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Establishments primarily engaged in making plates for printing purposes and in related services. Also included are establishments primarily engaged in making positives or negatives from which offset lithographic plates are made. These establishments do not print from the plates which they make, but prepare them for use by others.


SIC Code 2796 - Platemaking and Related Services is a final level code of the “Manufacturing” Division. There are 564 companies classified in this industry in the USA with an estimated employment of 8,487 people.

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Industry Examples

Common types of examples within SIC Code 2796 - Platemaking and Related Services are:

  • Color separations for printing
  • Electrotype plates
  • Electrotyping for the trade
  • Embossing plates for printing
  • Engraving on copper, steel, wood, or rubber plates for printing
  • Engraving on textile printing plates and cylinders
  • Engraving, steel line: for printing purposes
  • Etching on copper, steel, wood, or rubber plates for printing purposes
  • Flexographic plates, preparation of
  • Gravure plates and cylinders, preparation of
  • Letterpress plates, preparation of
  • Linecuts
  • Lithographic plates, positives or negatives: preparation of
  • Offset plates, positives or negatives: preparation of
  • Photoengraving for the trade
  • Plates and cylinders, rotogravure printing: preparation of
  • Plates, printing: preparation of
  • Stereotype plates
  • Stereotyping for the trade

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For some business types, there may be a similar industry to SIC Code 2796 - Platemaking and Related Services that is a better classification match.

Engraving for purposes other than printing is classified in SIC Code - 3479.

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  • Facilities
  • Finance
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  • IT
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  • President
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  • Purchasing
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Extended SIC Code Categories for SIC 2796

For business marketing and targeting, SIC Codes have been extended to provide more specific classifications within SIC Code 2796 – Platemaking and Related Services. Extended SIC Codes are being continuously updated to reflect the current business environment.

6-digit SIC

  • 279601Engravers-Plastic Wood & Etc (manufacturers)
  • 279602Lettering Machines (manufacturers)
  • 279603Engravers-Photo (manufacturers)
  • 279604Lithographic Negatives & Plates (mrs)
  • 279605Lithographers (manufacturers)
  • 279606Engravers-Rubber (manufacturers)
  • 279607Engravers-Steel & Copper Plate (manufacturers)
  • 279608Lithographing On Metal (manufacturers)
  • 279609Lithographers Plate Service (manufacturers)
  • 279610Printers' Services (manufacturers)
  • 279611Metal-Photoetching (manufacturers)
  • 279612Offset Negative & Plate Service (manufacturers)
  • 279698Platemaking & Related Services (manufacturers)

7-digit SIC

  • 2796001Platemaking Services
  • 2796002Color Separations
  • 2796003Copper, Steel, Wood Or Rubber Engraving
  • 2796003Engravers-Plastic Wood (manufacturers)
  • 2796004Lithographic Negatives & Plates (manufacturers)
  • 2796005Gravure Platemaking Services
  • 2796006Platemaking & Related Services (manufacturers)
  • 2796007Gravure Printing Plate Or Cylinder Preparation
  • 2796008Lettering Machines (manufacturers)
  • 2796009Rotogravure Printing Plates & Cylinders
  • 2796010Engraving Platemaking Services
  • 2796011Engravers-Photo (manufacturers)
  • 2796012Photoengraving Plates, Linecuts Or Halftones
  • 2796013Lithographers (manufacturers)
  • 2796014Engravers-Rubber (manufacturers)
  • 2796015Steel Line Engraving
  • 2796016Engravers-Steel & Copper Plate (manufacturers)
  • 2796017Electrotype Plates
  • 2796018Lithographing On Metal (manufacturers)
  • 2796019Embossing Plates
  • 2796020Lithographers Plate Services (manufacturers)
  • 2796021Printing Plate Copper, Steel, Wood Or Rubber Etching
  • 2796022Letterpress Plate Preparation
  • 2796023Printers' Services (manufacturers)
  • 2796024Metal-Photo Etching (manufacturers)
  • 2796025Offset Negative & Plate Services (manufacturers)

8-digit SIC

  • 27960000Platemaking Services
  • 27960100Gravure Platemaking Services
  • 27960101Gravure Printing Plates Or Cylinders, Preparation Of
  • 27960102Plates And Cylinders For Rotogravure Printing
  • 27960200Engraving Platemaking Services
  • 27960201Engraving On Copper, Steel, Wood, Or Rubber: Printing Plates
  • 27960202Photoengraving Plates, Linecuts Or Halftones
  • 27960203Steel Line Engraving, For The Printing Trade
  • 27969901Color Separations, For Printing
  • 27969902Electrotype Plates
  • 27969903Embossing Plates, For Printing
  • 27969904Etching On Copper, Steel, Wood, Or Rubber: Printing Plates
  • 27969905Letterpress Plates, Preparation Of
  • 27969906Lithographic Plates, Positives Or Negatives