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Description for 2796: Platemaking and Related Services

Division D: Manufacturing | Major Group 27: Printing, Publishing, And Allied Industries

Industry Group 279: Service Industries For The Printing Trade


2796 Platemaking and Related Services
Establishments primarily engaged in making plates for printing purposes and in related services. Also included are establishments primarily engaged in making positives or negatives from which offset lithographic plates are made. These establishments do not print from the plates which they make, but prepare them for use by others. Engraving for purposes other than printing is classified in Industry 3479.
  • Color separations for printing
  • Electrotype plates
  • Electrotyping for the trade
  • Embossing plates for printing
  • Engraving on copper, steel, wood, or rubber plates for printing
  • Engraving on textile printing plates and cylinders
  • Engraving, steel line: for printing purposes
  • Etching on copper, steel, wood, or rubber plates for printing purposes
  • Flexographic plates, preparation of
  • Gravure plates and cylinders, preparation of
  • Letterpress plates, preparation of
  • Linecuts
  • Lithographic plates, positives or negatives: preparation of
  • Offset plates, positives or negatives: preparation of
  • Photoengraving for the trade
  • Plates and cylinders, rotogravure printing: preparation of
  • Plates, printing: preparation of
  • Stereotype plates
  • Stereotyping for the trade


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