According to Printing SA, in this era of technological advancement, the future of the printing industry remains bright, with continued innovation in all areas of print production.
The world of commercial printing has evolved significantly over the years, and with technological advancements. These new developments are revolutionising the industry and opening new possibilities for businesses to create eye-catching and personalised printed materials.
The printing industry is constantly evolving, with new technologies and trends emerging that can impact the industry’s growth and profitability. Automation, augmented reality, printed electronics, direct-to-shape printing, hybrid printing, and smart printing are some of the emerging trends that are shaping the industry’s future.
These trends can have implications for printing companies, consumers, graphic designers, manufacturers, publishers, and educational institutions. However, it provides greater opportunities for those within the fields of print, packaging, and design to improve their training, skills, and development.
Printing companies will also need to adapt to these trends by investing in new technologies and processes to remain competitive in the market. With the rise of web-to-print, digital presses, and mobile connectivity, the role and dynamics of the traditional print business have changed. As the next generation of digital presses pushes for streamlined production and consistent quality, consumers are demanding:
• Faster and easier ways to customise print jobs.
• Greater versatility in materials.
• More accurate pricing and timely response rates.
• Smaller order quantities.
• Compliance with laws and regulations.
This development in innovative and sustainable printing holds a bright future for commercial printing in the packaging industry. Furthermore, increasing investments, mergers, and collaboration activities among commercial printing and packaging suppliers can improve product offerings and meet higher demand, thereby driving the growth of the studied market.