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Digital Printing Packaging Market - By Packaging Type (Corrugated Packaging, Folding Cartons, Flexible Packaging, Labels), By Printing Technology (Inkjet Printing, Electrophotography Printing), By Ink Type, By End Use & Forecast, 2023 – 2032

  • Report ID: GMI5841
  • Published Date: May 2023
  • Report Format: PDF

Digital Printing Packaging Market Size

Digital Printing Packaging Market size was valued at over USD 18 billion in 2022 and is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of over 6% between 2023 and 2032. The growing focus on sustainable practices is driving the market during the forecast period.
 

Digital Printing Packaging Market

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Digital printing requires no grids and minimizes installation waste, reducing material consumption & environmental impact. This eco-friendly aspect of digital printing, along with commercial packaging development, focuses on sustainable practices and is the driving force behind its adoption.
 

Printing and packaging refer to the process of using digital printers to create packaging & identity. It includes patterns, graphics, text, and other visual materials printed directly on the packaging materials such as cardboards, papers, transfer films, and other materials. Digital printing packaging has many advantages such as it can cost-effectively produce small- & medium-sized prints, thus making it suitable for low-volume packaging.
 

The packaging industry is governed by various regulations and standards such as food safety regulations & labeling regulations. It can be challenging for the digital printing industry to meet these requirements as some printing technologies and inks may not meet certain requirements. This factor can limit the use of digital printing in businesses with strict regulations.
 

Digital Printing Packaging Market Trends

One of the most important drivers of the digital Printing packaging industry is the increasing demand for packaging and personalization solutions. Digital printing enables easy & cost-effective packaging of products with unique designs, products, and different materials. This customization allows companies to enhance their brands, engage with customers, and meet changing customer preferences for personalized products. Another important factor is the short time-to-market of digital printers. Modern printing processes are often associated with long setup times and high productivity, making it difficult to respond quickly to business needs. On the other hand, digital printing offers fast setup, easy data exchange, and production processes, enabling companies to quickly produce small- & medium-sized prints and quickly update their packaging for business & support.
 

Digital Printing Packaging Market Analysis

Global Digital Packaging Market, By Packaging Type,

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Based on packaging type, the market is segmented into corrugated packaging, folding cartons, flexible packaging, and labels. The corrugated packaging segment will hold a significant share in the digital printing packaging market and will be valued at over 9 billion in 2032. Corrugated packaging is often used for short or special orders such as limited-edition packaging or regional specialty packaging. Digital printing is suitable for such needs as it eliminates the setup and platelet costs associated with traditional printing processes.
 

The cost-effectiveness of small- & medium-sized digital printing enables companies to meet their specialty packaging needs without spending too much. Furthermore, corrugated packaging is often used for shipping boxes & retail products and digital printing allows for customization & personalization. With printing technology, companies integrate product names, graphics, and different materials into packaging, thus allowing them to create solutions to unique & compelling problems that follow their brands and target specific customers. Thus, these factors along with the ability to use digital printing for small- & medium-sized printing increase the speed and efficiency of supply chain management, which in turn, drives the market statistics.
 

Digital Printing Packaging Market Revenue Share, By Printing Technology

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Based on printing technology, the digital printing packaging market is segmented into inkjet printing and electrophotography printing. The inkjet printing segment held a market share of over 60% in 2022 and will be valued at over 20 billion in 2032. Inkjet printing technology has evolved greatly in recent years, providing high-resolution images with beautiful colors and sharp details. The high print speed makes inkjet printing suitable for many applications including packaging. Inkjet printers can be adapted to various substrates such as papers, cardboards, and films, making them versatile for different packaging applications. Inkjet printing has good media compared to standard printing. It generally produces less waste, uses water-based or eco-solvent inks with low Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) emissions, and has recyclable & biodegradable substrate options. Inkjet printing offers an alternative to the business in line with the growing demand for sustainable and environmental-friendly packaging solutions.
 

Based on End use, the market is segmented into Food & Beverage, Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare, Household & Cosmetic Products, Others. The Food & Beverage segment of the digital printing packaging market expanded at a CAGR of 7% over the forecast period. The packaging industry has changed a lot in the last few years due to the number of startups around the world, the introduction of different food & non-food products, and the increasing demand for food & beverages. In addition, the food & beverage industry is increasingly focusing on sustainability and environmental solutions. Digital printing contributes to sustainability by reducing waste, using environmental-friendly materials, and offering recyclable & biodegradable packaging options. Brands that accept digital printing can demonstrate their commitment to sustainability and appeal to the consumer landscape.
 

U.S. Digital Printing Packaging Market, By Region,

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North America digital printing packaging market held the highest industry share of over 30% in 2022 and will grow at a CAGR of over 5% over the forecast period. The North American market is characterized by rapid changes in consumer preferences and changing business conditions. Digital printing allows food & beverage companies to reduce time to market by eliminating the plate and set time associated with traditional printing processes. This agility allows brands to quickly respond to market needs, launch new products, and change designs to seize new opportunities. In addition, growth in the e-commerce and direct-to-consumer markets in North America creates new opportunities & challenges for packaging. It can create packaging suitable for online sales such as digital printing, personal packaging, serialization codes, and QR codes. It improves the overall customer experience by facilitating effective communication and relationships with customers in the digital realm. These factors have led to the growth and adoption of digital printing technology in the industrial sector in the region.
 

Digital Printing Packaging Market Share

Major companies operating in the digital printing packaging market include

  • Agfa-Gevaert Grou
  • Bobst
  • Domino Printing Sciences
  • Durst Group
  • Landa Corporation
  • Quad/Graphics Inc.
  • Printpack
  • Creative Labels Inc.
  • DS Smith Plc
  • Konica Minolta
  • Thimm Group
  • Xeikon
  • Traco Manufacturing
  • WS Packaging Group, Inc.
  • Mondi PLC
  • Colordruck Baiersbronn
     

Digital Printing Packaging Business News:

  • In April 2022, Huhtamaki launched the Push Tab Blister Cover, which is the first animal blister cover made of a non-metallic material, for the global healthcare industry. The Push Tab Blister Cover works on the blister pack line without any pressure. The invention provided a stable packaging for the expanding global medical market.

 

The digital printing packaging market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue (USD Million) from 2018 to 2032, for the following segments:

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By Packaging Type

  • Corrugated Packaging
  • Folding Cartons
  • Flexible Packaging
  • Labels

By Printing Technology

  • Inkjet Printing
  • Electrophotography Printing

By Ink Type

  • Solvent-based
  • UV-based
  • Aqueous
  • Others

By End use

  • Food & Beverage
  • Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare
  • Household & Cosmetic Products
  • Others

The above information is provided for the following regions and countries:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • UK
    • Germany
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Russia
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • Taiwan
    • ANZ
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
  • MEA
    • GCC
    • South Africa
       
Authors: Suraj Gujar

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Market size for digital printing packaging was valued at over USD 18 billion in 2022 and is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of over 6% between 2023 and 2032, owing to eco-friendly aspect of digital printing, along with the development of commercial packaging focused on sustainable practices.
The corrugated packaging segment will hold a significant share in the market and will be valued at over 9 billion in 2032, attributed to cost-effectiveness of small- & medium-sized digital printing that enables companies to meet their specialty packaging needs without spending too much.
The digital printing packaging market in North America held the highest market share of over 30% in 2022 and will grow at a CAGR of over 5% through 2032, on account of growth in the e-commerce and direct-to-consumer sectors, along with suitable packaging for online sales with digital printing, personal packaging, serialization codes, and QR codes.
Agfa-Gevaert Grou, Bobst, Domino Printing Sciences, Durst Group, Landa Corporation, Quad/Graphics Inc., Printpack, Creative Labels Inc., DS Smith Plc, Konica Minolta, Thimm Group, Xeikon, Traco Manufacturing, WS Packaging Group, Inc., Mondi PLC, and Colordruck Baiersbronn are major market players.

Digital Printing Packaging Market Scope

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Premium Report Details

  • Base Year: 2022
  • Companies covered: 16
  • Tables & Figures: 306
  • Countries covered: 17
  • Pages: 250
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