European Federation for Print and Digital Communication
Intergraf represents 24 national printing federations in 21 countries in Europe. Intergraf''s main task is to promote and protect the interests of the printing and related industries, working with the European Institutions, and to enhance the sector''s competitiveness through lobbying, informing and networking.
The printing industry in the 27 European countries comprises some 120,000 firms and employs some 725,000 people. The turnover in the printing industry is about 88 billion EUR.
The industry throughout Europe consists mainly of small enterprises, as 90% of them employ fewer than 20 persons.
The industry has changed over the past decade, in particular moving from analogue processes to ''digital workflows'' in which content is received and processed in electronic form. From the creation of electronic documents to digital printing and web publishing, new technologies are having their influence.