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2012 NAICS: 323111 - Commercial printing (except screen and books)

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This U.S. industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in commercial printing (except screen printing, books printing) without publishing (except grey goods printing). Printing processes used in this industry include lithographic, gravure, flexographic, letterpress, engraving, and various digital printing technologies. This industry includes establishments engaged in commercial printing on purchased stock materials, such as stationery, invitations, labels, and similar items, on a job order basis. Establishments primarily engaged in traditional printing activities combined with document photocopying services (i.e., quick printers) or primarily engaged in printing graphical materials using digital printing equipment are included in this industry.


Establishments primarily engaged in--

  • Screen printing on purchased stock materials (except books, grey goods, and manifold business forms)--are classified in U.S. Industry 323113, Commercial Screen Printing;
  • Printing on grey goods--are classified in Industry 313310, Textile and Fabric Finishing Mills;
  • Printing books and pamphlets--are classified in U.S. Industry 323117, Books Printing;
  • Manufacturing printed stationery, invitations, labels, and similar items--are classified in Subsector 322, Paper Manufacturing;
  • Providing photocopying service on photocopy equipment without performing traditional printing activities--are classified in U.S. Industry 561439, Other Business Service Centers (including Copy Shops); and
  • Printing and publishing, known as book publishers--are classified in Subsector 511, Publishing Industries (except Internet).


This 2012 NAICS code is comprised of: All of 2007, 2002, and 1997 NAICS code 323111 (Commercial gravure printing), all of 2007, 2002, and 1997 NAICS code 323110 (Commercial lithographic printing), all of 2007, 2002, and 1997 NAICS code 323112 (Commercial flexographic printing), all of 2007, 2002, and 1997 NAICS code 323114 (Quick printing), all of 2007, 2002, and 1997 NAICS code 323115 (Digital printing), all of 2007, 2002, and 1997 NAICS code 323116 (Manifold business forms printing), all of 2007, 2002, and 1997 NAICS code 323118 (Blankbook, looseleaf binders, and devices manufacturing), and all of 2007, 2002, and 1997 NAICS code 323119 (Other commercial printing).