The Publishing_and_Printing sector category covers two distinct, yet very interdependent industries.

Publishing: Entities engaged in publishing and distributing newspapers, magazines, other periodicals, and books, as well as electronic materials.

Printing: Establishments involved in the manufacture, production, and distribution of print products, such as newspapers, books, periodicals, business forms, greeting cards, and other materials. This includes companies that perform support activities, such as bookbinding, platemaking services, and data imaging. This subsector includes printing on clothing because the production process for that activity is printing, not clothing manufacturing.

Publishing of printed and electronic products is the main theme of this category. All printing sites are colocated under the Printing subcategory.

(Source: This category description is based on the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS), 1997).

Business sites that serve specific localities or regions will not be listed here. Please submit them to the proper Regional category.
This category is intended for sites covering processes that are after the printing process and involve the finishing of the product. Processes would include counting, folding, cutting, trimming, stitching and sewing, binding, and coating and laminating.
The Prepress category refers to services and products in support of the printing industry. Prepress companies supply what is needed for a printer to run a print job. You will find both informational and business sites listed here. Business sites that serve specific localities or regions may be found under their respective Regional categories.
Business sites that serve specific localities or regions will not be listed here. Please submit them to to the proper Regional category.
The Printing category is divided into smaller sections, which are categorized by either printing technique or product type. You will find both informational and business sites listed here. Business sites that serve specific localities or regions may be found under their respective Regional categories.
Business sites that serve specific localities or regions will not be listed here. Please submit them to to the proper Regional category.
Publishing involves the preparation and issuing of printed or electronic materials for public distribution or sale. This category is for the sites of publishing businesses, and for sites related to, and focused on, the publishing process.

Sites not listed in this category include:

Submit sites focused on publishing businesses, and for sites related to, and focused on, the publishing process. The following exceptions apply:
  • Submit sites that offer to sell books and other publications directly from the website to an appropriate subcategory of Shopping: Publications.
  • If a site is about the book(s) or publication(s) of a self-published author, and does not offer sales directly from the site, submit it to an appropriate subcategory of Arts: Literature: Genres or Arts: Literature: Authors.