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U.S. Color Laser MFP A3 and A4 Forecast, 2018–2022

U.S. Color Laser MFP A3 and A4 Forecast, 2018–2022

This IDC study quantifies the U.S. color laser A3 and A4 MFP market opportunities and analyzes issues, trends, and product advances. It contains 2011–2017 actual unit shipments, value of shipments, and average selling value, whereas data for 2018–2022 is projected."A4 color laser MFPs continue to take over the market, with high expectations going into the forecast period. A3 color laser MFPs will remain a high-value market segment, but outside of some niches, end-user preferences will continue to move toward lower-cost A4 MFPs. This trend will continue as A4 MFP ASV falls and fewer markets require A3 format." — Alyson Frasco, director for IDC's Hardcopy Peripherals Trackers and Forecasts

IDC Market Forecast Figure

Executive Summary

Advice for Technology Suppliers

Market Forecast

Market Context

Drivers and Inhibitors


Color Laser Gaining on Monochrome Laser

MFP Cannibalization of Single-Function Printers

Smart MFPs


Market Saturation

Significant Market Developments

Market Movement to Color Laser

Market Movement to Higher Speeds

Major Market Mergers

Changes from Prior Forecast

Market Definition




Average Selling Value and Value of Shipments

Vendor Certification

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