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2002 Statistical Handbook For The Graphic Arts Industry Now Available

Monday, January 20, 2003

Press release from the issuing company

ALEXANDRIA, VA (January 20, 2003) — The Graphic Arts Marketing Information Service (GAMIS), a special industry group of the Printing Industries of America, Inc. (PIA), recently published the 2002 edition of the Statistical Handbook for the Graphic Arts Industry. Contained in the 600-plus pages of this publication are a variety of statistics on topics related to the vast graphic arts industry. There are statistics, charts and graphs on paper, ink, film, plates, printing plants, employee counts, and sales volumes. There is data pertaining to printing markets in the US, Europe, Canada, Japan, Latin America, and Mexico. It contains U.S. economic data that impacts our industry, and data from various U.S. Government agencies about the printing industry. Statistics from a variety of industry-related trade and professional associations such as the Direct Marketing Association, Flexographic Technical Association, NPES, NAPIM, and much, much more are also included. According to Jackie Bland, Executive Director of GAMIS, "Since 1990 when it was first published, the Statistical Handbook has served as a valuable reference for individuals in the industry who need quick access to a wide array of statistics and information relating to the graphic communications industry. The Statistical Handbook is invaluable for research in preparing forecasts, speeches, presentations, etc." For the first time, the Statistical Handbook includes a fully searchable CD with Adobe Acrobat PDF files of every document in the Handbook. The 2002 Statistical Handbook for the Graphic Arts Industry is now available for $395 for all PIA/GATF members, and $495 for non-members. Shipping/handling are separate. Contact Jamie Erdman at GAMIS at (703) 519-8144 for more information or to place an order. You can also purchase the Statistical Handbook online from the GAIN Store. GAMIS members have already received their copies of this valuable reference work, but they may obtain additional copies for $100 each by contacting GAMIS offices directly. GAMIS is dedicated to providing its members with current, relevant market data and information on the graphic arts and related fields. The principal benefits of the organization are member-directed research studies, quarterly meetings, market research skills building, and unlimited networking opportunities.




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