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The National Printing Research Council (NPRC) is a new printing industry trade association founded by industry consultant and author John Stewart and former Quick Printing magazine editor Bob Hall. The new organization is dedicated to gathering and sharing, on a confidential basis, key financial and marketing data essential to improving both profits and sales in today’s highly competitive environment. We invite you to explore this site and then seriously consider joining our new organization because we are convinced that, by working together and sharing information, every member will prosper.   Read More….


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Business Card Pricing – Minor Corrections

Ooops - We made a mistake. It wasn't our first and it probably won't be our last. In any event, we reported some incorrect "Business Card Pricing Data" in the 2018 Digital Color Pricing Study. Specifically, the pricing errors applies only to the per unit pricing for  digital business cards ...
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Sample Pricing From Bindery Survey

NEW NPRC BINDERY SERVICES SURVEY Interested in some preliminary, “early bird” sample pricing extracted from NPRC’s 2018 Bindery Services Pricing Survey?– then check out some of our pricing below. Remember, every printing firm that participates in this survey will receive a copy of the final ...
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NPRC Launches Bindery Services Survey

Just released - a brand new industry survey by NPRC. Interested in exploring what fellow printers, large and small, are charging for various bindery services such as scoring, perfing, collating (machine and manual), cutting charges, plastic coil and Wire-O, 3-hole drilling and a dozen other of the most popular bindery ...
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Paper Purchasing – Our Latest Data

Purchasing Paper – A Growing Challenge or
Business as Usual for Many Printing Firms? The National Printing Research Council recently conducted a survey dealing with some of the classic issues confronting printers when it comes to purchasing paper, and while there were no “real surprises” uncovered, we did get a ...
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Pricing Study – Table of Contents and Sample Pricing Page

Table of Contents & Sample Pricing Pages You asked for it, so we did it! Recently we received some inquiries from owners who have been thinking about purchasing our latest pricing study - The 2018 Digital Color Pricing Study, but told us that before they placed an order they would like to ...
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Pricing Study Cover

Digital Color Pricing Tips

Pricing Newsletters or Booklets Feature Make
Quoting Odd Quantities Easier than Ever! Here's a "real world" example of how to get the most out of the newly released NPRC 2018 Digital Color Pricing Study. Some people are often overwhelmed at the information available in our studies, so we thought we would ...
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Free Financial Goals Sheet with key ratios

NPRC Offers Printing Goals Sheet

NPRC Offers Free Financial Printing Goals Sheet NPRC has just released its latest 2018 Financial Printing Goals sheet for the printing industry. Based upon years of research conducted by QP Consulting, Inc., as well as data available in NPRC's 2017-2018 Financial Benchmarking Study, this new handout offers specific financial printing ...
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“Shopping Your Competitors”

Thinking of Shopping Your Competitors? There's no better time than the beginning of the year to start shopping competitors. January and February is a great time of the year to get a handle on pricing in your marketplace. Shopping your competitors is also a great method for separating "fact from ...
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