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Objectives & Methodology • Objectives – “Take temperature” of wide format digital market as  far as recovery and business outlook far as recovery and business outlook – Test specific topics: economic recovery, interactive  communications, sustainability, and digital signage  Africa 3% Middle East 4%

• Methodology

South America 1%

– Electronic surveys with 432                                                            users, dealers, and manufacturers d l d f t – FESPA association membership                                   ,  SignIndustry.com Asia 15%

North America 38%

Europe 39%

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Types of Respondents Are you engaged in wide format printing as a printer, equipment or supplies manufacturer,  dealer/reseller, or other? Other 12%

Reseller 18% Printer 48%

N = 432

Manufacturer 22%

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View on Economic Recovery Do you believe the signage and graphics industry has recovered from the economic  downturn? (by Company Type) 100% 90%

23.2%

23.8% 30.3%

80%

43.1%

70% Not sure

24.3% 60%

28.4% 22.4%

50%

13.7%

No

40% Yes

30% 51.9%

47 4% 47.4%

48 4% 48.4%

Manufacturer

Reseller

20%

43.1%

10% 0% Printer

N = 210

76

95

Other

41

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View on Economy Recovery Do you believe the signage and graphics industry has recovered from the economic  Do you believe the signage and graphics industry has recovered from the economic downturn? (by Region) 100%

30.1%

31.8% 80%

15.5%

60%

Not sure No Yes 41.7%

40%

54.4% 20% 26.5%

0% North America

N = 132 N = 132

Europe

226

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Demand for QR Codes and Variable Data Are you seeing any changes in demand from your  customers for QR codes and variable data  services? We are getting an increasing number of requests for QR code integration, not for variable data printing We are getting 6.2% increasing number of requests for variable d t nott for data, f QR code d integration 15.7%

Do you have variable data and QR code  integration capabilities at your shop? Yes tto both Y b th 22%

No to both 48%

Yes to Variable data data, no to QR codes 22%

Yes we are seeing increased demand for both QR code integration and variable data printing 19.5%

N = 210 print service providers

No increased demand for either QR code integration or variable data printing 58.6%

Yes to QR codes, no to variable data 8%

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Green Printing in Wide Format Have you seen any increase in the customer requests for “green” printing, or printing  using more environmentally‐friendly practices? (by Region) 100%

2.5%

3.8%

90%

80% 40.0% Don’t know

70%

60%

70.9%

No our customers are not asking for it Yes, we’re getting more requests for it

50%

40%

30%

56.2%

20% 26.6% 10%

0% North America

N = 79 

Europe

105

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Green Printing in Wide Format In the past 12 months, have you re‐engineered your wide format print production  practices to become more environmentally‐friendly? Don't know 4%

Yes 48% No 48%

N = 210 print service providers

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Green Printing in Wide Format What types of changes have you made in your wide format print production practices to become  more environmentally‐friendly? We’re using environmentallyfriendlier media

71%

We’ve reduced our solvent production in favor of UV, Aqueous, or “Latex” production

59%

We’ve implemented ways to reduce & eliminate material waste

59%

We’ve engaged in a more robust recycling program

47%

We’re buying our energy from a different source (such as solar)

12%

Other (please specify)

4%

0%

N = 210 print service providers 

10%

20%

30%

40%

50%

60%

70%

80% Supported by:


Green Printing in Wide Format In the next 12 months, do you plan to re‐engineer your wide format print production  practices to become more environmentally‐friendly in any way or at any level? Don't know 25%

Yes 46%

No 29%

N = 210 print service providers

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Green Printing in Wide Format What types of changes do you plan to make? We’ll use more environmentally-friendly media

61.5%

We’ll implement ways to reduce & eliminate material waste

58.3%

We’ll reduce our solvent inkjet print production in favor of UV, Aqueous, or “Latex” production

50.0%

We’ll We ll engage a more robust recycling program

36.5%

We’ll start buying our energy from a different source (such as solar)

13.5%

Other (please specify)

2.1%

0%

20%

40%

60%

N = 96 print service providers planning to make changes to become more  environmentally friendly

80%

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Manufacturers & Dealers Addressing  Green Wide Format Printing Green Wide Format Printing Have you developed/introduced any products to your portfolio that are engineered to  enable more environmentally‐friendly wide format printing?

No 28%

Yes 72%

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N = 171 dealers and equipment manufacturers


Manufacturers & Dealers Addressing  Green Wide Format Printingg What types of products have you added?

More environmentally friendly inks

59.7%

More easily recyclable media

53.2%

Lighter weight substrates that will let customers save money on shipping costs

37.1%

Other

19.4%

0%

10%

20%

N = 171 dealers and equipment manufacturers

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40%

50%

60%

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The Impact of Digital Signage Do you think that “digital signage” or digital displays have impacted, are impacting, or  will impact wide format digital print applications?

No 24%

N = 210 print service providers

Yes 76%

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The Impact of Digital Signage Do you think that  Do you think that “digital digital signage signage” or digital displays have impacted, are impacting, or will  or digital displays have impacted are impacting or will impact wide format digital print applications? (by Region) 100%

90%

15 2% 15.2% 34.3%

80%

70% %

60% No Yes

50%

40%

84.8% 65.7%

30%

20%

10%

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0% North America

N = 79 

Europe

105


The Impact of Digital Signage Which applications would you expect to be most impacted by “digital signage”?

Proofing g 1%

Other (please specify) 3% Floor graphics 4% Posters 6%

Backlit 24%

Presentation graphics 7%

Window Wi d graphics hi 7%

Vehicle graphics g 8%

Billboards 18%

Banners 9%

N = 210 print service providers

POP graphics 13%

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Opinions on Technologies & Trends Would you indicate your level of agreement with the following statements? (totally disagree=1,  totally agree=5) It is important to keep up to date with the latest signage and a d graphics g ap cs subst substrate ate a and d media ed a p products oducts

4.1

There are definitely some applications/markets that require white ink

3.9

There are definitely some applications/markets that require metallic ink

3.4

My company is investigating ways to participate in digital g signage g g advertising g

3.1

Dealing with agencies and print brokers is a significant challenge in the wide format business

3.1

Wide format digital inkjet is a mature technology, I don’t foresee a lot of improvement in speed and quality

2.6

Sustainability in wide format printing is a fad, it will pass. p

2.2

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N = 210 print service providers 

0

1

2

3

4

5


End of Year/Holiday Sales Outlook How do your holiday/end‐of‐year sales look?

Better than 2009 25%

Better than expected 19%

N = 432

Worse than expected 17%

As expected 39%

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2011 Wide Format Business Outlook What are your expectations for your wide format business for 2011? Mean growth   = 15.6%

Decline of 10 - 25% 0.7%

Decline of 25-50% 0.2% Growth of 50% or more 7.2%

Decline of 1-10% 1.4% Flat - No growth 12.0%

Growth of 25-50% 10.0%

Growth of 1-10% 1 10% 31.9% Growth of 10 - 25% 36.6%

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2011 Wide Format Business Outlook What are your expectations for your wide format business for 2011? Mean  = 13.2% Mean  = 14.9% 100%

90%

12.0%

13.7%

80%

70%

31 9% 31.9% 33.2%

60%

Decline of 25-50% Decline of 10 - 25% Decline of 1-10% Flat - No growth Growth of 1-10%

50%

Growth of 10 - 25% Growth of 25-50%

40%

Growth of 50% or more

36.6% 38.5%

30%

20%

10%

10.0% 7.5% 7.2%

0% North America

N = 132

4 0% 4.0% Europe

N = 226

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Conclusions •

Nearly half of all respondents believe wide format market has  Nearly half of all respondents believe wide format market has recovered, 86% expect growth in 2011, and more than half expect  10%+ growth in 2011 More than 40% report seeing an increase in demand for QR code and  other variable data printing services – Nearly half have no QR code or variable data printing capabilities 45% report increased demand for “green” printing – Notably higher demand in Europe – Nearly half have re‐engineered their wide format production  practices to become more environmentally‐friendly 76% 76% see or expect digital signage to impact wide format digital  di i l i i id f di i l graphics Supported by:


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