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Modern Printing Technology

Across the world, over 45 trillion pages (2005 figure) are printed annually. In 2006 there were approximately 30,700 printing companies in the United States, accounting for $112 billion, according to the 2006 U.S. Industry & Market Outlook by Barnes Reports. Print jobs that move through the Internet made up 12.5% of the total U.S. printing market last year, according to research firm InfoTrend/CAP Ventures.

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Modern Printing Technology - Gravure
... Gravure printing is an intaglio printing technique, where the image to be printed is made up of small depressions in the surface of the printing plate ... The printing plates are usually made from copper and may be produced by digital engraving or laser etching ... Gravure printing is used for long, high-quality print runs such as magazines, mail-order catalogues, packaging, and printing onto fabric and wallpaper ...

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