PRIMIR provides in-depth research and analysis for the graphic communications industry. Research is funded by member dues as well as through support from NPES. PRIMIR annually provides more than $500,000 in research studies including market statistics and information on graphic arts and related fields. Members also benefit from meetings, market research skills building, and networking opportunities. Several major research studies are underway:
Evolution of General Commercial Print: Implications for the Future
With a focus on North America and Western Europe, this study will examine general commercial printing, but will exclude companies where more than 85% of output is in a single niche application. It will look back at what happened, why, deaths and births of companies, evolution of markets, emerging technologies, changing business practices, etc. It will then provide a directional view of the future, including new business models and changing practices, workflow and process shifts, and future scenarios. The study will begin with the year 2000, provide a framework for today, and a blueprint for 2015 and beyond. It will evaluate the future based on lessons learned and key emerging trends, and provide an outlook for printers and other firms in the print value chain. (Market-Intell)
Impact of Electronic Technologies on Print
Limited to North America, with some general discussion about global trends and impacts in developed economies, this study will discuss how technology developments will impact print and provide an assessment for the end-use products. The study will look back over the past five years and provide a current assessment and a five year forecast for various electronic technologies that may complement print as well as electronic substitution of print. (I.T. Strategies)
Printing Industry Consumables Usage & Trends
The study will provide an understanding of the usage trends for the consumables used by the various print processes and by major application segments (packaging, newspapers, general commercial, publication, and government/in-plant/education). The short list of included consumables are inks, coatings, plates, blankets, sleeves, and other pressroom chemistry. The study should identify consumables shifts as printers transition from conventional to digital and also provide secondary research quantitative estimates for consumption patterns and shifts. (State Street Consultants)
In 2012 PRIMIR will also publish research on Evaluating and Understanding Non-Print Revenues of N.A. Printing Companies and Packaging: Evaluation of Vertical Markets & Key Applications, among others.
For information about PRIMIR, visit the NPES/PRIMIR EXCHANGE in Room S102a.