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Worldwide Quarterly Production Printer Tracker

IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Industrial Printer Tracker® fills the need for detailed and timely information on the global industrial non-document printing market. The core of this product is a comprehensive electronic database detailing developments and trends in large format printing, label and packaging, and textile segment, including direct to garment (DTG) and direct to fabric (DTF). Data can be drilled down to the model level per vendor. This product provides insightful historical analysis along with a five-year forecast for the market.

Technology Coverage


This tracker provides total market size and vendor share for the following technology areas. Measurement for this tracker is in units, shipment value, and ASP.

Core Coverage:

  • Product category: Large format, label and packaging, and textile
  • Product: Large format (CAD and graphics), textile (direct to garment and direct to fabric), and label and packaging (label, folding carton, flexible, and corrugated)
  • Product detail: Color and mono
  • Toner/ink type: Aqueous, dye sublimation, eco solvent, latex, solid ink, solvent, textile ink — dye sublimation (disperse dye), textile ink — open system, textile ink — pigment, textile ink — reactive, toner, and UV
  • Format: >A4, A4, A3, A2, A1, and A0+
  • Speed range
  • Product brand/model name
  • Vendors by product brand and model names
  • Additional product specifications: Size printing media, duty cycle, single step or double step (textile only), and others

Geographic Scope


  • Asia/Pacific excluding Japan (14): Australia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, PRC, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, and Rest of Asia/Pacific
  • Canada
  • Central and Eastern Europe (16): Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine, and Rest of CEE
  • Japan
  • Latin America (7): Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, and Rest of Latin America
  • Middle East and Africa (22): Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Israel, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Nigeria, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Tanzania, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Rest of Africa, and Rest of Middle East
  • United States
  • Western Europe (16): Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom

Data Deliverables


This tracker is delivered on a quarterly basis via a web-based interface for online querying and downloads. Deliverables for this tracker are listed below. For a complete delivery schedule please contact an IDC sales representative.

  • Historical data
  • Forecast data

Forecast Coverage


Forecasts for this tracker are updated quarterly and include historical data back to 1Q96 through a five-year forecast. The five-year forecast is made up of up to two-year quarterly and three-year annual market projections. Forecasts are available at the worldwide, regional, and country levels. Coverage of the forecasts included in this tracker are as follows:

Core Forecast Coverage:

  • Product category: Large format, label and packaging, and textile
  • Product: Large format (CAD and graphics), textile (direct to garment and direct to fabric, and label and packaging (label, folding carton, flexible, and corrugated)
  • Product detail: Color and mono
  • Toner/ink type: aqueous, dye sublimation, eco solvent, latex, solid ink, solvent, textile ink — dye sublimation (disperse dye), textile ink — open system, textile ink — pigment, textile ink — reactive, toner, and UV