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.

2021 Wage & Benefits Study

2021 Wage & Benefits Study

The 2021 NPRC Printing Industry Wage & Benefits Study is one of the most popular reports published by NPRC. It contains 150+ pages of the very latest wage and salary data for 24 key positions in the printing industry. This brand new report also covers sales and compensation practices for ...
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One of the Industry's Most Popular Pricing Studies

One of the Industry’s Most Popular Pricing Studies

CLICK HERE to download three sample pages from the 2021 Digital Color Pricing Study. This "Must Have" pricing study features pricing for products and services such as carbonless forms, envelopes, self-cover newsletters, rack cards, postcards, 6 X 9" and 8.5 X 11" booklets and directories, as well as pricing for ...
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Population Plays Minimal Role in Pricing

Population Plays Minimal Role in Pricing

Published Nov. 15, 2021 Pricing Practices for #10/24 1-S Envelopes Varies Little When Based Upon Population By John Stewart, Executive Director, NPRC Once again, before we begin our formal report on the results of our latest survey, we would like to thank the owners of 115 printing firms who took ...
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Industry Pricing for 3-P Carbonless Forms

Industry Pricing for 3-P Carbonless Forms

Thanks to those printers who participated in our special 3-day mini-survey for pricing for 3-part carbonless forms. A total of 68 firms (after eliminating two outliers) submitted their surveys by the Wednesday midnight deadline. SEE END OF ARTICLE FOR NEW CHARTS & DATA added 11/5/21 at 12:30 P.M. Below is ...
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What is a "listserv"?

What is a “listserv”?

NPRC LISTSERV REACHES 104 SUBSCRIBERS IN RECORD TIME! Is it time to join the NPRC Listserv? You decide! Industry listservs are proving more and more popular with many printers. Printers, especially those who own printing firms with sales under $2 million, often join industry listservs or forums because they believe ...
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NPRC Releases Covid-19 & Supply Chain Report

NPRC Releases Covid-19 & Supply Chain Report

After providing VIP "early-release copies" to all survey participants, NPRC has now released its special 8-page Covid-19 and Supply Chain Report to the entire industry. Download this FREE PDF copy of this special report by clicking here or the artwork below. How Many Are Vaccinated? The survey revealed some surprising ...
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Are Paper Allotments Becoming the Norm?

Are Paper Allotments Becoming the Norm?

Shortly after the release of our FREE 8-page report on "Coping with Covid-19 & Supply Chain Issues," we received an email from a printer who participated in our survey. He commented, "Wow, a lot has changed overnight for me."  This printer went on to explain, "I filled-out this report (survey) ...
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NPRC Introduces New Industry Listserv

NPRC Introduces New Industry Listserv

The National Printing Research Council (NPRC) has just activated a brand new industry listserv. Financed 100% by NPRC, this listserv is available absolutely free to all owners of printing, mailing and sign firms. Owners can sign-up immediately by clicking or visiting  https://nprcprintownerslist.com .  The new NPRC listserv will start accepting posts ...
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Paper Shortage Creates Marketing Opportunity

Paper Shortage Creates Marketing Opportunity

Current Supply Chain Interruptions Create PR Opportunities for Printers Not sure if interruptions and delays in acquiring various papers has impacted your operations, but if it has we have a suggestion or two to offer. We recently experienced three or four specific incidents where we found ourselves madly hunting around ...
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NPRC Releases 2021-22 Sign Study

NPRC Releases 2021-22 Sign Study

Yes, it's now available! The NPRC 2021-2022 Signs & Wide Format Pricing Study is now ready for purchase. Survey participants, entitled to a complimentary copy of the study, received personalized emails on Sept. 9, 10 and 13th. The emails incorporated "URGENT" in the subject line and provided detailed instructions for ...
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Sign Survey Accommodates Firms of All Sizes!

Sign Survey Accommodates Firms of All Sizes!

DON'T BE SHY - EVERY SIZE FIRM IS ELIGILE!
  • "Heck, most of the firms that participate in these surveys are way bigger than my company and my prices won't relate."
  • "Hey, most of the participants are little firms that don't really know how to price their products."
  • "I sometimes ...
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Average Pricing for Brokered Business Cards

Average Pricing for Brokered Business Cards

Curious about what fellow printers charge for 4/0 and 4/4 brokered  business cards? You've come to the right place. Brokered Business Cards as well as regular business cards are just two of more than 90+ products and services featured in the 2021-2022 Digital Color Pricing Study published by the National ...
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