Out of ink: As the transition to digital media continues, industry revenue growth will be inhibitedAbstractPrinting Services in the US
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.
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).
This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.