Worldwide Commerical Printing Market

The global commercial printing industry is expected to experience modest growth in 2013. This rate will continue as the industry transitions from traditional printing processes like offset to advanced digital technologies. As digital technology improves, costs will decrease, leaving behind some companies who cannot, or will not make the transition.

Since 1875, offset has been the key commercial printing process. However, digital technologies are dramatically changing the competitive landscape. As technologies advance and prices for digital pages fall below offset printing prices, those companies who make the move into the digital world will survive and grow. Those who cannot may not survive.

A $400 billion plus industry globally, commercial printing is highly fragmented. As with many industries in today's economy, there are ongoing closings and mergers among commercial printers. The fragmented nature of the global commercial printing industry will continue during the timeframe of this analysis.

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