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 

Pre-Press Equipment

  • Demand increasing as more specialist traders enter the market,
    thus providing users with more confidence to purchase used

Offset Presses

  • 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.

Label Printing

  • 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.

Screen Printing

  • 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

Print Finishing

  • Demand for equipment starting to recover, with stronger
    interest from European purchasers.
  • Market for older equipment reducing.

Direct Mail/Envelope

  • 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