The global direct-to-shape inkjet printers market is poised for substantial growth in the coming years. With an estimated value of US$3.8 billion in 2022, the market is projected to achieve a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.2% and reach US$6.6 billion by 2030.

This growth can be attributed to the rising demand for customized products and the ability of direct-to-shape inkjet printers to meet this demand by directly printing onto various types of containers. These printers are transforming the printing industry by surpassing traditional methods and offering a wide range of applications. They enable brands to engage with consumers through personalized product designs by directly printing images and text onto tubes, bottles, folding cartons, cans, and other packaging materials.

Compared to conventional printers, direct-to-shape inkjet printers offer several advantages, including superior color blending, high-quality printing, fast printing speeds, and compatibility with various substrate types such as glass, metal, and plastic. Moreover, they eliminate the need for costly labels, resulting in cost reduction during manufacturing. These printers enhance efficiency, reduce material expenses, improve cost-effectiveness, enable mass customization, and provide environmental benefits.

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The increasing demand for products with intricate designs and customized goods is a key driver for the sales of direct-to-shape inkjet printers in the global market. Furthermore, the use of UV curable inks in these printers prevents print quality degradation caused by UV rays, contributing to market growth. These factors combined are expected to drive the expansion of the direct-to-shape inkjet printers market in the forecast period.

“Rising drive for sustainability and the DTS inkjet printers’ ability to meet this demand due to the use of eco-friendly inks will supplement the growth in the market over the forecast period,” says an FMI analyst.  

Key Takeaways:

  • Solvent-based ink type in the direct-to-shape inkjet printers market is expected to register a CAGR of 9.6%
  • Bottles will account for nearly 26.6% market share in the application category
  • Direct-to-Shape inkjet printers account for 7.3% of the inkjet printers’ value of US$ 52.1 Bn.
  • North America is estimated to dominate the market with a share of 27.1% in 2022.
  • East Asia’s direct-to-shape inkjet printer market will continue growing at a healthy rate of 8.8% market through 2032.
  • South Asia will exhibit a robust CAGR of 9.6% over the forecast period.
  • Europe is anticipated to record a 23.4% growth rate in the market through 2032.

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Key Players:

  • Xerox Corporation
  • Heidelberg USA, Inc.
  • Mimaki Europe B.V.
  • Xaar plc
  • Koenig & Bauer AG
  • Tonejet Limited

More Insights into the Direct-to-Shape Inkjet Printers Market Report

In its latest report, FMI offers an unbiased analysis of the global direct-to-shape inkjet printers market, providing historical data from 2017 to 2021 and forecast statistics for the period 2022-to 2032. To understand the global market potential, growth, and range, the market is segmented based on ink type (solvent-based, water-based, UV curing link), substrate type (plastic, glass, metal, paper, wood, fabric), application (bottles, cans. Drums, tubes, folding cartons, & others), end use (food, beverages, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, personal & home care, chemical, & others), and region.

By application, bottles are expected to dominate the direct-to-shape inkjet printers market for the forecast period. Estimated to account for nearly 26.6% of market share, bottles are considered absolute barriers which avoid the risk of ink migration. The food and beverages sector much prefers bottles for packaging.

Solvent-based ink type is fade-proof, scratch-resistant, and waterproof. These properties aid market domination of this ink type. It is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 9.6% during the assessment period.

North America is expected to lead the market in terms of region. This is primarily due to the prevalent packaging trends in the U.S.

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Direct-To-Shape Inkjet Printers Market By Category

By ink type :

  • Solvent Based
  • Water Based
  • UV Curing Inks

By substrate type :

  • Plastic
  • Glass
  • Metal
  • Paper
  • Fabric
  • Wood

By application :

  • Bottles
  • Cans
  • Drums
  • Tubes
  • Folding Cartons
  • Others (Bags, Trays etc.)

By end use :

  • Food
  • Beverages
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Cosmetics

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