing Industry (2011): Percentage
Breakdown of Revenues by End-use Sector - Packaging,
Magazines, Newspapers, Books, Direct Mail, Brochures and
Pamphlets, Catalogs, Labels, Legal and Financial Printing,
Inserts, Banners and Posters, Business forms, Directories,
Tickets, Tapes and Coupons, and Others 1

Table 2: World Current and Future Analysis for Commercial
Printing by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (including Japan), Middle East and Latin America
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$
Billion for Years 2010 through 2015 2

Table 3: World 5-Year Perspective for Commercial Printing by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Revenues
for US, Canada, Europe, Asia-Pacific (including Japan),
Middle East and Latin America Markets for Years 2011 and 2015 3
Specialty Printing Segment - Sharp Rise in the Offering 3
Table 4: Worldwide Electrographic Print Market (2011):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Dollar Sales by Application -
Direct Mail, Transactional, Books, Catalogues, Commercial,
Photobooks, Magazines, Newspapers, Security, Packaging, and
Labels 4
Direct Mail Advertising Opens Up Opportunties for Innovative
Printing 4
Digital Technology Revolutionizing the Printing Industry 4
Table 5: Worldwide Commercial Printing Market (2011):
Percentage Breakdown of revenues by Leading Players 5
Image Quality of Digital Printing in the New Age 6
Digital Color Printing Market Reflects Bright Prospects 6
Table 6: Worldwide Digital Color Printing Systems Market
(2011): Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales by Product
Category - Inkjet Printing Systems and Electrophotographic
Printing Systems 7

Table 7: Worldwide Digital Printing Machinery Market (2011):
Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales by Geographic Region -
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin America and Rest of World Markets 7
Printing Machinery Market - Promising Growth On Cards 7
Table 8: Worldwide Printing Machinery and Supplies Market
(2011): Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales by Geographic
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets 8

Table 9: Worldwide Printing Machinery and Supplies Market
(2011): Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales by Product
Segment - Pre-Press Systems, Printing Presses, Post-Press
Machinery andEquipment, and Other Printing Related Equipment 8
Robust Market for Large Format Printer Manufacturers 8
Futuristic Developments in Large Format Printing 9
Screen Printer Prices to Decline 9
Customers Demand Reduced Costs, Print Runs, and Turnaround Time 9
Printed Electronics Receive Numerous Accolades 10
Advanced Labeling Systems Improve Productivity 10
Printing Activities Increasingly Being Integrated 10
Hybrid Presses - The ‘In' Thing 11
Computer-to-Plate (CTP) Technology: Healthy Prospects 11
Application Growth Markets 11
Packaging and Labeling Offers High Growth Potential 11
Table 10: Worldwide Package Printing Market (2011):
Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales by Product Segments-
Solid/Corrugated Fiber, Cartons, and Flexible Materials 12
Automation of Prepress Machinery - The Need of the Hour 12
Printing Industry - Demand Impeders 12
Alternative Media 12
Low Cost Electronic Mails and Short Messaging Services 12
Advent of Low Cost Printers: Growth of In-house Printing 13
Paperless Workflows 13
Printing Industry - Demand Inducers 13
Robust Advertisement Expenditures 13
Irreplaceable Newspapers and Magazines 13
Industrial Customers 13
Proportion of Technology Illiterates 14
Printing Industry - Historical Overview 14
A Technological Background 15
Commercial Position: Over the Years 16
Rising Global Profile of the Printing Ink Industry 16
Challenges of Going Global 17
Mounting Raw Material Costs Rock the Printing Ink Industry 17
UV-Curable Ink: Changing the Market's Revenue Quotient 18
UV and EB Inks: The Bucks Start Here 18
Gravure Inks Face Mature Growth 19
Table 11: Worldwide Printing Inks Market (2011): Percentage
Breakdown of Sales Volumes by Product Category -
Lithographic Inks, Flexographic Inks, Gravure Inks,
Letterpress Inks, Digital Inks and Other Inks 19

Table 12: Worldwide Printing Inks Market- Percentage
Breakdown of Dollar Sales by Product Category - Lithographic
Inks, Flexographic Inks, Gravure Inks, Letterpress Inks,
Digital Inks and Other Inks 19

Table 13: Worldwide Printing Inks Market (2011): Percentage
Breakdown of Sales Volumes by Geographic Region - US,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Middle East, and Latin America Markets 20

Table 14: Worldwide Printing Inks Market (2011): Percentage
Breakdown of Dollar Sales by Geographic Region - US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East,
and Latin America 20

2. TRENDS and ISSUES 21
Commercial Printing Industry Continues to Evolve 21
Inkjet Industry Fights Recession Through Innovation 21
LED Curing Catches Fancy of Inkjet Market 22
Commercial Printing Successfully Weathers Recession 22
Professional Printers Turn to Digital Printing 22
Commercial Printing Enters Challenging Phase 23
Electrophotographic Printing to Witness Dynamic Growth 23
Offset Printing - Down but Not Out 23
Digital Printing Alters the Landscape of Commercial Printing 24
Digital Printing Equipment on an Upward Trend 24
Automation Reduces Workforce 24
Printers Rely on Cross Media Offerings 24
Alternative Modes Pose Threat to Print Media 25
Technological Advancements Likely to Shift Demand 25
Print Companies Continue to Dominate Creative Work 25
Flexography Makes Inroads into Other Inks' Share 26
Demand for Digital Inks Gains Momentum 26
Digital Label Presses - Rising Tide 27
Price Flexibility and Innovative Technology: Key Growth Drivers 27
Printing Service Providers: Aiming to Become One-Stop Shops 27

3. PRODUCT OVERVIEW 28
Commercial Printing - A Prelude 28
Common Categories of Printing Processes 28
Relief Printing 28
Letterpress 28
Platen Presses 29
Flat-Bed Presses 29
Rotary Presses 29
Flexography 29
Planographic Printing 29
Offset Lithography 30
Waterless Printing 30
Intaglio 30
Gravure 30
Stencil and Screen Printing 30
Stenciling Techniques 31
Types of Screen Printing Presses 31
Screen Printing Inks 31
Applications 31
Product Categories 32
Electronic Printing 32
Electrostatic 32
Magnetographic 33
Ion/Electron Deposition 33
Ink-Jet Printing 33
Plate and Plateless Processes 33
Plate Processes - Conventional Printing Processes 33
Plateless Processes - Electronic/Digital Printing Processes 33
Prepress 34
Conventional Prepress Systems 34
Digital Prepress Systems 34
Press or Print 34
Offset Presses 35
Sheet-Fed Presses 35
Web Presses 35
Commercial Web Offset Presses 35
Newspaper Web Offset Presses 35
Other Presses 36
Postpress 36
Printing Presses - A peek into History 36

4. PRODUCT/ SERVICE INNOVATIONS 37

5. MERGERS and ACQUISITIONS 51

6. STRATEGIC CORPORATE DEVELOPMENTS 67


A REGIONAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE 78

1. THE UNITED STATES 78
Market Overview 78
Table 15: US Commercial Printing Market (2010): Percentage
Market Share Breakdown by Leading Players 78
Measures to Cope Up with Slowdown 79
Trends and Issues 79
Bright Future for US Commercial Printing 79
Renewed Strength in US Printing Machinery Sales 79
Upswing Seen in US Commercial Printing 80
Table 16: US Commercial Printing Market (2011): Percentage
Breakdown of Dollar Sales by Process Sub-Segments 80
Printing Ink Makers See Light at the End of the Tunnel 80
Table 17: US Printing Ink Market (2011): Percentage
Breakdown of Dollar Sales by Type- Lithographic Inks,
Flexographic Inks, Gravure Inks, Digital Inks, Letterpress
Inks, and Other Inks 81
Digital Presses Spearhead Industry Growth 81
Printing Costs Decline 81
Digital Inventory Services Emerge 82
Revenues from Document Services to Rise 82
Value-Added Services Gain Significance 82
Demand Surges for Eco-Friendly Printing Inks 82
Commercial Printing: Intertwined with Changes in Economy 82
Small Businesses Dominate Commercial Printing Sector 83
Commercial Printing Key Revenue Generator for Local Economies 83
Consolidation Continues in Commercial Printing Segment 83
Table 18: US Commercial Printing Market (2011): Percentage
Breakdown of Revenues by Product Category - Lithographic,
Screen, Digital, Flexographic, and Others 84

Table 19: US Commercial Flexographic Printing Market (2011):
Percentage Breakdown Revenues by Segment - Advertising
Printing, Label and Wrapper Printing, Office Product Printing,
Financial and Legal Printing, Book Printing, and Others 84
Changing Scope for Specialty Inks and Substrate 84
Table 20: US Specialty Printing Consumables Market (2011):
Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales by Product Category -
Inks and Toners, Specialty Substrates, and Specialty
Chemicals 85
Digital Printing: Gaining Prominence 85
Table 21: US Digital Color Printing Systems Market (2011):
Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales by Product Category -
Inkjet Printing Systems and Electrophotographic Printing
Systems 85
Opportunities and Scope of Growth 86
Online Solutions Extend Market Reach 86
New Product Developments Enhance Performance 86
Key Statistics 86
Table 22: US Printing Market (2011): Percentage Breakdown of
Printing Costs by Category -Factory Payroll, Paper, SGandA,
Material, Pre Tax Profit Margin, and Other Factory Costs 86

Table 23: US Financial and Legal Form and Document Printing
Market (2011): Percentage Breakdown of Revenue by Product
Segments - SEC Filings andProspectuses, ARs/Other Corp
Financial Documents, Bank Forms, Other Bank Documents, and
Miscellaneous Financial/Legal Documents 87

2. CANADA 88
Overview 88
Table 24: Canadian Printing Industry (2011): Percentage
Breakdown of Annual Production by Region- Ontario, Quebec,
Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Others 88
Offset Process Dominates the Market 88
Table 25: Canadian Digital Color Printing Systems Market
(2011): Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales by Product
Category - Inkjet Printing Systems and Electrophotographic
Printing Systems 88

3. JAPAN 89
Overview 89
Table 26: Japanese Digital Color Printing Systems Market
(2011): Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales by Product
Category - Inkjet Printing Systems and Electrophotographic
Printing Systems 89

Table 27: Japanese Printing Market (2011): Percentage
Breakdown of Revenue by Sub- sector - Commercial Printing,
Publishing, Business Form, Packaging Printing, Building
Materials, Security Printing, and Others 89
Magazine Reading Rates Decline 90
Oversupply Likely to Pulverize Profitability 90
Larger Players Continue to Survive 90

4. EUROPE 91
Overview 91
Table 28: European Current and Future Analysis for Commercial
Printing by Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK,
Spain, Russia, and Rest of Europe Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Billion for Years 2010
through 2015 92

Table 29: European 5-Year Perspective for Commercial Printing
by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales
for France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia, and Rest of
Europe Markets for Years 2011 and 2015 93
European Printing Ink Industry Fights Uncertainty 93
Table 30: European Printing Inks Market (2011): Percentage
Breakdown of Annual Sales Revenue and Volume by Type of Ink -
Water-based Liquid Inks, Solvent-based Liquid Inks, Oil-based
Inks, and Other Inks 94

Table 31: European Printing Ink Market (2011): Percentage
Breakdown of Dollar Sales by Product Segment-Flexograph,
Heatset, Sheet-fed, Coldset, Gravure, Digital, Wide-format,
Screen, Letterpress, and Other 95
On Demand Book Printers Gain Popularity 95
Printing Machinery Market in Eastern Europe 95
Market Trend 95
European Ink Manufacturing Remains Flat 95
Key Statistics 96
Table 32: Western European Printing Market (2011): Percentage
Breakdown of Value Sales by Print Process - Flexo, Sheetfed,
Heatset, Coldset, Gravure, Digital, Wide-Format, and Others 96

Table 33: European Digital Color Printing Systems Market
(2011): Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales by Product
Category - Inkjet Printing Systems and Electrophotographic
Printing Systems 97

Table 34: Western European Commercial Printing Market (2011):
Percentage Breakdown of Revenue by Category - Direct Mail,
Brochures, Banners, Inserts and Posters, Catalogues, and Others 97

Table 35: Western European CWF Paper Market (2011):
Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales by End-Use Segment -
Commercial Printing, Magazines, Books, and Others 98

Table 36: French Digital Color Printing Systems Market
(2011): Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales Category - Inkjet
Printing Systems and Electrophotographic Printing Systems 98

4a. GERMANY 99
Overview 99
Table 37: German Digital Color Printing Systems Market
(2011): Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales by Product
Category - Inkjet Printing Systems and Electrophotographic
Printing Systems Markets 99
Market Trend 99
German Printing Subdued by Financial Crisis 99

4b. ITALY 100
Overview 100
Table 38: Italian Digital Color Printing Systems Market
(2011): Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales by Product
Category - Inkjet Printing Systems and Electrophotographic
Printing Systems Markets 100

4c. UNITED KINGDOM 101
Print-On-Demand Market - Overview 101
Key Statistics 101
Table 39: UK Advertising Industry (2011): Percentage
Breakdown of Value Sales by Advertising Medium - Press,
Television, Internet, Direct Mail, Transport and Outdoor, Radio
and Cinema 101

Table 40: UK Printing Market (2011): Percentage Breakdown of
Revenue s by End-use Segment - Event and Advertisement
Literature, Books, Magazines, Brochures and Newspapers, Package
and Label Printing, Security Printing, and Others 102

Table 41: UK Digital Color Printing Systems Market (2011):
Percentage Breakdown of Value9Sales by Product Category -
Inkjet Printing Systems and Electrophotographic Printing
Systems 102

4d. POLAND 103
Overview 103

4e. SPAIN 103
Overview 103

5. ASIA-PACIFIC 104
Overview 104
Table 42: Asia-Pacific Digital Color Printing Systems Market
(2011): Percentage Breakdown of Value by Product Category -
Inkjet Printing Systems and Electrophotographic Printing
Systems 104

5a. AUSTRALIA 105
Overview 105
Current Market Scenario 105
Table 43: Australian Printing and Graphics Market (2011):
Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales by Sector 106

5b. CHINA 107
Overview 107
Printing Machinery Market 107
Challenges Facing the Chinese Printing Industry 107
Market Trend 108
Government Aids Recession-Hit Printing Industry 108
Table 44: Chinese Commercial Printing Industry (2011):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Revenue by Service Segments 108

5c. INDIA 109
Overview 109
Market Trend 109
Bright Prospects for Indian Printing and Publishing Industry 109

5d. KOREA 110
Digital Printing Market - An Overview 110
Factors Driving Korean Digital Printing Market 110
Table 45: Korean Printing Market (2011): Percentage
Breakdown of Revenue by Product Category - Offset Printing,
Gravure Printing, Flexo Printing, Digital Printing,
Wide-format Printing, and Screen Printing 111

5e. MAURITIUS 112
Printing Machinery and Supplies Market 112

6. LATIN AMERICA 112
Overview 112
Table 46: Latin American Digital Color Printing Systems
Market (2011): Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales by
Product Category - Inkjet Printing Systems and
Electrophotographic Printing Systems 112

7. MIDDLE EAST 113
Market Overview 113

8. AFRICA 113

8a. EGYPT 113
Overview 113

8b. NIGERIA 113
Overview 113


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