Industry Benchmarks: Measuring Performance
For print shop owners, understanding their position vs. industry benchmarks is very important in order to improve key areas of their operations. Benchmarks can be used to measure straightforward financial ratios and aspects of the print operation, as well as where the company stands in terms of adoption of processes and technologies that enable new business. InfoTrends’ recent “Emerging Trends” survey, developed in conjunction with NAPCO (the publisher of Printing Impressions and In-Plant Graphics magazines), was designed to create performance and value innovation benchmarks for the production printing market. A total of 377 shops consisting of print-for-pay and in-plant shops completed the survey in February.
Tim Greene is a Research Director within IDC's Hardcopy Solutions group. Greene is responsible for coverage of the large format printing, 3D printing, and digital signage markets.