Digital printing is an important growth segment of the imaging industry. According
to analyst firm IDC at 2007, the worldwide printing market is estimated to be worth
at least US$59 billion annually. Of which, 80% of this sales is generated from the
business printing markets. No wonder the key printer vendors have been launching
new initiatives and expanding their portfolios in order to capture the market share.
In particular, the focus has geared towards more color printing and digital
technology in the business market.
The trend in today¡¦s business printing is the digitization of virtually all forms of
communication and information. This brings a multitude of value-added
applications in areas of output optimization, job accounting and print management.
Of which, on-demand copying and printing are getting the most attention for pay
per print application. Self-service printing on demand is also getting popular for
shared printing and hotspot printing applications.
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