NAICS Code 323120

NAICS 323120

NAICS Code 323120 – Support Activities for Printing

Definition of NAICS Code 323120: This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in performing prepress and postpress services in support of printing activities. Prepress services may include such things as platemaking, typesetting, tradebinding and sample mounting. Postpress services include such things as book or paper bronzing, die-cutting, edging, embossing, folding, gilding, gluing, and indexing.

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Cross Reference Guide for Code 323120

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.

  • Engraving of the type done on metal–are classified in U.S. Industry NAICS 332812, Metal Coating, Engraving (except Jewelry and Silverware), and Allied Services to Manufacturers;
  • Manufacturing photosensitive plates for printing–are classified in U.S. Industry NAICS 325992, Photographic Film, Paper, Plate, and Chemical Manufacturing;
  • Manufacturing blank plates (except photosensitive plates) for printing–are classified in U.S. Industry NAICS 333244, Printing Machinery and Equipment Manufacturing; and
  • Printing books or printing and binding books–are classified in U.S. Industry NAICS 323117, Books Printing.

Other Index Entries for NAICS 323120

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.

  • Almanac binding without printing
  • Book binding shops
  • Book binding without printing
  • Color separation services, for the printing trade
  • Dictionary binding without printing
  • Electronic prepress services for the printing trade
  • Electrotype plate preparation services
  • Embossing plate preparation services
  • Encyclopedia binding without printing
  • Engraving printing plate, for the printing trade
  • Fiction book binding without printing
  • Flexographic plate preparation services
  • Gold stamping books for the trade
  • Gravure plate and cylinder preparation services
  • Imagesetting services, prepress
  • Letterpress plate preparation services
  • Lithographic plate preparation services
  • Nonfiction book binding without printing
  • Offset plate preparation services
  • Pamphlet binding without printing
  • Photocomposition services, for the printing trade
  • Photoengraving plate preparation services
  • Phototypesetting services
  • Postpress services (e.g., beveling, bronzing, folding, gluing, edging, foil stamping, gilding) on printed materials
  • Prepress printing services (e.g., color separation, imagesetting, photocomposition, typesetting)
  • Printing plate preparation services
  • Printing postpress services (e.g., beveling, bronzing, folding, gluing, edging, foil stamping) to printed products (e.g., books, cards, paper)
  • Printing prepress services (e.g., color separation, imagesetting, photocomposition, typesetting)
  • Professional book binding without printing
  • Rebinding books, magazines, or pamphlets
  • Religious book binding without printing
  • Repairing books
  • Rotogravure printing plates and cylinders preparation services
  • Samples mounting
  • School textbooks binding without printing
  • Screen for printing, preparation services
  • Swatches and samples, mounting for the trade
  • Technical manual paper (books) binding without printing
  • Trade binding services
  • Typesetting (i.e., computer controlled, hand, machine)

Suggested Insurance Conversion Table for NAICS Code 323120

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, 4307NAICS 323120
  • CA WC: 4299
  • DE WC: 0281
  • PA WC: 281
  • MI WC: 4299, 4307
  • NJ WC: 4299, 4307
  • NY WC: 4299, 4307
  • WY WC: 323120
  • GL: 58408, 51516, 51517
  • SIC: 2791, 2789

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 323120 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.

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