While digital printing has been around for over 20 years – desktop printers, wide format equipment, etc. – relatively speaking, it has only recently taken off in the narrow format
arena. Now that it’s caught on, more and more end users are demanding the use of its capabilities. The evidence? Sales of digital label presses surpassed that of conventional for the first time in 2014, and new digital press installations are projected to grow at 11.9% per year until 2020, when it’s estimated by LPC, Inc.
, that three out of every four presses sold will be digital. Furthermore, sales of UV inkjet presses are now catching up with those of electrophotographic (EP) presses, and are expected to overtake EP by 2018.