Overview

Out of ink: Digital media alternatives and low demand continue to threaten industry revenue

IBISWorld’s Printing market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

REPORT SNAPSHOT

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Declining demand and price pressure resulting from excess capacity have forced industry operators to consolidate
  • Digital printing has grown significantly over the past five years as a share of the industry
  • The industry will continue to struggle as digital media replaces traditional paper products

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    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...

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    Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

    The Printing industry is in the decline stage of its life cycle. Over the 10 years to 2021, the industry's contribution to the overall economy, measured by industry value added, is expected to decline at an annualized rate of 1.5%, largely due to the increasing presence of digital media. For comparison, over the same period, US GDP is projected to grow at an average annual rate of 2.1%, indicating that the industry is contracting both absolutely and in relation to the rest of the US economy.

    Over the 10 years to 2021, the number of enterprises operating in this industry is anticipated to fall at an annualized rate of 0.7%, continuing the industry's long-term consolidation trend. Con..

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    Additional Insights for the Printing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Printing 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 Demand from publishing industries in the Printing industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the Printing Industry?

    Companies in this industry primarily print on paper, textile products, metal, glass, plastic and other materials, excluding fabric. 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
    Commercial flexographic printing
    Commercial screen printing
    Digital printing
    Other 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
  • Demand from publishing industries
  • Manufacturing capacity utilization
  • Price of paper

  • Current Performance
  • Digital competition
  • Consolidation and diversification
  • Digital printing
  • Election opportunity
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Online technologies
  • Industry structure
  • Table: Printing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Printing 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
  • Other printing
  • Digital printing
  • Commercial flexographic printing
  • Commercial screen printing
  • Book printing
  • Commercial gravure printing
  • Chart: Printing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Advertising
  • Technology
  • Consumer spending

  • Major Markets
  • Manufacturers
  • Advertisers
  • Publishing
  • Other
  • Financial and legal firms
  • Exports
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Printing Industry

  • International Trade
    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

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

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    RR Donnelley & Sons Co.Quad/Graphics Inc.
  • Table: RR Donnelley & Sons Co. - financial performance
  • Table: Quad/Graphics Inc. - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Printing 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 Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Exports (2007-2021)
  • Imports (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Print advertising expenditure (2007-2021)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Jargon & Glossary
    Computer-To-Plate Printing
  • The process of transferring digital data from computers directly onto printing plates.
  • E-Book
  • An electronic version of a book that can be downloaded to a portable e-reader, smartphone or computer.
  • Gravure Printing
  • The process by which an image is engraved on a copper cylinder and partly immersed in ink, thus allowing the image to be transferred; typically used for high-volume printing such as wallpaper.
  • Printing Plate
  • Used to transfer an image to paper or other surface. A plate is prepared for each color used.
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