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

Rapid advances in computer technology have enabled consumers and small businesses to complete tasks previously performed 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 over the past decade and specifically over the past five years. Moreover, consumers are increasingly favoring alternative mediums, such as online media and digital communications, over printed materials, leeching away industry demand. Due to these trends, industry revenue has declined over the five years to 2017 and is expected to continue its long-term decline over the five years to 2022...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$4bn
Annual Growth 12-17
-0.9%
Forecast Growth 17-22
Profit
Employment
26,138
Businesses
8,915
Market Share of Companies
What Our Customers Say

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Consumers’ transition to home printing will limit industry gains, despite high demand
  • This year is expected to mark a high point for industry profit as measures to lower overall costs are realized
  • Printers will strive to boost revenue with higher-value services and products
  • Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

    The Quick Printing industry has a low level of concentration, as the three largest companies account for an estimated 21.2% of total industry revenue. The industry is dominated by FedEx Corporation, which is a global shipping and receiving company with an industry market share of 13.9%. Unlike the Printing industry (IBISWorld report 32311), this industry is largely composed of operators that do not specialize in quick printing services. Instead, the industry’s largest operators include office retailers, shipping and transportation companies and business support companies. Despite this trend, the majority of industry companies (96.6%) have fewer than 20 employees and compete on a local or regional scale...purchase to read more.

    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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    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
  • Printing
  • Bindery and finishing services
  • Prepress services
  • Mailing services
  • Other services
  • Industry Activities
  • Printing
  • Prepressing
  • Bindery
  • Custom printing
  • Faxing
  • Mailing and delivery services
  • Photocopying
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    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
  • Changes in technology
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Increasingly affordable computers raise competition
  • Consolidation continues
  • Table: Quick Printing Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • 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
  • Nonemploying businesses
  • Online customers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Quick Printing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    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
    FedEx Corporation
  • Table: FedEx Corporation - financial performance

  • 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
    Table: Industry Data for the Quick Printing Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (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
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Disintermediation
  • 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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    The Quick Printing industry market report contains data and analysis of the most influential current and future trends shaping the industry. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical, user-friendly format, and provides growth and profit forecasts for a five-year outlook period.

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    This report on Quick Printing:
    • Provides Market Size information to assist with planning and strategic decisions.
    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
    • Helps you understand market dynamics to give you a deeper understanding of industry competition and the supply chain.
    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
    The Quick Printing market research report includes:
    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
    • And of course, much more

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