The globalization of the world economy has caused a reduction of profit margins. This has affected the Editorial and Graphic Arts Sector as well.
Technological improvements have increased the capacity and enhanced the efficiency of production. These same technological improvements have also diminished earnings due to strong competition.
Production plants have migrated from well developed
countries to others with less labor costs, creating
new international strategic alliances, using new instruments
such as internet.
Pre-press services required in Europe or in United States are now being outsourced in other countries, with the benefit of a cost reduction, while maintaining the quality and delivery standards.