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2017 Survey of Color Digital Printers

18% Discount Offer Expires Nov. 30th!

A brand new, 60-page report that provides user ratings and performance data on 36 specific color digital printers plus reviews and ratings on 9 popular envelope printers has just been released by the National Printing Research Council (NPRC).

This new survey not only provides an excellent industry overview, but also provides ratings and recommendations for dozens of specific devices manufactured by the top four firms in our industry – Canon, Konica-Minolta, Ricoh and Xerox.

“An indispensable report for anyone considering a new digital color machine, NPRC’s 2017 Survey of Color Digital Printers is a must read. Covering both digital presses and envelope printers, the report provides ratings and performance information from those already using them in their operations. The report will guide your decision making process, allowing you to sift through the many machines and options available, and helping you to make the correct, informed choice for your operation. With the cost of making the wrong decision high, the price of the report pales in comparison.” Brian McGovern, Allegra, Billings, MT

Based on the input from more than 280 printing firms, this “hot-off-the-press” study provides average and median printer ratings, total and color monthly click counts, current click charges, and detailed ratings of various finishing options such as high-capacity feeders and booklet-makers. Weighted scoring for specific features such as image quality, color accuracy, front-to-back registration and reliability and service is also provided for each of the digital printers reviewed in this study.

Rating envelope printers – The 2017 Survey of Color Digital Printers also includes a dedicated section reviewing 9 digital envelope printers, along with user ratings of various feeders and conveyors typically available with these printers.

The 2017 Survey of Color Digital Printers* will not be available for shipping until Aug. 25, 2017. However, you may place your order now and be among the first to receive this study. As always, this study/report is sold on a 100% money-back guarantee. No questions asked.

Retail Price (PDF): $114.95
Retail Price (hard-copy): $124.95

NPRC Price (PDF): $57.50
NPRC Price (hard-copy): $67.50

* Survey participants received special emails containing a download link on Friday, Aug. 18 and again on Aug. 23. The subject line was: “Your digital color copier survey available now.” Please check your spam, deleted and trash folders carefully. If you are not sure whether you participated or not, please visit our home page and check the list of participants.

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Hourly Rates & Mark-up Practices Report

 

This publication available June 28, 2017

A just-released, 58-page report covering hourly rates for hand labor, graphic services and mark-up rates for both brokered services and paper. More than 240 printing and copying firms participated in the survey used to compile this report.

The 2017 Hourly Rates & Mark-up Practices Reports includes a special break-out comparing the differences in hourly rates and mark-up practices between companies at both ends of the sales per employee (SPE) spectrum. This new report also compares how firms charge based upon their annual sales – Do larger firms tend to charge more or use higher mark-ups for handling brokered work or marking up paper? Read this report and discover the answers. Click here to view the Table of Contents.

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2017-18 Financial Benchmarking Study

 

2017-2018 Financial Benchmarking Study
Reveals What It Takes To be a Profit Leader

First published in 1983, the biennial Financial Benchmarking Study has been frequently hailed by many in the printing industry as the premier publication – a document that clearly illustrates in no uncertain terms the kinds of key ratios (percentages of sales) that are required to become or maintain “profit leader” status in this industry.

“If you check out the cost of goods ratio for those in the top quartile and discover that it is 26.2% and compare that to your own ratios and discover that you are 4% higher than most others in the industry (assuming you are comparing “apples to apples”) then you know you’ve got your work cut out for you – certainly if you’d like to become a profit leader.”
John Stewart

Sponsored by AccuZIP, this key study offers up almost 90 comparisons based upon annual sales, sales per employee, franchise vs. independent status, and profitability quartiles. Breakouts include profit & loss statements, balance sheets and special key ratio pages featuring 26+ ratios you can track and compare your performance against others. Margin of error for this popular report is an outstanding +/- 4.4%!

Breakouts (profit & loss, balance sheets and key ratios) include the following:

  • All Firms (independents vs. franchise)
  • Single vs. Multiple
  • Association membership status
  • Offset Printing vs. Digital Printing
  • Percent of Brokered Sales
  • Analysis by Sales Volume
  • Sales Per Employee Breakouts
  • Profitability Quartiles
  • Peer Group Membership
  • Firms with and without Sales Reps.

This publication is sold on a 100% money-back guarantee! Now available in both PDF and hard-copy formats. All orders are processed and shipped within 24 hours or less.

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2017-2018 Analysis of Personal Net Worth

Just- Released – A Never Before Look
At the Personal Net Worth of Printers

This 110+ page report is literally a first-of-its-kind report in the printing industry. While NPRC and other organizations have published many studies dealing with pricing, wages and profitability, no association or industry trade group has ever tackled a topic such as personal net worth. Click here to read what fellow printers have to report about this just-released NPRC Report.

More than 120 printing firms with sales ranging from a low of $200,000 to a high of $7.5 million participated, with most firms proving full names and addresses, despite the highly confidential nature of the data uncovered. This brand new study is packed with charts and graphs allowing owners to compare their own net worth against other owners based upon age, annual sales and quartile placement.

This just-released report contains 17 four-page extractions based upon net worth, annual sales, age and net worth indices, all designed to help you better understand this important metric.

Compare your own net worth against peers in the industry. Examine how fellow printers with extremely high net worth’s diversify their holdings. Explore the ratios of business values and business real estate to total net worth. 

This brand new study was officially released Jan. 30, 2017.)**

SOLD ON A 100% MONEY-BACK GUARANTEE!
Available only as a hard copy at this time.
All orders shipped with 24 hours or less.

RETAIL PRICE: $225.00 (Includes shipping & handling)
NPRC RETAIL PRICE*: $112.50 (Includes shipping & handling)
 * Limited-time offer. Join NPRC between now and June 1, 2017 (NPRC Dues are only $240 annually) and received this study FREE! (Click here to visit our membership page.)
** Current NPRC members will be receiving their own free copy within two weeks.

Please double-check your membership status before ordering. A number of prospects have mistaken their membership in NPOA for a membership in NPRC. These are two different organizations.

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2015-2016 Mailing Services Pricing Study

 

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Our studies dealing with pricing of mailing services have been consistently praised as outstanding resources for providing guidance on the pricing of dozens of mailing-related services and products. This study was jointly published in 2015 by QP Consulting, Inc. and NPOA. Now you can save 25%.

This study is consistently praised,
year-after-year, as a “must-have” tool
for analyzing pricing in the
mailing services industry!

“It is difficult to get competitive pricing on mailing services. This survey provides us with the information we need to price our work properly.”
Bob Weingard, Print Tech, Pittsburgh, PA

This valuable, 122+ page report contains detailed pricing information on more than 45 key services and products provided in the mailing services industry.

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2017-18 Industry Wage & Benefits Study

This just-released 110+ page study covers wages and benefits paid to 22 different positions commonly found in the quick and small format printing industry. This study reports average and median wages for positions such as general managers, production managers, graphic artists, digital press operators, offset press operators, bindery and mailing specialists plus 15 other key positions.

Special Breakouts – This new study contains a variety of breakouts to compare wages and benefits based upon various sales levels, profitability, population density and geographic locale.

Special Bonus Offer included – This new study also includes eight pages of data extracted from the 2016 Outside Sales Rep Compensation Report released in mid-2016. These pages highlight compensation practices, bonuses, compensation rates, as well as sales levels achieved by some of the top outside sales representatives in the industry. 

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2016-2017 Digital Printing Pricing Study

 

DIGITAL PRINTING PRICING STUDY

This information-packed 114-page study is one of the most comprehensive pricing studies we’ve ever published. Dedicated strictly to pricing of digital products and services, this new study is now available for immediate shipment (hard copies and PDFs).  

Regular Retail Price Only $229

“I find it very helpful to be able to cross check my own pricing against similar sized shops.”
Don Black, Sprekelmeyer Printing, Ardmore, OK

“If you don’t participate in the survey (or purchase a copy later), how can you possibly know whether your prices are fair to your customers and to you or not? I participated in the survey, and I can confidently say that our prices are competitive. Our shopping cart of 10 items is average for our areas, and I believe our service puts us over the top in value. I highly recommend participating in or purchasing this study.”  
Jim Makina, Allegra Marketing Print Mail, Alsip, IL

Please note that NPRC members are entitled to a 50% Discount – You must complete and submit an application form first. After your application is accepted (normally 12-24 hours) you will then be able to order any publication in our bookstore 50% Off the retail price. We do verify all memberships prior to processing and shipping publications.

RETAIL PRICE: $229 (includes shipping & handling)
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2016 Outside Sales Representative Study

 

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A first of its kind publication – A detailed look at compensation practices for outside sales representatives in the printing industry. Based upon the feedback and participation of almost 150 firms, this 75+ page study details the sales generated and the commissions and bonuses received for firms ranging in annual sales from less than $500,000 to firms with sales of $15 million!

If you already employ an outside sales representative you can compare the performance of your sales representative against firms reporting similar annual sales, profitability and productivity as measured by sales per employee.

One printer who asked us not to use his name or location because of competition, rated this study as “excellent” as to the value to his business and told us he was definitely making changes as a result of the information revealed in this report. “Thank you – I’ve always wanted this type of information. I’ve been missing a lot of $$ plus control over this segment of my business, resulting in a lot of stress.  Thank you.”

If you’re thinking about hiring a sales representative, especially for the first time, this study will prove to be a real “eye-opener” as to what you can expect to pay an experienced outside sales rep. and what you should expect that person to produce in return!

The study is available as either a hard copy or a PDF. Participants received their “complimentary” copies on March 21, 2016. Prices include S&H. Orders for hard copies are shipped within 24 hours, and PDFs are normally transmitted within 8 hours.

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All studies published by NPRC and/or QP Consulting, Inc. are sold
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2016 Workers’ Compensation Report

 

Hot Off the Press –  An 11-page special report on Workers’ Compensation rates and practices for printers located in 35 different states. This report notes that while Workers’ Comp rates vary dramatically from state to state, there are still options for many for reducing annual premiums. This just-released report represents data and specific rates provided by more than 150 participating firms who supplied information on more than 510 individual employees.

Compare Your Firm Against Others – Our newest report allows you to check various states and see how employees in these states are being categorized and the rate per $100 being charged under NCCI employee classifications.working in these firms.

Available Only in Printed Format – Please note that initially this special report is only available as a printed document. All orders are shipped and mailed same day as received via USPS 1st Class Mail. The price indicated includes all shipping and handling fees.

Retail Price: $42.95

All studies published by NPRC, Inc. are sold
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Print Shop For Sale

OUR NEW SHIPMENT OF BOOKS
HAS JUST ARRIVED!
We are now able to process book orders in less than 24 hours.

Whatever you do, don’t try to sell your printing business or make an offer to buy another firm until you’ve read this book. 

Whether you’re planning on selling in the next six months or considering the purchase of a competitor, this 310-page book by industry leaders John Stewart and Larry Hunt is packed with information on how to arrive at a “fair market” price for the business – a price on which both you and a prospective seller or buyer can agree.

RETAIL PRICE: $89 (includes shipping & handling)
NPRC MEMBER PRICE: $65.50 (includes shipping & handling)

NOTE: This publication is only available as a hard copy; An additional postage charge of $18 applies to Canadian orders.

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2014-2015 Financial Benchmarking Study

This 103-page study, sponsored by Ricoh and published by NPOA, is packed-full with critically important financial data regarding the current financial health of our industry. The study contains dozens and dozens of profit & loss, balance sheets and key ratio sheets detailing the performance of firms based upon population density, geographic locations, franchise vs. independent, as well as many breakouts based upon annual sales volume.

Of greatest value are the reports based upon profitability which compare the top and bottom quartiles in this industry when broken out based upon profitability. The data provide offers a clear guideline on how to improve your profitability and the value of your firm by adjusting or modifying key ratios. The comparative data and ratios available comparing the “Leaders” and “Laggards” in our industry is invaluable to firms desiring to become “profit leaders” in this industry.

The “Executive Summary,” prepared by industry author and financial guru Larry Hunt, is one of the clearest analyses ever written explaining what has transpired in this industry during the past 30 years and what needs to change if firms are to continue to grow and prosper. More Study details coming soon!

  • “This type of information is extremely valuable as a management tool for so many reasons. Great job!!” Skip Novakovich, Esprit Graphic Communications, Kennewick, WA
  • “An excellent tool for seeingt how you are doing in comparison with your competition. Also shows where you need improvement. Well worth the effort or cost.” Sam Gromowsky, Almar Printing, Kansas City, MO
  • “We fount it was valuable to compare our company with other companies & profit leaders. Overall we are doing pretty well.” Caitlin Sullian, Furbush-Roberts Printing, Bangor, ME

Available in both Hard Copy as well as PDF formats. 

RETAIL PRICE: $159 (includes shipping & handling)
NPRC MEMBER PRICE: $79.50 (includes shipping & handling)

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NPOA’s 2013-2014 Printing Industry Bindery Services Pricing Study

2013-2014 BINDERY SERVICES PRICING STUDY
This brand new, 140+ page study, published by NPOA and QP Consulting, Inc., and co-sponsored by Printer’s Plan and EFI, is the most comprehensive study of pricing for bindery services and products ever published in the printing industry.

Please double-check your membership status before ordering. A number of prospects have mistaken their membership in NPOA for a membership in NPRC. These are two different organizations.

To view the bindery services covered in this study, please check here to view the Table of Contents. Continue reading

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2012-2013 Mailing Industry Wage & Benefits Study Pricing Study

This valuable, just-released 100+ page study contains detailed salary and wage information for 31 key positions in the mailing industry, including compensation practices for outside sales representatives – how much do they typically sell and how are the compensated.


Wage and salary data (including both averages and medians) is also broken down based upon Market Size, Sales Volume and Profitability. Look up companies similar to your own and see what they are paying Mailing Department Specialists, Data Base Experts, Production Managers, Inserting Machine Operators, Handwork Specialists and dozens of other key positions.

RETAIL PRICE: $189 (includes shipping & handling)
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The 2013-2014 Mailing Services Pricing Study


The Most Popular Study
In the Mailing Industry

This study is consistently praised, year after year, as a “must have” tool for analyzing pricing in the mailing services industry!

“It is difficult to get competitive pricing on mailing services. This survey provides us with the information we need to price our work properly.”

Bob Weingard, Print Tech, Pittsburgh, PA

This valuable, just-released 124+ page report contains detailed pricing information on more than 45 key services provided in the mailing services industry.

RETAIL PRICE: $179 (includes shipping & handling)
NPRC MEMBER PRICE: $89.50 (includes shipping & handling)

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The NEW 2012-2013 Quick Printing Industry Pricing Study

This the largest, most comprehensive Industry Pricing Study ever published in the printing industry. Pricing data is provided on more than a dozen individual topics, including:

Pre-press and Graphic Design services/charges
Digital Color Printing Prices
Most Popular Digital Printers & Ratings
Variable Data Pricing Practices and Charges
Booklet Finishing Charges on Digital Devices
Detailed Pricing info on Digital Business Cards
Digital B&W Pricing Practices
B&W Copier Placements and Ratings
1 & 2-Color Offset Printing Prices
Bindery Services – The most comprehensive ever!
Popularity and Ratings of Creasing Devices

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