National Print Owners Association

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The National Print Owners Association, Inc.

Be sure to visit our Member Benefits Page to get a good overview of some of the services we provide. NPOA is the fastest growing non-profit trade association serving the printing industry. While some associations are facing stagnant or declining memberships, NPOA has grown from 19 original members in late December 2012 to almost 400 by the Spring of  2015. Our association was founded "by printers for printers." Click here to read the rest of the story, or you can go directly to our membership page and join NPOA today! Interested about our membership and who they are and where they come from? Check here to view a list of our newest members. 

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The 2016-17 Signs & Wide Format Pricing Survey

This is the ONLY nationwide survey of its kind that reports pricing practices in the signage and wide-format markets. It is published by the National Print Owners Association (NPOA) for the benefit of our members as well as for all firms participating in this survey. All survey data is treated with strict confidentiality and all personal data is deleted from our database. To receive your FREE copy of this study, please follow these instructions carefully: (The firm deadline for submitting this survey is August 19, 2016)

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 NPOA's Registration Desk for the New Orleans Conference (February 2-4, 2017) is open - The 2017 Conference Committee is busy working on rounding up a series of outstanding speakers on various topics which will be announced soon. Don't miss out on this conference! The conference will be held at the InterContinental New Orleans which is situated just two blocks from the historic French Quarter. This luxury hotel is coveted for its location and Four-Diamond status, NPOA’s group rate is $199 a night. Stay tuned…



NPOA Releases Interesting
Stats Regarding Subscribers!

Updating the PrintOwners Listserv - NPOA continues to monitor and update our popular PrintOwners Listserv. We've got some interesting stats to report.

As of Dec. 31, 2015, there were 441 active members. These subscribers posted approximately 17,400 posts. Go here for interesting stats on the PrintOwners list. Approximately 57% of subscribers are NPOA members, while the remainder are not. 

What to do if find yourself suddenly dropped or unsubscribed? - Send an email to Or visit the PrintOwners List Information Page. To unsubscribe from one address and change or add another is equally easy - Go here






NPOA Releases 2015-2016
Executive Summary

Following on the heels of the release of NPOA's 2015-2016 Quick Printing Industry Pricing Study, NPOA is now making available an "Executive Summary" of the study to all NPOA members. The study was sponsored by EFI, Printers's Plan and Ricoh and was released Nov. 10, 2015. A list of eligible participants can be found here. View the Study's Table of Contents here. The 60-page summary can be downloaded from our Members Only page. The complete study is available in our NPOA Bookstore. NPOA Member Price is $171: Non-member Price is $285.  

General News of the day...

 Five Executive Studies Now Available

2015-2016 Pricing Study Executive Summary

Now Available Under NPOA Member Benefits!

 Among the many benefits available to NPOA members are special "Executive Studies"  of virtually every research study published by NPOA and QP Consulting, Inc. Although not intended to provide all of the detailed information available in the complete studies, these special summaries nonetheless provide members with a thorough overview of the studies, including excerpts from the Executive Summaries as well as examples from the content pages themselves.

Included in the "Executive Summaries" now available in our Members Only Section are the following: Reember too, that members are entitled to a 40% discount on studies sold in our popular bookstore.

  • 2014-215 Quick Printing Industry Financial Benchmarking Study
  • 2014-215 Quick Printing Industry Wage & Benefits Study
  • 2015-216 Mailing Services Pricing Study
  • 2015-216 Signs & Wide Format Pricing Study
  • 2015-216 Quick Printing Industry Pricing Study Study



Special Report on Retirement Plans -Download a 6-page PDF containing the results of NPOA's most recent survey -"Retirement Plans and Planning Survey." Please note that the availability of this report is limited to either NPOA Members or Visitors who sign-up for our Complimentary Membership. Click here to download PDF or for further information on Complimentary Memberships.

New Report on Business Climate Just Released by NPOA - NPOA has just released a fascinating 5-page report detailing the results of a survey conducted two weeks ago. The survey received more than 250 responses and is packed with useful information on sales trends and projections, and growth rate projections by six specific departments in our industry. Go here for your free download of this special report. 

An Executive Summary of Wage & Benefits Study  is now available for free download for all NPOA members. Although certainly not as detailed as the entire 120 pages provided to participants in the full report, this 40-page Executive Summary still contains a wealth of information. To download, simply log-in with your user name and password, then go to the home page menu and select: Membership > Members Only.

NPOA Releases 2014-2015 Wage & Benefits Study - Melbourne, FL, Aug. 12, 2014 – NPOA has just released its latest research study on wages and benefits in the printing industry. Participants have been sent a confidential email directing them to a special site where the study can be downloaded. The study is also now available for purchase at the NPOA bookstore, which offers a 40% discount to NPOA members. (Click here for more details) NPOA expects to release an "Executive Summary" of the new study within the next two weeks.


News Release



Wage and Benefit Survey Follows on the Heels of Recently Completed Financial Benchmarking Study

MELBOURNE, FL – The National Print Owners Association (NPOA) has launched the 2014-2015 Quick Printing Industry Wage & Benefits Survey. This second major printing industry survey comes immediately after the completion and publication of the NPOA 2014-2015 Benchmarking Study.
The latest survey will cover 19 key positions in the quick and small commercial printing industry, plus compensation practices for outside sales representatives. Positions covered include general managers, customer service reps, senior graphic artists, digital and offset press operators, bindery operators, mailing services operators, plus 12 other positions The survey also covers healthcare costs and employee benefits.
According to survey author and NPOA Executive Director John Stewart, the survey should take the typical firm less than 20 minutes to complete. Companies that complete the survey will receive a free copy of the survey results. Participation is not limited to NPOA members and survey details can be found at
Benchmarking Study
The NPOA 2014-2015 Benchmarking Study, a 100+ page analysis of key financial ratios dealing with industry profitability has been completed and is now available at the NPOA Bookstore. Sponsored by Ricoh-USA, this biennial study offers a detailed look at financial performance broken down by annual sales volume, population density, geographic location, number of outside sales representatives, franchise vs. independent as well as by profitability quartiles.
Not only did Benchmarking Study participants receive a free copy of the completed survey but also the 30-page Executive Summary has been made available as a free download to all NPOA members whether or not they participated in the survey. The retail price of the complete study is $225 and the NPOA member price is $135. Details at