TECH SUPPLIER Oct 2018 - Market Note - Doc # US44414718

The 5th Color Station Drives Demand and Offers Higher-Value Print

By: Amy MachadoResearch Manager, Imaging, Printing, and Document Solutions


This IDC Market Note discusses the market trend of print technology suppliers offering 5th, 6th, and 7th color stations to digital toner production-class presses.

"By using specialty colors and varnishes, print service providers can offer customers higher-value print that can be sold at a premium. Using the 5th color station of an inline digital press makes previously challenging — or impossible — print now possible," says Amy Machado, research manager, Production and Large Format.


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Hardcopy Core Market Analysis , Production and Large Format Print Markets

Companies Covered

HP Inc., Xerox Corporation, Eastman Kodak Company, Ricoh Company, Ltd.

Regions Covered

United States

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