Today’s Printing Industry

Since our founder, Mr Marriott, began his surveying life specialising in the printing industry, Marriott & Co. has witnessed a slow decline in the global printing industry.

Long life heavy-duty lithographic printing presses (and other traditional printing equipment) have been replaced with modern digital printing machines, including toner and inkjet machines, which typically depreciate very quickly and become obsolete within a few years.

We had the pleasure last spring of valuing the excellent modern machinery at two different digital printing businesses, and we continue to receive more corporate enquiries from printing businesses than any other sector.

So, whilst the printing industry has shrunk from its ‘hey day’, we are hopeful the decline has plateaued and the demand for printed matter will remain at a decent level to ensure the continuation of what we consider to be a noble art form.