Leasing Life, in collaboration with Tallon & Associates,
publishes a monthly analysis of data on the demand for used assets.
This month, we look at the performance of assets in the printing
sector in the year to April 2008
- Demand increasing as more specialist traders enter the market,
thus providing users with more confidence to purchase used
- UK market continues to reduce for older traditional presses.
Still limited demand from developing economies.
- Reasonable demand for late-model two- to six-colour presses
from recognised manufacturers.
- Demand for six-colour-plus presses remaining steady, however
more stock entering market.
- Late-model presses still attracting interest.
- Demand reducing for older letterpress machines.
- In general, well-equipped six-colourplus machines are
still attracting strong international interest.
- Market continues to retract as wide-format and digital machines
become more cost-effective.
- Demand still remains for late-model UV screens.
- Older equipment becoming unsaleable, with only very limited
demand from developing economies.
Digital Printing/Wide Format
- Prices continue to fall for both new and used
- Demand for used equipment increasing as specialist
traders become involved in the second-user market place, again
giving confidence to purchasers.
- Limited market for older equipment because of technological
- Demand for equipment starting to recover, with stronger
interest from European purchasers.
- Market for older equipment reducing.
- In general, demand continues to decrease. However, slight
increase in demand witnessed in final quarter of 2007.
- Market contracting.
- Larger operators will now only invest in modern, high-speed
machines and, consequently, demand for older machines
Packaging & Converting
- Decline in the demand for flexographic and gravure
- Demand for carton and converting equipment remaining
- Global market for equipment and marketing periods of six-months
plus must be anticipated to source purchasers at realistic