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.
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 ...Read More
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 ...Read More
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 ...Read More
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 ...Read More
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 ...Read More
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 ...
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 ...Read More
Covid-19 Survey Report Available for Download... Almost 280 printers,
mailers and owners of sign companies turned out and answered recent survey on Covid-19. As the 8-page report notes
at the beginning, "Shock, amazement and surprises (both good and bad) are just a few of the reactions we experienced this ...
There's a lot of misinformation going around and the last thing we want to do is contribute to that misinformation. Nonetheless, we received the following, second hand, from an immunologist at Johns Hopkins University Medical Center in Baltimore. I wish we could supply the name but we could not find ...
Melbourne, FL 3-17-20
- A few hours ago,
Florida's governor announced all bars and nightclubs will be closed for the next 30 days, and restaurants will be restricted to 50% seating capacity. More restrictions to follow. That's almost incomprehensible.
Nothing in my 46 years as a business owner and consultant ...Read More
One of NPRC's Most Popular Studies!!!
NPRC's 2019-2020 Financial Benchmarking Study is credited by hundreds of owners in our industry with helping them improve their firm's profitability and productivity. This study, as well as previously published benchmarking studies, has helped literally thousands of printers around the U.S. achieve new, and ...Read More
"The new NPRC Mailing Services Pricing Study is one of the best surveys to come out from NPRC in a long time,"
says David Adams, owner of QPS Printing, Petaluma, CA. "Although all of the association’s surveys are of immense help, this one hit a sweet spot for our company ...