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.

Hiring A “Professional” Shopper

There's no better time than the beginning of the year to get a handle on pricing in your marketplace, and being able to separate fact from fiction when it comes to what your competitors are charging for various products and services. We've consulted for hundreds of firms, both large and ...
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Free Article – Five Characteristics of Troubled Firms!

Five Characteristics of Troubled Firms! 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 Farmers Insurance Company that notes, “We know a thing or two because we’ve seen a thing ...
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Random Findings from Latest 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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NPRC Releases New Digital Pricing Study

NPRC has just released the 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. "Hello John,
I just had to let you know how impressed I was with the ...
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Save 18% on Key NPRC Studies

NPRC is running a special 18% OFF publication sale. This offer expires Dec. 30, 2017! Order any publication currently in stock in our Bookstore (excludes Print Shop for Sale) and save 18%. Use this coupon copy "Holiday2017" when when checking out.  These studies can play a major role in helping your firm ...
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Effective Email Marketing Programs

Worried About Sending Too Many Emails
And Wearing Out the Welcome Mat?
By John C. Stewart Sometimes I can write a column in a couple of hours. This one has taken more than three days to complete. I think I started it and re-started it 3-4 times. The intent of ...
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Standing Desks – Are They For You?

Standing Up for Standing Desks!
By John C. Stewart
There are two types of individuals who start looking at standing desks – those who are basically healthy and wish to remain so, and those who have one or more physical ailments such as a bad back or temporary leg problems ...
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Owner Offers Praise for Surveys

Sometimes we seem to hear more complaints that compliments, no matter how hard we work... so, when we get a short email offering praise we are not going to let it slip quietly into the night <g>. Instead we want to share it with you: "Hi John, just a short ...
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NPRC Reveals Findings of Latest Survey

Dear Fellow Printer, First, we want to thank you if you participated in our recent survey about “Industry Surveys.” If you haven’t participated there’s still a couple of days left to participate. Go below for a link to our latest survey.
Second, we’d like to tell you what ...
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Free Excerpt From Financial Benchmark Study

Critical Financial Data About Industry... NPRC Releases Free Excerpt From
2017-18 Financial Benchmarking Study The 2017-18 Financial Benchmarking Study, sponsored by Accuzip, is by far the most valuable, information-packed study publichsed in the printing industry, especially for firms with sales ranging between $400,000 and $3 million. It is filled with ...
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10 Suggestions for Increasing Company Value

Recent Analysis Reveals Huge Disparities in Values
Among Firms Reporting Almost Identical Sales!
By John Stewart 35 Valuations – Even the small portion of valuations excerpted above illustrate the huge variations in valuations for printing firms in this country. For explanations of the
"headers" please visit the full chart ...
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So, You Want to Sell Your Business?

Factors Impacting the Value of Your Business So, You’re Thinking of Selling Your Business?
By John Stewart, Executive Director, NPRC “Hi John, I think it’s time for a valuation. Lindsey and I are almost 60 and we’re giving some serious to selling the business and retiring, so what’s the first ...
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