Dan Ness, Principal Analyst, MetaFacts, October 20, 2020
Even while taking pictures is a regular part of most American’s lives as an everyday activity with their smartphone, printing them on a home printer is a declining trend. This MetaFAQs reports on the regular use of home printers to print photos and the use of smartphones to take pictures from 2016 through 2020.
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Printing at home has changed in recent years. Printer manufacturers continue to innovate in order to compete and encourage broad active printer use.
This TUPdate looks at the major trends in home printing in the US, and examines how users have changed in both what they print and their volume of printing. Also, it examines printing trends with respect to the broadened use of mobile devices. Further, it looks into whether younger adults print more or less than older ones, and whether presence of children makes a difference.
The source for this analysis is MetaFacts TUP/Technology User Profile, with results from waves 2015 through 2019, all based on surveys of from 7,326 to 8,060 online adults in the US.
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How prevalent is printing from PCs, Smartphones, and Tablets?
One key measure of the breadth of printing is simply the per capita use.
Based on our most recent wave of TUP surveys, Connected Adults in the U.S. actively use 1.5 printers on average. Furthermore, 37% regularly use 2 or more printers.
As detailed in other results from TUP, printer usage has shifted in recent years with the growing use of mobile devices. With the continued improvements in camera technology and growing collection of connected devices in active use, there has been continued expansion in the number of images and documents. At the same time, as users have shifted more of their sharing online and in-person, this has had a dampening effect on printing. Taken together, these and other similar changes in user demand have continued to changed the marketplace.
This MetaFAQs research result addresses one of the many questions profiling active printer users.
Many other related answers are part of the full TUP service, available to paid subscribers. The TUP chapter with the most information about Printers and Printing Activities is the TUP 2016 Printers Chapter.
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