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Printing Inc. has layoffs but is hopeful about the long term

WICHITA — Printing Inc. has laid off 10 to 15 people in the last week, which follows several months of four-day workweeks for employees. The company won't release how many employees it has.

"We've hit the same economic iceberg that everyone else has," says president Mark Woodman.

He says summer is a traditionally slower time in the industry.

Woodman says the company has a broad base of customers — 50 percent are out of state — across many industries.

"I've always felt like we were a pretty good representation of the overall economy," he says.

And it's not a pretty picture, he says.

"We're seeing it in every industry," Woodman says. "We're seeing a lot of capacity go out of this marketplace."