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Establishments primarily engaged in typesetting for the trade, including advertisement typesetting.


SIC Code 2791 - Typesetting is a final level code of the “Manufacturing” Division. There are 671 companies classified in this industry in the USA with an estimated employment of 5,770 people.

Industry Examples

Common types of examples within SIC Code 2791 - Typesetting are:

  • Advertisement typesetting
  • Composition, hand: for the printing trade
  • Composition, machine: e.g., linotype, monotype - for the printing
  • Photocomposition
  • Phototypesetting
  • Typesetting for the printing trade
  • Typesetting, computer controlled
  • Typographic composition

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Extended SIC Code Categories for SIC 2791

For business marketing and targeting, SIC Codes have been extended to provide more specific classifications within SIC Code 2791 – Typesetting. Extended SIC Codes are being continuously updated to reflect the current business environment.

6-digit SIC

  • 279101 Typographers (manufacturers)
  • 279102 Typesetting (manufacturers)
  • 279103 Prepress Services (manufacturers)
  • 279104 Cold Type Composition-Equip/supls (manufacturers)

7-digit SIC

  • 2791001 Typesetting (manufacturers)
  • 2791002 Computer Controlled Typesetting
  • 2791003 Typographic Composition
  • 2791004 Photocomposition
  • 2791005 Typographers (manufacturers)
  • 2791006 Hand Composition Typesetting
  • 2791007 Linotype Composition
  • 2791008 Prepress Services (manufacturers)
  • 2791009 Cold Type Composition-Equipment Supplies (manufacturers)
  • 2791010 Monotype Composition

8-digit SIC

  • 27910000 Typesetting
  • 27910100 Hand Composition Typesetting
  • 27910101 Linotype Composition, For The Printing Trade
  • 27910102 Monotype Composition, For The Printing Trade
  • 27910103 Photocomposition, For The Printing Trade
  • 27910104 Typographic Composition, For The Printing Trade
  • 27919901 Typesetting, Computer Controlled