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Even though digitalization has hurt publishers, there is a strong demand for printing equipment in areas like packaging and custom printing products. Printing machinery manufacturers are embracing modern technologies to offer products that are more performing, connected and sustainable.
The outlook for the printing equipment market is bright, with digitalization transforming this sector. In 2021, photo printing and merchandising brought in $19 billion, up from $14.5 billion in 2016. As demand rises, the printing equipment market globally is expected to reach $15.7 billion by the year 2026.
According to MNI, compiler and publisher of the industrial data that powers IndustrySelect, there are currently 376 printing equipment manufacturers in the U.S. currently. The industry employs 12,353 workers in the United States and reports total sales of $2.2 billion in the past year.
MNI’s survey of printing equipment manufacturers also finds that distribution trends are different for this industry. While two-thirds of all manufacturers sell their products in the US, a comparable portion of printing machinery manufacturers focuses on international sales.
Additionally, 38% of printing equipment manufacturers are located in the Midwest, followed by a distant 27% located in the Northeast. The South and West trail with 21% and 14% of companies respectively.
Further Reading: Key Facts on the U.S Industrial Machinery Manufacturing Sector
|Top Companies||City||State||Number of Employees|
|Heidelberg USA, Inc.||Kennesaw||GA||700|
|FUJIFILM Dimatix, Inc., Spectra Printing Div.||Lebanon||NH||500|
|M & R Sales & Service, Inc.||Roselle||IL||475|
|Mark Andy, Inc.||Chesterfield||MO||425|
|Clover Technologies Group, LLC||Calexico||CA||400|
|Eastman Kodak Co.||Dayton||OH||390|
|AstroNova, Inc.||West Warwick||RI||300|
|Weber Packaging Solutions||Arlington Heights||IL||300|
|FUJIFILM Dimatix, Inc.||Santa Clara||CA||260|
|Eastman Kodak Co.||Columbus||GA||250|
These manufacturers are shaping the printing industry with their innovative products.
Heidelberg USA, Inc. Located in Kennesaw, GA, this plant is the largest manufacturer of printing equipment with its 700 employees. It offers autonomous printers and solutions for packaging. You'll also find end-to-end solutions that include software and printers.
FUJIFILM Dimatix, Inc., Spectra Printing Div.The Dimatix brand makes inkjet products for commercial and industrial uses. This Lebanon, NH, facility has 500 employees. They work on a wide range of projects, including research and development, textile printing, and 3D printing.
M&R Sales & Services, Inc.This Roselle, IL, business has 475 employees. They specialize in equipment for printing on textile. You'll find screen and T-shirt printers, as well as T-shirt folding machines.
Mark Andy, Inc. This maker of printing presses is located in Chesterfield, MO. Its 425 employees make flexible relief plates, digital printing presses and finishing solutions. They also offer products for quality control.
Clover Technologies Group, LLC.This Calexico, CA, company and its 400 employees are working on making printing more sustainable. Indeed, they collect old toners and remanufacture them. Clients can purchase toners at an affordable price and prevent old toners from ending up in landfills.
Eastman Kodak Co. This Kodak plant is in Dayton, OH. Its 390 employees make a wide range of products, from offset printers to printing plates. Clients include companies in the publishing, advertising and packaging sectors.
AstroNova, Inc. This innovative company designs data visualization solutions. Located in West Warwick, RI, AstroNova has 300 employees. You'll find products for printing packaging labels. This company also offers a flight deck printer for airplanes.
Weber Packaging Solutions.This Arlington Heights, IL, company has 300 employees. It’s one of the major printing machinery manufacturers of printed labels. You can order cold-storage labels, RFID labels and more. Weber Packaging Solutions also sells label printers, coders and applicators.
FUJIFILM Dimatix, Inc.The company's headquarters is located in Santa Clara, CA. A total of 260 employees work there. Besides handling sales and marketing, this facility also makes some inkjet products.
Eastman Kodak Co. Kodak has a plant in Columbus, GA, with 250 employees. It's where the Sonora free process plates are made. These plates are a sustainable option for offset printers.
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Editor's Note: This article was originally published in August 2021. It has been updated to reflect new statistics on the printing equipment sector.