Applications for High Speed Colour Inkjet Printers

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Applications for High Speed Colour Inkjet Printers

  1. 1. Applications for high speed colour inkjet printers European Marketing Dynamics Summit 2011 Ralf Schlözer Director On Demand Printing and Publishing 24.11.2011© 2011 InfoTrends© 2011 InfoTrends www.infotrends.com 1
  2. 2. The Background for the latest InfoTrends Research© 2011 InfoTrends www.infotrends.com 2
  3. 3. Continuous Feed Colour Inkjet Speed/Duty Cycle Line-up – Status September 2011 Pitney HP Impika InfoPrint Kodak Océ Screen Xerox Bowes 140 T400 (140) IJ 42 (140) Prosper 5000 120 XL(120) iPrint 250 T350 (105) 100Duty Cycle (in million A4) (108) JS 3300 (98) VX 5000 (93) 80 5000 VP TruePress Jet JS 3000 (80) 520 ZZ (80) (80) T300 (75) IJ 30 (75) iPrint 150 (65) JS 2800 (65) 60 VL6200 (61) iPrint 125 500 W CiPress 500 (54) JS 2200 (50) (50?) (50- as twin) 5000 GP JS 1400 (43) TruePress 40 (40) JS 1500 (44) Jet 520 (40) iPrint 75 300 W (30?) T200 (25) (32) JS 1000 (33) IJ 20 (25) 5000 MP 500 N (25?) TruePress Jet 980 (22) 20 (20) 520 EX (20) 300 N CS 3500 (15?) (15)Duty cycle is in parenthesis according to manufacturerin italic = estimateXerox 980 is toner system© 2011 InfoTrends www.infotrends.com 3
  4. 4. Installations Colour Continuous Feed Inkjet Printer US and Western Europe - ForecastSource: InfoTrends Forecast Reports© 2011 InfoTrends www.infotrends.com 4
  5. 5. High Volume CF Inkjet at the Crossroads Many Open Questions • Autonomous growth or replacing existing print volume • Is the volume replacing digital black & white, digital colour or offset? • Current and future print applications • Continuous feed versus cut-sheet • So far only CF printers are available with a sufficient productivity – will the market be receptive for a cut-sheet device? • Low monthly print volumes per device (based on duty cycle) • Start-up issues or generic problem • Next development steps • Speed/productivity • Quality • Other … • Technical barriers • Any road-blocks in paper, data workflow, finishing • Paper issues • Availability and price of suitable substrates© 2011 InfoTrends www.infotrends.com 5
  6. 6. Continuous Feed Colour Inkjet Research • 50 interviews with users of CF colour inkjet printers around the globe • A significant share of the current installed base • Leveraging InfoTrends list of installations • Large share of on-site interviews • Interviews conducted by printing technology specialists • Structured interview guide with ample opportunities for explanations • Not only „what“ – also „why“© 2011 InfoTrends www.infotrends.com 6
  7. 7. Installations High Speed Continuous Feed Inkjet by Main Product Type in North America and EMEAStatus September 2011 – tracking by InfoTrends of known installationsExcludes toner systems, includes BW and Colour inkjet installations© 2011 InfoTrends www.infotrends.com 7
  8. 8. Research Results© 2011 InfoTrends www.infotrends.com 8
  9. 9. Ownership of Inkjet Printers by Vendor and Main Product LineSeveral sites have installations from multiple vendors© 2011 InfoTrends www.infotrends.com 9
  10. 10. Current Print Applications by Volume Printed According to CF Inkjet Survey Interviews Newspaper Other Advertising 2% 6% 1% TransPromo 10% Transaction 45% Books/manuals 13% Direct Mail 23%Preliminary results – 44 sites© 2011 InfoTrends www.infotrends.com 10
  11. 11. Fastest Growing Applications (In Order of Mentions) • Color Transaction • Direct Mail • Transpromo • Inserts • Books • Office documents • Manuals, Training materials • Newspapers • Catalogues • Forms • Magazines • Nothing© 2011 InfoTrends www.infotrends.com 11
  12. 12. Source of Volume for Colour Inkjet Printing 60% % share of respondents 40% 20% 0% Replacing Offset Replacing offset Replacing BW Replacing Digital New Applications preprint & BW digital Colour Digital Preliminary results – 44 sites© 2011 InfoTrends www.infotrends.com 12
  13. 13. Workflow & Finishing Highlights • Most sites had to reengineer their workflow • Some notable exceptions exist • Variable data printing is mostly printed using AFP • Transaction printing legacy • Some interest in moving to PDF • RIP performance is seen as a bottleneck in a number of sites • Most printers are operated roll-to-roll • Inkjet optimised papers can cause some problems • Relatively low interest in in-line finishing© 2011 InfoTrends www.infotrends.com 13
  14. 14. Use of Dye versus Pigments 60% % share of respondents 40% 20% 0% Dye Pigment Both Preliminary results – 44 sites© 2011 InfoTrends www.infotrends.com 14
  15. 15. Future Demands Highlights • Higher productivity – vs. – backup • Some sites are moving to the highest productivity level, while other sites prefer back-up • Lowering costs • Lower black & white or low coverage “click” than BW toner click • Some sites claim to be already there • Substrate costs and flexibility • Very limited options for coated paper • Premium for inkjet optimised paper holding several sites back • Quality • A majority of sites is already happy with achieved/achievable level • According to several sites: very paper dependent • Also mentioned: Wider width, easier webbing up, energy consumption© 2011 InfoTrends www.infotrends.com 15
  16. 16. Interest in a cut-sheet Digital Printer 60% % share of respondents 40% 20% 0% Yes Some No Reasons for interest and requirements for a cut-sheet printer differ a lot across sites Preliminary results – 44 sites© 2011 InfoTrends www.infotrends.com 16
  17. 17. Questions … How to sell color Own software inkjet? programming or out of Shifts in data formats ? the box solution ? Shifts in Applications?Productivity versus Dye versus pigmentback-up ? inks? Criteria for selecting a printer ? Inkjet treated or standard paper ? Bottlenecks in finishing lines ? Managing paper Moving from Transaction choices ? to TransPromo? Criteria for selecting a hardware vendor? Uptime of inkjet printing systems ? Use of custom colours? Recycling of inkjet and other© 2011 InfoTrends environmental issues ? www.infotrends.com 17
  18. 18. ralf_schlozer@infotrends.com© 2011 InfoTrends www.infotrends.com 18

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