The Printing industry's main obstruction during the past five years has been the rise of digital media, which slowly replaced traditional forms of advertising and forced the industry to restructure. Coupled with the adverse effects on advertising and consumer spending, these factors have caused industry revenue to decline considerably during the five years to 2014. Over the next five years, the industry will continue to struggle as digital media replaces traditional paper products, decreasing industry revenue in the process.
Companies in this industry are primarily engaged in printing on paper, textile products, metal, glass, plastic and other materials, with the exception of fabric. Industry operators engage a variety of printing processes including lithographic, gravure, screen, flexographic, digital and letterpress. This industry does not include publishers that also perform printing, nor does it comprise companies that perform prepress or postpress services without traditional printing.
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.