Printing Machines Market

Printing Machines Market: Offset Lithography Machines to Register Highest Sales Through 2026: Global Industry Analysis (2012-2016) and Opportunity Assessment (2017 - 2026)

  • 2017-12-22
  • REP-GB-5833
  • 198 pages
  • Format: PDF/PPT/Excel

An Incisive, In-depth Analysis on the Printing Machines Market

This study offers a comprehensive, 360 degree analysis on the Printing Machines market, bringing to fore insights that can help stakeholders identify the opportunities as well as challenges. It tracks the global Printing Machines market across key regions, and offers in-depth commentary and accurate quantitative insights. The study also includes incisive competitive landscape analysis, and provides key recommendations to market players on winning imperatives and successful strategies.

According to a recently published report by Future Market Insights, the global market for printing machines is estimated to expand at a moderate CAGR of 4.1% during the forecast period, 2017-2026. The report estimates that by the end of 2026, over US$ 25 Bn worth of printing machines will be sold across the globe. With changing requirements of commercial printing, manufacturing of printing machines is slated to become more complex. Stringent environmental regulations are pressurizing the printing machine manufacturers towards optimizing the use of inks containing VOCs. Moreover, growing concerns with respect to the maintenance of printing machines are also influencing the product quality in the global printing machines market. During the forecast period, the study has assessed that key products being sold in the global printing machines market will include offset lithography machines, flexographic machines, screen printers, gravure printing machines, letterpress machines, and digital printing machines, among others.

Offset Lithography Machines to Remain Top-selling Products

In 2017 and beyond, the demand for offset lithography machines will be the highest, compared to other product-types, in the global market. With respect to digital printing machines, offset lithography machines offer competitive advantage across multiple parameters. Firstly, the interfacial surface properties of offset lithography machines make the printing surfaces ink-absorbent and the non-printing surfaces of the machine ink-repellent. This saves additional costs on maintenance, which makes it the most economical printing machine in the global market. Furthermore, provisions for quality control and efficiency of sub-machineries such as dampening system and ink system enable high-quality, consistent printing through a lithographic process. The report reveals that by the end of 2026, more than US$ 12.7 Bn worth of offset lithography machines will be sold across the globe.


Demand for Flexographic Printing Machines to Gain Traction

The study also reveals that the future demands for commercial printing will be much evolved with respect to the versatility of the printing machines and the effectiveness of printing technology. Flexographic printing is one such process that has secured its position as a key process for commercial printing. The study projects that the demand for flexographic printing machines will witness impressive traction during the forecast period. Since these machines employ a combination of printing technologies – rotogravure and letterpress – their use in commercial settings will remain high in all presumptive scenarios. By the end of 2026, an estimated US$ 3 Bn worth of flexographic printing machines is expected to be sold in the global market.

Digital Printing Machines to Register Highest CAGR of 5.4% during the forecast period

With respect to their prices and their ability to print the higher number of copies at rapid speeds, offset lithography printing machines and flexographic printing machines will remain among the top-selling products in the global printing machines market through 2026. However, key findings from the study project that digital printing machines will record fastest sales during the forecast period. Affordable prices and low maintenance of digital printing machines will continue to drive their sales in the global printing machines market through 2026. The report further projects that printing machines developed on traditional printing techniques, namely letterpress, gravure, and screen, will witness a sluggish demand in the approaching years. Collectively, these three product-type segments are expected to bring in little over US$ 2.8 Bn in global revenues by the end of 2017.

Future Market Insights has developed a comprehensive forecast study on the global market for printing machines, titled “Printing Machines Market: Global Industry Analysis (2012-2016) and Opportunity Assessment (2017-2026).” The study delivers insightful analysis and accurate forecast on how the demand for printing machines will evolve in the near future. By comparing a range of printing techniques and printing modalities, the report has revealed the top-selling products in the global printing machines market, followed by the information on leading segments in terms of end-use and applications. Leading manufacturers of printing machines in the global market can avail this reliable business document to develop new strategies towards business development. The report has decoded the dynamics with respect to future market direction, and revealed key undertakings of competitive players that will provide valuable knowledge on how to stay abreast in the global printing machines landscape.

Report Highlights

The report has addressed a slew of causative factors for the forecasted growth of the global printing machines market. Some factors revealed in the report are expected to drive the demand for printing machines, while some factors are estimated to be identified as stumbling blocks for manufacturing as well as adoption of printing machines. The report has provided analysis on the basis of information procured from leading market participants. Each key player in the global printing machines market has been contacted and interviewed to get information on the sales of their offerings. This information has been analysed and aggregated to map the competition landscape in the global printing machines market. By profiling the leading printing machine manufacturers, the report reveals the current standings of the companies and also discloses their strategic undertakings till date.

The report provides an overview of the parent market for printing technologies. Key sections in the report deliver segment-based analysis to create detailed forecast on market size estimations. Raw material sourcing strategies, supply chain, cost structure and pricing of printing machines is analysed in the report as well. The report has outlined the changing dynamics of the global printing machines market by addressing the leading market trends and exposing new opportunities for business growth.

Market Taxonomy

The global market for printing machines has been segmented on the basis of products, type of substrates, applications, end-use, and region. The market taxonomy has been illustrated in the report below.


Product Type

Substrate Type



  • North America

  • Offset lithography

  • Plastic

  • Packaging & Labels

  • Commercial

  • Latin America

  • Flexography

  • Paper & Paperboard

  • Books

  • Publication

  • Europe

  • Screen

  • Metal

  • Newspapers & Magazines

  • Packaging

  • Japan

  • Gravure

  • Other Substrates (Wood, Glass, Fabric)

  • Commercial Printing & Others


  • APEJ

  • Letterpress


  • Advertising


  • MEA

  • Digital


  • Office Stationaries



  • Other




Research Methodology

Robust research approaches across primary and secondary methods have been employed in the development of this report. The report has been quantified into the US dollars (US$) to capture the global appeal. Market size estimations have been interpreted in multiple metrics such as compounded annual growth rates (CAGRs), Year-on-Year (Y-o-Y) growth rates, absolute dollar opportunities, and Basis Point Share (BPS) index. A holistic outlook on the global printing machines market provided in the report makes it a credible document that offers unbiased information. Manufacturers of printing machines can refer to the inferences provided in the report for planning their steps towards the immediate future.

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