This IDC study quantifies the worldwide and U.S. continuous feed market in detail, analyzing issues, trends, and changes in device usage. It contains IDC's review and forecast of the worldwide and U.S. continuous feed market for 2008–2018. Shipments (systems and engines), value of shipments, and average selling value are presented in this document. Data for 2008–2013 is actual, whereas data for 2014–2018 is projected.
"2013 was a watershed moment in the history of continuous feed printing. A dramatic technology shift occurred as high-speed inkjet maintained its momentum, while incumbent technologies declined. There will continue to be opportunity for color laser, which will hold a quality advantage for a while. However, IDC predicts that high-speed inkjet vendors will make great strides toward improving print quality and substrate flexibility." — Andrew Gordon, research director, Production Output Solutions