New Industry Developments

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Convergence in the Print Industry: Understanding Growth Opportunities and Competition  
SGIA and NAPCO Media’s research study explored the changing market dynamics across printing segments. An active migration process is occurring in the print industry, and 95% of printers see opportunity for their own expansion. But what areas have the most opportunity for expansion in a sector that is expanding to a 93% rate? How do you better serve your clients in this ever-changing environment within the printing industry? These are just some of the questions we explore in this study while providing insight on the critical need to adapt and grow in the printing industry sectors. The study concludes with acknowledging the significance of a consolidated printing industry.


Production Inkjet Printing: Consideration, Deployment and End Results  
SGIA and NAPCO Media conducted research during the summer of 2017 to address SGIA’s questions concerning: How do printers navigate the end-to-end process of considering, evaluating, purchasing, and operating a production inkjet press? What is the impact of including production inkjet capabilities on their internal processes, product and application development, workflow, training, sales, ROI, etc.?


Digital Package Printing: the Time is NOW!  
SGIA and NAPCO Media's research is focused on market and technology trends in the digital package printing industry. Packager printers/converters and brand owners were surveyed and the following questions were addressed. What are the top reasons package printers/converters are migrating to digital? What challenges do key brand owners face? How to accelerate the process of digital adoption? What are the best strategies for selling packaging to brand owners?


Digital Printing for Folding Carton Converting: An Analysis of User Adoption Practices and Opportunity  
SGIA and its market research partner Keypoint Intelligence completed a structured survey of folding carton converters in North America. The goal of that research is to understand folding carton converters’ printing habits, preferences, and plans, as well as to describe the role and prospect of production-level color digital printing at such companies.



Digital Printing for Flexible Packaging Converting: An Analysis of User Adoption Practices and Opportunity  
SGIA and its market research partner Keypoint Intelligence recently completed a structured survey of flexible packaging converters in North America. The goal of that research is to understand flexible packaging converters’ printing habits, preferences, and plans, as well as to describe the role and prospect of production-level color digital printing at such companies.



Digital Printing for Corrugated Converting: An Analysis of User Adoption Practices and Opportunity  
SGIA and its market research partner, Keypoint Intelligence, recently completed a structured survey of corrugated converters in North America. The goal of that research is to understand corrugated converters’ printing habits, preferences, and plans, as well as to describe the role and prospect of production-level color digital printing at such companies.



Digital Printing for Packaging: Folding Cartons. How and Why Decisions are Made  
SGIA and Karstedt Partners researched the decision-making and evaluation processes folding carton converters go through to make their digital investments. What value does the digital bring to the folding cartons market? Are packagers ready to invest? What was the main driver for going digital for early adopters? These are just some of the questions we explore in this study that provides some insight about how investing in software and in the finishing equipment may smooth the process of digital adoption for the folding carton converters.



Digital Printing for Packaging: Flexible Packaging. How and Why Decisions are Made  
SGIA and Karstedt Partners researched the decision-making and evaluation processes flexible packaging converters go through to make their digital investments. What value does digital bring to the flexible packaging market? Are packagers ready to invest? What are the main drivers for going digital for early adopters? Does investing in software and in finishing equipment smooth the process of digital adoption for the flexible packagers? Those are just some of the questions we explore.



Digital Printing for Packaging: Corrugated Converters. How and Why Decisions are Made  
SGIA and Karstedt Partners researched the decision-making and evaluation processes corrugated converters go through to make their digital investment. What value does digital bring to the corrugated market? Why do some converters invest while others do not? What drives the adoption? Is digital investment the only way to connect to digital? What are the current developments in the industry that drive converters’ decision making from the tactical to the strategic level. The study provides insight about the process of digital adoption for corrugated packagers.



Industrial Digital Print Markets: North America. An Analysis of User Adoption Practices and Opportunities
What is the status of digital production print in North America today? What are the barriers and opportunities for digital printing? This research by IT Strategies, on behalf of SGIA, is about the economics and functionality of digital technology, the relationship between digital and analog production in the industrial markets, the uniqueness of digital printing and new developments that emerging applications bring to the market. The five industrial markets under review: decorative print, pressure-sensitive labels, direct-to-shape product markings (Part 1), digital textiles and wide-format display graphics (Part 2).