Shipments of large format printers rose 4 percent year over year while large format printer revenue grew 3 percent in the second quarter of 2018.
“New solutions, capabilities, and technologies continue to drive investment in large format printing equipment on a worldwide basis,” said Tim Greene, research director, U.S. Large Format Printer Tracker.
HP has 21.4 percent unit share and 34.8 percent value share.
Canon-Oce has 13.6 percent unit share and 22.1 percent value share.
Epson has 8.2 percent unit share and 13.6 percent value share.
Mimaki has 7.8 percent unit share and 3 percent value share.
Roland has 4.6 percent unit share and 2.7 percent value share.
Performance in H1 2018
Latin America +14 percent
Asia Pacific +3.9 percent
EMEA +7.2 percent
North America –3.5 percent
The top five large format printer companies in Q2 were HP, Canon-Oce, Seiko Epson, Mimaki, and Roland DG.
HP has extended its lead in the large format digital printer market with nearly 35 percent share. HP achieved nice growth in the CAD segment with new 24-inch wide models within the DesignJet T-series.
Canon maintained its number 2 position among large format printer manufacturers and grew its share of the total market to more than 22 percent.
Canon achieved strong performance in its ImagePROGRAF CAD printers, especially the new TX-series.
Epson remained the number 3 large format printer supplier with popular units including its eco-solvent and latest aqueous inkjet printers.
Mimaki overtook Roland as the number 4 supplier of large format printers worldwide in the second quarter as some of Mimaki’s new models and new distribution partners are ramping up.
Roland DG fell to the number 5 position in the large format printer market.