The Printing Support Services industry has faced several major challenges and performed poorly over the past five years. Technological developments have eroded printing markets and traditional services such as platemaking. Desktop publishing software has also restricted demand for printed documents and advertising, as publications can now be produced using digital mediums. The industry has responded by offering digital publications and websites, and providing creative design services, digital photography, digital asset management, facilities management and digital printing services.
Companies in the industry primarily provide printing support services, including pre-press, post-press and finishing services. Pre-press services include typesetting, colour separation and platemaking. Post-press and finishing services include laminating, embossing and bookbinding. Firms that primarily provide printing and desktop publishing services are excluded from the industry.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.