Who are the players in web to print?
Web to print players include software providers, equipment providers, paper providers, integration providers and service providers. In the world of print which is becoming more grey every day, the food chain ends with the service providers. The top of the food chain are the equipment providers, the middle are the software providers and finally the end of the chain becomes the B2B or the B2C service provider. Even though web to print has been around the industrial print world for well over two decades, the marketplace is still a toddler. The adoption depends on the print service providers who are being commoditized and eliminated as technology and large automated systems eliminate the small and middle weaker players. Some of the biggest players are as follows:
Equipment: HP, Xerox, Kodak, Ricoh, Konica Minolta, Oce
Software: Pageflex, Printable Technologies, XMPie(Xerox), EFI,