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.

Download Free Mark-up Practices Report

Just a brief reminder that you can still download a FREE copy of  NPRC's popular 2017 Hourly Rates & Mark-up Practices Report.  This "Free Download" offer expires July 18th and will not be repeated. Published in the summer of 2017, this special report  offers an in-depth view of budgeted hour ...
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NPRC Offers Free Samples of Digital Pricing

Act now and save 16% on popular 2019-2020 Digital Pricing Study. This study covers pricing for dozens of the most popular digital products and services provided in our industry. Use Coupon: NPRCVIP16 As an example, you'll find useful pricing info for 4 x 9 rack cards, #10 and 9x12" Envelopes, 4/4 ...
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What Laggards Don’t Know in the Covid19 Era!

The real problem with “profit laggards” in our industry is that they don’t know they are laggards. Most printers blame the economy, Covid19, vendors and the internet for most, if not all of their problems. Many of these troubled companies simply ignore their own profit and loss statements. When they ...
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Characteristics of Leaders & Laggards

Learning to Distinguish Between The Leaders & Laggards in the Printing Industry By John Stewart, Executive Director National Printing Research Council (NPRC) I’ve been actively involved in this industry since the early 1980’s working with association such as NAQP, NAPL, NPOA and NPRC. I’ve published or co-published virtually every statistical ...
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Save 16% on NPRC Mailing Study

PRIVATE SALE ANNOUNCEMENT* Use Coupon to Save 16% On Association's Newest Study *This announcement is limited to readers of the NPRC Website Only! Now, for the first time, you can save 16% on NPRC's recently released pricing study - The 2020-2021 Mailing Services Pricing Study. First published in February 2020 ...
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Save 16% on Signs & Wide Format Pricing Study

NPRC Releases Signs & Wide Format Pricing Study The 2018-2019 Signs & Wide Format Pricing Study is one of NPRC's most popular pricing studies, and you can now save 16% - BUT you must place your order by Friday, June  19th! This study has already proven to be a real eye-opener for ...
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Are Grants & Loans Really Necessary for Survival?

By John Stewart, Executive Director, NPRC Are printers counting on government grants and Loans to survive the Covid-19 crisis?  Well, checking out various printing industry list servs, it certainly appears that many printers are indeed doing just that! Instead of returning to the basics and concentrating on improving key financial ...
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PPP Payments Outpace Stimulus Checks 2:1

Covid-19 "Take #2" 5-15-20 - The National Printing Research Council (NPRC) continues to serve the printing, mailing and sign industries with a series of statistical surveys designed to keep owners informed regarding major industry trends. Of course nothing has had a greater impact on our combined industries than the current ...
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Shocking – Printers Report April Sales Down 44%!

Early, preliminary results from NPRC's newest survey, Covid-19 "Take #2," are in and the results are nothing short of shocking! Although approximately 81% of printers who responded told us they are back to "close to normal" in terms of actually being open for business, the financial picture is far more ...
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Printer Praises Mark-Up Practices Report

After rating the 2017 Hourly Rates & Mark-up Practices Report as "Excellent," Sherry Mason, owner of Specialty Group Printing, Cochranton, PA, told us that she definitely will be making changes to her business as the result of information uncovered in this FREE report. "I now know what I was doing ...
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Brushing Up Your Pricing Practices

A Special Alert - that NPRC is reminding owners that operate printing, mailing and sign companies that they can download a copy of our 2017 Hourly Rates & Mark-Up Practices Report absolutely free. This offer is simply our way of saying thanks to folks like yourself who have supported our ...
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A 5th Grader for President

A CNN Fact Check... "During his coronavirus task force briefing Monday evening, President Trump repeated his claim that the United States has done "more tests by far than any country in the world." "He was asked by PBS White House Correspondent Yamiche Alcindor: "You've said several times that the United ...
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