Printing Support Services in Australia - Market Research Report

Printing Support Services industry trends (2014-2019)

poll Average industry growth 2014–2019: 4.2%

The Printing Support Services industry has faced several major challenges over the past five years. Technological developments have eroded printing markets and demand for traditional services such as platemaking. Desktop publishing software has also reduced demand for printed documents and advertising, as publications can now be produced using digital media. The industry has responded to these challenges by offering digital publications and websites and providing creative design services, digital photography, digital asset management and digital printing services. However, this has not been enough to offset the negative influence of technological change on the industry, which has contributed to its decline over the past five years. Industry revenue...
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Printing Support Services industry outlook (2019-2024)

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The Printing Support Services industry is projected to continue declining over the next five years. The increasing prevalence of online publications is likely to reduce the need for many of the industry's major services. Furthermore, firms in the Printing industry are likely to increase the number of services they complete in-house. Continued technological improvements are likely to reduce the need for firms that offer printing support services, as these services become cheaper and more streamlined. This makes it less viable for firms to provide only support services, as other downstream companies are likely to bring these services in-house. To combat this, some players are likely to become more integrated across marketing and printing services. This...
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Printing Support Services industry statistics

  • business Number of Businesses: 595
  • poll Average Industry Profit Margin: x.x%
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  • supervisor_account Industry Employment: 1,780

Biggest companies in the Printing Support Services industry

The Printing Support Services in Australia industry has no companies with major market shares. Get the full report to find out why.

What is Printing Support Services industry?

Industry Definition

Industry operators 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.

Industry Products and Services

  • Pre-press services
  • Post-press services
  • Platemaking
  • Other services
  • All Others

Industry Activities

  • Book repair services
  • Bookbinding services
  • Colour separation services
  • Image setting services
  • Platemaking services
  • Pre-press printing services
  • Post-press printing services
  • Typesetting services

Market research report - table of contents

Industry Definition

Industry operators 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.

Main Activities

  • Book repair services
  • Bookbinding services
  • Colour separation services
  • Image setting services
  • Platemaking services
  • Pre-press printing services
  • Post-press printing services
  • Typesetting services

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Additional Resources

Industry Statistics Snapshot

Industry Structure

Executive Summary

Key External Drivers

Companies that print publications and other documents are major users of printing support services such as bookbinding, colour separation, image setting, ...
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Demand from printing
Internet subscribers
Demand from retail trade
Demand from advertising services

Current Performance

Technology
Downstream trends
 Chart: Revenue Growth

Industry Outlook

Technological developments
Other trends
 Table: Printing Support Services in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Revenue Outlook

Industry Life Cycle

Life Cycle Reasons
 Chart: Benchmarking - Printing Support Services in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

Supply Chain

Key Buying Industries

Magazine and Directory Publishing in Australia
Book Publishing in Australia
Wholesale Trade
Retail Trade
Financial and Insurance Services
Advertising Agencies in Australia

Key Selling Industries

Pulp, Paper and Paperboard Manufacturing in Australia
Adhesive Manufacturing in Australia
Photographic and Optical Goods Manufacturing in Australia
Paint and Coatings Manufacturing in Australia



Products & Services

The industry's main service segments are pre-press, post-press and platemaking services. These services are divided based on the proportion of revenue tha...
Manufacturers and wholesalers
Government departments and other markets
Printers and publishers



Demand Determinants

Demand for printing support services is influenced by a range of factors, including the level of printing activity in Australia, the performance of key do...
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Major Markets

Manufacturers and wholesalers
Government departments and other markets
Printers and publishers




 Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Printing Support Services in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

International Trade

Business Locations

Chart: Business Locations by State Chart: Business Locations by State

Market Share Concentration

The Printing Support Services industry exhibits a low level of market share concentration. Most industry players target local geographic markets, which ma...
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Key Success Factors

Cost Structure Benchmarks

Profit, Purchases, Wages, Other Costs
 Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Printing Support Services in Australia - Market Research Report

Basis of Competition

Internal competition
External competition

Barriers to Entry

 Table: Barriers to Entry Checklist for the Printing Support Services in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

Industry Globalization

The Printing Support Services in Australia industry has no major companies. Get the full report to find out why.

Capital Intensity

The Printing Support Services industry exhibits a moderate level of capital intensity. In 2018-19, for every dollar spent on wages, an estimated $0.18 is ...
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 Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Printing Support Services in Australia - Market Research Report Industry
 Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

Technology & Systems

Revenue Volatility

Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

Regulation & Policy

Industry Assistance

Table: Industry data Table: Industry Data for the Printing Support Services in Australia Industry

Industry Revenue (2007-2025)
Industry Gross Product (2007-2025)
Establishments (2007-2025)
Businesses (2007-2025)
Employment (2007-2025)
Exports (2007-2025)
Imports (2007-2025)
Wages (2007-2025)
Domestic Demand (2007-2025)

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Table: Industry Financial Ratios Table: Industry Financial Ratios

Liquidity Ratios
Coverage Ratios
Leverage Ratios
Operating Ratios
Cash Flow & Debt Service Ratios (% of Sales)
Assets, %
Liabilities, %

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TYPESETTING

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  • SWOT Analysis
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  • Porter's 5 Forces Analysis
    Porter's 5 Forces Analysis

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