Prints Charming

By Hannah Wallace May 31, 2005

Number of employees in printing and graphic arts statewide: 73,000.

In Sarasota-Manatee: 2,326.

Total amount of sales revenue statewide in 2004: $8.8 billion.

Rank of printing among Florida manufacturing industries by sales: 1.

In Sarasota-Manatee: 1.

Annual statewide payroll: $2.74 billion.

Florida's median annual press operator's salary: $40,600.

Desktop publisher: $29,860.

Sales director: $78,000.

Number of printing firms in Florida: 6,200.

In Sarasota-Manatee: 292.

National rank of the state of Florida by amount of printing shipments: 12.

Estimated number of new printers opened in Florida in 2004: 50 (in addition to numerous mergers and consolidations).

In Sarasota-Manatee: 6.

Number of main printing processes: 7 (sheetfed offset, web offset, screen, electronic including electrostatic, flexography, thermography and gravure).

Source: Michael H. Streibig, president and CEO of the Printing Association of Florida.

Filed under
Show Comments