NPRC Offers Early Glimpse at Bindery Pricing

Don’t miss out! There’s still time for you to participate in NPRC’s 2022 Bindery Services Pricing Survey and receive a FREE PDF copy of the of the final pricing study when it is released in mid-July.

The new report will provide average and median pricing data for literally hundreds and hundreds of variations of bindery operations, varying in quantities and finished sizes. Below are just a few of the very preliminary prices we have gathered so far, with hundreds more to follow.

The deadline for this survey is June 6 and it will not be extended. Be sure to check below as to how to participate in this popular industry survey. Final study expected to contain more than 1,300 prices covering dozens and dozens of bindery services.

Preliminary Average Bindery Charges
Below are some preliminary prices extracted from some of the first surveys submitted to NPRC. We hope you enjoy a preliminary look at what we have gathered so far, recognizing of course that many of these prices may vary dramatically by the time the deadline rolls around.

Scoring & Creasing Chgs.
Average chg. To score 2,500 100# 11×17 cover stock directly in-half… 209.10
Average chg. To crease 1,000 100# 11×17 cover stock directly in-half… 101.97

Hand-work Charges
Average hourly rate for handwork… $54
Average price per M hand pickups… $34

Basic off-line machine collating charges:
Set-up fee… $14.83
Collating chg. per M… $23.41
Min. collating chg…. $20.80
Collating hourly chg…. $68.26

In-line Stapling/Stitching…
Your chg. To collate & corner staple 250 ea. Of 10 sheets… $57.40
Your chg. To collate & corner staple 1M ea. Of 10 sheets… $173.20

Basic cutting charges
Hourly cutting chg… $77.18
Min. cutting chg… $7.73
Min. set-up chg. (if any)… $10.03
Chg. Per each cut… $1.58

Round Cornering
Average chg. To round-corner 500 3×5” cards… $48.35

3-Hole Drilling
Average chg. To 3-Hole drill 1M sheets… $25.94
Average chg. To 3-Hole drill 5M sheets… $53.93

NCR Padding Fees
Average Min. NCR Padding charge… $8.45
Price Per M sheets for NCR padding… $16.31\

Average digital number charges
Min. chg… $30.29
Set-up Chg… $16.87
Chg. Per M #’s… $38.43

Here’s How to participate and receive your own FREE PDF
of the soon-to-be-released bindery services Pricing Study.

Don’t miss this opportunity to analyze and compare your prices for cutting, folding, collating and dozens of other bindery operations against  printers down the street as well as across the country!
Complete this key industry survey and you will receive the final, 100+ page report absolutely for FREE.
Discover how your prices compare for dozens of bindery operations such as drilling, shrink-wrapping, scoring, perfing, numbering and dozens of other operations compare against others. A great opportunity to check whether you’re leaving money on the table or pricing too high.
This Study will sell for $200 or more when it is released in early July, BUT it’s yours absolutely FREE when you complete and submit your survey by the June 6th DEADLINE.
NPRC strongly recommends that participants first download, print and complete our survey WORKSHEET (the Green Button). Once that is done, you will visit our official on-line Survey Site (The Red Button) where you will re-enter your responses and submit your survey.
Yes, completing a worksheet does take a bit longer but it is guaranteed to be faster and more efficient in the long-run.
Our preliminary data indicates that completing the worksheet first only involves about ten minutes additional time as opposed to going directly to the survey and taking the chance of losing all your data in the event of a loss of electricity or a software glitch where you could lose 35-50 minutes worth of data entry time. Plus, you can take 2-3 days to complete your survey worksheet, rather than feeling compelled to complete the actual survey in one sitting.
Remember, you can always assign this survey, or a major portion of it, to a trusted manager or other key employee! Make sure, however, to stress the need for accuracy and the June 6th Deadline.

Click this button to download your survey worksheet.

Click this button to visit our official survey
page where you will re-enter your survey answers.
Be sure to complete this brand new survey and submit it no later than the June 6th Deadline and we’ll have the final report in your mailbox no later than July 15th.

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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 Printing Research Council (NPRC)

CLICK HERE OR IMAGE ABOVE to download above page.

Other products included in this just released pricing study include carbonless forms, rack cards, postcards, flyers, catalog sheets as well as newsletters and stationery. Click here to download and view the complete table of contents from this popular study.

Retail Price (PDF)… $225
Retail Price (Hard Copy)… $245

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