According to Market Watch, the paper-based printed page still has some life in it.
“The death of the printed page has been greatly exaggerated, and although print volume will remain relatively flat between 2010 and 2015 (0.1% CAGR), combined U.S. printer and multifunction peripheral (MFP) page volume will reach 1.2 trillion at the end of the forecast period.”
You may be familiar with why many analysts think the printed page will eventually fade into oblivion. A lot of productivity, reading materials, books, and note taking is becoming digitalized. Devices such as tablets and eBook readers have been replacing many of the tasks we used to rely on paper and pencil for.
However, the printed page still has a lot of uses that these devices cannot replicate, and holds a value that is hard to replace. Even magazines, books, and newspapers are still around although their readerships, as compared to digital e-reading, is falling.