This IDC study presents a review of and forecast for the North American large format printer market for both color and monochrome printers.
"As the North American large format printing market becomes more mature, demand saturation will inhibit any major market expansion in the near term. IDC believes the economic health of the region will be another major factor impacting this market. In this milieu, IDC has projected a 1% decline in CAGR for this market for the 2013–2017 period. Pockets of growth from UV technology, latent demand from the AEC sector, and large format printing in the SMB segment are likely to offer silver linings throughout the forecast period," says Sahaja Sarathy, senior research analyst, Hardcopy Peripherals and Large Format Print Markets, IDC.