IDC's European Printers service assesses opportunities for the full range of printers from consumer to network, departmental, and high-end devices. Market data and analysis are provided for 16 Western European countries with forecast updates. User survey research provides a balanced perspective of the market. Topics addressed in this service include supply opportunities, distribution channels, and user segmentation. Analysis also leverages on extensive IDC user and vendor research from IDC's 100-plus research services, such as multifunction peripherals, quarterly printer trackers, printers by region/country, digital cameras, PCs, quarterly PC trackers, networks, the Internet, and the annual Global Information Technology user survey.
Markets and Subjects Analyzed
Production printers: continuous form, color, and monochrome
Printers by technology, speed, and value
Printers by home, small business, and medium/large business markets
Distribution channel shares by printer technology
Printers by country in Western Europe (16 countries)
Printer trends, forecast, and analysis
Printers by distribution channel
Printers by user segment
MFP and printer convergence
Installed base and supplies
Western European Continuous Form Systems and Printer Engine Forecast and Analysis, 2013–2017
Western European Color Production Printer/MFP Forecast and Analysis, 2013–2017
Western European Monochrome Production Printer/MFP Forecast and Analysis, 2013–2017
Western European Printer Distribution Channels Forecast and Analysis, 2013–2017
Printer Data Book Forecast and Analysis, 2013–2017
Western European Printer Sector Forecast and Analysis, 2013–2017
Western European Inkjet and Page Printer Installed Base, Page Volume, and Supplies Forecast, 2013–2017
In addition to the insight provided in this service, IDC may conduct research on specific topics or emerging market segments via research offerings that require additional IDC funding and client investment.
Key Questions Answered
Which printer market segments (technologies, countries) will provide the greatest growth?
How large is the printer supplies market relative to the hardware market and what is the growth potential?
What are end-user segment shares by printer type (home, small business, etc.)?
What are the distribution channel shares and forecasts by printer type?
IDC's European Printers service examines how major printer vendors and vendors with printer-related technologies are positioning themselves to compete in this market. This service reviews strategies, market positioning, and future direction of several providers in the printer market, including Brother, Canon, Dell, Epson, HP, Konica Minolta, Kyocera Mita, Lexmark, NRG, Océ Printing Systems, Oki Printing Systems, Olivetti Tecnost, Panasonic, Printronix, Ricoh, Samsung, Sharp, TallyGenicom, and Xerox.
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