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Thermal & Inkjet Disc Printers Market: U.S., Japan & Europe Industry Analysis and Opportunity Assessment, 2016 - 2026

Published By :

Future Market Insights

Published Date : Oct 2016

Category :

Semiconductors

No. of Pages : 189 Pages

Disc printing is the process of printing text, data or images on the surface of the optical disc. Two different approaches for printing CD-R on-demand are - Thermal disc printing and Inkjet disc printing. A thermal disc printer employs pressure and heat to apply text and graphics to the disc surface. The print surface of thermal printed discs is more durable. Thermal disc printing produces colour custom labels that are waterproof, scratchproof and do not require any additional coating. Inkjet printers utilize a mechanism in which the print head has several tiny nozzles/jets that spray ink onto the disc, as the disc moves past the print head, forming the characters or images. Inkjet disc printers may employ a single cartridge for different colours or several cartridges, with one for each colour depending upon different models, and are priced accordingly. The total thermal and inkjet disc printers market of U.S., Europe & Japan was valued at US$ 929.6 Mn in 2015. In terms of value, the disc printers market in the U.S., Europe and Japan is expected to witness a declining CAGR of 3.0%, between 2016 and 2026.

Increasing adoption of cloud based storage systems and on-premise systems are the main reasons for a declining thermal and inkjet disc printing market

Thermal disc printers offers several advantages such as higher throughput of the thermal ribbons, more durable print surface, and are comparatively faster than other disc printing solutions.

Several benefits offered by inkjet disc printers are high resolution printing and they are comparatively less expensive and lighter in weight. Inkjet printing technology is more accurate and smudge-free on special types of printable media discs (rather than simple discs with smooth surface) having matte surface, which can absorb ink similar to paper and provides high quality image and artwork. Easy availability of printable media discs at low prices is a driver for the growth of the U.S., Japan and Europe disc printer market.

Increasing adoption of cloud based storage systems and on-premise systems (hard disk drive and solid state drive) is decreasing the demand for media disks worldwide. As these alternatives are convenient, faster and are available at comparatively lower prices than media discs, they are more popular among end users. High cost of raw material of recordable optical disc and low profit margins due to wide availability of substitutes are acting as major challenges for players in the recordable optical disc market. As a result, most players are shutting operations or divesting in other sectors, which is adversely affecting growth of the market. Increasing adoption of digital downloads over physical storage devices by end users is hampering the growth of the thermal and inkjet disc printers market.

Market forecast

The thermal disc printer sub-segment was valued US$ 418.3 Mn in 2015 and is anticipated to register a CAGR of -2.5% during the forecast period. The inkjet disc printer sub-segment was valued at US$ 511.3 Mn in 2015 and is anticipated to register a CAGR of -3.4% during the forecast period. The U.S., Europe and Japan thermal disc printers market was valued at US$ 418.3 Mn in 2015 and is anticipated to reach a market value of US$ 320.2 Mn by 2026 end. Revenue from the market is projected to decrease by 20% between 2015 and 2026. The U.S., Europe and Japan inkjet disc printer market was valued at US$ 511.3 Mn in 2015 and is expected to reach US$ 353.0 Mn by 2026.

Key market players

Some of the key market players identified across the U.S., Europe and Japan thermal and inkjet disc printers value chain are Rimage and Formats Unlimited (MF Digital) that are operating in both the thermal printing and inkjet disc printing market. TEAC America Inc. and Microboards Technology are specifically operating in the thermal disc printers market while Seiko Epson Corporation and Primera Technologies Inc. are specifically operating in the inkjet disc printers market.

Table Of Content

Thermal Disc Printers

1. Executive Summary

2. Assumptions & Acronyms Used

3. Research Methodology

4. Market Overview
4.1. Introduction
4.1.1. U.S., Europe & Japan Thermal Disc Printers Market Definition
4.1.2. U.S., Europe & Japan Thermal Disc Printers Market Taxonomy
4.2. U.S., Europe & Japan Thermal Disc Printers Market Dynamics
4.2.1. Drivers
4.2.2. Restraints
4.2.3. Trends
4.3. Value Chain Analysis
4.4. U.S., Europe & Japan Thermal Disc Printers Market Forecast, 2016-2026
4.4.1. U.S., Europe & Japan Thermal Disc Printers Market Size (Value) Forecast
4.4.1.1. Y-o-Y Growth Projections
4.4.1.2. Absolute $ Opportunity
4.5. U.S., Europe & Japan Thermal Disc Printers Market Trends
4.6. U.S., Europe & Japan Thermal Disc Printers Market Snapshot (2015)
4.6.1. Market Share By Technology
4.6.2. Market Share By Ribbon Type
4.6.3. Market Share By Ribbon Supplier
4.6.4. Market Share By Regions

5. U.S., Europe & Japan Thermal Disc Printers Market Analysis, By Technology
5.1. Introduction
5.1.1. Y-o-Y Growth Comparison, By Technology
5.1.2. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis, By Technology
5.2. U.S., Europe & Japan Thermal Disc Printers Market Forecast By Technology
5.2.1. Direct Thermal Printing
5.2.1.1. Absolute $ Opportunity
5.2.1.2. Market Value and Volume Forecast, By Region
5.2.2. Thermal Transfer Printing
5.2.2.1. Absolute $ Opportunity
5.2.2.2. Market Value and Volume Forecast, By Region
5.2.3. Dye-Sublimation Printing
5.2.3.1. Absolute $ Opportunity
5.2.3.2. Market Value and Volume Forecast, By Region
5.3. U.S., Europe & Japan Thermal Disc Printers Market Attractiveness Analysis, By Technology
5.4. Prominent Trends

6. U.S., Europe & Japan Thermal Disc Printers Market Analysis, By Ribbon Type
6.1. Introduction
6.1.1. Y-o-Y Growth Comparison, By Ribbon Type
6.1.2. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis, By Ribbon Type
6.2. U.S., Europe & Japan Thermal Disc Printers Market Attractiveness Analysis, By Ribbon Type
6.2.1. Monochrome Black
6.2.1.1. Absolute $ Opportunity
6.2.1.2. Market Value and Volume Forecast, By Region
6.2.2. Color
6.2.2.1. Absolute $ Opportunity
6.2.2.2. Market Value and Volume Forecast, By Region
6.2.3. Photo
6.2.3.1. Absolute $ Opportunity
6.2.3.2. Market Value and Volume Forecast, By Region
6.3. U.S., Europe & Japan Thermal Disc Printers Market Attractiveness Analysis, By Ribbon Type
6.4. Prominent Trends

7. U.S., Europe & Japan Thermal Disc Printers Market Analysis, By Ribbon Supplier
7.1. Introduction
7.1.1. Y-o-Y Growth Comparison, By Ribbon Supplier
7.1.2. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis, By Ribbon Supplier
7.2. U.S., Europe & Japan Thermal Disc Printers Market Forecast By Ribbon Supplier
7.2.1. OEM
7.2.1.1. Absolute $ Opportunity
7.2.1.2. Market Value and Volume Forecast, By Region
7.2.2. Aftermarkets
7.2.2.1. Absolute $ Opportunity
7.2.2.2. Market Value and Volume Forecast, By Region
7.3. U.S., Europe & Japan Thermal Disc Printers Market Attractiveness Analysis, By Ribbon Supplier
7.4. Prominent Trends

8. U.S., Europe & Japan Thermal Disc Printers Market Analysis, By Region
8.1. Introduction
8.1.1. Y-o-Y Growth Projections, By Region
8.1.2. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis, By Region
8.2. U.S., Europe & Japan Thermal Disc Printers Market Forecast By Region
8.2.1. U.S. Market Value and Volume Forecast
8.2.2. Japan Market Value and Volume Forecast
8.2.3. Eastern Europe Market Value and Volume Forecast
8.2.4. Western Europe Market Value and Volume Forecast
8.3. Regional Attractiveness Analysis

9. U.S. Thermal Disc Printers Market Analysis
9.1. Introduction
9.1.1. Y-o-Y Growth Projections, By Country
9.1.2. Key Trends
9.2. North America Thermal Disc Printers Market Forecast
9.2.1. Market Value and Volume Forecast By Technology
9.2.1.1. Direct Thermal Printing
9.2.1.2. Thermal Transfer Printing
9.2.1.3. Dye-Sublimation Printing
9.2.2. Market Value and Volume Forecast By Ribbon Type
9.2.2.1. Monochrome Black
9.2.2.2. Color
9.2.2.3. Photo
9.2.3. Market Value and Volume Forecast By Ribbon Supplier
9.2.3.1. OEM
9.2.3.2. Aftermarket
9.2.4. Thermal Printers Market Attractiveness Analysis
9.2.4.1. By Technology
9.2.4.2. By Ribbon Type
9.2.4.3. By Ribbon Supplier
9.2.5. Drivers & Restraints: Impact Analysis

10. Japan Thermal Disc Printers Market Analysis
10.1. Introduction
10.1.1. Y-o-Y Growth Projections
10.1.2. Key Trends
10.2. Japan Thermal Disc Printers Market Forecast
10.2.1. Market Value and Volume Forecast By Technology
10.2.1.1. Direct Thermal Printing
10.2.1.2. Thermal Transfer Printing
10.2.1.3. Dye-Sublimation Printing
10.2.2. Market Value and Volume Forecast By Ribbon Type
10.2.2.1. Monochrome Black
10.2.2.2. Color
10.2.2.3. Photo
10.2.3. Market Value and Volume Forecast By Ribbon Supplier
10.2.3.1. OEM
10.2.3.2. Aftermarket
10.2.4. Thermal Printers Market Attractiveness Analysis
10.2.4.1. By Technology
10.2.4.2. By Ribbon Type
10.2.4.3. By Ribbon Supplier
10.2.5. Drivers & Restraints: Impact Analysis

11. Eastern Europe Thermal Disc Printers Market Analysis
11.1. Introduction
11.1.1. Y-o-Y Growth Projections, By Country
11.1.2. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis, By Country
11.1.3. Key Trends
11.2. Eastern Europe Thermal Disc Printers Market Forecast
11.2.1. Market Value Forecast By Country/Region
11.2.1.1. Russia Absolute $ Opportunity
11.2.1.2. Poland Absolute $ Opportunity
11.2.1.3. Rest of Eastern Europe Absolute $ Opportunity
11.2.2. Market Value and Volume Forecast By Technology
11.2.2.1. Direct Thermal Printing
11.2.2.2. Thermal Transfer Printing
11.2.2.3. Dye-Sublimation Printing
11.2.3. Market Value and Volume Forecast By Ribbon Type
11.2.3.1. Monochrome Black
11.2.3.2. Color
11.2.3.3. Photo
11.2.4. Market Value and Volume Forecast By Ribbon Supplier
11.2.4.1. OEM
11.2.4.2. Aftermarket
11.2.5. Thermal Printers Market Attractiveness Analysis
11.2.5.1. By Country
11.2.5.2. By Technology
11.2.5.3. By Ribbon Type
11.2.5.4. By Ribbon Supplier
11.2.6. Drivers & Restraints: Impact Analysis

12. Western Europe Thermal Disc Printers Market Analysis
12.1. Introduction
12.1.1. Y-o-Y Growth Projections, By Country
12.1.2. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis, By Country
12.1.3. Key Trends
12.2. Western Europe Thermal Disc Printers Market Forecast
12.2.1. Market Value Forecast By Country/Region
12.2.1.1. Germany Absolute $ Opportunity
12.2.1.2. France Absolute $ Opportunity
12.2.1.3. U.K. Absolute $ Opportunity
12.2.1.4. Spain Absolute $ Opportunity
12.2.1.5. Italy Absolute $ Opportunity
12.2.1.6. Nordic Absolute $ Opportunity
12.2.1.7. Benelux Absolute $ Opportunity
12.2.1.8. Rest of Western Europe Absolute $ Opportunity
12.2.2. Market Value and Volume Forecast By Technology
12.2.2.1. Direct Thermal Printing
12.2.2.2. Thermal Transfer Printing
12.2.2.3. Dye-Sublimation Printing
12.2.3. Market Value and Volume Forecast By Ribbon Type
12.2.3.1. Monochrome Black
12.2.3.2. Color
12.2.3.3. Photo
12.2.4. Market Value and Volume Forecast By Ribbon Supplier
12.2.4.1. OEM
12.2.4.2. Aftermarket
12.2.5. Thermal Disc Printers Market Attractiveness Analysis
12.2.5.1. By Country
12.2.5.2. By Technology
12.2.5.3. By Ribbon Type
12.2.5.4. By Ribbon Supplier
12.2.6. Drivers & Restraints: Impact Analysis

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