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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Commercial Printing

Overview: the U.S. Commercial Printing Industry

This section provides answers to key questions about the industry:

  1. What is the total market size (industry revenue)?
  2. What is the industry outlook?
  3. Market Analysis: Is the market growing or declining, and how quickly?
  4. Are long-term forecasts positive or negative?
  5. What is the average company size in the industry?
  6. How many companies are in the industry?

Market Size & Industry Statistics

The total U.S. industry market size for Commercial Printing: Industry statistics cover all companies in the United States, both public and private, ranging in size from small businesses to market leaders. In addition to revenue, the industry market analysis shows information on employees, companies, and average firm size.

Investors, banks, and business executives use growth rates and industry trends to understand the market outlook and opportunity.

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Market Size
(Total Sales/Revenue)

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Total Firms
Total Employees
Average Revenue Per Firm
Average Employees Per Firm
Statistics Source: U.S. Census, AnythingResearch Market Analysis

Market Forecast

Market forecasts show the long term industry outlook and future growth trends. The following five-year demand forecast projects both short-term and long-term trends.

market forecast

Forecast / Industry Outlook 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Market Forecast ($ millions)
Projected Industry Growth Rate (%)
Source: AnythingResearch Economic Analysis

U.S. Geographic Distribution: Revenue Statistics by State

Market Size by State ($ millions) indicates how the industry's competition is distributed throughout the country. State-level information can identify areas with higher and lower industry market share than average.

U.S. map by state

Commercial Printing Industry Price Trends

Rise and fall in market prices are affectedd by supply, demand, and the cost of goods/services sold. Higher demand or COGS will put upward price pressure on prices. Higher competition among Commercial Printing companies will put a downward pressure on prices. The chart shows how prices are changing within the industry, month-to-month over the last three years.

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Income Statement (Average Financial Metrics)

Financial metrics provide a snapshot view of a benchmark "average" company. Key business metrics show revenue and operating costs. The data collected covers both public and private companies.

Industry AveragePercent of Sales
(Industry Benchmark)
Total Revenue

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Operating Revenue
Cost of Goods Sold
Gross Profit

Operating Expenses
Pension, profit sharing plans, stock, annuity
Rent paid on business property
Charitable Contributions
Domestic production activities deduction
Compensation of officers
Salaries and wages
Employee benefit programs
Taxes and Licenses
Bad Debts
Other Operating Expenses
Total Operating Expenses
Operating Income
Non-Operating Income
EBIT (Earnings Before Interest and Taxes)
Interest Expense
Earnings Before Taxes
Income Tax
Net Profit
Source: AnythingResearch Analysis of U.S. federal statistics

Financial Ratio Analysis

Financial ratio information can be used to benchmark how a Commercial Printing company compares to its peers. Accounting statistics are calculated from the industry-average for income statements and balance sheets.

Profitability & Valuation RatiosIndustry Average
Company valuation can be measured based on the firm's own performance, as well as in comparison against its industry competitors. These metrics show how the average company in the Commercial Printing industry is performing.
Profit Margin
Gross Profit Margin, Operating Profit Margin, and Net Profit Margin. Show company earnings relative to revenues.
Return on Equity (ROE)
Return on Equity (ROE) is net income as a percentage of shareholders' equity. Shareholders' Equity is defined as the company's total assets minus total liabilities. ROE shows how much profits a company generates with the money shareholders invested (or with retained earnings).
Return on Assets (ROA)
Return on Assets (ROA) is net income relative to total assets. The market research on Commercial Printing measures how efficiently the company leverages its assets to generate profit. ROA is calculated as Net Income divided by Total Assets.

Liquidity RatiosIndustry Average
Bankers and suppliers use liquidity to determine creditworthiness and identify potential threats to a company's financial viability.
Current Ratio
Measures a firm's ability to pay its debts over the next 12 months.
Quick Ratio (Acid Test)
Calculates liquid assets relative to liabilities, excluding inventories.

Efficiency Ratios - Key Performance IndicatorsIndustry Average
Measure how quickly products and services sell, and effectively collections policies are implemented.
Receivables Turnover Ratio
If this number is low in your business when compared to the industry average in the research report, it may mean your payment terms are too lenient or that you are not doing a good enough job on collections.
Average Collection Period
Based on the Receivables Turnover, this estimates the collection period in days. Calculated as 365 divided by the Receivables Turnover
Inventory Turnover
A low turnover rate may point to overstocking, obsolescence, or deficiencies in the product line or marketing effort.
Fixed-Asset Turnover
Generally, higher is better, since it indicates the business has less money tied up in fixed assets for each dollar of sales revenue.

Compensation & Salary Surveys for Employees

Compensation statistics provides an accurate assessment of industry-specific jobs and national salary averages. This information can be used to identify which positions are most common, and high, low, and average annual wages.

TitlePercent of WorkforceBottom Quartile Average (Median) SalaryUpper Quartile
Management Occupations 5%

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Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers3%
Sales and Related Occupations 6%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 19%
Information and Record Clerks 6%
Production Occupations 52%
Printing Workers 36%
Printing Workers 36%
Printing Press Operators 22%
Print Binding and Finishing Workers 9%
Other Production Occupations 10%
Miscellaneous Production Workers 6%
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 7%
Material Moving Workers 6%
Laborers and Material Movers, Hand 5%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Commercial Printing Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

Largest companies in the industry and related industries, with private company revenue estimates.

CompanyAddressRevenue Estimate

Innovation News

  • Carbon raises $100 million in funding. - 02/14/2018
  • Carbon patents Continuous Liquid Interface Production With Sequential Patterned Exposure - 02/01/2018
  • Carbon trademarks "CARBON" - repair and maintenance services for three-dimensional printers, including leased three-dimensional printers - 01/11/2018
  • Label Solutions trademarks "TAGS-ON-A-ROLL" - Plastic labels for use on containers adapted to hold gaseous materials - 06/14/2016
  • Electronic Imaging Materials trademarks "CHEMDURA" - PLASTIC LABELS - 03/25/2016
  • Duramark Technologies raises $3 million in funding. - 02/10/2014

  • Top Innovators

    CompanyInnovation Score
    Electronic Imaging Materials19

    Additional companies, details and innovation scoring in the full report.

    Latest Industry News

    • Major Printing and Communications Company to Globally Standardize its’ Pressroom Color Control using Techkon SpectroDens - worked collaboratively to assess the needs and draw up a product and implementation plan that would put the company on the leading edge of color quality control within the commercial print industry. The implementation plan calls for a phased approach to ... (01/11/2018)
    • Global Commercial Printing Market 2018 Share, Trend, Segmentation and Forecast to 2022 - The commercial printing market is significantly fragmented due to the presence of numerous international and regional vendors. Owing to factors such as the overcapacity of vendors and pricing pressures the market appears to be highly competitive. (01/11/2018)
    • Chinese Commercial Giant Suning Reveals Future of Smart Retail With Launch of White Paper at CES 2018 - The strategy aims to provide a smart solution to ushering in a 3D-printing era of the retail industry and driving ... Suning is the largest Omni-channel retailer in China with powerful commercial capability and leading technologies of Smart Retail. (01/11/2018)
    • Allsigns Offers Innovative Commercial Signage via Quality Screen Printing in Aberdeen and Edgewood MD - Every business needs to expand once it begins its operations properly. Spreading the word is imperative, therefore. Trust AllSigns to do it in the best possible manner. Bel Air, MD -- (ReleaseWire) -- 01/10/2018 --Allsigns believes in powering a business ... (01/10/2018)
    • Commercial printing market set to take giant positive leap scrutinized in new research - Latest Report Available at Orbis research Commercial Printing Market provides pin-point analysis for changing competitive dynamics and a forward looking perspective on different factors driving or restraining industry growth. In our aim to provide our ... (01/10/2018)
    • 3D Printing Technology Offers New Zealand Researchers the Design Freedom to Develop Better Heat Exchangers - 3D printing technology has made its way into many fields over ... “The Tech Jumpstart competition takes innovative research ideas to an exciting new level of exploring commercial opportunity,” said UC Deputy Vice-Chancellor Tumu Tuarua Ian Wright. (01/09/2018)
    • 3D Printing is (un)dead – Airwolf 3D launches new 3D printer EVO at CES 2018 - It’s a simple 2-step process: 1. Select the file you want to resume and 2. Click “Resume Print.” That’s it. To our knowledge, there is no other commercial, industrial machine out there that has accomplished this successfully in a simple ... (01/09/2018)
    • Commercial Printing Market Worth USD 317 Billion by 2022 | ReportsnReports - Commercial printing market report provides leading vendors in the Market is included based on profile, business performance, sales, etc. Vendors mentioned as Dai Nippon Printing, LSC Communications, Quad/Graphics, and R.R. Donnelley & Sons. Other Prominent ... (01/08/2018)
    • Five fun DIY 3D Printing Projects: programmable coffee grinder, ergonomic keyboard, sound wave, more - using 3D printing technology. Ornellas managed to salvage a PCB from another keyboard, one that was less ergonomically designed. One of the main limitations of commercial offerings was their use of the standard QWERTY layout as opposed to the custom DVORAK ... (01/07/2018)
    • Start 3D Printing With XYZPrinting's Tiny da Vinci Nano - XYZprinting will be at CES to unveil new consumer and commercial offerings intended to help small businesses unlock the power of 3D printing. XYZPrinting has an impressive history of innovation and budget pricing; its da Vinci Mini was awarded our Editors ... (01/05/2018)

    Government Contracts

    In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $49,306,710 on Commercial Printing. It has awarded 2,788 contracts to 472 companies, with an average value of $104,463 per company.   

    Top government vendors:

    CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount

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