Printing technologies and equipment are witnessing a surge despite the shift towards green and paperless environments. Electronic paper and digitization have not hampered the development of technological innovations in the printing industry.
A majority of the printing technologies have been commercialized and used in the market for over a decade now. However the technological advancements in the printing industry continue with digital transformation. With the aim to overcome conventional printing technique challenges, the printing market continues to grow. Key technology innovations and contributors in the printing industry are discussed in this technology and innovation report along with insights on impact of technology advancements on industry segments.
Existing printing technologies, such as inkjet or aerosol printing are expensive whereas screen printing and pad printing technologies are suitable for 2D applications. Hence, there is a need to have printing technologies for 3D applications in a cost effective way where long process chains and complex logistics can be avoided. Innovations are attributed to printing techniques ranging from hybrid printing, nano scale printing, micro dispensing to three dimensional printing for use in industries, such as printed electronics, packaging, publishing, decorative designing, and automotive, aerospace. oil and gas, and so on.
The study provides an overview of the emerging technologies in the printing market, and also insights on the sub technologies enabling growth in the market. The study focuses on the trending innovations in digital, inkjet, offset, and 3D printing technologies.
Key questions answered in the study
- What is the current industry scenario?
- What are the market needs?
- What is driving innovations?
- What are the technology adoption challenges?
- What are the industries impacted with advancements in printing technologies?
- What is the patent landscape?
- What are the different segments within the printing industry?
- What are the future opportunities in the printing industry?
- How is the innovation ecosystem positioned?
- What is the market potential?
1.2 Research Methodology
1.3 Explanation of Research Methodology
1.4 Key Findings
2.2 Increasing Market Demands
2.3 Printing Advancements Increasing Productivity
2.4 Factors Hindering Adoption
3.2 Categorization of Printing Technologies
3.3 Printing Innovation Trends
3.4 Printing Using Water-based Ink for Sharp Vivid Images
3.5 Combining Conventional and Digital Technology
3.6 Flexible Packaging Prints Using Web Offset Machining Technology
3.7 Wide Color Gamut Printed Objects using Digital Printing
3.8 Scalable and Quick Decorative Print Solution
3.9 Stencil-free Conductive Material Printing
3.10 Three Dimensional Printing the New Way
3.11 Printed Electronics using Multi-Material 3D Printing
3.12 On-demand Printing using Liquid Materials
3.13 Desktop Inkjet Conductive Ink 3D Printer
3.14 Microdispensing for Micron Level Printing
3.15 Nanomanufacturing Enabling Miniature Level Electronics
3.16 Piezo-actuated Printing Technology with 5-axis Modular Configuration
3.17 Seamless Precise Dispensing Printing Solution
4.2 Commercial Print and Opportunities
4.3 Commercial Print Market Forecast
4.4 Current Scenario & Future of the Commercial Print Market
5.2 Functional and Industrial Printing Market Forecast
5.3 Printing Technologies Finds Opportunities in Printed Electronics
5.4 Printing Electronics - A Brief Overview
5.5 Key Materials Empowering Printed Electronics
6.2 Country-Wise Patent Trends in Printing Technologies
6.3 Patent Focus: Flexible Electrode, Micro Contact Printing
6.4 Patent Focus: Automated Printing And Use Of Carbon Nanotube
6.5 Patent Focus: Roll to Roll and Inkjet Printing Technology
6.6 Patent Focus: Method For Printing Composite Material
6.7 Patent Focus: Controlled Inkjet Printing
7.2 Growth Opportunities
7.3 Summary of Key Conclusions in the Printing Industry