Business Management – Market Research
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According to NAPCO Research and the PRINTING United Alliance, graphic and sign producers were hit hard as the pandemic forced closures in March and April. Since then, things have improved dramatically, but the average change is still negative.
While reducing production costs and improving efficiency are key business initiatives for in-plants, almost half track their operational key performance indicators manually. It's imperative to automate both the production process and the data collection to effectively manage a print shop.
More than three-quarters of in-plants now provide wide-format printing, according to the latest IPI research, with other services like graphics installation, contour cutting, and scanning on the rise. Here’s an excerpt from our newly published report.
Though their mix of work may have changed considerably over the past decade, today’s in-plant printing operations are expanding and upgrading their service offerings to meet the needs of their parent organizations.
To help commercial printing companies navigate the COVID-19 crisis, NAPCO Research and the PRINTING United Alliance have launched the COVID-19 Print Business Indicators Research and will report the results of this ongoing survey on a continuing basis.