Members Only Link above.
Visitors & Members -
Be Sure to check out
latest listing under
Equip. Price Exchange
Now at 274
Financial Model Chart
Goals Posted on
Printowners List Info
As of April 30, 2013 the
PO list handled more
than 5.2 million emails.
At this pace, projected
email volume will
exceed 2012 volume
by more than 70%!
FIRST OWNER'S CONFERENCE
PROVES HUGE SUCCESS!
New Orleans NPOA conference
attendees pack ballroom for every session.
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Thanks to all NPOA members who made our first "Owner's Conference" such
NPOA's FIRST OWNER'S CONFERENCE IN
NEW ORLEANS -
First, a big
"Thank You" to the more than 120 NPOA members who attended our first
conference in New Orleans. Without your enthusiastic support and
participation, this conference would not have been possible. We also
want to thank all of our sponsors for their support as well.
Based upon early feedback, the meeting in New Orleans was more succesful
than anything the officers and founders of NPOA could have reasonably
expected. Conference attendees repeatedly praised the conference
organizers for the conference and many said it reminded them of the
"early days of NAQP."
Younger attendees, many representing second and third generation owners,
also praised the conference, and told the conference organizers that
their decision to join NPOA was one of the best decisions they have made
on behalf of their business in the past few years. The most frequently
heard question asked at the conference was, "When and where will the
next conference be held."
Two big announcements where made at the conference, and more will be
forthcoming shortly. A new equipment purchasing contract offering 10-15%
discounts on a wide range of Xerox equipment was announced at the
conference. Discounts on Xerox equipment are available immediately. You
need only mention your membership in NPOA to become eligible for these
discounts. Vendor discounts with two other major suppliers to the
industry can be expected shortly. Accuzip also announced a special
member-only discount for NPOA members. Details on the latter will be
posted within days on the Vendor Showcase" page.
NPOA also announced the acquisition of the
industry's largest and most popular listserve - the PrintOwner's List
Serv. Although now owned and administered by NPOA, the list will be
maintained and available to all members of the printing industry.
Membership in NPOA, although always encouraged, is not a requirement in
order to participate in this powerful industry information forum.
Post Conference BBQ at Dooley's - As of Monday
AM, reports were only slowly leaking out as to what transpired at the
Sunday afternoon BBQ held at Dooley's, in Houma, LA. Dooley's is a
bar/restaurant owned by NPOA president Jace Prejean. Jace was kind
enough to invite members who felt they had not consumed enough alcohol
in the "Big Easy" to travel by bus down to Houma on Sunday afternoon. In
the event that anything got out of hand or wilder than expected we wish
to remind NPOA members that there was no "official" connection
between our conference and what might have happened at this
post-conference social event. <g>
There isn't enough space nor time to thank all
of those involved in putting together this first conference, but NPOA
would be remiss in not giving a big "thank you" to NPOA members Paula
Smith (Curry Printing, Baltimore, MD), Chuck Pappas, (Arlington Swifty
Printing, Arlington, MA), John Henry (Mitchell Printing & Mailing,
Oswego, NY and Conference Coordinator Becky Whatley (Quality Printing,
Riverside, CA). We could not have achieved the success we did without
their dedication and hundreds and hundreds of hours of volunteer effort.
Thank you to all.
One more big "Thank You"
needs to be extended to NPOA members Armand and Rose Girard (Curry
Printing & Mailing, Auburn, ME) for volunteering to handle all of the
photo assignments necessary to cover the conference. They shot more than
16 hours of high quality videos of various conference sessions. Many of
these sessions, along with Powerpoint and PDF copies of various
educational sessions, will be available shortly on our "members
only" section of our web site. We will also be posting both on here
as well as the "members only" section photos of the conference.
ACCUZIP OFFERS 6 MONTH'S FREE
SERVICE - AccuZIP, one of
our popular supplier partners, has made an exclusive offer to NPOA
members. Basically, sign-up for one year and receive an extra six months
for Free! Call AccuZIP at 1-800-233-0555 and ask about this special
offer, or visit them at www.accuzip.com
or email them at: [email protected].
CONFERENCE VALUATION FORMS -
Attendees will be receiving a
conference evaluation form shortly and we encourage all to complete them
as quickly as possible to help us in planning our next conference.
NEW EQUIPMENT PRICE EXCHANGE
LISTINGS - Our new EPE listing
service is growing weekly... we just added three new listings including
special pricing on a KM8000 and a Duplo Model 445 Creaser. Go here for
NEW VENDOR SHOWCASE MEMBER -
NPOA welcomes our latest two vendors PagePath Technologies and Accuzip. Visit our
vendor showcase page and read about
special discounts being offered ONLY to NPOA members.
- NPOA offers a constantly
expanding list of services available only to NPOA members.
Members need to register for access to this section of our web site.
Simply click the "Members Only" link above, enter a user name and
password and you are typically approved within 2-3 hours. Special Note...
NPOA Members are not automatically assigned user names or passwords. You
must manually register to gain access to this portion of our web site.
NPOA MEMBERSHIP PROFILE REPORT
is a special report available to members only. It profiles the "average"
NPOA member - who he/she is and what they expect from a trade association.
Authored by former Quick Printing magazine editor Bob Hall, the special
PDF report incorporates graphs and charts detailing average annual sales,
sales per employee and services members are looking for from their
FREE PROFITABILITY RATIO
- Members can
download three of the most important ratio reports from the 2012-2013
Financial Benchmarking Study published by QP Consulting, Inc. and NAPL.
Here owners can examine key operating ratios, compare the performance of
industry "profit leaders" vs. "profit laggards" in the $500,000 to
$999,999 annual sales range. These reports are invaluable if you want to
maintain or improve profitability.
MEMBER DUES CATEGORY
- In appreciation for the fact that NPOA is at times limited in
providing certain member services to printers operating outside "North
America," we have established a special dues structure to encourage
printers located in Europe, Africa, South America, South Pacific and Asia to join
our association. Visit our Membership Dues page
FREE MEMBER PROFILE
- You don't have to be a member of NPOA to view some sample charts
& graphs taken from our just-released Membership Profile Report. Just go
EQUIPMENT PRICE EXCHANGE
- This unique, members-only service allows members to share with each
other prices paid for key pieces of equipment purchased in the past six
months. If you've purchased a creaser, folder, copier, large format
printer or inkjet addresser, then we encourage you to share your
information with fellow NPOA members.
for further information. First listings
SHOPS FOR SALE
- A new feature just added to the web site.
This Free Listing Service
is open to all printers, whether or not they are members of NPOA. If you
have a printing firm for sale, or you are in the market to purchase one,
then submit your listing and it will be posted within 24 hours. If you
have photos, they too can be incorporated into your ad.
24% DISCOUNT ON 2012-2013
INDUSTRY PRICING STUDY - NPOA
members can now purchase this latest industry pricing study at a special
discounted price of only $136.04 as compared to the regular retail price
of $179. Visit our Vendor
FREE EXCEL SPREADSHEETS
- The "members only" section offers free downloads of three very useful
spreadsheets: (1) The Copier Analyst - a handy spreadsheet for determining
breakeven and required selling prices required to produce a desired profit
level on digital copiers; (2) Budgeted Hourly Rates - a simple spreadsheet
for determining "budgeted hourly rates" for specific pieces of equipment;
(3) Breakeven Analysis - a useful spreadsheet for determining breakeven
sales based upon known $$$ amounts for fixed costs and ratios for variable
SHOP VIDEO TOURS
- This portion of our web site is now open. Visit the members-only site to
view our first four videos. Then grab your camera and your production crew
and send us your own shop video! We encourage as many of our members as possible to submit their
own "video tours" sharing unique or special aspects of their operations
with fellow NPOA members.
to the National Print Owners Association, Inc.
(NPOA) website. This new trade association is the outgrowth and
end result of the efforts of a group of 19 dedicated
printers (Our Founders) who began communicating with each other
beginning in August 2012.
Click Here to read more
about this new association.
"An association run by printers for
Plant your flag on the map below
by joining NPOA today!
There are currently three major classes of members:
Regular Members are defined as those companies
offering a variety or mix of graphic design, copying, digital and offset
printing services; these services may also include related ancillary
services such as mailing services, large format production and
sign-making. Follow the link titled "Membership Dues and Application"
for details on membership discounts currently available based upon
"Early Bird" deadlines as well as affiliation with the popular
Printowners List Serv.
members include suppliers, manufacturers, vendors and consulting firms
providing services and products to the copying, printing, mailing,
large format and sign industries.
members include teachers, professors and others employed by
Printowners Listserv is owned by the National Print Owners Association
The PO list is a long-established and popular listserv available
free to all owners of established printing, copying, mailing and signage
firms. Owners are encouraged to share ideas, problems, challenges and
suggestions for improving profits in their respective operations.
Vendors, brokers, suppliers, and competing trade associations are
prohibited from using the Printowners list for promotional purposes. NPOA
does, however, offer an "Associate Member" dues classification and vendors
and suppliers are encouraged to join NPOA and be listed on our Vendor
Showcase Page. To subscribe to the PO list, simply send an email to the