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2012 NAICS: 323120 - Support activities for printing

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Source & Description   Frequency Latest Data Geography Industry
Manufacturers' Shipments, Inventories, and Orders (M3)MonthlyAug 2014U.S.Selected thru 5 digits
U.S. International Trade Statistics (imports and exports) (FTD)MonthlyAug 2014U.S.Selected 3- thru 6-digits
County Business Patterns (CBP)Annual2012U.S., states, counties, metros, ZIP Codes, and island areasSelected 2- thru 6-digits
Statistics of U.S. Businesses (SUSB)Annual2011U.S., states, metro areas, countiesSelected 2- thru 6-digits
Economic Census (ECN)Every 5 years2012U.S., states, counties, places, metros, ZIP Codes2- thru 6-digits
Survey of Business Owners (SBO)Every 5 years2007U.S., states, counties, cities, metro areasSelected 2- thru 6-digits

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Economic CensusGeographic Area Series All sectors: Geographic Area Series: Economy-Wide Key Statistics: 2012 2012
Industry series Manufacturing: Industry Series: Detailed Statistics by Industry for the United States: 2012 2012
Manufacturing: Industry Series: Materials Consumed by Kind for the United States: 2012 2012

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This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in performing prepress and postpress services in support of printing activities. Prepress services may include such things as platemaking, typesetting, tradebinding and sample mounting. Postpress services include such things as book or paper bronzing, die-cutting, edging, embossing, folding, gilding, gluing, and indexing.


Establishments primarily engaged in--

  • Engraving of the type done on metal--are classified in U.S. Industry 332812, Metal Coating, Engraving (except Jewelry and Silverware), and Allied Services to Manufacturers;
  • Manufacturing photosensitive plates for printing--are classified in U.S. Industry 325992, Photographic Film, Paper, Plate, and Chemical Manufacturing;
  • Manufacturing blank plates (except photosensitive plates) for printing--are classified in U.S. Industry 333244, Printing Machinery and Equipment Manufacturing; and
  • Printing books or printing and binding books--are classified in U.S. Industry 323117, Books Printing.


This 2012 NAICS code is comprised of: All of 2007, 2002, and 1997 NAICS code 323121 (Tradebinding and related work), and all of 2007, 2002, and 1997 NAICS code 323122 (Prepress services).