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Global Inkjet Card Printer Market by Type (Thermal Foaming, Micro Piezo), By Application (Cards with RFID, Cards with Mag Strips, Cards with Holograms, Cards with Engraved) And By Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle East & Africa), Forecast From 2022 To 2030-report

Global Inkjet Card Printer Market by Type (Thermal Foaming, Micro Piezo), By Application (Cards with RFID, Cards with Mag Strips, Cards with Holograms, Cards with Engraved) And By Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle East & Africa), Forecast From 2022 To 2030

Report ID: 138067 3300 Machinery & Equipment 377 240 Pages 5 (31)

Market Overview:

The global inkjet card printer market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.5% during the forecast period from 2018 to 2030. The market growth can be attributed to the increasing demand for customized cards, rising adoption of inkjet card printers in small and medium businesses, and growing demand for RFID cards. In terms of type, the thermal foaming segment is expected to hold the largest share of the global inkjet card printer market during the forecast period. This can be attributed to its low cost and high-quality printing output. In terms of application, cards with RFID are expected to hold the largest share of the global inkjet card printer market duringthe forecast period.

Global Inkjet Card Printer Industry Outlook

Product Definition:

An Inkjet Card Printer is a printer that prints on plastic cards. These printers are used for printing employee ID cards, membership cards, and other types of plastic cards.

Thermal Foaming:

Thermal foaming is a process in which the ink is forced through a orifices by using heat. The ink consists of polymers, which are heated to their melting point and then they are dropped into the printable material (paper & card stock) through what is called as drop-in nozzles. As soon as they come in contact with the printable surface, they solidify and form bubbles due to their own weight.

Micro Piezo:

Micro piezo is a type of printhead which uses ink as a drop. It has an advantage over macro piezo in that it can be used for printing on any material such as paper, card, plastics and metals. Micro Piezo printhead is smaller than its counterpart and thus the amount of ink required to fill the chamber is less; this results in lower operating costs along with reduced noise levels produced by these devices.

Application Insights:

Cards with RFID application segment to witness significant growth over the forecast period. Cards with RFID are used in various applications such as access control, automated teller machines (ATMs), and time attendance. The cards with Mag Strips application segment is expected to grow at a steady rate during the forecast period owing to its increasing adoption in various sectors such as healthcare, banking & financial services, and transportation.

The cards with Holograms application segment is projected to witness considerable growth over the next eight years due to its rising adoption across all industry verticals including retail, hospitality, healthcare and banking & financial services among others. The security features embedded in these holographic cards ensure secure transactions across all channels of payment while protecting personal information from theft or fraudulently altered data stored on it.

Inkjet card printers have numerous benefits which include low operating costs along with high-quality output that helps reduce overall printing costs by 30%.

Regional Analysis:

North America dominated the global inkjet card printer market in 2017. The growth can be attributed to various factors such as high demand for security solutions, growing adoption of contactless payment technologies, and presence of major industry players. Moreover, increasing government mandates for implementation of secure ID technology are expected to drive the market further. For instance, according to a blog by Infosec Island in 2018, there are more than 100 regulations that mandate unique identification (UID) on or after January 1st 2018 across the globe which is creating significant opportunities for industry expansion over the forecast period.

Asia Pacific is anticipated to witness lucrative growth over the next eight years owing to rising demand from developing countries such as China and India along with other Southeast Asian nations where penetration rates of credit cards are low due to lack of awareness about these products.

Growth Factors:

  • Increasing demand for customized cards
  • Rising demand from the retail sector
  • Growing popularity of inkjet card printers among small businesses
  • Proliferation of digital printing technologies
  • Rising trend of DIY (Do It Yourself)

Scope Of The Report

Report Attributes

Report Details

Report Title

Inkjet Card Printer Market Research Report

By Type

Thermal Foaming, Micro Piezo

By Application

Cards with RFID, Cards with Mag Strips, Cards with Holograms, Cards with Engraved

By Companies

HID Global, Zebra, Entrust Datacard, Evolis, Nisca, Valid USA, Swiftcolor, NBS Technologies, Magicard, Matica Technologies, CIM USA

Regions Covered

North America, Europe, APAC, Latin America, MEA

Base Year


Historical Year

2019 to 2020 (Data from 2010 can be provided as per availability)

Forecast Year


Number of Pages


Number of Tables & Figures


Customization Available

Yes, the report can be customized as per your need.

Global Inkjet Card Printer Market Report Segments:

The global Inkjet Card Printer market is segmented on the basis of:


Thermal Foaming, Micro Piezo

The product segment provides information about the market share of each product and the respective CAGR during the forecast period. It lays out information about the product pricing parameters, trends, and profits that provides in-depth insights of the market. Furthermore, it discusses latest product developments & innovation in the market.


Cards with RFID, Cards with Mag Strips, Cards with Holograms, Cards with Engraved

The application segment fragments various applications of the product and provides information on the market share and growth rate of each application segment. It discusses the potential future applications of the products and driving and restraining factors of each application segment.

Some of the companies that are profiled in this report are:

  1. HID Global
  2. Zebra
  3. Entrust Datacard
  4. Evolis
  5. Nisca
  6. Valid USA
  7. Swiftcolor
  8. NBS Technologies
  9. Magicard
  10. Matica Technologies
  11. CIM USA

Global Inkjet Card Printer Market Overview

Highlights of The Inkjet Card Printer Market Report:

  1. The market structure and projections for the coming years.
  2. Drivers, restraints, opportunities, and current trends of market.
  3. Historical data and forecast.
  4. Estimations for the forecast period 2030.
  5. Developments and trends in the market.
  6. By Type:

    1. Thermal Foaming
    2. Micro Piezo
  1. By Application:

    1. Cards with RFID
    2. Cards with Mag Strips
    3. Cards with Holograms
    4. Cards with Engraved
  1. Market scenario by region, sub-region, and country.
  2. Market share of the market players, company profiles, product specifications, SWOT analysis, and competitive landscape.
  3. Analysis regarding upstream raw materials, downstream demand, and current market dynamics.
  4. Government Policies, Macro & Micro economic factors are also included in the report.

We have studied the Inkjet Card Printer Market in 360 degrees via. both primary & secondary research methodologies. This helped us in building an understanding of the current market dynamics, supply-demand gap, pricing trends, product preferences, consumer patterns & so on. The findings were further validated through primary research with industry experts & opinion leaders across countries. The data is further compiled & validated through various market estimation & data validation methodologies. Further, we also have our in-house data forecasting model to predict market growth up to 2030.

Regional Analysis

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Middle East & Africa
  • Latin America

Note: A country of choice can be added in the report at no extra cost. If more than one country needs to be added, the research quote will vary accordingly.

The geographical analysis part of the report provides information about the product sales in terms of volume and revenue in regions. It lays out potential opportunities for the new entrants, emerging players, and major players in the region. The regional analysis is done after considering the socio-economic factors and government regulations of the countries in the regions.

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Global Inkjet Card Printer Market Statistics

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  1. Includes a Chapter on the Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic On the Market
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  7. In-depth Insights On the Market Drivers, Restraints, Opportunities, and Threats
  8. Customization of the Report Available

Frequently Asked Questions?

An inkjet card printer is a device that prints cards, typically with photos or text on them. Inkjet printers are often used in businesses to print out gift cards, loyalty cards, and other promotional materials.

Some of the major players in the inkjet card printer market are HID Global, Zebra, Entrust Datacard, Evolis, Nisca, Valid USA, Swiftcolor, NBS Technologies, Magicard, Matica Technologies, CIM USA.

The inkjet card printer market is expected to register a CAGR of 5.5%.

1. Executive Summary

2. Assumptions and Acronyms Used

3. Research Methodology

4. Inkjet Card Printer Market Overview
   4.1. Introduction
      4.1.1. Market Taxonomy
      4.1.2. Market Definition
   4.2. Macro-Economic Factors
      4.2.1. Industry Outlook
   4.3. Inkjet Card Printer Market Dynamics
      4.3.1. Market Drivers
      4.3.2. Market Restraints
      4.3.3. Opportunity
      4.3.4. Market Trends
   4.4. Inkjet Card Printer Market - Supply Chain
   4.5. Global Inkjet Card Printer Market Forecast
      4.5.1. Inkjet Card Printer Market Size (US$ Mn) and Y-o-Y Growth
      4.5.2. Inkjet Card Printer Market Size (000’ Units) and Y-o-Y Growth
      4.5.3. Inkjet Card Printer Market Absolute $ Opportunity

5. Global Inkjet Card Printer Market Analysis and Forecast by Type
   5.1. Market Trends
   5.2. Introduction
      5.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
      5.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   5.3. Inkjet Card Printer Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      5.3.1. Thermal Foaming
      5.3.2. Micro Piezo
   5.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Type
   5.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Type

6. Global Inkjet Card Printer Market Analysis and Forecast by Application
   6.1. Market Trends
   6.2. Introduction
      6.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
      6.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   6.3. Inkjet Card Printer Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      6.3.1. Cards with RFID
      6.3.2. Cards with Mag Strips
      6.3.3. Cards with Holograms
      6.3.4. Cards with Engraved
   6.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Application
   6.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Application

7. Global Inkjet Card Printer Market Analysis and Forecast by Sales Channel
   7.1. Market Trends
   7.2. Introduction
      7.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Sales Channel 
      7.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Sales Channel
   7.3. Inkjet Card Printer Market Size and Volume Forecast by Sales Channel 
      7.3.1. Manufacturer/Distributor/Service Provider
      7.3.2. Aftermarket
   7.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Sales Channel
   7.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Sales Channel

8. Global Inkjet Card Printer Market Analysis and Forecast by Region
   8.1. Market Trends
   8.2. Introduction
      8.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Region
      8.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Region
   8.3. Inkjet Card Printer Market Size and Volume Forecast by Region
      8.3.1. North America
      8.3.2. Latin America
      8.3.3. Europe
      8.3.4. Asia Pacific
      8.3.5. Middle East and Africa (MEA)
   8.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Region
   8.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Region
   8.6. Global Inkjet Card Printer Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2029

9. North America Inkjet Card Printer Market Analysis and Forecast
   9.1. Introduction
      9.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      9.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
   9.2. North America Inkjet Card Printer Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      9.2.1. U.S.
      9.2.2. Canada
   9.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   9.4. North America Inkjet Card Printer Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      9.4.1. Cards with RFID
      9.4.2. Cards with Mag Strips
      9.4.3. Cards with Holograms
      9.4.4. Cards with Engraved
   9.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   9.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   9.7. North America Inkjet Card Printer Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      9.7.1. Thermal Foaming
      9.7.2. Micro Piezo
   9.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   9.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   9.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      9.10.1. By Country
      9.10.2. By Product Type
      9.10.3. By Application
      9.10.4. By Sales Channel
   9.11. North America Inkjet Card Printer Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2029

10. Latin America Inkjet Card Printer Market Analysis and Forecast
   10.1. Introduction
      10.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      10.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      10.1.3. Latin America Average Pricing Analysis
   10.2. Latin America Inkjet Card Printer Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      10.2.1. Brazil
      10.2.2. Mexico
      10.2.3. Rest of Latin America
   10.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   10.4. Latin America Inkjet Card Printer Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      10.4.1. Cards with RFID
      10.4.2. Cards with Mag Strips
      10.4.3. Cards with Holograms
      10.4.4. Cards with Engraved
   10.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   10.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   10.7. Latin America Inkjet Card Printer Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      10.7.1. Thermal Foaming
      10.7.2. Micro Piezo
   10.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   10.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   10.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      10.10.1. By Country
      10.10.2. By Product Type
      10.10.3. By Application
      10.10.4. By Sales Channel
   10.11. Latin America Inkjet Card Printer Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2029

11. Europe Inkjet Card Printer Market Analysis and Forecast
   11.1. Introduction
      11.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      11.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      11.1.3. Europe Average Pricing Analysis
   11.2. Europe Inkjet Card Printer Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      11.2.1. Germany
      11.2.2. France
      11.2.3. Italy
      11.2.4. U.K.
      11.2.5. Spain
      11.2.6. Russia
      11.2.7. Rest of Europe
   11.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   11.4. Europe Inkjet Card Printer Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      11.4.1. Cards with RFID
      11.4.2. Cards with Mag Strips
      11.4.3. Cards with Holograms
      11.4.4. Cards with Engraved
   11.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   11.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   11.7. Europe Inkjet Card Printer Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      11.7.1. Thermal Foaming
      11.7.2. Micro Piezo
   11.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type   11.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   11.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      11.10.1. By Country
      11.10.2. By Product Type
      11.10.3. By Application
      11.10.4. By Sales Channel
   11.11. Europe Inkjet Card Printer Demand Share, 2019-2029

12. Asia Pacific Inkjet Card Printer Market Analysis and Forecast
   12.1. Introduction
      12.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      12.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      12.1.3. Asia Pacific Average Pricing Analysis
   12.2. Asia Pacific Inkjet Card Printer Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      12.2.1. China
      12.2.2. Japan
      12.2.3. South Korea
      12.2.4. India
      12.2.5. Australia
      12.2.6. Rest of Asia Pacific (APAC)
   12.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   12.4. Asia Pacific Inkjet Card Printer Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      12.4.1. Cards with RFID
      12.4.2. Cards with Mag Strips
      12.4.3. Cards with Holograms
      12.4.4. Cards with Engraved
   12.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   12.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   12.7. Asia Pacific Inkjet Card Printer Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      12.7.1. Thermal Foaming
      12.7.2. Micro Piezo
   12.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   12.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   12.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      12.10.1. By Country
      12.10.2. By Product Type
      12.10.3. By Application
      12.10.4. By Sales Channel
   12.11. Asia Pacific Inkjet Card Printer Demand Share, 2019-2029

13. Middle East & Africa Inkjet Card Printer Market Analysis and Forecast
   13.1. Introduction
      13.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      13.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      13.1.3. Asia Pacific Average Pricing Analysis
   13.2. Middle East & Africa Inkjet Card Printer Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      13.2.1. Saudi Arabia
      13.2.2. South Africa
      13.2.3. UAE
      13.2.4. Rest of Middle East & Africa (MEA)
   13.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   13.4. Middle East & Africa Inkjet Card Printer Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      13.4.1. Cards with RFID
      13.4.2. Cards with Mag Strips
      13.4.3. Cards with Holograms
      13.4.4. Cards with Engraved
   13.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   13.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   13.7. Middle East & Africa Inkjet Card Printer Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      13.7.1. Thermal Foaming
      13.7.2. Micro Piezo
   13.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   13.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   13.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      13.10.1. By Country
      13.10.2. By Product Type
      13.10.3. By Application
      13.10.4. By Sales Channel
   13.11. Middle East & Africa Inkjet Card Printer Demand Share, 2019-2029

14. Competition Landscape
   14.1. Global Inkjet Card Printer Market: Market Share Analysis
   14.2. Inkjet Card Printer Distributors and Customers
   14.3. Inkjet Card Printer Market: Competitive Dashboard
   14.4. Company Profiles (Details – Overview, Financials, Developments, Strategy) 
      14.4.1. HID Global Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.2. Zebra Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.3. Entrust Datacard Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.4. Evolis Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.5. Nisca Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.6. Valid USA Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.7. Swiftcolor Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.8. NBS Technologies Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.9. Magicard Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.10. Matica Technologies Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.11. CIM USA Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.12. COMPANY 12 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.13. COMPANY 13 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.14. COMPANY 14 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.15. COMPANY 15 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.16. COMPANY 16 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.17. COMPANY 17 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.18. COMPANY 18 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.19. COMPANY 19 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.20. COMPANY 20 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook

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