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What the future holds for the printing industry

future of printing industry

The future of the printing industry is often a subject of debate among many. This debate has fueled even more during the times of the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2020, the Global Commercial Printing Market had a value of $411.99 billion. By the end of 2026, it is estimated to value $472.35 billion. This indicates that the printing industry is to witness remarkable growth over the next five years. Thus, print is dead is a misconception that no one should believe. The printing industry is adopting new technology, it is embracing new media innovations, and the industry is now positioned to expand. 

Even after the emergence of a digital world, manufacturers still believe that printing is essential. It helps complete tasks in a given time frame, and most businesses require a physical signature paper receipt.

Future trends in Printing Industry

The printing industry is constantly evolving, resulting in higher quality and reduced costs. With recent technologies, the reports state that there has been a 30% decline in prices and 70% increased profits. We feel the future of the printing industry would look something like this,

3D printing

3D printing is already shaking up our notions of what can and cannot be made. It allows us to create three-dimensional models by inputting electronic media and making complex shapes using less material than traditional methods. The 3D printed objects are created by laying down successive layers of material until the object is created. This is called an additive process. For printing a 3D model, one needs to have access to 3D modeling tools like Blender, SketchUp, or Rhino. These models will help you access a range of shapes and models. There is no limit as to which 3D printing can be used. It can be used for manufacturing tools, making products, consumer products, architectural models, and even dental products. This technology is set out to revolutionize the world.

 3d printing in future
Photonic printing

Photonic Printing means printing with light. The technology will be valuable for various applications, including identification and watermarking purposes, anti-counterfeiting, and anti-forgery endeavors. It allows increased flexibility using variable data.

Inkless printing

Have you ever thought about the fact that one day you won’t even need ink to print, that one day these toners and cartridges would be obsolete? 

The new zero ink printing technology has enabled users to print high resolution and full-colored prints. This technology works by embedding heat-reactive molecules into the paper that produce color upon heat stimulation. The printers are much smaller, faster, and durable than your average-sized printer. Thus, they can print at a faster rate, and they are charming too. Also, since the images are inkless, there is no chance of smudging. But this printer has its limitations when it comes to sizes. This is the best option for printing photographs, but you will have to go back to your older model if you want to create giant images. But if you are looking for a quick portable printer, this inkless printing technology is a perfect choice.


 Inkless printing

Inkjet Technology

Inkjet printers have proven to be faster than traditional printers and thus will propel in the printing industry. This technology does not require a master plate to carry the image information as ink is directly jetted onto the substrate. The inkjet printer gives high-quality output with smooth details. They are also quieter in their operations and require no warmup time. Some inkjet printers are now capable of printing at very high speeds in comprehensive formats.

Voice-activated printing

This technology helps you use voice activation to control your speakers and appliances. Very quickly, you can now control your printer too. Many companies are now designing printers with the feature of voice recognition. This would mean that you can manage manual tasks such as checking the ink levels and adjusting print settings with a simple voice command. With voice command, you can save time and energy and not indulge in complicated manual

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The printing industry is constantly evolving with time, and with e-commerce and more comprehensive formats available from the web to print, the industry is only going to flourish. In the future, the market could witness a wide range of printing machines that will have a broad range of innovative and cutting-edge functions. If you feel that the printing industry is set for failure, then that is incorrect. There will be a day soon in the future when people will be 3D printing on their own. 

About CityBlue Technologies:

CityBlue Technologies’ Digital Printing Centers offer complete printing and document management solutions to engineering, architecture, construction, and design professionals. CityBlue Technologies delivers high-quality prints, competitive pricing, and extraordinary service with a quick turnaround using the most technologically advanced digital equipment.


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