NPRC Blog

This is the space on our website that is dedicated to the latest news and developments within NPRC. Some of the news items are for members only and others are available for all to read. This is where we will typically post the results of our latest industry and member-only surveys. When you have suggestions or comments we will post them here for all to see, unless of course you want your comments to remain confidential.

Selling “Partner” Increases Business Value!

The Endowment Principle
And Valuing Your Business
By John C. Stewart, Executive Director, NPRC “The endowment principle suggests that an owner of an object tends to attribute a higher value to that object because he owns it. Consequently, the owner of a business may think that the business has a ...
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Save 25% on 2018 Bindery Services Report

25% Sale Ends Saturday, Aug. 18th! Act between now and Aug. 18th and save 25% on NPRC's latest industry Pricing Study. The 2018 Printing Industry Bindery Services Pricing Study covers literally dozens of popular bindery products and services. Retail Price (PDF) $159
Retail Price (Hard Copy) $179 Price with Coupon ...
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Major Pricing Variations a Myth!

Pricing Variations Between Markets
A Myth Says Industry Pricing Expert
By John C. Stewart, Executive Director, NPRC As Executive Director of the National Printing Research Council, and publisher of key industry pricing studies for the past 30+ years, there is one recurring question or comment I tend to hear repeated ...
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Download 2018 Sign Survey Worksheet

Ok, you've procrastinated enough, OR maybe you just heard about this new survey aimed at the sign and large format industry. We are currently conducting a brand new survey covering a variety of sign industry products and services - items such as vinyl signs, banners, posters, vertical banners, feather flags, ...
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NPRC Releases 2018 Bindery Services Pricing Study

The 2018 Printing Industry Bindery Services Pricing Study is now available for immediate shipment. Published by the National Printing Research Council (NPRC), this new study offers the most detailed analysis of bindery services ever published in the printing industry. This nedw study, released May 15, 2018, covers literally dozens and dozens ...
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Pricing Study – Table of Contents and Sample Pricing Page

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 view the Table of Contents - ...
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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

PRELIMINARY SAMPLE PRICING FROM
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 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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