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Commercial Printing Outsourcing Market Segmentation by Service Type (Offset Lithography, Flexography, Gravure, Screen, Inkjet, and Others); and by Application (Publishing, Advertising, Packaging, and Others) – Global Demand Analysis & Opportunity Outlook 2029

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  • February 15th, 2021: R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company announced that it has established a robust center of excellence for commercial print in Northern California which is spread across an area of 136,000 sq. ft.
  • July 15th, 2020: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd. announced that it has developed a photomask which is capable of accommodating 5nm Extreme Ultra-Violet (EUV) lithography. These photomasks for EUV lithography would be provided by the company to the semiconductor chip makers, equipment makers, material makers, and semiconductor development consortiums.

Global Commercial Printing Outsourcing Market Highlights 2020-2029

The global commercial printing outsourcing market is projected to grow with a significant CAGR during the forecast period, i.e., 2021-2029. The market is thriving primarily on account of the growing need amongst businesses for promotional materials, along with the need for eco-friendly printing services. Rising promotional activities amongst businesses to promote their brands so as to acquire customer attention and therefore increase sales, is one of the major factors that is driving the need to printed promotional materials. Companies worldwide are increasingly raising their advertisement budgets and spending massively to gain customer attention for their products. For instance, the spending on advertising around the globe increased from around USD 400 Billion in 2012 to close to USD 600 Billion in 2020. Moreover, recent research upon the effectiveness on different types of advertising platforms revealed that printed advertisements gain more viewer attention that other type of advertisements. As a result, to gain from the high impact of print publications, companies are increasingly focusing on enhancing their product communication through the print channels, which is anticipated to drive the market growth during the forecast period. The market is also thriving on account of the rising awareness amongst the printing service providers for reducing the negative impact of the printing industry on the environment, and for the growing use of vegetable-based inks or organic inks instead of solvent-based inks.

Commercial Printing Outsourcing Market

The global commercial printing outsourcing market is segmented by service type into offset lithography, flexography, gravure, screen, inkjet, and others. Amongst these segments, the gravure printing segment is projected to hold a significant market share by the end of 2029. Gravure or rotogravure printing process provides high print quality at great operating speeds. The printing process, as compared to other types, is very simple and uses rotary printing press. This type of printing process is used widely for printing packaging materials, post cards, magazines, and others. The market is also segmented based on application into publishing, advertising, packaging, and others. Amongst these segments, the advertising segment is projected to hold the largest market share by the end of 2029, backed by the rising need amongst businesses to promote their products.

Major Macro-Economic Indicators Impacting the Market Growth

Commercial Printing Outsourcing Market

The never-ending growth in internet accessibility around the world along with numerous technological advancements comprising 5G, blockchain, cloud services, Internet of Things (IoT), and Artificial Intelligence (AI) among others have significantly boosted the economic growth in the last two decades. As of April 2021, there were more than 4.5 billion users that were actively using the internet globally. Moreover, the growth in ICT sector has significantly contributed towards GDP growth, labor productivity, and R&D spending among other transformations of economies in different nations of the globe. Furthermore, the production of goods and services in the ICT sector is also contributing to the economic growth and development. As per the statistics in the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development’s database, the ICT good exports (% of total good exports) globally grew from 10.816 in 2015 to 11.536 in 2019. In 2019, these exports in Hong Kong SAR, China amounted to 56.65%, 25.23% in East Asia & Pacific, 26.50% in China, 25.77% in Korea, Rep., 8.74% in the United States, and 35.01% in Vietnam. These are some of the important factors that are boosting the growth of the market.

Global Commercial Printing Outsourcing Market Regional Synopsis

Regionally, the global commercial printing outsourcing market is segmented into five major regions including North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East and Africa.

Among the market in these regions, the market in the Asia Pacific is anticipated to hold the largest share by the end of 2029. Increasing demand for commercial printing solutions from countries such as India, China, Vietnam, and Thailand among others, along with the increasing adoption of new printing technologies in the region are some of the major factors anticipated to drive the market growth. In 2019, the value of the print industry in India was estimated to be close to USD 4 Billion. India is poised to be one of the major markets for commercial printing owing to the presence of several publishing houses in the nation that scatters to the need of different businesses on a daily basis. The nation is also anticipated to be one of the major consumer markets over the years owing to the presence of a large population.

Commercial Printing Outsourcing Market

The global commercial printing outsourcing market is further classified on the basis of region as follows:

  • North America (U.S. & Canada) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis
  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Rest of Latin America) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis
  • Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Hungary, Belgium, Netherlands & Luxembourg, NORDIC, Poland, Turkey, Russia, Rest of Europe) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis
  • Asia-Pacific (China, India, Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand, Rest of Asia-Pacific) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis.
  • Middle East and Africa (Israel, GCC (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman), North Africa, South Africa, Rest of Middle East and Africa) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis

Market Segmentation

Our in-depth analysis of the global commercial printing outsourcing market includes the following segments:

By Service Type

  • Offset Lithography
  • Flexography
  • Gravure
  • Screen
  • Inkjet
  • Others

By Application

  • Publishing
  • Advertising
  • Packaging
  • Others

Growth Drivers

  • Growing Need Amongst Businesses for Brand Promotion
  • High Efficacy of Print Media Advertisements


  • Growing Adoption of Digital Advertisement Mediums

Top Featured Companies Dominating the Market

  • R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company
    • Company Overview
    • Business Strategy
    • Key Product Offerings
    • Financial Performance
    • Key Performance Indicators
    • Risk Analysis
    • Recent development
    • Regional Presence
    • SWOT Analysis
  • Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
  • Transcontinental Inc.
  • Cenveo Worldwide Limited
  • LSC Communications US, LLC
  • ACME Printing
  • Quad/Graphics, Inc.
  • Cimpress plc (Vistaprint)
  • Toppan Printing Co., Ltd.
  • Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA


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