Hopefully, it was up from Q1 2011 and up from the same period one year ago.
Two days ago, I heard that one of the reprographics industry’s largest companies cut jobs, just after the end of Q2 2011. If that’s not rumor, but true, that’s not good news; frankly, it’s not good news for anyone in the reprographics industry.
Sales-wise, my guess is that the “typical” reprographer (if there is such a thing) fared pretty much like this:
a) Q2 2011 sales, about equal to Q1 2011 sales, even though Q2 sales, traditionally, are almost always higher than Q1 sales.
b) Q2 2011 sales, a bit behind Q2 2010 sales. No growth in demand for services, bit of a slide because of another fall-off in construction activity.
But, there are signs of life, at least in some markets, as I recently pointed out about the Boston, MA market area, where developers are resuming plans for projects and where, as a result, A&E firms are getting busier ….. and reprographers should see and feel that upswing in activity.