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Old 02-24-2006, 06:02 PM   #1
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Default Market breakdowns/trends [PR]

from TrendWatch:
  • There are fewer than 28,000 commercial printing and prepress establishments in the U.S., a decline of 4.1% from the previous year
  • There are nearly 90,000 production workstations in print and prepress firms, almost two-thirds of which are Apple Macintoshes
  • 48% of U.S. printing and prepress establishments are small commercial and quick printers, and yet small commercial and quick printers only account for 10% of all shipments in the industry
  • Ad agencies account for only 16% of U.S. design and production establishments, but account for 57% of the revenues
  • Magazine publishers account for 33% of U.S. publishing establishments, and account for 40% of the revenues;
  • Magazine publishers' capital expenditures are up 4.5% over last year;
  • U.S. graphic design firms plan to spend an estimated $47+ million on new software this year, up 1.6% from last year
These snippets are from TrendWatch “2006 Graphic Arts Market Demographic Profiles” report available for a grand.

There are also “executive summary” reports on specific topics available for $25 each (this is something new, I believe). These reports cover digital color printing, web-to-print, packaging, and more.

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Old 02-25-2006, 02:39 AM   #2
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THe big change we are seeing in the UK is that lots of printing companies are merging as the " life style" printers are not really prepared to invest in technology or people who work around the clock, and they are simply giving up
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What are "life style" printers?

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Old 02-26-2006, 06:35 AM   #4
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People that go home at 5 oclock - and dont work weekends -
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