Mason Consulting has authored a number of research and statistical reports dealing with issues in the graphic arts industry.  We have also collaborated with a number of other researchers in the industry on similar projects.  The topics covered by these projects and the sponsors include:

  • Adaptation Strategies for a Changing Business Environment for Printing Equipment Manufacturers. (PRIMIR)
  • The Market for Print Finishing Technologies (PRIMIR)
  • The Current and Future Status of Integrated Automation in the Commercial Printing Industry (PRIMIR, with PrintCom Consulting)
  • Direct Digital Imaging  (PRIMIR, with PrintCom Consulting)
  • Study and Analysis of Digital Color Wide-Format Printing  (PRIMIR, with PrintCom Consulting)
  • The Use of Computers and Software in the Foil Stamping and Embossing Industry (FSEA)
  • A Study Comparing the Needs and Concerns of Manufacturers with Those of Graphic Arts Dealers and Distributors (NPES)
  • Operations and Wages in the Foil Stamping and Embossing Industry (FSEA)
  • Demographics of Foil Stamping and Embossing Association Members (FSEA)
  • Compensation Practices of Composite Can and Tube Institute Members (CCTI)
  • Recovered Fiber Usage by Composite Can and Tube Institute Members (CCTI)
  • How PrintImage International Members Perform Mailing Services (PII)
  • Electricity Use in the Printing Industry (NPES, with Energetics, Inc)
  • Sales Compensation Practices of North American Graphic Arts Suppliers Association Dealer Members (NAGASA)
  • Computerization and Business Systems at North American Graphic Arts Suppliers Association Dealer Members (NAGASA)
  • How North American Graphic Arts Suppliers Association Dealer Members View the Channel (NAGASA)
  • How North American Graphic Arts Suppliers Association Dealer Members View Trade Shows (NAGASA)
  • How North American Graphic Arts Suppliers Association Manufacturer Members View Distribution Practices (NAGASA)
  • How North American Graphic Arts Suppliers Association Dealer Members View Distribution Practices (NAGASA)
  • Service Practices of North American Graphic Arts Suppliers Association Dealer Members (NAGASA)
  • Markets, Products and Applications in the Business Forms and Label Industry (IBFI)
  • Review and Applications of Direct-to-Plate Technology in the Business Forms and Label Industry (IBFI)
  • Market Potential for Polyester Printing Plates  (PRIMIR, with PrintCom Consulting)
  • An Industry Assessment of Package Printing (NPES, with Prism Associates)