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.

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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NPRC Releases New Digital Printer Survey

NPRC has just released its newest study - The 2017 Survey of Color Digital Printers, a 60-page report providing average and median ratings and performance data for 36 different digital devices. The new report is based upon input received from more than 280 survey participants.* If you're looking to upgrade ...
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List of Digital Printer Survey Participants – Are You Eligible?

The list below is an alpha listing by company name of firms who participated in NPRC's recent 2017 Survey of Color Digital Printers and thus are entitled to a FREE PDF of the final report. All participants, as listed below, were sent an advance notice email, plus two special emails ...
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Save 30% on 2015-16 Mailing Services Study

NPRC is running a special 30% off sale on one of its most popular industry studies - The 2015-16 Mailing Services Pricing Study. This information-packed report contains pricing info on more than 45 key services and products provided in the mailing services industry. This special sale ends July 31st. Retail price ...
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NPRC Releases Hourly Rates Report

The 2017 Hourly Rates & Mark-up Practices Report, a 58-page special report published by NPRC, will be available for purchase on June 28, 2017. This brand-new publication, based upon a recent survey conducted by NPRC in early June, attracted more than 240 printing firms. The new report offers a special ...
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Digital Pricing Study – Table of Contents

Table of Contents for the 2016-2017
Printing Industry
Digital Printing Pricing Study:
Preface…………………………………………………………………………………… 7
Executive Summary……………………………………………………………………… 9
Terminology & Definitions …………………………………………………………… 19 Section I: Profile of Respondents and Pricing Data……………………………….. 21 Part 1: Basic Company Information………………………………………………… 27
Basic Company Information
2014 Gross Sales of all Respondents……………………………………………. 27
2015 Gross ...
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Save 40% On Digital Pricing Survey

Take advantage of this special, limited-time offer from NPRC. Place your order for this popular study no later than Aug. 16, 2017 and save 40% or $91.50 on the 2016-2017 Printing Industry Digital Pricing Study. This special NPRC Study is 114-pages in length and illustrates the latest pricing for digital ...
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Improving SPE Can Add $200,000 to Bottom Line

  Like it or not, there is an enormous chasm between printing firms when we measure them based upon their sales per employee (SPE). On the one side, we have firms reporting average SPEs of $160,000 or greater while on the other side we have firms reporting average SPEs of ...
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Huge Takeaways from Latest NPRC Ratio Study

 Although the just-released 72-page, 2017-2018 Financial Benchmarking Study published by NPRC is filled with key financial ratios, there is one page that virtually screams out at the reader with the following warning... “You cannot survive, let-alone prosper in this industry if you allow your business to report key performance ratios ...
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Special Pricing on Benchmark Study Ends June 7th!

Based upon the feedback received from recent surveys, as well as a strong desire to get critical information about profitability into the hands of as many printers as possible, the National Printing Research Council (NPRC) recently broke with a 34-year industry tradition and slashed pricing on its latest study. Since it ...
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2017 Benchmark Testimonials Pour In…

If you're having doubts as to whether you should order the latest, 2017-2018 Financial Benchmarking Study, read some of the early testimonials we have received in the past few days. This new study is available at a record-setting low, low price of only $115, including S&H. This study is sold ...
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Turning Printing Firms Around…

Turning Printing Companies Around One Firm at a Time!
By John Stewart... Between the late 1990s and well into the first decade of this century I made my living providing individualized, on-site consulting services to printing firms throughout the U.S. and abroad. I sometimes joke with folks that while my short-term memory has ...
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