NAICS Code 323120 Support Activities for Printing




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.

Cross References

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

Industries Included

  • Almanac binding without printing
  • Book binding shops
  • Book binding without printing
  • Color separation services, for the printing trade
  • Dictionary binding without printing
  • Electronic prepress services for the printing trade
  • Electrotype plate preparation services
  • Embossing plate preparation services
  • Encyclopedia binding without printing
  • Engraving printing plate, for the printing trade
  • Fiction book binding without printing
  • Flexographic plate preparation services
  • Gold stamping books for the trade
  • Gravure plate and cylinder preparation services
  • Imagesetting services, prepress
  • Letterpress plate preparation services
  • Lithographic plate preparation services
  • Nonfiction book binding without printing
  • Offset plate preparation services
  • Pamphlet binding without printing
  • Photocomposition services, for the printing trade
  • Photoengraving plate preparation services
  • Phototypesetting services
  • Postpress services (e.g., beveling, bronzing, folding, gluing, edging, foil stamping, gilding) on printed materials
  • Prepress printing services (e.g., color separation, imagesetting, photocomposition, typesetting)
  • Printing plate preparation services
  • Printing postpress services (e.g., beveling, bronzing, folding, gluing, edging, foil stamping) to printed products (e.g., books, cards, paper)
  • Printing prepress services (e.g., color separation, imagesetting, photocomposition, typesetting)
  • Professional book binding without printing
  • Rebinding books, magazines, or pamphlets
  • Religious book binding without printing
  • Repairing books
  • Rotogravure printing plates and cylinders preparation services
  • Samples mounting
  • School textbooks binding without printing
  • Screen for printing, preparation services
  • Swatches and samples, mounting for the trade
  • Technical manual paper (books) binding without printing
  • Trade binding services
  • Typesetting (i.e., computer controlled, hand, machine)

Industry Leaders