The global electrophotographic printing market size is projected to grow from USD 14.2 billion in 2018 to USD 22.5 billion by 2028, at a CAGR of 6.0%.
Electrophotographic printing is a process in which an image, such as text or artwork, is copied using the electrostatic charge of powdered particles. This technology offered high-quality images and it gradually replaced other technologies like xerography. Electrophotographic printing is a process in which images are created by the transfer of an image from a photoreceptor to paper through electrostatic attraction.
On the basis of type, electrophotographic printing is segmented into offset, gravure, flexography, screen, and letterpress.
Offset printing is the most widely used technique in both offsets (an image appears on one side of paper) and web offset (where an image appears on both sides of a sheet). Offset printing is a process in which the inked image onto paper or other material. It typically uses an engraved plate for producing a relief surface to contain the ink that will be transferred from the print roller to all surfaces of type (most often made out of metal) images on what is called “the bed” before it can finally be transferred to the surface of paper or other material. The offset printing process often requires less pressure than the letterpress or gravure processes and can produce higher-quality images on lower-quality surfaces that would not have been usable for traditional lithographic prints. In addition, due to its “offset ” nature, the process is capable of producing multiple copies in a single operation; this can be done either by pressing one surface against another and printing on both surfaces simultaneously (“simultaneous two-color offset”) or by first printing on one side of an object such as paper, then transferring that image onto the opposing surface with the aid of a roller (“offset-lithography”).
Gravure printing is a relief process that engraves pictures on the surface of metal plates that are then inked and pressed onto the paper. Gravures can be used for both text as well as images, but due to their low-resolution quality, they're often utilized primarily for graphics requiring high detail or when photo-quality reproduction is not required. Commercial gravure printing can be used for high-quality reproduction of images and fine detail and it's also often employed in the production of books with an illustration that requires a level of photo-quality reproducibility that typical offset lithography cannot provide. The higher resolution achievable through this process makes it possible to produce accurate color gradations within an image which has been printed on paper rather than the traditional white or colored backgrounds typically found at home printers or copy machines.
Flexography is a printing process that uses pressure and heat to transfer ink onto paper, plastic, or other materials. Flexographic printing can be applied to any substrate from which an image can be reproduced on production presses with the use of inks. Flexography applies for its own plate directly onto the material without the need for etching. This type of printing offers higher quality results than typical web offset prints as it allows more detail through halftoning techniques that allow for dithering (mixed solid and empty spaces) instead of just relying on dots per inch alone. Usually, due to longer print runs, this method has a lower cost-per-page output than letterpress presses.
Screen printing is the process of creating an image or design on paper, fabric, and other materials. The item to be printed is called the screen because it typically consists of a metal frame with wire mesh stretched by threads in a loose weave that creates openings for the ink to pass through. This allows us to create more detailed prints than we can get from stenciling methods, as well as being able to print colors directly onto one another without any extra preparation work needed between each color application.
The letterpress process is a printing technique in which text and images are impressed into the paper. The machine feeds the sheet, damp or wet with an ink mixture that combines water-based pigment (or dye), resin, and oil emulsion as well as soap, through rollers. It then presses them against the type matrix to form a raised image on its surface. Commonly used for high-quality textual items such as books, most modern languages have traditional fonts designed specifically for this use; however, it remains out of favor for many other purposes due to versatility issues associated with digital media outweighing the benefits offered by old technology like offset printing. This is called Letterpress electrophotographic printing because it applies relief prints from metal letters known as type.
On the basis of application, electrophotographic printing is segmented into books, magazines, newspapers, and advertising.
Electrophotographic printing is primarily used in the production of books. Books are typically made from large sheets that have been printed on one side and folded into signatures, then trimmed to give a neat edge. Printing presses can take huge rolls of paper and print many colors at once (composite). This speeds up book-making drastically so it's not uncommon for an entire edition to be printed in just one day. The offset lithography process was traditionally employed by book publishers because it could produce more than 18 million copies from one original plate or stone whereas letterpresses were limited to about 12 thousand copies before wear would result in a blurred text when impressions ran together.
Electrophotographic printing is used in magazines to print text and images on paper. The technology was first developed in 1884 but not widely commercially available until after WWII. It has since then been able to produce higher-quality prints without the need for expensive materials like engraved plates which were needed for letterpresses.
newspapers are typically made from large sheets that have been printed on one side and folded into signatures, then trimmed to give a neat edge. Printing presses can take huge rolls of paper and print many colors at once (composite). This speeds up newspaper making drastically so it's not uncommon for an entire edition to be printed in just one day. The offset lithography process was traditionally employed by newspapers because it could produce more than 18 million copies from one original plate or stone whereas letterpresses were limited to about 12 thousand copies before wear would result in a blurred text when impressions ran together.
Electrographic printing is the process of applying a high voltage to an electrostatic medium and then placing it on paper. The most common application for this technique in advertising is using plastic film instead of paper, which can be used for outdoor posters or signs that are viewed from a distance.
On the basis of region, the global electrographic printing market is segmented into North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Middle East & Africa. The North American region is expected to dominate the global electrographic printing market during 2021-2028 with a significant share of over 40%. Latin America will see increased growth due largely to its increasing population and increasingly high demand for printed documents.
Europe will continue to be the second-largest market in terms of print consumption, with an expected share of over 30% by 2028. The increased population and a growing economy are driving this growth. The Asia Pacific is also experiencing significant growth due to its increasing economic development which has led to higher levels of literacy rates as well as urbanization resulting in more sophisticated retail markets and greater demand for promotional materials such as direct mailers and coupons. The region's rapid expansion, low labor costs, and abundance of natural resources make it attractive not only to multinational corporations but also to local entrepreneurs who have taken advantage of these factors.
The growth of the global electrophotographic printing market is largely due to factors such as technological advancements, growing demand for packaged information in emerging economies, and increasing use of offset printers. For instance, China has witnessed a rise in its production levels from 39 billion sq ft (103 million m) in 2007 to 61 billion sq ft (155.87 million m) in 2017 which resulted in an increase in consumption by more than 50%. The U.S., on the other hand, increased its output capacity by 33% between 2006 and 2016 driven primarily by digital printing technologies enabling cost-effective production without compromising quality or quantity per unit area.
Up Market Research published a new report titled “Electrophotographic Printing Market research report which is segmented by Types (Offset, Gravure, Flexography, Screen, Letterpress), By Applications (Books, Magazines, Newspapers, Advertising, Catalogues, Commercial, Directories, Security and brand protection, Transactional), By Players/Companies Canon, Fuji Xerox, HP, Kodak, Konica, Jadason Enterprises, MGI Digital Graphic Technology, Ricoh Company, The Imaging Systems Group, Xeikon”.
|Report Attributes||Report Details|
|Report Title||Electrophotographic Printing Market Research Report|
|By Type||Offset, Gravure, Flexography, Screen, Letterpress|
|By Application||Books, Magazines, Newspapers, Advertising, Catalogues, Commercial, Directories, Security and brand protection, Transactional|
|By Companies||Canon, Fuji Xerox, HP, Kodak, Konica, Jadason Enterprises, MGI Digital Graphic Technology, Ricoh Company, The Imaging Systems Group, Xeikon|
|Regions Covered||North America, Europe, APAC, Latin America, MEA|
|Historical Year||2018 to 2019 (Data from 2010 can be provided as per availability)|
|Number of Pages||204|
|Number of Tables & Figures||143|
|Customization Available||Yes, the report can be customized as per your need.|
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The market is segmented by Type Offset, Gravure, Flexography, Screen, Letterpress and By Application Books, Magazines, Newspapers, Advertising, Catalogues, Commercial, Directories, Security and brand protection, Transactional.
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Based on region, the market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America and Middle East & Africa (MEA). North America region is further bifurcated into countries such as U.S., and Canada. The Europe region is further categorized into U.K., France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Russia, and Rest of Europe. Asia Pacific is further segmented into China, Japan, South Korea, India, Australia, South East Asia, and Rest of Asia Pacific. Latin America region is further segmented into Brazil, Mexico, and Rest of Latin America, and the MEA region is further divided into GCC, Turkey, South Africa, and Rest of MEA.
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