John Stewart

 NPOA Equipment Price Exchange Data Moves to "Members Only" Section of Site

Please note that the listings provided under NPOA's Equipment Price Exchange have moved to the "members only" portion of our site. We strongly encourage all NPOA members to continue to provide us with product and pricing information on equipment they have purchased in the past six months. By sharing this type of information, you are doing your part as a member of the growing NPOA community. Thank you.            

Purchasing a Xerox Printer?
If so, remember you can now save 10-15% at the final configuration level when purchasing Xerox
Digital Color or Monochrome Printers. This offer is available only to NPOA members. Simply mention your NPOA membership to your Xerox Representative.

NPOA Member Offers Analysis of 3D Printing...

NPOA member Dennis Sookikian, owner of UBuildABook, LLC explores 3D printing and provides his analysis and forecast.  click here

NPOA Membership Reaches 344!

We want to welcome some of our newest members. Be sure to visit our Newest Member item on the main menu of our site. As printers join the association, they are added almost automatically to our Membership Map as well. Once again, you'll find that map on our Main Menu.

Executive Summary of NPOA's 2013-2014
Bindery Services Pricing Study Now Available

Cover of Executive Summary

If you participated in NPOA's recent Bindery Services Pricing Survey you should by now have received notice that the study is available for download. To verify whether you are on the list of qualified participants, you can check the official participant list HERE. However, even if you did not find the time to participate, as a NPOA member you are still entitled to a FREE 24-page summary of the complete report. To download your copy simply click here

Industry Wages Appear Stagnant

NPOA Offers Preview of New Wage Study

With the expected release of NPOA’s 2014-2015 Wage & Benefits Study less than three weeks away, we can already offer a preview of what this new study will reveal. 

Of the 19 key positions covered in this study, wages have either dropped or remained stagnant for 13 of these positions when compared to the wages reported in early 2012. With an overall “margin of error” of less than 1%, the drop or stagnation in wages is not a “fluke” or a reflection of differences in data bases, but rather a clear indication that, for whatever reason, owners have chosen to freeze wages during the past 26 months.

As an example, average wages for “General Managers” has dropped from the $28.60 reported in 2012 to $26.19 in 2014 – an 8.4% drop. Wages for “Customer Services Supervisors” dropped from $19.54 to $18.40, a 5.9% drop! Wages for “Senior Graphics & Digital” operators have remained virtually stagnant at $19.34 in 2012 versus $19.23 in 2014.

The only exceptions to the above appear in wage classifications dealing with either “mailing” or “signs & large format” where wages have increased on average of 5.7%. The largest increase in wages when compared to 2012 data is for the “Jr. Mailing Department Specialists” position, where average wages increased from $13.85 in 2012 to $15.21 in 2014. NPOA members can read read more about this upcoming study as well as view key graphs by clicking here.