NPRC Releases Printing Industry Bindery Study

NPRC has officially release the 2022-23 Printing Industry Bindery Services Pricing Study. “After spending hours and hours of proof-reading, we finally finished the study and it is now available in our bookstore,”. notes John Stewart, Executive Director of NPRC.

This brand new study is packed with more than 3,000 average and median prices for dozens and dozens of bindery services and products. The new study also provides unit pricing where applicable plus a +/-10% price range based upon average pricing.  

Check-out the dozens of bindery operations by downloading the Bindery Study Table of Contents.  Here you will find dozens and dozens of bindery operations included in this new 100+ page report. link but as many of you know that is literally the very last thing done when publishing a report such as this. 

Participants in the 2022 Survey have already received 2-3 emails providing them with passwords and links to download their PDF of the Bindery Services Pricing Study. All of the emails were sent out between July 19-25. Every email notice was sent out by [email protected] and each subject line began with the word “URGENT.”

It is imperative, however, that you make sure that our domain, www.printingresearch.org is “whitelisted” in your email software. That step will help in avoiding our email going into your spam or trash folders.

If you fail to whitelisting our domain, it is quite possible that our email and the critical links contained therein, may be redirected to spam or trash folders. As a consequence, it is quite possible that you may overlook or miss the official email and links that we will send out. Please note that as a general rule, we DO NOT and WILL NOT send out follow-up or replacement copies to participants because of your failure to properly check folders for our emails. Participants are 100% responsible for checking their email. Emails are rarely lost, they are simply misplaced or accidentally deleted by recipients.

Please note that all official email regarding our studies will come from [email protected] 

You can also visit the NPRC Bookstore for additional information and ordering. We are now processing and shipping orders. Typically, you can expect to receive your study within four hours after placing your order.

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 rates and mark-up practices in the quick and small format printing industry.

This offer is simply our way of saying thanks to owners like yourself who have supported our industry research efforts during the past 25+ years. We appreciate your support and encourage your continued participation.

This study reviews hourly rates for hand labor, graphic services and more than ten bindery operations – operations such as padding, laminating, 3-hole drilling and hand collating. Use this study to update and revise your computerized estimating programs.

The Hourly Rates Report analyzes average and median mark-up percentages applied by owners when paper costs $100, $250, $500, $1,000 and $2,500.

To download this useful report, click here or the adjoining artwork.

After you’ve downloaded this FREE Report, take a view minutes to visit the NPRC Bookstore where you will find a half dozen or more studies dealing with Mailing Services, Digital Printing, Wages & Benefits and Pricing Practices for Signs & Large Format.

Special Coupons Available – The following coupons are available when purchasing the following studies: (Note the coupons below expire July 18th!)

  • 2018 -19 Signs & Wide Format Pricing StudyNPRCSIGNS18 (18% Discount)
  • 2019 Printing Industry Wage & Benefits StudyNPRCWAGES14 (14%  Discount)
  • 2020-21 Mailing Services Pricing StudyNPRCMAILING16 (16 % Discount)