Frank on Industry Research and WhatTheyThink's Printing Forecast
Published on February 10, 2017
Frank reviews WhatTheyThink's latest research and "Printing Forecast 2017". This insightful report captures the mindset of the printing industry at this time and presents both Federal data and projections.
This WhatTheyThink executive report, prepared by Dr. Joe Webb and Richard Romano, looks back at 2016 and ahead to what the industry can expect, economically and technologically, in 2017.
The centerpiece of the report is a detailed analysis of the results of the WhatTheyThink/ERC Printing Industry Survey conducted in Fall 2016. Data obtained in this survey of more than 400 industry executives include current and expected business conditions, top business challenges, top business opportunities, and planned investments for 2017. Order a copy on the WhatTheyThink Store.
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