International confederation for printing and allied industries
Intergraf represents 23 national printing federations in 20 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 132,000 firms and employs some 853,000 people. The turnover in the printing industry is about 105 billion EUR. The industry throughout Europe consists mainly of small enterprises, as 85% 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.