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A.F. Lewis Updates GraphSTATS

Press release from the issuing company

NEW YORK -- March 8, 2004 -- A.F. Lewis Information Services, the leader in providing database resources to the graphic arts industry, has announced the updated edition of GraphSTATS, its quarterly compendium of industry establishment and equipment statistics. The new edition includes the latest figures on commercial and quick print establishments, inplant printers, plants with color copiers, plants with sheetfed presses, and many more. The printing industry is changing rapidly; having the latest plant and equipment counts is essential to making informed business decisions in this dynamic market. GraphSTATS ensures that industry suppliers spend their marketing dollars in the right place. How many printing establishments own offset presses 40-inch or larger? Is that more or less than five years ago? What about three years ago? How many of those plants also have postpress equipment? Prepress equipment? Where, geographically, are those firms? And what forces are driving any increase or decrease in the installed base of offset presses? Questions like these are important to companies who sell products and equipment to firms in the graphic arts industry. The answers to these questions-and many others like them-are essential to determining the effective allocation of sales and marketing resources. Are you spending your money in the right places? And the answers to these questions and many more can be found in A.F. Lewis Information Services' publication GraphSTATS. GraphSTATS is an interactive CD-ROM-based report, updated and published four times a year, containing 150 of the most pertinent summaries and counts of graphic arts facilities by principal product and major equipment operated. GraphSTATS has been a widely respected and cited source of demographic and geographic information for the graphic arts industry for more than 25 years. The extensive datasheets included in each issue of GraphSTATS have been compiled from the Graphic Arts Blue Book data, containing more than 1,200 different product headings and 70,000 printing establishments. Each issue of GraphSTATS contains: -- The number of establishments owning all classes of prepress, printing, and postpress equipment-including breakdowns by size and type of press operated. -- The total installed base of all classes of graphic arts equipment. -- Demographic breakdowns of graphic arts establishments by size and class of firm as well as type of equipment owned and operated. -- A state-by-state breakdown of where in the U.S. those establishments and installations are. -- A breakdown of establishment and equipment counts by SCF (three-digit ZIP code). -- Historical data that show the change in the number of establishments and the installed base over time, many dating as far back as the 1970s. -- Detailed commentary identifying industry trends and explaining what forces are responsible for historical changes and trends in establishments and installations. Each GraphSTATS CD-ROM presents establishment and installed base data in PDF form with interactive links to corresponding Excel spreadsheets that let users find exactly the data they need. The Winter 2004 edition, published in February 2004, contains updated datasheets on: -- The total number of plants with presses; -- The number of commercial and quick printers; -- Label and wrapper printers; -- Inplant printers; -- Plants with color copiers, and the number of color copiers operated; -- Plants with offset presses 14 x 20 in. or smaller and number of presses operated; -- Plants with sheetfed presses (all sizes) and number of presses operated; -- Plants with heatset offset presses and number of presses operated; -- Plants with collators and number of collators operated. GraphSTATS is an essential promotion, marketing, and sales planning tool for graphic arts industry manufacturers and suppliers that tells you exactly who your customers are, how many of them there are, and where specifically they are. A yearly $1499 subscription to GraphSTATS includes four CDs (updated quarterly). Discounts are available for multi-user subscriptions. For more information and samples of GraphSTATS datasheets, as well as the many other services and products available to industry suppliers from A.F. Lewis Information Services, please visit: http://www.gabb.com/pages/graph.html or contact Carl Sartori, Director of Sales, at 646-746-7429, [email protected]