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SGIA Releases New Financial-Survey Results

(May 2007) posted on Tue May 01, 2007


Big companies are expecting big sales this year, according to the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association’s (SGIA) Financial Outlook survey. Of the respondents who predicated 15-29% growth, those in the categories of $1 million to $4.9 million and $10 million or more in sales had the largest representation.

When asked to describe the areas that will fuel the growth, 20.8% projected digital imaging alone (32.4% in 2006), 19.4% projected a combination of screen and digital (24.2% in 2006), and 16.8% projected screen alone (16.8% in 2006). Respondents also described percentage of company sales in 2006 in terms of imaging technologies: 34% said screen printing accounted for 76-100% of sales; 40% said digital printing accounted for 1-25% of sales; 85% said pad printing accounted for 1-25% of sales; 60% said embroidery accounted for 1-25% of sales; and 60% said other types of printed products accounted for 1-25% of sales.

Data from the survey were compiled from the 713 responses to SGIA’s Financial Outlook survey, conducted Jan-Feb, 2007. Of the participants’ involvement with imaging, 53% said they focused on digital printing, 41% on screen-printed graphics, 32.1% on screen-printed textiles, 19.2% on embroidery, and 9% on pad printing. For more information about SGIA’s Surveys & Statistics, contact SGIA, 10015 Main St., Fairfax, VA 22031, 703-385-1335, fax: 703-273-0456, Web: www.sgia.org.


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