Printer Week 2020

Printer Week 2020

Welcome to Printer Week 2020, CRN's annual look at the state of the printer market in North America. The printer industry is facing some of its biggest challenges yet with the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the resulting drop in work-related printing at countless businesses due to work-from-home. But the industry is poised to meet the challenges head-on with new solutions and services to be delivered by channel partners, including offerings aimed squarely at serving work-from-home printing needs.

This week we are looking into these industry dynamics and much more, and taking deep dives into managed print services and 3-D printing, too. Check in throughout the week for ongoing analysis of the printer industry along with slideshows featuring the latest offerings from HP Inc., Xerox, Lexmark, Epson, Brother and more.

Printer Industry Consolidation: 5 Big Things To Know
HP and Xerox may not be joining forces for now, but there are plenty of signs that the industry is still poised for M&A activity.

Why The COVID-19 Crisis Is An 'Inflection Point' For 3-D Printing
3-D printer vendors including HP, Markforged and Formlabs -- along with their channel partners and customers -- have stepped up to produce badly needed medical supplies amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

9 Print Industry Companies To Know In 2020
Vendors such as HP, Xerox, Lexmark and Brother have been among the print vendors actively releasing new devices over the past year.

Managed Print Providers See More Locations, More Devices In ‘Recovery’
‘If we have a client with two offices now, with the things that we’re seeing, I could easily see that growing to 15 if a lot of the workers are working from home,’ says Josh Justice, president of Just Tech, a Xerox reseller, and IT services provider in La Plata, Md.

10 Top Printer Industry Trends To Watch In 2020
While the coronavirus pandemic has disrupted the industry, opportunities abound in areas such as work-from-home devices, managed print services and app-based workflows.