New Edition of the 2004 Printing & Graphic Arts Directory Now Available at; Lists Essential Details of 2500 North American Companies in the Printing and Packaging Industries

New Edition of the 2004 Printing & Graphic Arts Directory Now Available at; Lists Essential Details of 2500 North American Companies in the Printing and Packaging Industries

HARRISVILLE, RI (PRWEB) June 16, 2004 –

Printing industry commentator and forecaster Dr. Joe Webb is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the latest edition of the C. Barnes & Co. Printing & Graphic Arts Directory. “This is the most detailed source for information on every major printing company, prepress house and trade bindery in the U.S. and Canada,” said Craig Barnes, publisher of the directory. “We are happy to make it available through Dr. Webb’s e-Store.”

Directory details:

— more than 2,500 printing and graphic arts companies with 100 or more employees

— represents prime consumers of paper and other production materials

— account for approximately 60% of the industry’s total capital investment

— listed companies have an annual worldwide sales volume of $ 104 billion in printing and packaging markets

— includes mergers, acquisitions, plant closures, and an economic overview

Company listings include:

— addresses

— phone numbers

— web site URLs

— company sales

— employee size

— press equipment by type

— key executives

— primary market segments in which they participate.

Up to 4 key executives are featured in each location profile in the Directory. These key executives are typically:

— CEO/Owner/Partner/President/Chairman



— General Managers/Plant Managers

— Pressroom Supervisor/Prepress Supervisor/Bindery Supervisor

Market segments covered are:

— book printing

— business forms printing

— catalogs & directories

— direct mail printing

— financial printing

— general commercial

— inserts & coupons

— labels & wrappers

— magazines & periodicals

— newspaper printing

— package printing

— prepress services

— specialty printing

— trade binding

Among the top companies included are: Banta, Bowne, Cadmus, Consolidated Graphics, Conveo (formerly Mail-Well), Courier, Deluxe, Ennis, Quad Graphics, Quebecor World, Valassis, Vertis, and many others.

It is an excellent tool for sales and marketing planning, prospect and sales lead development, distribution planning, sales territory planning, competitive intelligence, business analysis, merger & acquisition work, and many other purposes. It is especially helpful for national account selling, as individual properties are listed under their corporate parents.

The report is $ 695 as a downloadable Adobe Acrobat file. A special price is available for the report and a company data base (readable in Microsoft Excel) and other programs for only $ 995. It is also available on CD-ROM for a nominal additional charge.

To order, please go to:

To see a sample page from a previous edition, please go to:

About C. Barnes & Co.

C. Barnes & Co., located in Bath, Maine, is a research firm that focuses on the printing & graphic arts industry. Since 1998 the company has supplied clients with market research services and publications, most notably, the Printing & Graphic Arts Directory. C. Barnes & Co.’s extensive database on printing industry is a reliable source for list rentals and research information on the major players in the printing and packaging industries.

Craig Barnes, president, has an extensive market research and economics background. He was previously an executive researcher for Printing Industries of America, the industry’s largest trade association, and managed several of its well-known industry reports, including as PIA’s Print Market Atlas, Technology Benchmarks, the Web Offset Association’s Market Outlook Study, and many others.

About Dr. Joe Webb

Industry commentator and forecaster Dr. Joe Webb is a 26+ year veteran of the graphic arts industry. He has served the industry as a consultant, executive, and the founder of the TrendWatch surveys. His academic background is a combination of business, computer technologies, and graphic arts. His doctoral work was completed at the NYU Center for Graphic Arts Management and Technology. Dr. Webb has worked with industry suppliers of all types, including those marketing capital equipment such as presses, software developers, computer and peripheral manufacturers and developers, national and multinational organizations, associations, and others. A frequent speaker at industry events, Dr. Webb’s weekly column “Fridays with Dr. Joe” appears at where it has become a must-read feature for the entire printing industry. (Photos of Dr. Webb for editorial purposes can be downloaded at

Dr. Webb is the author of “Renewing the Print Industry: A Contrarian’s Constructive Perspective.” A sample of that report can be downloaded at


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