According to IDC, more than3.1 trillion pages were printed globally in 2010 and this means that world printing pages at the rate of 100,000 pages per second.
Did you know that if you stacked all the pages printed in the world in 2010 in one giant stack, they would reach to the moon? That’s 356,400 kilometers – the distance between the moon and earth at its closest point. And, if you laid each piece of printed paper end-to-end, the path would extend to Mars and back – twice. These figures all are normalised for A4 paper, with measurements of 297 mm by 210 mm.
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This infographic visualises the worldwide page volume in a number of different ways.
The IDC estimates that 1.1 trillion pages were printed on laser printers worldwide in 2010, a slight increase over the previous year. Colour laser printing is increasing, with page volume growing 11 percent year over year.
People do more printing on the laser devices too, with 49 percent of total pages printed on laser A3 devices even though these laser A3 devices only make up 14 percent of the worldwide total.