Insights4Print: Printers are doing quite well

According to a publication by, written by Eddy Hagen, printers are doing quite well. Especially in Belgium, their margins are better than the average of other industries.
Unfortunately the gap between successful printers and the less flourishing printers is becoming bigger. Read Eddy´s intro below for more visit

Printing isn’t a bad industry
If you are a profit leader

Good morning!

Another article on statistics, this time my favorite statistics. Each year the National Bank of Belgium publishes an overview of financial ratios based on the annual accounts from all companies. Which is a great statistic! Just yesterday the data from 2015 was published, the oldest data available is from 1994…

An important conclusions is that the printing industry offers a nice margin, if you are a profit leader. But the gap between profit leaders and laggards has grown, once again.

In my article I’ve included several graphs based upon these new statistics. Check it out on my blog!


Rob van den Braak

Printer’s devil (1964), phototypesetter, offsetprinter, teacher of graphic techniques, salesmanager, productmanager, trade journalist, founder of BlokBoek e-zine (2011). But above all husband, father, friend and lover of life in southern Spain (since 2010).

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