Home printer trends in the US [TUPdate]

Dan Ness, Principal Analyst, MetaFacts, February 25, 2021

Home printer penetration trend

Home printers remain a part of home computing if less core than five years ago. Only two years ago, in 2018, there was a noticeable drop in overall home printer usage levels, as the penetration rate fell to two-thirds of online adults from nearly three in four only two years earlier. Since that time, the rate has stabilized and even slightly increased. As of TUP/Technology User Profile 2020, 70% of online American adults regularly use a home printer.

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Biggest shifts in major home printer activities [MetaFAQs]

Dan Ness, Principal Analyst, MetaFacts, October 22, 2020

Online Americans use their printers differently than only a few short years ago. As they have increased their use of smartphones and social networks to share personal memories, printing photos or greeting cards have declined. This MetaFAQs reports on the many activities online adults do with their home printers, comparing current results with those from 2016.

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Home photo printing declining while smartphone photos are prevalent [MetaFAQs]

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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