Printed Signage Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2023 - 2028)

The Printed Signage Market is segmented by Type (Banner and Backdrop, Corporate Graphics, Exhibitions, and Trade Shows, Backlit Displays, Pop Displays, and Billboards), Print Technology (Screen, Inkjet, and Sheetfed), End-user Vertical (BFSI, Retail, Transportation and Logistics, and Healthcare), Application (Indoor and Outdoor), and Geography.

Printed Signage Industry Overview

Printed Signage Market Summary
Study Period: 2018 - 2028
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: Asia-Pacific
CAGR: 0.18 %

Major Players

Printed Signage Market Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

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Printed Signage Market Analysis

The Printed Signage Market was valued at USD 40.785 billion in 2021, and it is expected to reach USD 41.393 billion by 2027, registering a CAGR of 0.18% during 2022-2027. The COVID-19 pandemic has created economic turmoil for small, medium, and large-scale industries worldwide. The global government's lockdown has further resulted in industries taking a hit and disrupting the supply chain and manufacturing operations worldwide. Due to this, the printed signage market has had a mixed impact due to the change in demand from various end-user industries. In most of the end-user industries, printed signage witnessed a significant decline.

  • Printed signage is one of the most widely used forms of signage solutions across the world. It is majorly employed to market and advertise products to attract consumers and expand their knowledge regarding the availability and features through billboards and backlit displays, among others. Historically, printed signage has been successful in engaging a customer, thereby fulfilling the need to grab attention which is the key to creating awareness within the few seconds that a vendor has before the customer moves on from their stores.
  • Cost-effectiveness is the primary factor that drives the market growth, as it offers low-cost and efficient signage solutions for many industries. The low investments required for deploying these types of signs and a longer lifespan are the major factors that are helping the printed signage market to survive with intense competition from the emerging digital signage. The prime reason behind most of the businesses and companies that opted for printed signage solutions is the ease of deployment without the need for additional maintenance costs.
  • The market is also witnessing multiple acquisition activities. For instance, in February 2021, Strategic Factory, a UD-based, single-point provider for print, signage, branded products, and marketing, announced that Baltimore sign manufacturer A|A Signs, which offers signage for commercial real estate developers and several businesses throughout the region would be joining the Strategic Factory organization. A|A Signs products include building signage, pylon signs, monument signs, vehicle graphics, fleet branding, impact logos, wayfinding, and directional signs.
  • Large format printing is utilized to create high-impact visuals, such as banners, posters, signs, charts, announcements, diagrams, and marketing displays. Printed signage is being used by a wide range of companies and organizations for day-to-day operations, significantly for advertising and marketing purposes, commonly across retail locations, lobbies, tradeshows, showrooms, event venues, and points of purchase.
  • Digital signage may incur greater expense initially than printed materials; however, it will present long-term savings. This factor is poised to provide significant competition to printed signage. Further, the longer lifespan and high resale value of the digital signboards also influence the adoption of these systems.​
  • Moreover, the pandemic outbreak resulted in a drastic reduction in travel worldwide. This had a considerable negative impact on the transportation and logistics industry, thereby restricting the usage of outdoor printed signage. Also, the printed signage market has had a number of impacts due to changing demand from various end-use industries. Printed billboards have declined significantly in most end-user industries. However, end users, such as healthcare, witnessed increased demand to make signages related to COVID-19 precautions.

Printed Signage Industry Segments

Printed signage is one of the world's widely used forms of signage solutions. It is mainly employed to market and advertise products to attract consumers and expand their knowledge regarding availability and features through billboards and backlit displays, among others.​

The Printed Signage Market is segmented by Type (Banner and Backdrop, Corporate Graphics, Exhibitions, and Trade Shows, Backlit Displays, Pop Displays, Billboards), Print Technology (Screen, Inkjet, Sheetfed), End-user Vertical (BFSI, Retail, Transportation and Logistics, Healthcare), Application (Indoor and Outdoor), and Geography.

By Type
Banner and Backdrop
Corporate Graphics, Exhibitions, and Trade Shows
Backlit Displays
Pop Display
Billboards
Other Signage Types
By Print Technology
Screen
Inkjet
Sheetfed
Other Print Technologies
By End-user Vertical
BFSI
Retail
Transportation and Logistics
Healthcare
Other End-user Verticals (Sports and Entertainment, etc.)
By Application
Indoor
Outdoor
By Geography
North America
United States
Canada
Europe
Germany
United Kingdom
France
Rest of Europe
Asia Pacific
Rest of the World

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Printed Signage Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the Printed Signage Market according to our research experts:

Retail Sector Expected to Grow at a Significant Rate

  • With the retail industry focusing on expanding and investing considerably in advertising and marketing, the market for printed signage is expected to witness further growth. The retail sector is growing at an exponential pace, aided by the development of e-commerce; however, the brick-and-mortar industry still commands the major market share, but the growth of e-commerce is comparatively fast-paced. ​
  • Retail signage can include anything from posters, banners, and backdrops to pop-up displays and graphics. Signage has always been a critical tool in instantly communicating messages to viewers and creating an atmosphere and emotion that deliver on a brand promise and signpost key organizational messages.​
  • There are various types of retail signage, such as exterior retail signage and interior retail signage. Interior retail signage is focused on getting a customer to make a purchase, primarily to direct customers to specific locations in the store for sales, high-volume items, dressing rooms, or even restrooms. Exterior retail signage is considered an important kind of retail signage to create an engaging, up-to-date, and fresh invitation. ​
  • Printed signage for retail stores varies in form and size based on location and intention. Still, the main motive for all, whether an expansive banner or a billboard, is to drive foot traffic and communicate with potential customers. These are placed on the storefront, banners, barricades, and every place of the retail store, and hence are a vital part of the retail business. ​
  • Moreover, digital signage can influence shoppers by communicating the product's benefits to the customer and showing them. Solutions such as product kiosks provide shoppers with video demonstrations of their products, allowing them to connect how their products fit into their lives. The right visual solution can create a unique and memorable customer experience while educating and notifying purchasing decisions.
  • Retail vendors are increasingly spending on advertising, including brick-and-mortar and e-commerce vendors. This is expected to command a major share of the printed signage spending.
Printed Signage Market: Retail sales in the United States from 2021 to 2025 (in trillion U.S. dollars)

Asia Pacific to Hold Significant Market Share

  • The Asia Pacific region is witnessing innovations for broadening the selection of signage printers with an advanced and sophisticated design for the entry-level market. For instance, in April 2021, Colorje announced the launch of SoniQ I, a new signage printer that expanded the company's signage printer lineup. The SoniQ I is a low-investment, high-value signage printer that offers flexible printing at high speeds, allowing PSPs to maximize their business potential. It provides print quality at a speed of 1,232 sq ft/hr. Also, SoniQ I is ideally used for indoor and outdoor applications, designed, developed, and manufactured in India to meet global standards and certifications. ​
  • Also, advertising is creating various growth opportunities in the region. According to the Malaysia Advertisers Association, out-of-home (OOH) advertising spending in Malaysia has been steadily increasing since 2012 and was expected to account for 19% of overall advertising spending in 2021. Moreover, various companies in Malaysia, such as M2 Signages SDN BHD, specialize in out-of-home advertising, billboards, signage, and print ads and serve as a one-stop shop for all advertising and marketing needs in the country. ​
  • With the outbreak of COVID-19, the region vendors witnessed supply chain disruptions. For instance, in 2020, Caldron Graphics, an Indian provider of significant format inkjet printing technologies for signage and indoor graphics, faced supply disruptions. Many of the company machines are imported from China, and Since the lockdown, several machines have been trapped in the customs airport.​
  • Government initiatives are also driving the printed signage market in various regions helping businesses to connect with their customers. For instance, in April 2022, The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC)made it mandatory for shops to use signage boards with regional languages to create an inflow of business opportunities for the signage industry in India. With the Media Expo's return after two years, the financial capital will be the ideal meeting point to identify innovative and cost-effective signage solutions.
  • Various regional vendors are increasingly focusing on soft signage applications catering to advertisements. For instance, Softjet Grand, the 3.2 meters wide printer, is an industrial soft signage printer that combines digital advantages and has been efficiently optimized to replace PVC-based media. It also quickly prints on recyclable polyester-based fabrics and employs environmentally friendly aqueous inks. Softjet Grand is ideal for a wide range of soft signage applications, including banners, displays, wall decorations, signage, parasols, flags, backdrops, and outdoor advertisements.
Printed Signage Market: Growth Rate By Region (2022 - 2027)

Printed Signage Market Competitor Analysis

The Printed Signage Market is highly competitive and consists of several major players. In terms of market share, few players currently dominate the market. With the rising demand for printing and technological advancement across the emerging economies, many companies are increasing their market presence, thereby expanding their business footprint across the new markets.

  • April 2022 - 3A Composites has signed a contract to become a 25% shareholder of Swedish International AB through a direct capital increase while strengthening its product portfolio in the display business with Sweden's natural fiber board production facility. Headquartered in Katrineholm, Sweden, Swedboard International AB is an innovative company that manufactures and sells eco-friendly boards for the graphics display industry.
  • April 2021 - ORAFOL Group acquired NUPRO Advanced TPU Films in South Deerfield, Massachusetts, United States. The partnership will allow ORAFOL and NUPRO to further grow their core businesses by expanding production operations and capabilities.
  • February 2021 - Epson announced the release of two new signs printers, both of which have multi-purpose resin ink for a wide range of applications, as well as instant lamination and strong scratch resistance. These are designed to produce higher-quality prints with improved color reproduction and consistency, making them appropriate for a wide range of signs printing applications on various media.

Printed Signage Market Top Players

  1. Avery Dennison Corporation

  2. Kelly Signs Inc.

  3. Spandex Ltd.

  4. IGEPA group GmbH & Co. KG

  5. Orafol Europe GmbH

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

Printed Signage Market Concentration

Printed Signage Market Recent Developments

  • April 2022 - Epson showcased its new wide graphic printing solutions at ISA 2022. The company participated in ISA International Sign Expo in Atlanta. It revealed its latest advancements in comprehensive technology designed for the sign, graphics, and visual arts community, including Epson SureColor R-Series and V-Series. This allows businesses to drive their business, expand offerings and help improve revenue growth.
  • November 2021 - Paddock Digital Printing invested in Acuity Ultra to enhance its signage production business, boost productivity, and help it to remain competitive in the market. In recent years, the company also developed a partnership and relationship with Fujifilm by installing two Fujifilm Uvistar printers (one of which has now been replaced by the Acuity Ultra). ​

Printed Signage Market Report - Table of Contents

  1. 1. INTRODUCTION

    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study

  2. 2. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

  3. 3. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

  4. 4. MARKET DYNAMICS

    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Industry Value Chain Analysis

    3. 4.3 Market Drivers

      1. 4.3.1 Cost Effectiveness of Printed Signage

      2. 4.3.2 Inclination of the Retail Industry Toward the Application of Printed Signage

    4. 4.4 Market Restraints

      1. 4.4.1 High Competition from the Digital Signage Segment

    5. 4.5 Assessment of the Impact of COVID-19 on the Printed Signage Market

  5. 5. MARKET SEGMENTATION

    1. 5.1 By Type

      1. 5.1.1 Banner and Backdrop

      2. 5.1.2 Corporate Graphics, Exhibitions, and Trade Shows

      3. 5.1.3 Backlit Displays

      4. 5.1.4 Pop Display

      5. 5.1.5 Billboards

      6. 5.1.6 Other Signage Types

    2. 5.2 By Print Technology

      1. 5.2.1 Screen

      2. 5.2.2 Inkjet

      3. 5.2.3 Sheetfed

      4. 5.2.4 Other Print Technologies

    3. 5.3 By End-user Vertical

      1. 5.3.1 BFSI

      2. 5.3.2 Retail

      3. 5.3.3 Transportation and Logistics

      4. 5.3.4 Healthcare

      5. 5.3.5 Other End-user Verticals (Sports and Entertainment, etc.)

    4. 5.4 By Application

      1. 5.4.1 Indoor

      2. 5.4.2 Outdoor

    5. 5.5 By Geography

      1. 5.5.1 North America

        1. 5.5.1.1 United States

        2. 5.5.1.2 Canada

      2. 5.5.2 Europe

        1. 5.5.2.1 Germany

        2. 5.5.2.2 United Kingdom

        3. 5.5.2.3 France

        4. 5.5.2.4 Rest of Europe

      3. 5.5.3 Asia Pacific

      4. 5.5.4 Rest of the World

  6. 6. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

    1. 6.1 Company Profiles

      1. 6.1.1 Avery Dennison Corporation

      2. 6.1.2 Spandex Ltd

      3. 6.1.3 IGEPA group GmbH & Co. KG

      4. 6.1.4 Orafol Europe GmbH

      5. 6.1.5 Identity Group

      6. 6.1.6 Lintec Corporation

      7. 6.1.7 3A Composites Holding AG

      8. 6.1.8 Signs Express

      9. 6.1.9 EhKo Sign Industries KFT

      10. 6.1.10 Mactac LLLC (Lintec)

      11. 6.1.11 Kelly Signs and Graphics

      12. 6.1.12 L&H Sign Company Inc.

    2. *List Not Exhaustive
  7. 7. MARKET OUTLOOK

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Printed Signage Market Research FAQs

The Printed Signage Market is studied from 2018 - 2028.

The Printed Signage Market is growing at a CAGR of 0.18% over the next 5 years.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2018 - 2028.

Asia-Pacific holds highest share in 2021.

Avery Dennison Corporation, Kelly Signs Inc., Spandex Ltd., IGEPA group GmbH & Co. KG, Orafol Europe GmbH are the major companies operating in Printed Signage Market.

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