TWGA Offshoring Study Evaluates Impact of Overseas Printing
NEW YORK—TrendWatch Graphic Arts (TWGA) has released a report, “Offshore Printing: The Market for Overseas Print Providers,” which quantifies the extent to which U.S. content creators are outsourcing their print work to overseas providers. The 135-page report pinpoints who is outsourcing print work, who is increasing their outsourcing, and how much work is being outsourced. The report also looks ahead 12 to 18 months and provides a forecast by graphic arts market of how much print work will be sent overseas.
According to the report:
• In Winter of 2006, 48 percent of corporate design departments that off-shored print work said they did so for foreign distribution.
• In Winter of 2006, 30 percent of the design and production firms that off-shored print work off-shored packaging.
One of the fundamental issues addressed by the report is, Does the off-shoring trend represent a threat or an opportunity for domestic printers? For more information on this report, call 866-873-6310 or visit www.trendwatchgraphicarts.com.