This IDC study quantifies the U.S. and worldwide monochrome print-on-demand markets in detail, analyzing issues, trends, and future outlook. It contains IDC's review of 2011 through 2013 market shares for the U.S. and worldwide shipments and value of shipments. The study also includes the 2014-2018 forecast for unit shipments, value of shipments, and average shipment values (ASVs).
"Production monochrome printing is a large mature market that on the surface is flat and stable; however, it is undergoing exciting and disruptive changes that must keep vendors engaged and innovating. It must be remembered that the monochrome pages of today may become the color pages of the future and the vendors that own the monochrome base may be in the best position to reap the rewards at a later point in time." - Amy Machado, senior research analyst, U.S. Hardcopy Peripherals Tracker