Printing Services in the US
The Printing Services industry has been hard-pressed over the five years to 2018 due to waning demand for printing. The industry provides prepress work such as typesetting, tradebinding, mounting and print-plate creation. Operators also carry out postpress work, including gilding, embossing and foil stamping for specialty books. Demand for printing services is linked to the performance of the Printing industry (IBISWorld report 32311) and demand for book, newspaper and magazine publishing, all of which contracted or experienced minimal growth over the past five years. Moreover, advancements in desktop publishing have enabled many former industry customers to perform prepress services in-house. While improving economic conditions will boost demand for magazines and books, the continued transition to the internet will limit industry gains over the next five years.
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.