Industry Sector Reports

Toni McQuilken is the senior editor for the printing and packaging group.

Denise Gustavson is the Editorial Director and Special Projects Editor for the Printing & Packaging Group, which includes Printing Impressions, packagePRINTING, In-plant Graphics and Wide-Format Impressions magazines, among other brands. She is also the Editor-in-Chief of Wide-Format Impressions.

Reprographers were some of the earliest adopters of fully digital workflows. Their familiarity with wide-format monochrome printing devices and digital workflows enabled a wide variety of services to a diverse client base. Clearly, this convergence is still eminent in modern-day printing companies and M&A activity.

The unforgiving combination of a slowing American economy and continued material shortages, labor shortages, and cost inflation will pressure margins across the printing industry this year, according to the 2022-23 State of the Industry Report published by PRINTING United Alliance and sponsored by Canon.

Sign and display graphic buyers and providers participating in a NAPCO Research survey reported solid growth across all applications this year. Both groups reported current spending is growing or holding steady across nearly all graphic applications, and decreases are limited in scope.

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