TECH SUPPLIER Apr 2022 - Technology Assessment - Doc # AP48503822

Asia/Pacific (Excluding Japan) Cylinder Printer Technology Assessment


Effie Wang,
Donna Wang
Muhammad Faris Latief
, Shivani Priyadarshini,
Sharon Cheng
, Natcha Panidchinoros

This IDC Technology Assessment studies the recent rise of UV cylinder printing technology. Through a comprehensive analysis of its technology development path, we dive into every detail about cylinder printing and its competitors: UV direct-to-shape (DTS) printing, UV large-format flatbed printing, UV direct-to-film (DTF) printing, dye-sublimation printing, pad printing, and screen printing. A comparison among all these technologies was also made to explain their application, workflow, software, accessory, productivity, profitability, cost, and pros and cons. A three-year forecast and recommendations were concluded at the end of the study.

"This study assesses and traces the footprint of UV cylinder printing technology development from the beginning of this technology to its potential in the future," says Effie Wang, senior market analyst, IDC Imaging, Printing, and Document Solutions (IPDS) group. "In 2021, the cylinder printer has achieved an impressive unit shipment record in China, and in 2022, we expect it to grow further by 50%. Chinese vendors will continue to drive the technology to expand in the thermos flasks printing segment. Meanwhile, with country boarders opening up gradually, more opportunities lie in Southeast Asia and Greater India," she adds.


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Asia/Pacific Next-Generation Imaging, Printing and Document Solutions: Industrial Printing

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