Out of ink: Advancing technology and falling print advertising expenditure will limit industry gains

IBISWorld’s industry research report on Quick Printing can be used to help you understand the industry’s market size, growth potential and major companies. Five-year forecasts provide insight into the industry’s prospects, so you can make decisions with confidence. This information is perfectly suited to informing your business plans, pitch books, benchmarking and SWOT analysis.


Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Consumers’ transition to home printing will limit industry gains, despite high demand
  • Tepid growth in the number of businesses has negatively affected industry operators
  • Printers will strive to boost revenue with higher-value services and products

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    Rapid advancements in computer technology have allowed consumers and small businesses to complete tasks previously serviced by the Quick Printing industry from the convenience of their homes and offices. The availability of this technology, combined with swift declines in the price of computer software and peripheral equipment, has posed a significant challenge to the industry. In the coming years, the industry is expected to continue its slow decline, primarily as a result of a continued decline in print advertising expenditure and advancing technology that allows businesses to print in-house...

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    Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

    The Quick Printing industry is its declining phase, as industry value added (IVA), which measures the industry's contribution to the overall economy, is projected to decrease at an average annual rate of 1.4% over the 10 years to 2021. By contrast, GDP is projected to grow on average 2.1% per year over the same period. Consequently, the industry's share of the overall economy is falling, indicating its declining life cycle stage. Due to declining demand, industry exits and consolidation have occurred, with the number of industry operators expected to fall at an annualized 1.9% to 7,989 enterprises over the same 10-year period.


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    Additional Insights for the Quick Printing Industry

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

  • Offer services currently favored by the market
  • Ability to produce high quality products
  • Access to new technology
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Number of businesses and Percentage of households with at least one computer in the Quick Printing industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the Quick Printing Industry?

    This industry is composed of establishments that provide traditional printing activities, such as short-run offset printing or prepress services, in combination with document photocopying services. Prepress services include receiving documents in electronic format and directly duplicating from the electronic file and then formatting, colorizing and modifying the document to improve presentation.

    Industry Products
    Bindery and finishing services
    Prepress services
    Mailing services
    Other services
    Industry Activities
    Custom printing
    Mailing and delivery services

    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
  • Number of businesses
  • Percentage of households with at least one computer
  • Price of computers and peripheral equipment
  • Print advertising expenditure

  • Current Performance
  • Tepid growth in businesses affects printing demand
  • Changes in technology lead to industry decline
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Increasingly affordable computers will raise external competition
  • Consolidation continues and profit margins remain tight
  • Table: Quick Printing Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Print Advertising Distribution
  • Single Location Full-Service Restaurants
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Computer & Printer Leasing
  • Computer Manufacturing
  • Copier & Optical Machinery Manufacturing
  • Dye & Pigment Manufacturing
  • Ink Manufacturing
  • Paper Mills
  • Printing, Paper, Food, Textile & Other Machinery Manufacturing
  • Software Publishing

  • Products & Services
  • Printing
  • Other services
  • Bindery and finishing services
  • Prepress services
  • Mailing services
  • Chart: Quick Printing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • In-store customers
  • Small businesses
  • Non-employing businesses
  • Online customers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Quick Printing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesDepreciation and other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Quick Printing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Quick Printing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    FedEx Corporation
  • Table: FedEx Corporation - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Quick 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 Quick Printing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (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
  • The removal of intermediaries from a process, supply chain or market.
  • Prepress
  • Formatting, colorizing, and otherwise modifying the original document to improve presentation before printing.
  • Web-To-Print
  • Process that allows a customer to create, edit, and approve computer-based online templates during the prepress phase.
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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
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    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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