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Printing Industry Analysis

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Industry Overview & Outlook . .
- Market Size
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- Market Forecast   .
- Products/Services Breakdown   .
- Revenue per State . .
$ Financial Metrics . .
$ Salary & Compensation Benchmarks . .
@ Key Companies   .
- Industry News & Innovators   .
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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Printing

Overview: the U.S. 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 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.

market size 2018
Charts and graphs can be copied to Microsoft Word and Powerpoint presentations.

Statistics 2012        2013        2014        2015        2016        2017
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

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 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.

example price index trendline

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 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 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 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

Printing Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

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

CompanyAddressRevenue Estimate

Innovation News

  • R. R. Donnelley & Sons trademarks "MOTIF" - Downloadable software for uploading, importing, viewing, enhancing, editing, retrieving, manipulating, organizing, sharing, storing and printing photos; mobile application software for uploading, importing, viewing, enhancing, editing, retrieving, manipulating, organizing, sharing, storing and printing photos; imaging software - 02/10/2018
  • San Diego Sign trademarks "FALCON FLAG" - Set of flags of textile or plastic; flags of carbon fiber - 02/10/2018
  • CCL Label trademarks "MARKS A LOT" - marking pens - 02/09/2018
  • R. R. Donnelley & Sons patents Battery And Method Of Constructing A Battery - 01/04/2018
  • WS Packaging Group patents Multizone On-demand Printable Construct - 01/04/2018
  • Makerbot Industries patents Aesthetic Housing - 01/04/2018
  • Carbon raises $100 million in funding. - 12/20/2017
  • Squadlocker raises $2 million in funding. - 08/28/2017
  • Arroweye Solutions raises $13 million in funding. - 05/17/2017

  • Top Innovators

    CompanyInnovation Score
    American Greetings1132
    Nthdegree Technologies Worldwide153
    Makerbot Industries83

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

    Latest Industry News

    • UNIZ Introduces UDP 3D Printing Technology and New SLA 3D Printers at CES 2018: Exclusive Interview - Two years ago, San Diego-based UNIZ Technology burst onto the 3D printing scene, touting a high-speed stereolithography (SLA) 3D printer, the SLASH. Introduced at CES 2016, the company’s first 3D printer came to Kickstarter that March in what would be a ... (01/12/2018)
    • Danish Technological Institute to open $14M 3D printing center aimed at SMEs - The Danish Technological Institute in Taastrup will be launching a new 3D printing project worth about $14.3 million (88 million kr.) aimed at encouraging small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to adopt additive manufacturing technologies and exploit ... (01/12/2018)
    • Interview: Raise3D CEO on how to run a 3D printing business - How do you run a 3D printing business and what are some of the important strategic events coming up? In this article an experienced 3D printing industry leader gives insights into the future of 3D printing and how to benefit from it. Raise3D occupies a ... (01/12/2018)
    • New report examines the 3D printing of metals market - The swift rise in urbanization and the significant increase in the disposable income of people are likely to maintain the demand pace of 3D printing metals in 2018 and in the near future. - Agency -. The market for Global 3D Printing Of Metals Market ... (01/12/2018)
    • Shanghai International Digital Printing Industry Fair presents interview with EFI Reggiani - SHANGHAI, Jan. 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The 9 th Shanghai International Digital Printing Industry Fair (TPF 2018, will be held from the 19 th to the 21 st of April, 2018, in Shanghai New International Expo Centre. TPF 2018 is organized by ... (01/12/2018)
    • Nano/micro 3-D printing is capable of generating complex, minute components. - Traditional manufacturing faces significant challenges when tasked with quickly creating small components that involve highly complex, minute, precision-crafted structures—items such as miniature connectors and micro-lenses for endoscopes. All these ... (01/12/2018)
    • 3D Concrete Printing Market Quadruples by 2023 at a ~14.05% Of Whooping CAGR; Asserts MRFR - 3D concrete printing is an advanced and innovative method used in construction to design building components with the help of 3D concrete printers. The printing of buildings has a lot of advantages when compared to traditional construction methods. (01/12/2018)
    • 3D-Printing, Cryogenics Create Soft Tissue To Replicate Brain, Lungs, Regenerate Damaged Parts - With the use of cryogenics and 3D-printing techniques, a team of researchers has come up with a means to make soft tissue structures that replicate soft organs like the human brain and lungs. The resulting product can then be used for medical procedures ... (01/12/2018)
    • 2018 MINI As Personal Gadget: Tech Advanced With Novel 3D Printing - MINI cars will be tech savvy and connected from Spring. The next-generation of this quintessential urban runaround, immortalized by the unforgettable car chase scene in the 1969 Italian Job and revitalized under BMW Group ownership, are benefiting from the ... (01/12/2018)
    • French publishing house suspends printing of WWII-era anti-Semitic essays - Editions Gallimard announced Thursday the suspension of its plan to publish three Holocaust-era essays by the author Louis-Ferdinand Destouches, also known as Celine, the French news agency Agence France-Presse reported. “The methodological and ... (01/11/2018)

    Government Contracts

    In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $51,030,440 on Printing. It has awarded 2,906 contracts to 505 companies, with an average value of $101,050 per company.   

    Top government vendors:

    CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount

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