FRAMINGHAM, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#CADprinter–The International Data Corporation (IDC)
Quarterly Large Format Printer Tracker found that large format
printer (LFP) shipments increased by 6% year over year in the first half
of 2017 (1H17) while printer revenue grew by almost 2% when compared to
the first half of 2016.
“These results illustrate the continued growth in the large format
market,” said Tim
Greene, research director, Hardcopy Solutions. “Also that
manufacturers and dealers are incentivizing new printer shipments with
discounts, bundles, and aggressive promotions. Recovery in technology
categories like eco-solvent and toner-based printers have run counter to
some of the market trends over the past few quarters to create bit of a
surprisingly strong second quarter.”
- Shipments in the large format CAD/Technical printer market segment
grew by over 2% in 1H17, driven by strong growth in single-pass CAD
inkjet printers in the large format toner-based printer segment.
- Shipments on the graphics side were up by 10% in the first half of the
year with a strong showing from UV-curable, Latex, and dye-sublimation
- The first half of 2017 saw strong growth in the North American market
with shipments up by 16% driven primarily by large format aqueous
- Latin America was another growth market through the first half of 2017
fueled by strong shipments of large format dye-sublimation inkjet
There was no movement among the top five large format printer suppliers
in terms of shipments. In the first half of 2017. The top five companies
were HP Inc, Canon-Oce, Seiko Epson, Roland DG, and Mimaki.
- HP Inc. continued to lead the large format digital printer
market with over 34% of shipments and almost 24% of revenue when all
equipment categories are combined.
- Canon-Oce maintained its number two position among large format
printer manufacturers and grew its share of the total market to over
20% of total shipments.
- Seiko Epson was the third-largest large format printer supplier
in terms of shipments worldwide. Epson saw growth in its eco-solvent
and dye-sublimation inkjet printer shipments.
- Roland DG was the number 4 large format printer company. In the
first half of 2017 Roland grew its UV printer business by almost 75%
over its 1H 2016 levels.
- Mimaki was the number five supplier of large format printers
worldwide through the first half of 2017 and also saw considerable
growth in its UV printer shipments.
|Worldwide Large Format Printer Shipments and Revenue Share 1H 2017|
|Company||1H17 Unit Share||1H17 Revenue Share|
|1. HP Inc||34.2%||23.7%|
| Source: IDC Worldwide Quarterly Large Format Printer Tracker, August|
In addition to the table above, a graphic illustrating worldwide market
share for the top 5 LFP companies over the previous five quarters can be
found by viewing this
press release on IDC.com.
- Dye-sublimation inkjet printer shipments grew by 31% in the first half
of 2017 when compared to the first half of 2016.
- Surprisingly, large format eco-solvent inkjet printer shipments grew
by several hundred units in 1H17 with the majority of that growth
coming from the Asia/Pacific region.
- Large format UV-curable inkjet printer shipments continued to be a
bright spot within the large format market, growing by over 40% year
- IDC tracks A2-A0+ devices in the LFP market.
- The LFP market includes single-function printers, as well as
multifunctional systems (MFPs). Data for all vendors are reported for
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