Cold press: Rising digital competition has hurt demand for the industry

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Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • More operators have been investing in digital printing, which generates lower profit margins but increases sales volume
  • The wave of consolidation in the industry has also resulted in layoffs
  • Operators are expected to earn less from book, magazine and newspaper publishers

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    The Printing industry in Illinois has been declining over the past five years due to rising competition from digital media. As a result of changing consumer preferences and the proliferation of mobile devices, companies have shifted their investments from print to digital advertising. Moreover, this shift has especially impacted publishers, who are a key buying market for the Printing industry. However, the decline in the industry has not been as severe as it could have been as a result of many operators generating revenue from printing labels and packaging for consumer goods. Over the five years to 2022, industry revenue is expected to continue its downward trend...

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    Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

    The Printing industry in Illinois has struggled over the past five years as downstream markets have turned away from traditional printed media and transitioned more toward digital media. In this way, the Printing industry in Illinois reflects trends in the industry at the national level. Commercial printers rely heavily on demand from advertisers, publishers and other businesses in the professional services sector. However, expenditures on print advertising have declined rapidly over the past five years, which has led to a significant collapse in demand for printed products. Similarly, demand from publishers, which purchase industry services to produce physical copies of books, magazines and newspapers, has fallen significantly due to cutbacks in print advertising.


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    Additional Insights for the Printing in Illinois Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Printing in Illinois Industry are

  • Having marketing expertise
  • Access to highly skilled workforce
  • Attractive product presentation
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Print advertising expenditure and Consumer Spending in Illinois in the Printing in Illinois industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the Printing in Illinois Industry?

    Companies in this industry primarily print on paper, textile products, metal, glass, plastic and other materials. Industry operators engage in a variety of printing processes, including lithographic, gravure, screen, flexographic, digital and letterpress processes. This industry does not include publishers that also perform printing, nor does it comprise companies that perform prepress or postpress services without traditional printing.

    Industry Products
    Commercial lithographic printing
    Digital printing
    Commercial flexographic printing
    Commercial screen printing
    Book printing
    Commercial gravure printing
    Industry Activities
    Commercial lithographic printing
    Commercial gravure printing
    Commercial flexographic printing
    Commercial screen printing
    Quick printing
    Digital printing
    Manifold business forms printing
    Book printing
    Blank book, loose-leaf binders and devices

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Print advertising expenditure
  • Consumer Spending in Illinois
  • Number of Businesses in Illinois
  • Manufacturing capacity utilization

  • Current Performance
  • Increasing consolidation
  • Shrinking workforce
  • Flat prices
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Slowing decline
  • Further consolidation
  • Table: Printing in Illinois Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Printing in Illinois Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Retail Trade
  • Magazine & Periodical Publishing
  • Book Publishing
  • Finance and Insurance
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Computer Manufacturing
  • Computer Peripheral Manufacturing
  • Ink Manufacturing
  • Paper Mills
  • Paperboard Mills
  • Printing Services

  • Products & Services
  • Commercial lithographic printing
  • Commercial gravure printing
  • Other
  • Digital printing
  • Commercial flexographic printing
  • Commercial screen printing
  • Book printing
  • Chart: Printing in Illinois Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Major Markets
  • Advertisers
  • Other
  • Manufacturers
  • Publishers
  • Financial and legal firms
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Printing in Illinois Industry

  • Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Rent and utilities
  • Depreciation
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Printing in Illinois

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Printing in Illinois Industry

  • Major Companies
    R.R. Donnelley & Sons CompanyLSC Communications US LLCQuad/Graphics Inc.American Litho Inc.Fort Dearborn Company
  • Table: R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company - financial performance
  • Table: LSC Communications US LLC - financial performance
  • Table: Quad/Graphics Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: American Litho Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Fort Dearborn Company - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Printing in Illinois Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Printing in Illinois Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Print advertising expenditure (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    Computer-To-Plate Printing
  • A process in which digital data is transferred from computers directly onto printing plates.
  • Gravure Printing
  • A process in which images are engraved on a copper cylinder and immersed in ink before being rolled on the material to be printed. Gravure printing is typically used for high-volume production.
  • Printing Plate
  • The equipment used to transfer images to paper or other materials. Printers prepare separate plates for each color.
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