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.

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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5 Characteristics of Troubled Printing Firms

Troubled Printing Firms - Five Characteristics! John C. Stewart, Executive Director, NPRC NPRC maintains the largest and most accurate data base in the printing industry, especially when it comes to key financial ratios. Just like  the Farmers Insurance Company that  frequently notes, “We know a thing or two because we’ve ...
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Findings Uncovered in Digital Pricing Study

The just-released 100+ page 2018 Digital Color Pricing Study contains literally thousands of average and median prices for dozens of digital products produced in the typical printing firm. This is what one of the survey participants shared with us in the past couple of days: "Hello John,
I just had to let ...
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2018 Digital Pricing Study

New Digital Pricing Study Proves Popular NPRC has released its highly anticipated 2018 Digital Color Pricing Study. This new 100+ page report offers up average and median pricing for dozens of color digital products and services in the printing industry. Data on digital pricing is provided in various formats, including ...
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Effective Email Marketing Programs

Effective Email Marketing Sometimes
Requires Wearing Out the Welcome Mat!
By John C. Stewart Sometimes I can write a column in a couple of hours. This one took me more than three days to complete. I think I started it and re-started it 3-4 times. The intent of the column ...
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