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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.

NPRC Launches New Digital Pricing Survey

Why pay $175 or more for this soon-to-be-published, info-packed digital pricing study when you can receive it FREE simply by completing our survey and returning it by the June 16th Deadline! The new Digital Pricing Survey is 20% shorter than previous surveys, and yet covers key products and services ...
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Who Pays the Tariffs?

The Myths About Tariffs? Recently, we got curious about the real story behind tariffs and who actually pays them and who really benefits. President Trump is a fan of tariffs and implies that we (the U.S.) are going to rake in billions of $$$ with the new 25% tariffs being ...
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What’s Your Net Worth?

Net worth is considered by many financial experts as the ultimate number that you need to track regarding personal finances. Net worth is the total $$$ remaining if you sold/liquidated everything you own and paid off all of your debts. Tracking your net worth over time will put you on the ...
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“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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