Print Industry Stays Strong in the Face of Covid-19

A new report by Heidelberg has revealed that though the print industry has been negatively impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic in some parts of the world, the industry as a whole remains strong.

According to the report, the packaging and label segments of the print industry have remained stable during the pandemic due to increased demand for food and pharmaceutical packaging.

However, print production in China fell by 80% during the peak of the pandemic – but has now recovered as the infection curve has dropped.

The report reveals that in some countries, such as India, lockdowns have led to a reduction in print volume worldwide, particularly in commercial markets.

Rainer Hundsdörfer, CEO of Heidelberg, said, “It is important for all participants in the printing industry to understand which market segments and countries are currently most affected. The basis for this added value is the extensive data pool of our cloud, to which almost all newly delivered presses are connected.

“Together, we are mastering this crisis.”