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Printing Services in the US: Market Research Report

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Printing Services Market Research Report | NAICS 32312 | Nov 2016

Out of ink: As the transition to digital media continues, industry revenue growth will be inhibited

IBISWorld’s Printing Services market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
Annual Growth
Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • A rise in internet use and a decline in print publishing will continue lowering revenue
  • The number of printing service companies steadily decreased over the past five years
  • Declining profitability and reduced demand will likely result in continued consolidation
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Demand for industry services is based on the need for printed books, magazines, newspapers and print advertising. Over the past five years, the industry has been threatened by the transition from print to online media and advertising. In addition, printing companies, graphic designers and publishers are increasingly performing prepress services in-house, heightening external competition for the industry. Over the next five years, the Printing Services industry is expected to experience very little relief. While economic conditions are expected to improve, generating increased demand for print-based advertising, the continued transition to digital media will inhibit industry growth... ... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

Prepress services, not including platemaking, is the largest industry segment and accounts for 38.3% of the industry's revenue. Industry operators typically receive an electronic file from their clients and first copy edit the manuscript to make improvements to the style and format. Next, industry operators proofread the document. Prepress services may also involve retouching and adjusting photographs that are used in magazines and newspapers. The price of prepress services is expected to decrease during the five years to 2016; however, this segment has increased as a proportion of revenue. Inc.. ... purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Printing Services Industry

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

  • Access to the latest available and most efficient technology and techniques
  • Having marketing expertise
  • Having contacts within key markets
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from printing and Print advertising expenditure in the Printing Services industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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    What is the Printing Services Industry?

    This industry includes companies that offer prepress and postpress services. Prepress services include imagesetting and typesetting for printers, as well as preparing film and plates for printing. Postpress services constitute activities, such as book binding, to support printing activities. This industry does not include businesses that are primarily engaged in printing (see IBISWorld report 32311).

    Industry Products
    Hardcover bookbindingSoftcover bookbindingMiscellaneous tradebindingPrepress services except for platemakingPrinting plates
    Industry Activities
    Book, almanac and pamphlet binding without printingColor separation servicesElectrotype and embossing plate preparation servicesGold stamping books for saleLetterpress and lithographic plate preparation servicesPhotoengraving and flexographic plate preparation servicesPrepress and postpress printing servicesPrinting plate preparation servicesRebinding and repairing books, magazines or pamphletsTypesetting

    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
  • Demand from printing
  • Print advertising expenditure
  • Demand from publishing industries
  • Price of paper
  • Access to credit
  • Current Performance
  • Downstream industries
  • Companies exit
  • Increasing competition
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Squeezed profit
  • Shift to digital
  • Rising competition
  • Table: Printing Services Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Printing Services Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Printing
  • Magazine & Periodical Publishing
  • Book Publishing
  • Graphic Designers
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Camera & Film Wholesaling
  • Cardboard Box & Container Manufacturing
  • Computer & Packaged Software Wholesaling
  • Office Stationery Manufacturing
  • Paper Wholesaling
  • Plastic Film, Sheet & Bag Manufacturing
  • Printing
  • Structural Metal Product Manufacturing
  • Products & Services
  • Prepress services except for platemaking
  • Printing plates
  • Miscellaneous tradebinding
  • Softcover bookbinding
  • Hardcover bookbinding
  • Chart: Printing Services Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Printing industry
  • Book publishers
  • Magazine publishers
  • Newspaper publishers
  • Packaging industry
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Printing Services Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Purchases
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Printing Services
  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition
  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Printing Services Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Printing Services 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 Services 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
  • The number of copies of a publication sold per issue or, in the case of a free title, distributed.
  • Desktop Publishing
  • The process of arranging text and graphics on the page and producing a file for printing.
  • Direct-To-Plate
  • The process of creating printing plates direct from digital page files, bypassing the traditional film creation step.
  • E-Book
  • A book in a digital format that can be read on a computer or on a variety of mobile devices.
  • Plate
  • Generally a thin sheet of metal that carries the printing image. The plate surface is treated or configured so only the printing image is ink receptive.
  • Prepress
  • The process of preparing a publication or other materials for printing.

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    • Provides Market Size information to assist with planning and strategic decisions.
    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
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    • 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 Printing Services 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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