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. Although improving economic conditions will boost business demand for quick printing services, consumers' continued transition to the internet and do-it-yourself (DIY) home printing will limit industry gains.
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.
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.