Study #: 2615 | Published: 04/2010 | Pages: 240 | Individual User License: US$ 4,700

US commercial printing revenue will rise 2.1 percent annually through 2014. Lithographic printing will remain dominant but will lose market share to processes better suited to shorter print runs, such as digital printing, which will lead gains. Best market opportunities include advertising, periodical, fabric and label/wrapper printing.

This study analyzes the $70 billion US commercial printing industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 1999, 2004 and 2009, and forecasts for 2014 and 2019 by process (e.g., lithographic, digital, flexographic, screen, gravure) and application (e.g., advertising, periodicals, labels and wrappers, office products, catalogs and directories).

The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 37 industry players, including RR Donnelley, Worldcolor and Quad/Graphics.

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Table of Contents

Introduction viii

Executive Summary

Market Environment


Macroeconomic Environment


Consumer Spending

Competing Technologies

Printing Machinery Outlook

Newsprint, Printing & Writing Paper Trends

Advertising Expenditures

Newspaper Publishing Outlook

Labeling Outlook

Book Publishing Outlook

Regulatory Trends

Raw Materials

World Market

Foreign Trade



Lithographic Printing


Environmental Issues

Digital Printing


Environmental Issues

Flexographic Printing


Environmental Issues

Screen Printing


Environmental Issues

Gravure Printing


Environmental Issues

Other Commercial Printing Processes





All Other Printing Processes





Printing Process



Printing Process

Labels & Wrappers


Printing Process

Office Products


Printing Process

Catalogs & Directories


Printing Process

Financial & Legal Forms & Documents


Printing Process

Garments & Other Fabric Printing


Printing Process



Printing Process

Other Commercial Printing


Printing Process

Industry Structure

Industry Composition

Market Share

Competitive Strategies

Research & Development

Quick Printers


Mergers & Acquisitions

Cooperative Agreements

Company Profiles

ACME Printing, see MATLET Group

American Reprographics Company

The Blueprint Company, see American Reprographics

Bowne & Company Incorporated

Brown Printing Company

Cadmus Communications, see Cenveo

Central Florida Press, see MATLET Group

Cenveo Incorporated

Champion Industries Incorporated

Consolidated Graphics Incorporated

Courier Corporation

Dai Nippon Printing Company Limited

Dartmouth Printing, see Sheridan Group

Deluxe Corporation

Dingley Press, see Sheridan Group

Dixon Direct, see Visant

Donnelley (RR) & Sons Company

DST Systems Incorporated

Ennis Incorporated

FedEx Corporation

Hallmark Cards Incorporated

Harland Clarke, see M&F Worldwide

Hudson Blueprint, see American Reprographics

Japs-Olson Company

Jostens, see Visant

Lehigh Direct, see Visant

Litho-Krome, see Hallmark Cards

M&F Worldwide Corporation


Merrill Corporation

Moore Langen Printing, see Courier

Nashua, see Cenveo

NOVA Marketing Services, see MATLET Group

Office Depot Incorporated

OfficeMax Incorporated

Outlook Group Corporation

Packaging Graphics, see MATLET Group

PBM Graphics, see Consolidated Graphics

Pitney Bowes Incorporated

Quad/Graphics Incorporated

Quebecor World, see World Color Press

Reprographics Fort Worth, see American Reprographics

Rex, see Cenveo

RSG Digital, see Bowne & Company

Scantron, see M&F Worldwide

Schawk Incorporated

Sheridan Group Incorporated

Standard Register Company

Staples Incorporated

Taylor Corporation

Toppan Printing Company Limited

Transcontinental Incorporated

United Envelope LLC

United Litho, see Sheridan Group

United Parcel Service Incorporated

Valassis Communications Incorporated

Vertis Incorporated

Visant Corporation

Vistaprint NV

William Arthur, see Hallmark Cards

Workflow Management Incorporated

World Color Press Incorporated

Additional Companies

List of Tables

Executive Summary

Summary Table

Market Environment

Macroeconomic Indicators

Population & Households

Personal Consumption Expenditures

Printing Machinery Supply & Demand

Newsprint, Printing & Writing Paper Supply & Demand

Advertising Expenditures

Newspaper Publishing Revenue

Label Supply & Demand

Book Publishing Revenue


Commercial Printing Revenue by Process

Lithographic Commercial Printing Revenue

Digital Commercial Printing Revenue

Flexographic Commercial Printing Revenue

Commercial Screen Printing Revenue

Gravure Commercial Printing Revenue

Other Commercial Printing Revenue


Commercial Printing Revenue by Application

Advertising Printing Revenue by Product

Advertising Printing Revenue by Process

Periodical Printing Revenue by Product

Periodical Printing Revenue by Process

Label & Wrapper Printing Revenue by Product

Label & Wrapper Printing Revenue by Process

Office Product Printing Revenue by Product

Office Product Printing Revenue by Process

Catalog & Directory Printing Revenue by Product

Catalog & Directory Printing Revenue by Process

Financial & Legal Printing Revenue by Product

Financial & Legal Printing Revenue by Process

Garments & Other Fabric Printing Revenue by Product

Garments & Other Fabric Printing Revenue by Process

Book Printing Revenue by Product

Book Printing Revenue by Process

Other Commercial Printing Revenue by Product

Other Commercial Printing Revenue by Process

Industry Structure

US Commercial Printing Revenue by Company, 2009

Selected Acquisitions & Divestitures

Selected Cooperative Agreements

List of Charts

Market Environment

Annual Newspaper Circulation, 1999-2009

World Commercial Printing Revenue by Region, 2009


Commercial Printing Revenue by Process, 2009

Lithographic Commercial Printing Revenue, 2009

Digital Commercial Printing Revenue, 2009

Flexographic Commercial Printing Revenue, 2009

Commercial Screen Printing Revenue, 2009

Gravure Commercial Printing Revenue, 2009

Other Commercial Printing Revenue, 2009


Commercial Printing Revenue by Application, 2009

Advertising Printing Revenue by Product, 2009

Periodical Printing Revenue by Product, 2009

Label & Wrapper Printing Revenue by Product, 1999-2019

Office Product Printing Revenue by Product, 2009

Catalog & Directory Printing Revenue by Product, 2009

Financial & Legal Printing Revenue by Product, 2009

Book Printing Revenue by Product, 2009

Other Commercial Printing Revenue by Product, 2009

Industry Structure

Commercial Printing Market Share by Company, 2009

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