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How Printing Technology Investment Dictates Industry Direction

As package printers and converters continue to adapt to an evolving industry, they are faced with more printing technology investment options than ever before. packagePRINTING, in conjunction with NAPCO Research, has released a report on how package pr…

Sophisticated Substrates Lead Label Industry Growth

Sophisticated label substrates have experienced exponential growth due to demand for high-end applications according to FINAT’s latest findings. Figures show that while paper based materials continue to dominate label materials demand, there has been a…

From the Editor: Survey Says …

In this month’s Editor’s Note, Editor-in-Chief Cory Francer discusses packagePRINTING’s first research report, which was sponsored by SGIA.
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Best June US Commercial Printing Shipments Since 2010, +5.3% vs. 2014

US commercial printing shipments for June 2015 were the strongest June since 2010. Shipments were nearly $7.2 billion, up +5.3% compared to 2014. For 13 consecutive months, current dollar shipments have been higher than those of the previous year.  (click chart to enlarge) Watch for more details and analysis next week for the return of…

Changes in Employment and Establishments of Top 5 States Show Effects of Printing Consolidation

Last week we reviewed how the commercial printing industry in five major metropolitan areas fared in the years after the recession. This week we will show the data for the five largest states industry-wide, and also for small, medium, and large commercial printers. The data are from the Commerce Departments’ County Business Patterns for 2010…

How Have Big Metro Area Printing Establishments Fared in the Recovery?

How did the biggest metropolitan areas fare in the recovery? Some did better than others. With the assistance of economic statistics firm Explistats, we have examined data from 2010 (collected less than a year since the official start of the recovery) …

May US Commercial Printing Shipments +2.3%; 11 Months of Increases Compared to Prior Year

May 2015 US commercial printing shipments were +2.3% higher than 2014, at $7.33 billion in current dollars. This was an increase of $168 million. Because inflation is negative for May compared to last year, the inflation-adjusted increase is +2.7%, or …

Recovery Indicators Slip to Downside; Unemployment Report Great on the Outside, Hollow in the Middle

The recovery indicators had a mixed performance to the downside this past month. New orders for manufacturers and non-manufacturers were up slightly, but the four other indicators fell, with one of them falling below that of the start of the recession….