Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Printing industry has struggled over the past five years. Consumers are increasingly favoring digital alternatives, such as online media, over printed materials. Adding to the industry's woes, decreasing sales volumes and downward pressure on unit selling prices have hampered profit margins. Over the next five years, the industry is projected to continue its decline though at a slower pace. Substitutes to commercially printed material will continue to adversely affect industry activity. To adapt to declining demand, printers will diversify into cross-media products, including multimedia layout and design... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
Establishment locations are primarily distributed according to the national population. Larger establishments tend to operate in specific segments and are generally spread less evenly across the nation. The number of employees per establishment tends to be highest in book printing; blank book and loose-leaf binders; and manifold business form printing. In these segments, the major employing states are Pennsylvania, New York and Texas.
The regions accounting for the largest share of industry establishments are the Southeast and the Great Lakes. The regions represent 22.4% and 17.6% of industry establishments, respectively. While the Southeast has more establishments than any other region, its share is proportional to the region's population... purchase to read more