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CAPV and WhatTheyThink.com Release Quarterly Survey with Printers and Print Buyers

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October 20, 2003 - WhatTheyThink.com and CAP Ventures have released the results of their Quarterly Printer and Print Buyer Confidence Index. The data was compiled from 230 printers and print buyers throughout the United States. The index provides industry executives with real-time analysis of PRINT DEMAND and CAPITAL SPENDING expectations. Highlights: - When asked if their average print volume increased or decreased last quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago, 40.5% of PRINTER respondents said their print volume increased. 27.4% indicated that their print volume increased by 3% - 5%, and the mean increase in average print volume was 12.8%. - When PRINTERS provided their 90-day outlook, 58% expected demand to increase. - 24% of PRINT BUYERS saw no change in their print spending last quarter, compared with the same quarter a year ago. Most respondents do not anticipate a great deal of change in either direction. - Over 50% of PRINT BUYERS surveyed expect to spend less than $30,000 on print-related expenses over the next 90 days. WhatTheyThink.com’s Premium Access members can view the charts, graphs, demographics and comparisons with previous data. The Index also examines spending plans on capital equipment like: - Prepress - Offset & Conventional Presses - Color Copiers & Printers - High Speed Digital Color - High Speed Digital B&W - Wide Format Printers - Bindery Equipment - Print Management Software For more information, visit www.whattheythink.com To see the full report: http://members.whattheythink.com/surveys/cap031020.cfm