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China's Production Printing Industry Represents New Opportunities and Threats for Vendors and Service Providers

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(Weymouth, MA) November 28, 2005 -- InfoTrends/CAP Ventures is launching one of the most comprehensive studies of the Chinese production printing market and the opportunity for digital printing technology ever undertaken. This landmark study will evaluate the current state of the Chinese market and provide a forecast through 2010. China is growing at a much higher rate than more mature economies such as North America, Japan, or Western Europe. Estimates of growth in printing revenue vary, but they averaged 19% per year between 1999 and 2004. “This growth in the Chinese market presents significant opportunities and threats,” commented Charlie Corr, a Group Director at InfoTrends/CAP Ventures. “For equipment and supplies vendors, this growth represents an opportunity for incremental growth. For print service providers, it represents new competition and new opportunities for partnerships.” InfoTrends/CAP Ventures' study will examine the full range of the production printing opportunities in China, including the commercial printing market, from small quick printers to large commercial printers. This market includes digital printers, copy shops, quick printers, in-plant operations, and specialists such as book or forms printers. “Our study will enable subscribers to gain a solid understanding of China's market structure and the opportunities and threats it presents,” continued Mr. Corr. “It will enable the reader to make more informed decisions about China in the years ahead.” The study will discuss the results of surveys with 400 production print providers. It will provide qualitative data on the growth of the market, brand preferences, and purchasing intentions for a variety of equipment and services. In addition, InfoTrends/CAP Ventures will also conduct in-depth interviews with key printers, distributors, and industry leaders. These discussions will cover current and future plans, and will include respondents' views on critical industry topics such as competition, business ownership, and business focus. The study will also provide detailed data on the structure of the printing industry in China, aligning industry statistics with NACIS data from North America. The results of the research will provide insight into the speed and nature of the migration to modern printing equipment and integrated workflows, the adoption of CTP, and the opportunity for digital printing. To sign up as a study participant for The Chinese Production Printing Market: The Next Big Opportunity for Digital Printing & Workflow? contact Alison Hipp at (781) 616-2100, ext. 126, or via e-mail at [email protected] Early subscriber discounts are available through January 20, 2006. Early subscribers will have significant opportunities to direct the survey and cross-tabulations.