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New PRIMIR study, Digital Printing Outlook in a Production Environment

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Boston, MA & Annapolis, MD - State Street Consultants, Inc. and John M Hamm and Associates, LLC will jointly conduct a new Print Industries Market Information and Research Organization (PRIMIR) study, Digital Printing Outlook in a Production Environment. This study, slated for completion in the fall of 2006, will provide quantitative and qualitative analysis and forecasts of the North American production digital printing marketplace. It is designed to produce actionable information for the decision makers of vendors and users of digital printing equipment and consumables. • The study will include detailed, quantitative information regarding the installed base and forecasts for future adoption of digital printing equipment and substrate usage. The analysis will cover breakdowns by machine speed and technology, and by market segment, with forecasts for 2006 and 2011. • It will provide qualitative analysis of trends in the adoption of digital printing, along with barriers and drivers for adoption and how these trends will impact the marketplace. According to Jackie Bland, Managing Director of PRIMIR, “We are excited about the team that we have selected to complete this research. State Street Consultants, with their long history of research in the digital printing market, has tremendous databases of graphic arts printing and publishing sites and solid experience in producing professional market research studies. John M Hamm & Associates provides a solid knowledge base and insights into digital printing from both commercial printer and industry supplier perspectives”. William K. “Kip” Smythe, PRIMIR President stated, “Backed by a long history of digital printing research, State Street Consultants plans to use their graphic arts database of printing and publishing sites as a key component in developing a user-modifiable computer model that will be a major part of this study”. The Print Industries Market Information and Research Organization (PRIMIR), provides in-depth research and analysis for the graphic communications industry. Formed in 2005 when the NPES Market Research Committee merged with GAMIS, PRIMIR annually provides its members with current, relevant market data and detailed information on graphic arts and related fields. Members also benefit from meetings, market research skills building, and robust networking opportunities. Sate Street Consultants, Inc. is a general management consulting firm established in 1973, and specializing in sales productivity, market share and growth projects for leaders in the graphic arts, packaging, digital imaging, and other high-tech industries. Services include consulting, market research, market intelligence and sales support, with emphasis on helping managers make specific product, market and strategic decisions. Their North American Market Scanning Service database of printing, publishing, and packaging, sites is based on 15,000 to 18,000 detailed telephone survey calls made each year. Contact: www.statestreetconsultants.com; 148 State Street, Boston, MA 02109; 617-482-1234; [email protected]. John M. Hamm & Associates, LLC is a consulting firm that provides business and market development services worldwide to graphic arts suppliers, service providers and users of digital printing and publishing products. John M. Hamm & Associates partners with its clients, providing them with in-depth market knowledge, objective analysis, and client-specific guidance toward market-making business results. Contact: www.johnmhamm.com; 607 Creek View Ave., Annapolis, MD. 21403; 410-263-3533; [email protected]. When completed in the fall of 2006, the study “Digital Printing Outlook in a Production Environment” will be distributed exclusively to PRIMIR and NPES members. For PRIMIR membership information contact Jackie Bland, Managing Director at [email protected], or by phone at (703) 264-7200, ext. 287.

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