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Global Thermal Disc Printers Market by Type (Direct Thermal Printing, Thermal Retransfer & Dye-sublimation Printing, Ribbon Type), By Application (Government Agency, Broadcasting and Television, Education, Others) And By Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle East & Africa), Forecast From 2022 To 2030-report

Global Thermal Disc Printers Market by Type (Direct Thermal Printing, Thermal Retransfer & Dye-sublimation Printing, Ribbon Type), By Application (Government Agency, Broadcasting and Television, Education, Others) And By Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle East & Africa), Forecast From 2022 To 2030

Report ID: 158087 3300 Machinery & Equipment 377 235 Pages 4.8 (47)

Market Overview:

The global thermal disc printers market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.5% during the forecast period from 2018 to 2030. The growth in this market can be attributed to the increasing demand for thermal disc printers from government agencies, broadcasting and television, education, and others applications. In terms of type, the direct thermal printing segment is expected to hold the largest share of the global thermal disc printers market during the forecast period. This can be attributed to its low cost as compared to other types of printing technologies and its ability to produce high-quality prints.

Global Thermal Disc Printers Industry Outlook

Product Definition:

A thermal disc printer is a printing device that prints information onto discs. The importance of thermal disc printers is that they are able to print high-quality images quickly and easily. Thermal disc printers are often used for printing photographs or other images.

Direct Thermal Printing:

Direct thermal printing is a process of printing images on any material by using heat from a printhead. It’s an older technology but has been around for decades and is still used in many applications. The most common use of this technique is to print onto t-shirts, bags, cans, metal sheets and other flexible materials with the help of portable printers or fixed installations like kiosks at public places.

Thermal Retransfer & Dye-sublimation Printing:

Thermal retransfer & dye-sublimation printing is a technology used in thermal disc printers. It prints images and text on flexible vinyl films using heat generated by a laser beam. Thermal transfer printing can be used for various applications such as labels, advertising campaigns, packaging materials, etc. The main advantage of this technique is that the image or text remains visible even after it has been printed on the surface of the material and has been given an additional layer of protection from UV rays.

Application Insights:

The others application segment includes advertising, promotion, and packaging. The segment dominated the global market in 2017 owing to high demand from various industries such as food & beverage, retail, hospitality and healthcare. In addition, the thermal transfer printers are used for direct marketing through outdoor advertising or print advertisements in magazines and newspapers. This is expected to drive product demand over the forecast period.

The government agency application segment accounted for a significant share of 23% in 2017 due to increasing use of these devices by local authorities for printing passports and identity cards on security paper with enhanced security features such as micro-lettering and raised ink spots on documents that cannot be copied from original documents. In addition, these devices are used by banks for printing cheque books which are then distributed among customers who request them at ATM machines or cash deposit machines located either at banks or ATMs themselves.

Regional Analysis:

Asia Pacific regional market dominated the global thermal disc printers industry in 2016 and is expected to continue its dominance over the forecast period. The presence of a large number of players coupled with cheap labor costs, availability of raw materials, and high demand from various end-use industries are some major factors contributing to the growth of this region.

The Asia Pacific regional market is also home to several emerging economies such as China, India, Indonesia etc., which have been experiencing strong economic growth over the past few years. These countries are adopting western culture and lifestyle at an unprecedented rate due to which there has been a significant rise in demand for consumer electronics products such as laptops & tablets among other things that use these thermal transfer technologies.

Growth Factors:

  • Increasing demand for thermal disc printers from small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) due to their low cost of ownership and easy operability.
  • Proliferation of mobile devices and the BYOD trend is expected to drive the demand for thermal disc printers as they offer a fast, reliable, and low-cost printing solution for on-the-go users.
  • The increasing popularity of online shopping is fueling the demand for thermal disc printers as they are used extensively in ecommerce applications for printing shipping labels and barcodes.
  • Rapid advancements in technology are resulting in new applications areas for thermal disc printers such as healthcare, where they are being used to print patient identification cards, medication labels, etcetera .

Scope Of The Report

Report Attributes

Report Details

Report Title

Thermal Disc Printers Market Research Report

By Type

Direct Thermal Printing, Thermal Retransfer & Dye-sublimation Printing, Ribbon Type

By Application

Government Agency, Broadcasting and Television, Education, Others

By Companies

Seiko Epson, Primera Technologies, Rimage, Microboards, Formats Unlimited

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 Thermal Disc Printers Market Report Segments:

The global Thermal Disc Printers market is segmented on the basis of:


Direct Thermal Printing, Thermal Retransfer & Dye-sublimation Printing, Ribbon Type

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.


Government Agency, Broadcasting and Television, Education, Others

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. Seiko Epson
  2. Primera Technologies
  3. Rimage
  4. Microboards
  5. Formats Unlimited

Global Thermal Disc Printers Market Overview

Highlights of The Thermal Disc Printers 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. Direct Thermal Printing
    2. Thermal Retransfer & Dye-sublimation Printing
    3. Ribbon Type
  1. By Application:

    1. Government Agency
    2. Broadcasting and Television
    3. Education
    4. Others
  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 Thermal Disc Printers 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 Thermal Disc Printers Market Statistics

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  1. Includes a Chapter on the Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic On the Market
  2. Report Prepared After Conducting Interviews with Industry Experts & Top Designates of the Companies in the Market
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  5. Industry Growth Insights Provides 24/5 Assistance Regarding the Doubts in the Report
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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?

Thermal Disc Printers are a type of 3D printer that use heat to print objects from a digital file. The printer uses a heated build platform and extruder to create objects from plastic or metal filaments.

Some of the major players in the thermal disc printers market are Seiko Epson, Primera Technologies, Rimage, Microboards, Formats Unlimited.

The thermal disc printers market is expected to register a CAGR of 5.5%.

1. Executive Summary

2. Assumptions and Acronyms Used

3. Research Methodology

4. Thermal Disc Printers 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. Thermal Disc Printers Market Dynamics
      4.3.1. Market Drivers
      4.3.2. Market Restraints
      4.3.3. Opportunity
      4.3.4. Market Trends
   4.4. Thermal Disc Printers Market - Supply Chain
   4.5. Global Thermal Disc Printers Market Forecast
      4.5.1. Thermal Disc Printers Market Size (US$ Mn) and Y-o-Y Growth
      4.5.2. Thermal Disc Printers Market Size (000’ Units) and Y-o-Y Growth
      4.5.3. Thermal Disc Printers Market Absolute $ Opportunity

5. Global Thermal Disc Printers 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. Thermal Disc Printers Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      5.3.1. Direct Thermal Printing
      5.3.2. Thermal Retransfer & Dye-sublimation Printing
      5.3.3. Ribbon Type
   5.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Type
   5.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Type

6. Global Thermal Disc Printers 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. Thermal Disc Printers Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      6.3.1. Government Agency
      6.3.2. Broadcasting and Television
      6.3.3. Education
      6.3.4. Others
   6.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Application
   6.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Application

7. Global Thermal Disc Printers 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. Thermal Disc Printers 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 Thermal Disc Printers 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. Thermal Disc Printers 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 Thermal Disc Printers Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2026

9. North America Thermal Disc Printers 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 Thermal Disc Printers 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 Thermal Disc Printers Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      9.4.1. Government Agency
      9.4.2. Broadcasting and Television
      9.4.3. Education
      9.4.4. Others
   9.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   9.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   9.7. North America Thermal Disc Printers Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      9.7.1. Direct Thermal Printing
      9.7.2. Thermal Retransfer & Dye-sublimation Printing
      9.7.3. Ribbon Type
   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 Thermal Disc Printers Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2026

10. Latin America Thermal Disc Printers 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 Thermal Disc Printers 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 Thermal Disc Printers Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      10.4.1. Government Agency
      10.4.2. Broadcasting and Television
      10.4.3. Education
      10.4.4. Others
   10.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   10.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   10.7. Latin America Thermal Disc Printers Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      10.7.1. Direct Thermal Printing
      10.7.2. Thermal Retransfer & Dye-sublimation Printing
      10.7.3. Ribbon Type
   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 Thermal Disc Printers Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2026

11. Europe Thermal Disc Printers 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 Thermal Disc Printers 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 Thermal Disc Printers Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      11.4.1. Government Agency
      11.4.2. Broadcasting and Television
      11.4.3. Education
      11.4.4. Others
   11.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   11.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   11.7. Europe Thermal Disc Printers Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      11.7.1. Direct Thermal Printing
      11.7.2. Thermal Retransfer & Dye-sublimation Printing
      11.7.. Ribbon Type
   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 Thermal Disc Printers Demand Share, 2019-2026

12. Asia Pacific Thermal Disc Printers 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 Thermal Disc Printers 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 Thermal Disc Printers Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      12.4.1. Government Agency
      12.4.2. Broadcasting and Television
      12.4.3. Education
      12.4.4. Others
   12.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   12.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   12.7. Asia Pacific Thermal Disc Printers Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      12.7.1. Direct Thermal Printing
      12.7.2. Thermal Retransfer & Dye-sublimation Printing
      12.7.3. Ribbon Type
   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 Thermal Disc Printers Demand Share, 2019-2026

13. Middle East & Africa Thermal Disc Printers 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 Thermal Disc Printers 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 Thermal Disc Printers Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      13.4.1. Government Agency
      13.4.2. Broadcasting and Television
      13.4.3. Education
      13.4.4. Others
   13.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   13.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   13.7. Middle East & Africa Thermal Disc Printers Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      13.7.1. Direct Thermal Printing
      13.7.2. Thermal Retransfer & Dye-sublimation Printing
      13.7.3. Ribbon Type
   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 Thermal Disc Printers Demand Share, 2019-2026

14. Competition Landscape
   14.1. Global Thermal Disc Printers Market: Market Share Analysis
   14.2. Thermal Disc Printers Distributors and Customers
   14.3. Thermal Disc Printers Market: Competitive Dashboard
   14.4. Company Profiles (Details – Overview, Financials, Developments, Strategy) 
      14.4.1. Seiko Epson Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.2. Primera Technologies Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.3. Rimage Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.4. Microboards Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.5. Formats Unlimited Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.6. COMPANY6 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.7. COMPANY7 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.8. COMPANY8 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.9. COMPANY9 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.10. COMPANY 10 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.11. COMPANY 11 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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