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NPRC Releases New Digital Pricing Study

NPRC has just released its latest research report, the 2019-2020 "Sweet Sixteen" Digital Color Pricing Study! The new report, packed with the very latest pricing info, and including literally hundreds of average and median prices, is now available for immediate shipment. The new study covers more than a dozen of the ...
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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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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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Wife Needs Help Pricing 24-Page Booklet

Wife Needs Help With Pricing
24-Page Booklet With Cover
By John Stewart, Executive Director NPRC Last week Mary (my wife) came into my office and asked me to help her price a 24-page booklet. A woman had just come into the shop and asked for a quote and Mary ...
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