Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Printing industry's struggles have continued over the past five years as digital products and services have increasingly displaced traditional printed materials. Printers were historically central to both publishing and advertising; however, over the past two decades, rapid technological change has upended both markets and sent the industry into structural decline. Over the next five years, the industry will continue to struggle as digital media replaces traditional paper products. Meanwhile, profit margins are expected to slightly increase, mainly due to a drop in labor expenses as a result of industry consolidation... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter
Overall, the Printing industry has moderate barriers to entry. There are many small companies in this industry and a low level of market share concentration, with the top four companies accounting for less than 15.0% of revenue. Therefore, major companies exhibit little market power. The industry is also subject to a relatively low level of regulation; in general, printing companies face the same environmental regulations that apply to the majority of US manufacturers.
Barriers to entry, however, vary by the type of printing being conducted and are higher in the more capital-intensive segments. One of the most significant barriers to entry is capital investment in offset printing presses... purchase to read more