NAICS Code 323111

NAICS 323111

NAICS Code 323111 – Commercial Printing (except Screen and Books)

Definition of NAICS Code 323111: This U.S. industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in commercial printing (except screen printing, books printing) without publishing (except grey goods printing). Printing processes used in this industry include lithographic, gravure, flexographic, letterpress, engraving, and various digital printing technologies. This industry includes establishments engaged in commercial printing on purchased stock materials, such as stationery, invitations, labels, and similar items, on a job order basis. Establishments primarily engaged in traditional printing activities combined with document photocopying services (i.e., quick printers) or primarily engaged in printing graphical materials using digital printing equipment are included in this industry.

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Cross Reference Guide for Code 323111

What codes are similar to this classification that might be a more applicable code? The cross-reference guide below displays the codes for other similar industries. Please review to find the most applicable classification.

  • Screen printing on purchased stock materials (except books, grey goods, and manifold business forms)–are classified in U.S. Industry NAICS 323113, Commercial Screen Printing;
  • Printing on grey goods–are classified in Industry NAICS 313310, Textile and Fabric Finishing Mills;
  • Printing books and pamphlets–are classified in U.S. Industry NAICS 323117, Books Printing;
  • Manufacturing printed stationery, invitations, labels, and similar items–are classified in Subsector 322, Paper Manufacturing;
  • Providing photocopying service on photocopy equipment without performing traditional printing activities–are classified in U.S. Industry NAICS 561439, Other Business Service Centers (including Copy Shops); and
  • Printing and publishing, known as publishers–are classified in Subsector 511, Publishing Industries (except Internet).

Other Index Entries for NAICS 323111

The North American Industry Classification System contains multiple index entries that are each descriptive of the same code. The bulleted list below shows all applicable index entries (Current and former) that are associated with this classification. These index entries further elaborate on the scope of applicable industries that have already been defined at the top of this page.

  • Address lists commercial printing (except screen) without publishing
  • Advertising materials (e.g., coupons, flyers) commercial printing (except screen) without publishing
  • Agricultural magazines and periodicals commercial printing (except screen) without publishing
  • Albums (e.g., photo, scrap) and refills manufacturing
  • Appointment books and refills manufacturing
  • Art prints commercial printing (except screen) without publishing
  • Atlases commercial printing (except screen) without publishing
  • Blankbooks and refills manufacturing
  • Books, sales, manifold, printing
  • Business directories commercial printing (except screen) without publishing
  • Business forms commercial printing (except screen) without publishing
  • Business forms, manifold, printing
  • Calendars commercial printing (except screen) without publishing
  • Cards (e.g., business, greeting, playing, postcards, trading) commercial printing (except screen) without publishing
  • Catalogs commercial printing (except screen) without publishing
  • Catalogs of collections commercial printing (except screen) without publishing
  • Checkbooks and refills printing
  • Comic books commercial printing (except screen) without publishing
  • Commercial digital printing (except books)
  • Commercial engraving printing (except books)
  • Commercial flexographic printing (except books)
  • Commercial gravure printing (except books)
  • Commercial letterpress printing (except books)
  • Commercial lithographic (offset) printing (except books)
  • Commercial printing (except screen, books)
  • Commercial quick printing (except books)
  • Computer forms (manifold or continuous) printing
  • Credit and identification card imprinting and embossing
  • Databases commercial printing (except screen) without publishing
  • Diaries manufacturing
  • Digital printing (e.g., billboards, other large format graphic materials, high resolution) (except books)
  • Directories commercial printing (except screen) without publishing
  • Discount coupon books commercial printing (except screen) without publishing
  • Financial magazines and periodicals commercial printing (except screen) without publishing
  • Flexographic printing (except books, printing grey goods)
  • Globe covers and maps commercial printing (except screen) without publishing
  • Gravure printing (except books, printing grey goods)
  • Greeting cards (e.g., birthday, holiday, sympathy) commercial printing (except screen) without publishing
  • Guides, street map, commercial printing (except screen) without publishing
  • Hydrographic printing
  • Instant printing (i.e., quick printing) (except books)
  • Intaglio printing (except books)
  • Job printing (except screen, books)
  • Job printing, engraving (except books)
  • Job printing, flexographic (except books)
  • Job printing, gravure (except books)
  • Job printing, letterpress (except books)
  • Job printing, lithographic (except books)
  • Job printing, offset (except books)
  • Juvenile magazines and periodicals commercial printing (except screen) without publishing
  • Labels, commercial printing (except screen), on a job-order basis
  • Lithographic printing (except books, printing grey goods)
  • Looseleaf binders and devices manufacturing
  • Magazines and periodicals commercial printing (except screen) without publishing
  • Manifold business forms printing
  • Maps commercial printing (except screen) without publishing
  • Music, sheet, commercial printing (except screen) without publishing
  • Newsletters commercial printing (except screen) without publishing
  • Newspapers commercial printing (except screen) without publishing
  • Offset printing (except books, printing grey goods)
  • Patterns and plans (e.g., clothing patterns) commercial printing (except blueprinting, screen) without publishing
  • Periodicals commercial printing (except screen) without publishing
  • Photo albums and refills manufacturing
  • Postcards commercial printing (except screen) without publishing
  • Posters commercial printing (except screen) without publishing
  • Print shops, digital (except printing books)
  • Print shops, engraving (except printing books)
  • Print shops, flexographic (except printing books)
  • Print shops, gravure (except printing books)
  • Print shops, letterpress (except printing books)
  • Print shops, lithographic (offset) (except printing books)
  • Print shops, quick (except printing books)
  • Printing manifold business forms
  • Printing, digital (e.g., billboards, other large format graphical materials, high resolution) (except books, grey goods)
  • Printing, engraving, on paper products
  • Printing, flexographic (except books, grey goods)
  • Printing, gravure (except books, grey goods)
  • Printing, letterpress (except books, grey goods)
  • Printing, lithographic (except books, grey goods)
  • Printing, photo-offset (except books, grey goods)
  • Printing, quick (except books, grey goods)
  • Professional magazines and periodicals commercial printing (except screen) without publishing
  • Quick printing (except books)
  • Racetrack programs commercial printing (except screen) without publishing
  • Racing forms commercial printing (except screen) without publishing
  • Radio guides commercial printing (except screen) without publishing
  • Radio schedules commercial printing (except screen) without publishing
  • Religious magazines and periodicals commercial printing (except screen) without publishing
  • Rotogravure printing (except books)
  • Sales books, manifold, printing
  • Scholarly journals commercial printing (except screen) without publishing
  • Scholastic magazines and periodicals commercial printing (except screen) without publishing
  • Scrapbooks and refills manufacturing
  • Sheet music commercial printing (except screen) without publishing
  • Shipping registers commercial printing (except screen) without publishing
  • Stationery, commercial printing (except screen), on a job-order basis
  • Technical magazines and periodicals commercial printing (except screen) without publishing
  • Telephone directories commercial printing (except screen) without publishing
  • Television guides commercial printing (except screen) without publishing
  • Time planners/organizers and refills manufacturing
  • Trade journals commercial printing (except screen) without publishing
  • Trade magazines and periodicals commercial printing (except screen) without publishing
  • Unit set forms (e.g., manifold credit card slips) printing
  • Yearbooks commercial printing (except screen) without publishing

Suggested Insurance Conversion Table for NAICS Code 323111

Looking for an insurance classification other than the North American Industry Classification System? If a company falls within the industry defined on this page, then the class codes mentioned below may be applicable. Please note that the bulleted cross-reference guide below is not authoritative. Users should have an insurance professional review to ensure proper insurance classification.

  • NCCI WC (Varies by state): 4299, 4351, 8810NAICS 323111
  • CA WC: 4299, 4297, 4351, 8813, 8846
  • DE WC: 0281, 0285, 0297, 932, 953
  • PA WC: 281, 285, 297, 932, 953
  • MI WC: 4299, 4351, 8810
  • NJ WC: 4299, 4351, 8810
  • NY WC: 4299, 4351, 8810
  • WY WC: 323111
  • GL: 58408, 47367, 58408
  • SIC: 2759, 2754, 2752, 2761

Resources: Praxiom, AceGroupTDICalifornia Division of Workers Compensation, Delaware Workers Compensation Manual, Pennsylvania Workers Compensation Manual, Michigan Workers’ Compensation Placement Facility: Classification Definitions, New Jersey Workers Compensation and Employers Liability Insurance Manual, New York Workers Compensation and Employers Liability, North American Industry Classification System, Florida Underwriting Guide: Commercial General Liability Classifications,  Standard Industrial Classifications.

The suggested cross reference guide for NAICS code 323111 is based on our research using the resources cited above.

Correlating Code Breakdown for North American Industry Classification System

NAICS codes are broken down by digit. The broadest description starts with the 2 digit sector codes. The 3 digit subsector codes are more specific, then the 4 digit industry group, 5 digit industry, and the most specific is the 6 digit NAICS code (Where you are now). If the code on this page does not describe the industry of the business in question, then select the largest applicable code below. From there, follow through the progression of smaller digits to the larger digits in order to obtain the most specific 6 digit classification.

  • Sector 31-33: Manufacturing
  • Subsector 323: Printing and Related Support Activities
  • Industry Group 3231: Printing and Related Support Activities
  • Industry 32311: Printing
  • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 323111: Commercial Printing (except Screen and Books)
  • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 323113: Commercial Screen Printing
  • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 323117: Books Printing
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