Pira International: North America Leads World Print Market
Wide-format makes up nearly 4% of the total market, says research organization.
By 2010, forecasts the research organization, North America will continue to hold the number-one slot, but Asia will take over the number-two position, with Western Europe dropping into third.
Overall, the world printing market generated more than 467 billion euros in 2005, and is expected to generate nearly 553 billion euros by 2010, says Pira.
In looking at the mix of print technologies/processes comprising the global print market, Pira reports that wide-format digital printing makes up 3.5% of the mix, with narrow-format digital printing making up an additional 6.8%. Here's the entire global process mix for 2005:
"? Flexographic: 20.4%
"? Sheetfed/offset: 19.4%
"? Heatset web offset: 17.3%
"? Coldset webs offset: 13.3%
"? Gravure: 12.6%
"? Digital printing: 6.8%
"? Wide-format digital printing: 3.5%
"? Screen printing: 3.3%
"? Other: 1.8%
"? Letterpress: 1.6%