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Card Printer Market: Global Industry Analysis (2013 - 2017) and Opportunity Assessment (2018 - 2028)

Card Printer Market: Global Industry Analysis (2013 - 2017) and Opportunity Assessment (2018 - 2028)

Growth in banking sector and rising adoption of ID cards in manufacturing sector to largely contribute to the growth of the global market

Card printer ribbons are essentially those consumables that hold the printing ink that is to be printed on cards, especially bank cards and ID cards. They guarantee sharp barcodes, crisp text and accurate colour patterns. Card printer ribbons print the card with the help of thermal technology and using ribbon cartridges. Typically, they do not have PLC (Programmable Logic Controllers) and have to rely on external computers.

Manufacturers involved in card printers and associated consumables are investing in research and development to develop and innovate new products to cater to changing customer requirements. Earlier, ink was used for printing purposes, however, with technological advancements, the consumables used for printing cards have changed. New card printing machines use ribbons as they offer high quality ID cards with crisp detailing. This has pushed the application of card printers and its consumables in different industries such as banking, healthcare, manufacturing etc.

Analysis of card printer ribbons says that the global market is dominated by limited number of manufacturers. They are introducing new products and technologies and are strategically focusing on reinforcing their base in the early phase of the product life cycle. According to our research, the global market for card printer ribbons is projected to expand at a value CAGR of 3.9% during the period of forecast, 2018-2028. In 2017, the sales of card ribbon printers reflected a value of US$ 653.4 Mn and are expected to touch a valuation a little under US$ 1 Bn by the end of the year of assessment (2028).

Growing banking sector to significantly push the demand for card printer ribbons

Banking sector has witnessed noteworthy growth since the past several years across the globe. Governments in several developing countries are aiding their citizens to open bank accounts and are promoting use of credit and debit cards. Banks are looking forward to gain incremental profitability from service or product innovations that are deployed through digital channels. This profitability can be achieved through efficiencies that are derived from process optimization and requisite operational changes. Consequently, banks are looking for better quality advanced ID cards for customers. This has pushed the demand for ID card printers and their consumables, such as card printer ribbons.

Increasing adoption of ID cards in manufacturing industry to boost sales of card printer ribbons

Post 2008 economic crisis, the manufacturing sectors has shown steady growth path, albeit at a slower rate. With emergence of technological advancements, streamlining of manufacturing operations and automation are being carried out by various manufacturers across industry verticals worldwide, with a view to reduce material wastage and time and enhance output and efficiency. Growth in the manufacturing sector is anticipated to generate significant growth opportunities with respect to sale of for card printers, barcoding being one of the main reason, which is widely used in manufacturing sector. This is expected to trigger the sale of card printer ribbons at a significant pace in the coming years. In addition, fabrication industry is also expected to witness moderate growth during the assessment period, which is expected to contribute to the growth of the global card printer ribbons market. Dual sided printing to witness increased adoption during the assessment period

Dual sided ribbons are most preferred by end users due to their capability to hold printing ink on both sides. This feature enhances their usability as compared to single sided ribbons. The dual sided segment in the printing type category is expected to be highly attractive and the largest with respect to value and volume. This segment is anticipated to dominate the global market and is expected to reach a high market estimation of more than US$ 670 Mn by end of 2028.


1. Executive Summary
1.1. Market Overview
1.2. Market Dynamics
1.3. Market Analysis
1.4. FMI Analysis and Recommendations
1.5. Wheel of Fortune
2. Market Introduction
2.1. Market Taxonomy
2.2. Market Definition
3. Global Card Printer Ribbons Market Analysis Scenario
3.1. Introduction
3.1.1. Market Volume Projections
3.1.2. Market Size and Y-o-Y Growth
3.1.3. Absolute $ Opportunity
3.2. Macroeconomic Factors
3.3. Value Chain
3.4. Pricing Analysis, 2018
3.5. Macro-Economic Factors
3.6. Market Dynamics
3.6.1. Drivers
3.6.2. Restraints
3.6.3. Trends
3.6.4. Opportunities
3.7. Porters’ Five Forces Analysis
3.8. Forecast Factors: Relevance and Impact
4. Global Card Printer Ribbons Market Analysis 2013–2017 and Forecast 2018–2028, By Product Type
4.1. Introduction / Key Findings
4.2. Historical Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (‘000 Units) Trend Analysis By Product Type, 2013–2017
4.3. Current Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (‘000 Units) Forecast By Product Type, 2018–2028
4.3.1. Color
4.3.2. Monochrome
4.4. Market Attractiveness Analysis By Product Type
5. Global Card Printer Ribbons Market Analysis 2013–2017 and Forecast 2018–2028, By Printing Type
5.1. Introduction / Key Findings
5.2. Historical Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (‘000 Units) Trend Analysis By Printing Type, 2013–2017
5.3. Current Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (‘000 Units) Forecast By Printing Type, 2018–2028
5.3.1. Single Sided
5.3.2. Dual Sided
5.4. Market Attractiveness Analysis By Printing Type
6. Global Card Printer Ribbons Market Analysis 2013–2017 and Forecast 2018–2028, By End Use
6.1. Introduction / Key Findings
6.2. Historical Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (‘000 Units) Trend Analysis By End Use, 2013–2017
6.3. Current Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (‘000 Units) Forecast By End Use, 2018–2028
6.3.1. Banking
6.3.2. Government
6.3.3. Information Technology
6.3.4. Retail
6.3.5. Healthcare
6.3.6. Others
6.4. Market Attractiveness Analysis By End Use
7. Global Card Printer Ribbons Market Analysis 2013–2017 and Forecast 2018–2028 By Region
7.1. Introduction / Key Findings
7.2. Historical Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (‘000 Units) Analysis By Region, 2012 – 2016
7.3. Current Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (‘000 Units) Forecast By Region, 2017 - 2027
7.3.1. North America
7.3.2. Latin America
7.3.3. Eastern Europe
7.3.4. Western Europe
7.3.5. South East Asia & Pacific
7.3.6. Middle East & Africa
7.3.7. China
7.3.8. India
7.3.9. Japan
7.4. Market Attractiveness Analysis By Region
8. North America Card Printer Ribbons Market Analysis 2013–2017 and Forecast 2018–2028
8.1. Introduction
8.2. Historical Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (‘000 Units) Trend Analysis By Country, 2012-2016
8.2.1. By Country
8.2.2. By Product Type
8.2.3. By Printing Type
8.2.4. By End Use
8.3. Current Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (‘000 Units) Forecast By Country, 2017-2027
8.3.1. U.S.
8.3.2. Canada
8.4. Current Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (‘000 Units) Forecast By Product Type, 2018–2028
8.4.1. Color
8.4.2. Monochrome
8.5. Current Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (‘000 Units) Forecast By Printing Type, 2018–2028
8.5.1. Single Sided
8.5.2. Dual Sided
8.6. Current Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (‘000 Units) Forecast By End Use, 2018–2028
8.6.1. Banking
8.6.2. Government
8.6.3. Information Technology
8.6.4. Retail
8.6.5. Healthcare
8.6.6. Others
8.7. Drivers and Restraints: Impact Analysis
8.8. Market Attractiveness Analysis
8.8.1. By Country
8.8.2. By Product Type
8.8.3. By Printing Type
8.8.4. By End Use
8.9. Market Presence
9. Latin America Card Printer Ribbons Market Analysis 2013–2017 and Forecast 2018–2028
9.1. Introduction
9.2. Historical Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (‘000 Units) Trend Analysis By Country, 2012-2016
9.2.1. By Country
9.2.2. By Product Type
9.2.3. By Printing Type
9.2.4. By End Use
9.3. Current Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (‘000 Units) Forecast By Country, 2017-2027
9.3.1. Mexico
9.3.2. Brazil
9.3.3. Rest of Latin America
9.4. Current Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (‘000 Units) Forecast By Product Type, 2018–2028
9.4.1. Color
9.4.2. Monochrome
9.5. Current Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (‘000 Units) Forecast By Printing Type, 2018–2028
9.5.1. Single Sided
9.5.2. Dual Sided
9.6. Current Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (‘000 Units) Forecast By End Use, 2018–2028
9.6.1. Banking
9.6.2. Government
9.6.3. Information Technology
9.6.4. Retail
9.6.5. Healthcare
9.6.6. Others
9.7. Drivers and Restraints: Impact Analysis
9.8. Market Attractiveness Analysis
9.8.1. By Country
9.8.2. By Product Type
9.8.3. By Printing Type
9.8.4. By End Use
9.9. Market Presence
10. Eastern Europe Card Printer Ribbons Market Analysis 2013–2017 and Forecast 2018–2028
10.1. Introduction
10.2. Historical Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (‘000 Units) Trend Analysis By Country, 2012-2016
10.2.1. By Country
10.2.2. By Product Type
10.2.3. By Printing Type
10.2.4. By End Use
10.3. Current Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (‘000 Units) Forecast By Country, 2017-2027
10.3.1. Russia
10.3.2. Poland
10.3.3. Rest of Eastern Europe
10.4. Current Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (‘000 Units) Forecast By Product Type, 2018–2028
10.4.1. Color
10.4.2. Monochrome
10.5. Current Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (‘000 Units) Forecast By Printing Type, 2018–2028
10.5.1. Single Sided
10.5.2. Dual Sided
10.6. Current Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (‘000 Units) Forecast By End Use, 2018–2028
10.6.1. Banking
10.6.2. Government
10.6.3. Information Technology
10.6.4. Retail
10.6.5. Healthcare
10.6.6. Others
10.7. Drivers and Restraints: Impact Analysis
10.8. Market Attractiveness Analysis
10.8.1. By Country
10.8.2. By Product Type
10.8.3. By Printing Type
10.8.4. By End Use
10.9. Market Presence
11. Western Europe Card Printer Ribbons Market Analysis 2013–2017 and Forecast 2018–2028
11.1. Introduction
11.2. Historical Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (‘000 Units) Trend Analysis By Country, 2012-2016
11.2.1. By Country
11.2.2. By Product Type
11.2.3. By Printing Type
11.2.4. By End Use
11.3. Current Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (‘000 Units) Forecast By Country, 2017-2027
11.3.1. Germany
11.3.2. Italy
11.3.3. France
11.3.4. U.K.
11.3.5. Spain
11.3.6. BENELUX
11.3.7. Rest of Western Europe
11.4. Current Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (‘000 Units) Forecast By Product Type, 2018–2028
11.4.1. Color
11.4.2. Monochrome
11.5. Current Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (‘000 Units) Forecast By Printing Type, 2018–2028
11.5.1. Single Sided
11.5.2. Dual Sided
11.6. Current Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (‘000 Units) Forecast By End Use, 2018–2028
11.6.1. Banking
11.6.2. Government
11.6.3. Information Technology
11.6.4. Retail
11.6.5. Healthcare
11.6.6. Others
11.7. Drivers and Restraints: Impact Analysis
11.8. Market Attractiveness Analysis
11.8.1. By Country
11.8.2. By Product Type
11.8.3. By Printing Type
11.8.4. By End Use
11.9. Market Presence
12. South East Asia & Pacific Card Printer Ribbons Market Analysis 2013–2017 and Forecast 2018–2028
12.1. Introduction
12.2. Historical Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (‘000 Units) Trend Analysis By Country, 2012-2016
12.2.1. By Country
12.2.2. By Product Type
12.2.3. By Printing Type
12.2.4. By End Use
12.3. Current Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (‘000 Units) Forecast By Country, 2017-2027
12.3.1. ASEAN
12.3.2. South Korea
12.3.3. Oceania
12.3.4. Rest of South East Asia & Pacific
12.4. Current Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (‘000 Units) Forecast By Product Type, 2018–2028
12.4.1. Color
12.4.2. Monochrome
12.5. Current Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (‘000 Units) Forecast By Printing Type, 2018–2028
12.5.1. Single Sided
12.5.2. Dual Sided
12.6. Current Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (‘000 Units) Forecast By End Use, 2018–2028
12.6.1. Banking
12.6.2. Government
12.6.3. Information Technology
12.6.4. Retail
12.6.5. Healthcare
12.6.6. Others
12.7. Drivers and Restraints: Impact Analysis
12.8. Market Attractiveness Analysis
12.8.1. By Country
12.8.2. By Product Type
12.8.3. By Printing Type
12.8.4. By End Use
12.9. Market Presence
13. Middle East & Africa Card Printer Ribbons Market Analysis 2013–2017 and Forecast 2018–2028
13.1. Introduction
13.2. Historical Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (‘000 Units) Trend Analysis By Country, 2012-2016
13.2.1. By Country
13.2.2. By Product Type
13.2.3. By Printing Type
13.2.4. By End Use
13.3. Current Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (‘000 Units) Forecast By Country, 2017-2027
13.3.1. GCC Countries
13.3.2. South Africa
13.3.3. Turkey
13.3.4. Rest of Middle East & Africa
13.4. Current Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (‘000 Units) Forecast By Product Type, 2018–2028
13.4.1. Color
13.4.2. Monochrome
13.5. Current Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (‘000 Units) Forecast By Printing Type, 2018–2028
13.5.1. Single Sided
13.5.2. Dual Sided
13.6. Current Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (‘000 Units) Forecast By End Use, 2018–2028
13.6.1. Banking
13.6.2. Government
13.6.3. Information Technology
13.6.4. Retail
13.6.5. Healthcare
13.6.6. Others
13.7. Drivers and Restraints: Impact Analysis
13.8. Market Attractiveness Analysis
13.8.1. By Country
13.8.2. By Product Type
13.8.3. By Printing Type
13.8.4. By End Use
13.9. Market Presence
14. China Card Printer Ribbons Market Analysis 2013–2017 and Forecast 2018–2028
14.1. Introduction
14.2. Historical Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (‘000 Units) Trend Analysis By Country, 2012-2016
14.2.1. By Product Type
14.2.2. By Printing Type
14.2.3. By End Use
14.3. Current Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (‘000 Units) Forecast By Product Type, 2018–2028
14.3.1. Color
14.3.2. Monochrome
14.4. Current Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (‘000 Units) Forecast By Printing Type, 2018–2028
14.4.1. Single Sided
14.4.2. Dual Sided
14.5. Current Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (‘000 Units) Forecast By End Use, 2018–2028
14.5.1. Banking
14.5.2. Government
14.5.3. Information Technology
14.5.4. Retail
14.5.5. Healthcare
14.5.6. Others
14.6. Drivers and Restraints: Impact Analysis
14.7. Market Attractiveness Analysis
14.7.1. By Product Type
14.7.2. By Printing Type
14.7.3. By End Use
14.8. Market Presence
15. India Card Printer Ribbons Market Analysis 2013–2017 and Forecast 2018–2028
15.1. Introduction
15.2. Historical Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (‘000 Units) Trend Analysis By Country, 2012-2016
15.2.1. By Product Type
15.2.2. By Printing Type
15.2.3. By End Use
15.3. Current Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (‘000 Units) Forecast By Product Type, 2018–2028
15.3.1. Color
15.3.2. Monochrome
15.4. Current Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (‘000 Units) Forecast By Printing Type, 2018–2028
15.4.1. Single Sided
15.4.2. Dual Sided
15.5. Current Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (‘000 Units) Forecast By End Use, 2018–2028
15.5.1. Banking
15.5.2. Government
15.5.3. Information Technology
15.5.4. Retail
15.5.5. Healthcare
15.5.6. Others
15.6. Drivers and Restraints: Impact Analysis
15.7. Market Attractiveness Analysis
15.7.1. By Product Type
15.7.2. By Printing Type
15.7.3. By End Use
15.8. Market Presence
16. Japan Card Printer Ribbons Market Analysis 2013–2017 and Forecast 2018–2028
16.1. Introduction
16.2. Historical Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (‘000 Units) Trend Analysis By Country, 2012-2016
16.2.1. By Product Type
16.2.2. By Printing Type
16.2.3. By End Use
16.3. Current Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (‘000 Units) Forecast By Product Type, 2018–2028
16.3.1. Color
16.3.2. Monochrome
16.4. Current Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (‘000 Units) Forecast By Printing Type, 2018–2028
16.4.1. Single Sided
16.4.2. Dual Sided
16.5. Current Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (‘000 Units) Forecast By End Use, 2018–2028
16.5.1. Banking
16.5.2. Government
16.5.3. Information Technology
16.5.4. Retail
16.5.5. Healthcare
16.5.6. Others
16.6. Drivers and Restraints: Impact Analysis
16.7. Market Attractiveness Analysis
16.7.1. By Product Type
16.7.2. By Printing Type
16.7.3. By End Use
16.8. Market Presence
17. Competition Landscape
17.1. Market Structure
17.2. Competition Intensity Mapping By Market Taxonomy
17.3. Competition Dashboard
17.4. Company Profiles (Details – Overview, Financials, Recent Developments, Strategy)
17.4.1. Zebra Technologies Corporation
17.4.2. Evolis S.A.
17.4.3. ASSA ABLOY AB
17.4.4. Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
17.4.5. HiTi Digital, Inc.
17.4.6. Matica Technologies AG
17.4.7. Entrust Datacard Corporation
17.4.8. IDP Corp., Ltd.
17.4.9. ICard Solutions (India) Private Limited
17.4.10. Kanematsu USA Inc.
17.4.11. Magicard Ltd.
17.4.12. AlphaCard
17.4.13. NBS Technologies Inc.
17.4.14. Best Barcode System Private Limited
17.4.15. Pointman Technologies Inc.

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