Printing and service activities related to printing
Group Number: 181

This group includes printing of products, such as newspapers, books, periodicals, business forms, greeting cards, and other materials, and associated support activities, such as bookbinding, plate-making services, and data imaging. Printing can be done using various techniques and on different materials.

Available Business Activities:
Activity Number: 1811

This class includes:

  • Printing of newspapers, magazines and other periodicals, books and brochures, music and music manuscripts, maps, atlases, posters, advertising
  • Catalogues, prospectuses and other printed advertising, postage stamps, taxation stamps, documents of title, cheques and other security papers,
  • Diaries, Calendars, business forms and other commercial printed matter, personal stationery and other printed matter by letterpress, offset,
  • Photogravure, flexographic and other printing presses, duplication machines, computer printers, embossers etc., including quick printing
  • Printing directly onto textiles, plastic, glass, metal, wood and ceramics (except silkscreen printing on textiles and wearing apparel)
  • The material printed is typically copyrighted.
  • This class also includes:
  • Printing on labels or tags (lithographic, gravure printing, flexographic printing, other)

This class excludes:

  • Silk-screen printing on textiles and wearing apparel, see 1313
  • Manufacture of paper articles, such as binders, see 1709
  • Publishing of printed matter, see group 581
  • Photocopying of documents, see 8219
Service activities related to printing
Activity Number: 1812

This class includes:

  • Binding of printed sheets, e.g. into books, brochures, magazines, catalogues etc., by folding, assembling, stitching, glueing, collating, basting, adhesive binding, trimming, gold stamping
  • Composition, typesetting, phototypesetting, pre-press data input including scanning and optical character recognition, electronic make-up
  • Plate-making services including imagesetting and plate-setting (for the printing processes letterpress and offset)
  • Engraving or etching of cylinders for gravure
  • Plate processes direct to plate (also photopolymer plates)
  • Preparation of plates and dies for relief stamping or printing
  • Production of proofs
  • Artistic work including preparation of litho stones and prepared woodblocks
  • Production of reprographic products Design of printing products e.g. sketches, layouts, dummies etc.
  • Other graphic activities such as die-sinking or die-stamping, Braille copying, punching and drilling, embossing, varnishing and laminating, collating and insetting, creasing
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