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Worldwide Quarterly Large Format Printer Tracker

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IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Large Format Printer Tracker® analyzes the trends that are impacting the demand for technical and graphics applications in this region. It is aimed at helping vendors identify opportunities, position their products/brands, and anticipate future requirements in this burgeoning market. This product focuses on the changing dynamics of the aqueous, solvent, UV, and other ink type (such as latex) printer markets globally and identifies the killer applications in each sector.

Technology Coverage


This tracker provides total market size and vendor share for the following technology areas. Measurements for this tracker are in shipments and shipment value.

Core Coverage

  • Toner/ink type: Aqueous, aqueous/dye sublimation, latex, photo,solid ink, solvent, ecosolvent, thermal, toner, and UV
  • Application type: Architecture/engineering/construction, geographic information systems, medical CAD, technical print services providers, technical others, business graphics, graphics design/photography/proofing/prepress, graphics print services provider/graphics textile/retail/signage, and others
  • Size: 18in. (A2), 24in., 36in., 42–44in., 45–71in., 72in.+, and superwide
  • Format: A2, A1, A0, and A0+
  • Market: Design/OFC color, high volume sign, low volume sign, laser high volume, laser medium volume, laser low volume, laser N/A, and textile
  • Vendors by product brand and models
  • Additional product specifications: Curing method, media output, printer/printer cutter, and others

Geographic Scope


  • Asia/Pacific excluding Japan (13): Australia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, PRC, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, and Rest of Asia/Pacific
  • Canada
  • Central and Eastern Europe (15): Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine, and Rest of CEE
  • Japan
  • Latin America (7): Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Venezuela, and Rest of Latin America
  • Middle East and Africa (20): Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Israel, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Nigeria, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Tanzania, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and Rest of MEA
  • United States
  • Western Europe (16): Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom

Data Deliverables


This tracker is delivered on a quarterly basis via a web-based interface for online querying and downloads. The following are the deliverables for this tracker. For a complete delivery schedule, please contact an IDC sales representative.

  • Historical data
  • Forecast data

Forecast Coverage


Forecasts for this tracker are updated quarterly and include historical data from 1Q07 through a five-year forecast. The five-year forecast is made up of two years of quarterly market projections and three years of annual market projections. Forecasts are available at the regional and country levels. Details of the forecasts included in this tracker are as follows.

Core Forecast Coverage

  • Toner/ink type: Aqueous, aqueous/dye sublimation, latex, photo, solid ink, solvent, ecosolvent, thermal, toner, and UV
  • Application type: CAD and graphics
  • Size: 18in. (A2), 24in., 36in., 42–44in., 45–71in., 72in.+, and superwide
  • Market: Design/OFC color, high volume sign, LV sign, and textile