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CAP Ventures Announces New In-Plant Printing Study

Press release from the issuing company

(Norwell,MA)August 6, 2003... The least understood segment of the printing industry is In-Plant Printing Services. Corporate print service providers have seen how digitalization of workflow has impacted the market, in addition to dramatic growth in facilities management and outsourcing. To determine the size of this opportunity and how print and related services might migrate in the future, CAP Ventures announces the launch of a new multi-client study entitled Corporate Printing Services: The In-Plant PrintingOpportunity.  Key objectives of the study include: • Size and structure of the market   • Adoption and future potential for digital printing equipment (black & white and color)   • Adoption and future potential for related software and services   • Developing an understanding of page migration trends and the influence of decentralized, departmental devices; outsourcing/facilities management; and the migration of black & white and spot color pages to full color CAP Ventures estimates that in 2002, the In-Plant segment accounted for 20% of all Print-on-Demand printing installations in theUnited States. These in-plant printing establishments accounted for $12.6 billion in revenue. The CAP Ventures study will examine the full range of corporate printing services, from central reproduction departments to the mailroom that performs production copying and printing. It will determine what is really transpiring in the world of corporate printing services, define the various segments of the corporate printing services market, and offer insight into what is produced on-site versus off-site today and in the future.  The study will examine the speed and nature of the migration to electronic distribution of internal and external corporate information at the expense of overall print volumes, as well as the proliferation of distributed multifunction peripherals' impact on print volumes in centralized corporate print services facilities.  A forecast for printing equipment and facilities management/outsourcing, as well as the expected future share of digital monochrome and color page volumes will also be included. The study results will help to better define opportunities in the market and formulate a vision of the in-plant corporate printing services of the future.  The research will include over 400 interviews and a number of in-depth personal interviews with corporate print service managers to understand the structure and configuration of corporate printing services, the extent to which outsourcing is currently being used or planned for the future, and the process by which users can choose to utilize outside services.  "Ultimately, the research will define today's corporate print services environment, identify trends impacting these operations, and develop a picture of the corporate printing services department of the future," commentedCharlie Corr, Group Director at CAP Ventures. "The study will serve to guide corporate print service professionals as well as suppliers to this segment in structuring an effective portfolio of offerings to meet new and emerging business requirements." Companies can currently arrange for advance participation at a discounted price and help direct the focus of the research. For more information, please contactStewart MacDonaldat (781) 871-9000, x 175 or via e-mail at [email protected]