R29 - Growth Market Update: Color Digital Printing for Packaging & Labels

Tue. September 27| 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM | Room N220E

Only one print application is consistently growing worldwide—with no displacement by electronic media, and a strong tie to consumer purchasing—packaging, and package printing grows along with population. Color digital printing, a small but fast growing part of the package printing market, is welcome for its ability to print short runs easily and even variable data. Here you will learn about the opportunity color digital printing of packaging presents, both now and in the future, in four major print applications: 1) labels, 2) flexible packaging, 3) folding cartons, and 4) corrugated, plus about the main suppliers of digital printers, also of consumables and of software. PLUS: why color digital printing continues to gain a role; what companies are dominant now, and others that look to be ascendant; and, how commercial printers and other print service providers can participate in a digital print market whose $3 billion in print billings in 2015 are expected to top $8 billion in 2020.

What you will learn:

  • Insights on color digital for 4 packaging types—customers, media, uses, issues
  • Color digital press suppliers for each, listed and annotated
  • Survey data about brand owners, and why they favor color digital printing
  • The size of packaging's color digital press market, and the value of its printing
  • Future trends and market sizes...what to expect and how to participate

Who should attend:
Converters of corrugated, folding carton, flexible packaging, labels; Commercial printers; Vendors of digital printing technology, software, or supplies; and, Company Owners and Top Managers, especially strategic planners.

Type: GRAPH EXPO Seminar Series

Cost: $125 (counts as 1 session towards a value package) Advance rate only.

Track: Growth Strategies and New Business Opportunities


Robert Leahey

Robert Leahey

Associate Director