Second Quarter Data Bounced for Large Format Print Shipment

The second quarter report for global large format printer shipment shows a strong performance.

According to the report released by IDC, the large format printer (LFP) shipments and hardware revenue both saw a year-on-year growth in 2Q2016 of 3.90% and 7% respectively. The shipments of the large format CAD/Technical printer market segment climbed over 7.5% in the second quarter of 2016, and over 4.5% in the first half of the same year. Despite the low sales in Asia/Pacific (Japan excluded), the shipment growth in North America, Europe, Middle East as well as Africa (EMEA) has balanced the loss.

The total shipment for the large format graphics declined 2% in the second three-months in 2016 compared to the same period last year. However, its revenue actually went up 0.8% with the market shifting towards more productive printing systems.

Tim Greene, the research director at IDC for U.S. Large Format Printer Tracker, stated, “On a worldwide basis the second quarter is often the slowest quarter of the year for large format printer shipments. If that holds true then 2016 should be a very good year for the large format printer market. Recovery in technology categories like eco-solvent and toner-based printers have run counter to some of the market trends over the past few quarters to create a bit of a surprisingly strong Q2.”

In addition, HP, Canon, Epson, Roland DG and Mimaki, sequentially, continued to be the top 5 global suppliers in the first half of this year.

You’re Welcome to Contact Us!
You can provide opinions and comments on this story!
Or you can send us your own story!
Please contact us, via

0 replies

Leave a Comment

Want to join the discussion?
Feel free to contribute!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *