The following comes from PrintSolv Australia

The widely speculated end of the printed page appears to be a bit premature. While the worldwide page volume continued its slow decline in 2012, the world continues to print at a healthy clip.

Screen Shot 2013-10-04 at 2.07.34 PMAccording to new research from International Data Corporation (IDC), worldwide page volume from digital hardcopy devices* decreased to 2.98 trillion in 2012 from 3.03 trillion in 2011, a decline of 1.5 percent year over year. IDC expects worldwide page volume to remain flat for the 2013-2017 forecast period.

With mobile printing technology continuing to grow, print volumes may be boosted by mobile device users. Smartphone and tablet users now have the capability of printing from their mobile devices, which in theory will only help feed the need to print. While many are Screen Shot 2013-10-10 at 12.10.20 PMnot yet taking advantage of this capability (50 percent of smartphone users and 35 percent of tablet users revealed they do not know how to print from their mobile devices), this should increase as users learn how to take advantage of this technology. According to IDC, more than 50 percent of smartphone and tablet users are expected to utilize mobile printing in the office by 2015.

So while our use of the printed page does seem to be slowly declining, the paperless office isn’t quite ready to become a reality.
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* Digital hardcopy devices include single-function printers, multifunction printers (MFPs), and single-function digital copiers (SFDC)