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InfoTrends/CAP Ventures Report Defines and Sizes the $16 Billion U.S. In-Plant Market

Press release from the issuing company

(Weymouth, MA) October 20, 2004…In a new white paper from InfoTrends/CAP Ventures, analysts identify key components of the in-plant printer market in the United States and provide estimates on the number of sites and the revenue associated with those sites. These results are available immediately in the report entitled Defining and Sizing the In-Plant Market in the United States. InfoTrends/CAP Ventures’ research indicates there were a total of 50,576 in-plant printing facilities generating nearly $16 billion in revenue in the United States during 2003. In-plant facilities provide many benefits, including cost savings, volume, convenience, and control. These benefits and easier print technology are fueling the growth in this market. As the in-plant segment grows in importance, the central issue will concern who is managing these sites and their impact on the overall market. An in-plant operation can be operated by the company or managed by an outside firm. InfoTrends/CAP Ventures considers operations that are outsourced to be facilities management sites. The in-plant print market has historically been a target market for facilities management (FM) providers. InfoTrends/CAP Ventures believes that FM providers have primarily been targeting small copy/print sites rather than traditional in-plant print shops. Accounting for 40,151 sites and $3.2 billion in revenue in 2003, small copy/print sites are a major component of the overall in-plant market. "We learned a tremendous amount about the U.S. in-plant market through our recent study and we are offering a key piece of that research here,” commented Jim Hamilton, a Director at InfoTrends/CAP Ventures. “This new white paper provides what many people have been asking us for: a comprehensive definition and a market size estimate for the U.S. in-plant market." Content for this report was heavily drawn from InfoTrends/CAP Ventures Multi-Client study entitled Corporate Print Services: The In-Plant Printing Opportunity, which was completed earlier this year. The full study is available for purchase immediately. The report entitled Defining and Sizing the In-Plant Market in the United States is available immediately to clients of InfoTrends/CAP Ventures’ North American On Demand Printing & Publishing Consulting Service. For more information on the report or to make a purchase, please contact Alison Hipp at (781) 616-2100, ext.126 or via e-mail at [email protected]