Global Digital Print Category - Procurement Market Intelligence Report

  • Published: Jan 2019
  • Pages: 103
  • SKU: IRCMSTR14579-1
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Key findings: Digital print


This procurement market intelligence report on digital print analyzes the impact of regional and global regulations on the procurement process. The report also offers an analysis of the US supply market and market entry barriers to help buyers and suppliers achieve cost-savings.

The textile industry is increasingly adopting digital printing techniques to offer high-quality print and prolong the durability of the substrate on which printing is done. This is serving as a critical growth driver and is expected to accelerate the category spend momentum during the forecast period. An incremental expenditure done by the IT service organizations and publishing agencies on web-based printing will also propel the demand of digital print category.

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Insights delivered


Enterprises looking to procure digital print can leverage this report to better plan their category spend and identify avenues to reduce excess spend. An overview of the pricing models, supply chain margins, supplier cost structure, and regional spend dynamics is also offered in this procurement market intelligence report.

Our portfolio of reports for the managed services category help buyers understand:

  • Global and regional spend potential for digital print for the period of 2017-2022
  • Risk management and sustainability strategies
  • Incumbent supplier evaluation metrics
  • Pricing outlook and factors influencing the procurement process

Analyze the global category spend for digital print


The beneficial aspects such as ease of printing and low drying time are promoting the demand for UV curable printing which is predicted to drive the global category spend. The digital print is known to have lower printing TAT compared with conventional printing techniques which is propelling the category adoption across the end-user industries like labeling and packaging.

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This procurement research report offers coverage of:

  • Regional spend dynamism and factors impacting costs
  • Total cost of ownership and cost-saving opportunities
  • Supply chain margins and pricing models


Optimize category spend for digital print


Often, the lack of communication between marketing agencies and digital print service providers in terms of advertising content has caused quality issues in the final printed material. To avoid such issues, it is recommended that a standardized communication channel is created between buyers and service providers that can effectively curtail the risks of poor-quality promotional materials.

This market intelligence report also offers coverage of:

  • Key category management objectives
  • Supplier cost breakup
  • Category pricing dynamics


Assess category spend for the US region


The rapid adoption of smart labeling by the food and beverage sector in the US is spurring the category demand to a significant extent. Also, various publishing and advertising firms are accounting for extensive usages of digital print, which is predicted to supplement the category spend momentum in the region.

Additional information offered in this digital print procurement research report will help buyers analyze:

  • Margins of suppliers in the US
  • Category spend in the US
  • Price outlook and forecasts until 2023

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Build strategies for effective supplier selection


Obtaining supply assurance within the agreed timeline is critical for end-users who use the digital print as an essential constituent in their manufacturing process. Service providers are also expected to offer on-demand services to cater to buyers' requirements.

This digital print market intelligence report identifies the major costs incurred by suppliers and provides additional information on:

  • Competitiveness index for suppliers
  • Market favorability index for suppliers
  • Supplier and buyer KPIs


Devise effective category management strategies for digital print


Engaging the appropriate category management strategies can aid in achieving sufficient cost savings during the procurement process. In this line, category managers are advised to assess the procurement techniques used by service providers for obtaining raw materials and technology system to identify cost-saving measures. Service providers that procure printers from vendors facilitating trade-in programs will help in tackling fluctuating service charges during technology upgrades.

Key insights offered in this market intelligence report will help the buyers identify:

  • Risk mitigation strategies
  • Cost-saving opportunities: Supply-side levers
  • Supplier relationship management strategies


Determine the spend dynamics for key geographies


Home to large-scale textile manufacturing activities, APAC will continue creating a high demand for digital print in the years to come. The labeling and packaging sector in South American countries will increase category adoption because of the high demand for flexible packaging in the pharmaceutical and food and beverage sectors. Automation of labeling and printing applications will spur the demand for web-based printing in various MEA countries as well.

Key geographies analyzed in this digital print procurement research report include the following:

  • APAC
  • MEA
  • Europe
  • North America
  • South America

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Key Features of Report


Supply Market Insights
Procurement Best Practices
Cost Saving Opportunities
Pricing Models
Negotiation Strategies
Category Risk Analysis
Key Supplier Analysis
Supplier Capability Matrix


Digital Print - Category Spend Analysis

According to SpendEdge analysts, one of the key growth contributors for the global digital print market is the high demand for digital print from end-user industries such as packaging and textile. The packaging industry has a mandate to display sequential barcode and graphics while the textile industry has been witnessing reduced operational lead time required within digital printing. Digital printing facilitates service providers’ need to personalize print content to create more connect with end-customers, and this in turn is driving the demand for digital print within the marketing category.


Digital Print - Procurement Best Practices

Buyers must engage with service providers that offer cross-platform color management as this will help in retaining the quality of the print in case it has been transferred from one device to another device. A key strategy adopted by procurement managers in this market space is to engage with service providers that offer cross-platform color management.


Digital Print - Procurement Challenges

A major procurement pain point experienced by the buyers is the increase in the cost of digital print due to the high volatility of raw material prices. SpendEdge’s procurement specialists predict that the buyers must engage with service providers that monitor the price of raw materials on a continuous basis to counter this specific procurement pain point.

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PART 01: Executive Summary

PART 02: Market Insights

  • Global category spend
  • Category spend growth
  • Spend segmentation by region
  • Regional spend dynamics
  • Regional influence on global spend
  • Regional spend opportunity for suppliers

PART 03: Category Pricing Insights

  • Pricing outlook
  • Supplier cost structure
  • Outlook for input costs
  • Total cost of ownership analysis
  • Overview of pricing models
  • Comparison of pricing models
  • Supply chain margins
  • Cost drivers impacting pricing
  • Volume drivers impacting pricing

PART 04: Cost-Saving Opportunities

  • Supplier-side levers
  • Buyer-side levers
  • Quantifying cost-saving opportunities
  • Quantifying cost savings by negotiation strategies

PART 05: Best Practices

  • Innovation and success stories
  • Procurement excellence best practices
  • Procurement best practices
  • Sustainability practices

PART 06: Category Ecosystem

  • Market favorability index for suppliers
  • Competitiveness index for suppliers
  • Buyer power
  • Supplier power
  • Threat of new entrants
  • Threat of substitutes
  • Buyer ecosystem
  • Supplier ecosystem

PART 07: Category Management Strategy

  • Category management objectives
  • Supplier and buyer KPIs
  • Outsourcing category management activities
  • Risk management

PART 08: Category Management Enablers

  • Procurement organization
  • Category enablers

PART 09: Suppliers Selection

  • RFx essentials
  • Supplier selection criteria
  • Service Level Agreement
  • Incumbent supplier evaluation metrics

PART 10: Suppliers Under Coverage

  • Overview
  • Supplier positioning
  • Profile: R.R Donnelley
  • Profile: Quad Graphics
  • Profile: Cenveo
  • Profile: Cimpress
  • Profile: Minuteman Press
  • Profile: HH Global

PART 11: US Market Insights

  • Category spend in the US
  • Price outlook
  • Supplier cost structure in the US
  • Margins of suppliers in the US
  • Category cost drivers
  • Category volume drivers
  • Overview of best practices in the US
  • Procurement best practices in the US
  • US supply market overview
  • Supplier positioning for the US
  • Regional category risks

PART 12: Category Definition

  • Category hierarchy
  • Category scope
  • Category map

PART 13: Appendix

  • List of abbreviations
  • Key notes
  • Global category spend (2018-2023)
  • Category spend growth (2018-2023)
  • Regional spend dynamics
  • Regional spend dynamics
  • Comparison of category maturity across regions
  • Regional spend opportunity for suppliers (2018-2023)
  • Category pricing dynamics
  • Supplier cost breakup
  • Input cost dynamics
  • Total cost of ownership model
  • Benefit comparison of pricing models
  • Pricing models – comparison matrix
  • Supplier margin analysis
  • Margin analysis across supply chain
  • Cost drivers
  • Volume drivers
  • Cost-saving opportunities: Supply-side levers
  • Cost-saving opportunities: Demand-side levers
  • Cost-saving opportunity matrix
  • Negotiation grid
  • Innovation and success stories
  • Procurement excellence summary: Impact on the category
  • Supplier relationship management metrics
  • Strategic sourcing and category management metrics
  • Technology-facilitated procurement metrics
  • Procurement best practices dashboard
  • Sustainability practices: Impact on the category
  • Sustainability best practices
  • Market environment score
  • Market competitiveness score
  • Buyer power score
  • Supplier power score
  • Ease of market entry score
  • Ease of substitution score
  • Buyer ecosystem: Outlook
  • Supplier ecosystem: Outlook
  • Ecosystem disruption threats
  • Key category management objectives
  • Supplier KPI dashboard: Importance for the category
  • Buyer KPI dashboard: Importance for the category
  • Category management enablers
  • Risk management matrix
  • Category enablers: Procurement model
  • Category enablers: Technology
  • RFx questions
  • Phase I RFI considerations
  • SLA terms
  • Supplier performance benchmarking criteria
  • Supplier operational capability matrix
  • Supplier positioning matrix
  • R.R. Donnelley – Key information dashboard
  • Quad Graphics – Key information dashboard
  • Cenveo – Key information dashboard
  • Cimpress – Key information dashboard
  • Minuteman Press – Key information dashboard
  • HH Global – Key information dashboard
  • US category spend (2018-2023)
  • Category pricing dynamics
  • Supplier cost breakup
  • Supplier margin analysis
  • Margin analysis across supply chain
  • Cost drivers
  • Volume drivers
  • Procurement excellence summary: Impact on the category
  • Supplier relationship management
  • Strategic sourcing and category management
  • Technology-facilitated procurement
  • Procurement best practices dashboard
  • Supplier operational capability matrix
  • Supplier positioning matrix
  • Risk management matrix
  • Category definition
  • Category nuances
  • Importance of category relative to other categories

Research Framework

SpendEdge presents a detailed picture of the market by way of study, synthesis, and summation of data from multiple sources. The analysts have presented the various facets of the market with a particular focus on identifying the key category influencers. The data thus presented is comprehensive, reliable, and the result of extensive research, both primary and secondary.


Primary research

  • Procurement heads
  • Category managers
  • Sourcing consortium professionals
  • Industry experts and thought leaders
  • Procurement managers
  • Category heads of suppliers
  • Client account heads/managers
  • Client and industry consultants

Secondary research

  • Industry journals and reports
  • Periodicals and new articles
  • Category webinars
  • Internal categiry playbooks
  • Industry and government websites on regulations and compliance
  • Internal databases
  • Industry blogs/thought leader briefings


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