This IDC study quantifies the U.S. printer market in detail, analyzing issues, trends, and product advances. It contains IDC's review and forecast of the U.S. printer market for 2005–2016. Unit shipments, value of shipments, and average selling value information is presented. Data for 2005–2011 is actual, whereas data for 2012–2016 is projected.
"Single-function printers are under increasing pressure from MFP devices, and that shift is driving printer shipments down. IDC predicts the U.S. printer market to be in decline throughout the forecast period, with a few bright spots of growth and opportunity. While home users overwhelmingly opt for affordable inkjet MFPs over printers, midrange laser printers will continue to be a staple in the office. And high-speed color printer sales will continue to increase as the production environment witnesses the transition from analog to digital." — Amy Machado, senior research analyst, IDC Hardcopy Solutions