Printing Industry Profitability up Over 30% According to's Printing Shipments and Profits Report

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On behalf of, we are happy to announce that the commercial printing industry's profitability rose over 30% according to a recent report titled "Printing Shipments and Profits.", the leading online media organization serving the printing and publishing industry, today announced that the commercial printing industry's profitability rose over 30% according to a recent report titled "Printing Shipments and Profits." Authored by Dr. Joe Webb, director of's Economics and Research Center, the report is available for immediate purchase at The cost of the report is $50.00 and includes both Adobe PDF and PowerPoint files, as well as an MP3 file with audio commentary from Dr. Webb himself.

"From a profitability standpoint, 2006 compared favorably over 2005 with a 30.7% increase over the previous year," said Dr. Webb, director of's Economics and Research Center. "While we have experienced four quarters of increased profitability since 2005, we are still far from the record levels set in the years 1999 and 2000."

The report contains historical data from 1995 through the end of 2006 and an invaluable reference tool for industry executives. In addition, the report also contains current dollar and inflation-adjusted shipments per employee as well as data on the reduction in labor costs to offset the cost of energy and materials. The bonus audio file, included in the report package, provides a frank analysis from Dr. Webb as well, offering opinions on the year 2006 results.

The report contains significant and propriety analysis by Dr. Webb and's Economics and Research Center based on data published by the U.S. Commerce Department and U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. In addition, it includes all segments in NAICS 323 that includes commercial printing and trade services such as prepress and postpress. Those purchasing the report can repurpose the charts and data for internal and client presentations as slides have been designed to easily copy and paste from one presentation into another.'s Economics and Research Center contains a blend of free and premium content for graphic arts and publishing executives. It offers an online library of primary research reports, executive summaries analyzing economic trends, and related industry columns, videos, podcasts, and webinars.

About is the printing and publishing industry's leading online media organization; offering a wide range of publications delivering unbiased, real-time market intelligence, industry news, economic and trend analysis, peer-to-peer communication, and special reports on emerging technology and critical events. Serving a membership base of more than 50,000, also hosts webinars and live events as well as providing content through a syndication program, which delivers content directly to related websites, and through RSS.

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