There’s a new printing association in town


Staff member
We recently became aware of the National Printing Research Council (NPRC) & thought we would let everyone know about it.

NPRC is a new, not-for-profit organization dedicated to conducting research and surveys on behalf of the printing industry–specifically "quick printers" & small format printers.

The association was launched approximately 3 months ago by NPOA’s former Exec. Director John Stewart, who served there from 2012-16. Stewart says NPRC’s primary market focus is printers with sales in the $500,000 to $5,000,000 range and employee staffing between 3 & 30.

Already, NPRC has produced a number of surveys in 2016, including:
  • A just released 2017-2018 Wage & Benefits Study,
  • The Printing Industry Digital Printing Pricing Study and
  • The Printing Industry Outside Sales Representative Compensation Report.
Stewart has conducted studies for NAQP, NAPL and NPOA on behalf of the printing industry for more than 30 years. Currently, he has a highly confidential study underway: survey on personal net worth of print owners.

To check out this new organization and learn about membership, visit their link:


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