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The leading publisher of key statistical studies in the printing industry.

The National Printing Research Council (NPRC) is the printing industry’s premier organization in terms of industry research. NPRC has  published more highly respected studies dealing with pricing, wages & benefits, bindery practices, digital printing devices and profitability than all of the other trade associations combined.

NPRC, founded by industry consultant John Stewart and former Quick Printing magazine editor Bob Hall, is a trade association dedicated to gathering and sharing, on a confidential basis, key financial and pricing data essential to improving both profits and sales in today’s highly competitive environment. We invite you to explore this site, check out our lengthy and info-packed blog, and then seriously consider joining our new organization.

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NPRC LATEST NEWS

For additional news, articles, announcements, free videos and special charts visit the NPRC Blog.

“Pricing” – Where Does it Rank?

Earlier this week (April 8-10, 2019) we posted a graph and some summary comments regarding a survey conducted by RIT in 2003. We encouraged reader feedback and while we did receive two comments, we are looking for additonal feedback that we can post here. In the meantime, we have obtained ...
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Benchmarking Study Table of Contents

Check out the Table of Contents of the just-released 2019-2020 Financial Benchmarking Study.  This study is packed with down-to-earth comparative P&L analyses comparing firms based upon annual sales, profitability, sales per employee as well as percent of brokering, offset and digital printing. The study even compares franchise vs. independent performance ...
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How Important is “Price” Among Print Buyers?

A few days ago we were making a fruitless attempt to clean up our office when I came across something that's been up on my bulletin board for at least 15 years. It is an article that was published in Graphic Impressions magazine in 2003.  The title of the article was: "The Top Questions ...
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Characteristics of Leaders & Laggards

Learning to Distinguish Between The
Leaders & Laggards in the Printing Industry By John Stewart, Executive Director
National Printing Research Council (NPRC)
I’ve been actively involved in this industry since the early 1980’s working with association such as NAQP, NAPL, NPOA and NPRC. I’ve published or co-published virtually every statistical ...
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New Benchmarking Study Now Available

Hot Off the Press!!!  NPRC has just released the 2019-2020 Financial Benchmarking Study. Published on a biennial basis since the early 1980's, this key study is credited by hundreds of owners in our industry with helping them improve their firm's profitability and productivity. This study has helped hundreds of printers around the U.S. achieve ...
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Printing Association Releases 2019 Goal Sheet

Interested in boosting profits and becoming a "Profit Leader" in 2019? If your answer is "Yes," we suggest you Click Here and download NPRC's latest publication - The 2019 Financial Model & Goals sheet. At a quick glance, you'll discover what the top 25% in our industry are reporting in ...
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2019 Wage Study

Industry Wage Study Officially Released!

NPRC has just announced it has released the 2019 Wage & Benefits study two weeks earlier than previously planned. Participants were sent their FREE copies of the study on Dec. 11, 2018. The new 2019 Printing Industry Wage & Benefits Study  was previously scheduled for release on Jan. 2, 2019 but, ...
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Order Two Pricing Studies & Save 25%

Order Two Pricing Studies & Save $84.50! Ordered separately, these two popular studies would normally cost $338! However, order these studies together and you will pay ONLY  $253.50  - a savings of 25% off the retail price. This sale applies only to PDFs. NPRC Members pay only $126.00! To place ...
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