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.

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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NPRC Releases Signs & Wide Format Pricing Study

NPRC Releases Signs & Wide Format Pricing Study The 2018-2019 Signs & Wide Format Pricing Study is NPRC's newest research study, and it is now available for immediate shipment.  This study has already proven to be a real eye-opener for many firms! Order this new study  today by visiting NPRC's Bookstore at ...
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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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Major Pricing Variations a Myth!

Pricing Variations Between Markets
A Myth Says Industry Pricing Expert
By John C. Stewart, Executive Director, NPRC As publisher of key industry pricing studies for the past 30+ years, there is one recurring comment I  hear repeated week after week and month after month from printers around the country, and ...
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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 from the National Printing Research Council (NPRC). This brand new study is one of the most popular pricing studies published in the printing industry. Released May 15, 2018, this study covers pricing for dozens and dozens of ...
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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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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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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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