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Tim Greene

Research Director, Hardcopy Solutions

Tim Greene is a Research Director within IDC's Hardcopy Solutions group. Greene is responsible for coverage of the large format printing, 3D printing, and digital signage markets. Greene's research and insights help companies in these areas understand and take action on digital transformation of their business. Greene joined IDC in 2014.


Prior to joining IDC Mr. Greene was the director of the large format printing research service at InfoTrends where he covered large format printing on a worldwide basis for over 17 years. In that role Greene conducted primary research studies for syndicated services, multi-client studies, and custom consulting engagements for clients around the world. Signature projects include annual worldwide large format printer survey work with FESPA, demand-side studies with Large Format Print Buyers (Who Buys Wide Format), Distribution channel studies, and studies of regional markets, Prior to joining InfoTrends Greene was a consultant with BIS Strategic Decision and GIGA Information Group covering the digital printing market.


  • BSBA in Management from Northeastern University
  • Frequent author to multiple media outlets such as Digital Output, Screen Printing, Dealer Communicator. Quoted in Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and CNBC.
  • Frequent speaker at Industry events such as China OOH, SGIA, and FESPA.
3D Systems Connects 3D Printers, VR, and Healthcare

Dec 2017 - IDC Link - Doc # lcUS43273617

by: Tim Greene

3D printing in the healthcare industry grabs a lot of attention because it saves and improves peoples' lives. The range of applications for 3D printing in the healthcare industry, from the routine to the exotic, is still emerging, making it...
3D Systems Expands Production Portfolio

Nov 2017 - IDC Link - Doc # lcUS43205417

by: Tim Greene

3D Systems has been taking a bit of a beating lately after reporting a loss in its most recent quarter when it was expected to report a profit and, citing lack of visibility, the company withdrew its guidance to the financial community. Wit...
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U.S. 3D Printing Services Forecast, 2017–2021

Dec 2017 - Market Forecast - Doc # US43196717

by: Tim Greene

This IDC study presents a five-year forecast for the U.S. 3D printing services market."Services are an increasingly important piece of the 3D printing market," said Tim Greene, research director at IDC. "As hardware commoditizes and the ins...
This IDC study provides IDC's top 10 predictions for imaging, printing, and document solutions for 2018.According to Keith Kmetz, program vice president, IDC's Imaging, Printing & Document Solutions research, "Print remains a huge and v...
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