Major Group: 27—Printing, Publishing, And Allied Industries

This major group includes establishments engaged in printing by one or more common processes, such as letterpress; lithography (including offset), gravure, or screen; and those establishments which perform services for the printing trade, such as bookbinding and platemaking. This major group also includes establishments engaged in publishing newspapers, books, and periodicals, regardless of whether or not they do their own printing. News syndicates are classified in Services, Industry 7383. Establishments primarily engaged in textile printing and finishing fabrics are classified in Major Group 22, and those engaged in printing and stamping on fabric articles are classified in Industry 2396. Establishments manufacturing products that contain incidental printing, such as advertising or instructions, are classified according to the nature of the products for example, as cartons, bags, plastics film, or paper.

Codes Titles Number of US Businesses
Industry Group 271: Newspapers: Publishing, Or Publishing And Printing
2711Newspapers: Publishing, or Publishing and Printing11,051
Industry Group 272: Periodicals: Publishing, Or Publishing And Printing
2721Periodicals: Publishing, or Publishing and Printing5,439
Industry Group 273: Books
2731Books: Publishing, or Publishing and Printing5,636
2732Book Printing442
Industry Group 274: Miscellaneous Publishing
2741Miscellaneous Publishing22,535
Industry Group 275: Commercial Printing
2752Commercial Printing, Lithographic25,902
2754Commercial Printing, Gravure685
2759Commercial Printing, Not Elsewhere Classified14,534
Industry Group 276: Manifold Business Forms
2761Manifold Business Forms320
Industry Group 277: Greeting Cards
2771Greeting Cards357
Industry Group 278: Blankbooks, Looseleaf Binders, And Bookbinding
2782Blankbooks, Looseleaf Binders and Devices872
2789Bookbinding and Related Work801
Industry Group 279: Service Industries For The Printing Trade
2791Typesetting606
2796Platemaking and Related Services420