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Mimaki edges Roland in wide format

Friday, 31 August 2018
By Print 21 Online Article

Eco-solvent wide format printers hold market share against latex, even as HP retains its top rankings. Good growth continues in the sector with both printer volumes and revenue continuing to rise.

According to an IDC report, in Reseller News, over all shipments of wide format printers in the Asia Pacific region grew by 3.9% in the second quarter of the year. The report also ranked the five top suppliers, putting HP as number one ahead of Canon-Oce, Seiko Epson, Mimaki and Roland DG. The latter pair swapped places since the previous report.

Revenue was also reported to be up by 5%. A lot of market activity is being driven by supplier incentives such as discounts and bundling.

The report indicates there is no evidence of the market saturation some analysts predicted. The appetite for new wide format technologies seems set to continue to grow, even as the sector matures.

Read the full IDC report here.

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