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Print & Imaging Analytics, Data and Research

Service Overview

Futuresource has been tracking the photo printing markets for over 15 years. We provide accurate market data, strategic forecasts and meaningful insights that assist photo printers, e-tailers, distributors and equipment/consumables vendors across Asia, Europe and North America.

Product Categories

  • Photo Prints
  • Photobooks
  • Photo-Merchandise - Calendars, Cards, Wall Decor, Photo Gifts
  • Retail Photo Printing Equipment - Wet/Dry Minilab, Instant Print Kiosk
  • Photo Printing Apps and Consumer Behaviour


Our services, based on vendor data feeds and extensive primary research among our long-standing and unrivalled network of industry contacts provide reliable support for our clients' decision-making. Our continuous services, syndicated reports and custom research and consulting projects provide quantitative and qualitative insights, forecasts and detailed market data by sector and country.

  • Strategic Market Outlook - is a subscription service providing annual updates and forecasts of Photo Printing markets covering Photo Prints, Photobooks and Photo Merchandise. Reports cover the market size and value by country, the key players and the supply chain structure and market split. Subscribers receive reports and Excel deliverables, debriefings by the project team and have access to the Helpline service to address related ad hoc questions.

  • Product Track - covering the European Retail Minilab and Instant Print Kiosk markets.

  • End User Insights - Consumer Surveys - delivering insights into consumers' photo capture, sharing and printing behaviours, mapping the rapid change in mobile app adoption and reaction to the changing propositions being offered to consumers.

  • Custom Research and Consulting - projects supporting your business decisions


Our analysis and forecasts are based on data feeds and extensive primary research, resulting in reliable inputs to our clients' decision-making.

  • Actual sales data from leading market players

  • Expert interviews with leading industry stakeholders - photo labs, commercial printers, e-tailers, retailers, equipment and consumables vendors/distributors and industry associations - undertaken by our research specialists and photo market analysts by telephone or face-to-face onsite or at key events.

  • Workshops with Futuresource teams covering camera and smartphone markets to maintain a holistic overview of the photo printing and equipment industries.

  • Consumer survey analysis – from Futuresource's dedicated multi-country consumer research programme focused exclusively on photo acquisition, sharing and printing using nationally representative samples.

Why Futuresource?

  • Unparalleled coverage and granularity: top down and bottom-up analysis based on a wide range of primary research in the photo printing & photo equipment industries.

  • Access to Futuresource's wider technology data and forecasts to put the photo market in context.

  • Ongoing consumer research.

  • Direct client access to the photo experts within the team at Futuresource for ad-hoc questions, larger enquiries and market debriefing sessions.

Contact Us

For more information about how Futuresource Consulting's suite of Print & Imaging services can benefit your business, contact:

Adam Cox

Senior Market Analyst

+44 (0) 1582 500 178

About Us

Here at Futuresource Consulting we deliver specialist research and consulting services, providing market forecasts and intelligence reports. Since the 1980s we have supported a range of industry sectors, which has grown to include: CE, Broadcast, Entertainment Content, EdTech and many more.