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Print is a great industry - it's official! And we don't just mean it's a great industry to work in either. Print plays a vitally important role in the performance of UK plc, and has huge economic significance nationally. 

Using data from a wide range of official sources, the BPIF has published UK printing - the facts and figures. This brochure sets out detailed information on the structure of our industry by region and product, as well as covering its economic importance and its productivity. It also highlights the effectiveness and sustainability of print as a modern communications medium.

We have produced this brochure as part of our on-going programme of representational activity directed toward influencing Government agencies and other organisations whose decisions impact on our member companies' interests. As with Priorities for Print - the lobbying document we have previously published, UK printing - the facts and figures will be used to educate politicians, parliamentarians and public servants about the vital role print plays in today's economy. But we'd also like you to use it too, in your own contacts with external audiences, including your customers. 

You can download a copy below. If you would like to purchase a supply of printed copies, or to receive a high-res file to enable you to print some yourself, please contact [email protected].


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