According to information released by research firm International Data Corporation (IDC), the overall Western European large-format printer market contracted in the second quarter of 2013.
Accordingly, shipments of large-format printers fell 14.6% year on year.
In this market, the top 3 vendors in 2Q13 were HP, Canon, and Epson, accounting for 83.7% of total large-format printer shipments.
Most Western European countries declined, with the exception of a few markets in Scandinavia. The total Western European large-format printer market was close to 15,500 units in 2Q13, according to IDC’s latest Western European Quarterly Large-Format Printer Tracker.
“Shipments of UV inkjet printers are still increasing and IDC expects this trend to continue in Western Europe,” said Julio Vial, Research Manager, Western European Quarterly Large-Format Printer Tracker.
The technical sector continues to be the largest market in Western Europe, with a more than 65% share of the application type. The market declined by 4.4% year on year in 2Q13, however. The graphics segment also declined by around 30% in 2Q13 year on year.