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State of the Industry


The NAPL State of the Industry Series comprises an ongoing series of major economic studies and periodic reports that assess the current state of the printing industry and how NAPL member companies can prepare for success in the years ahead. The studies and reports are based on the comprehensive research conducted by the highly respected industry economists of the NAPL Research Center, led by NAPL Sr. Vice President and Chief Economist, Andy .The NAPL State of the Industry includes:

State of the Industry Report (10th Edition):

Released on August 2012, the 10th Edition NAPL State of the Industry report presents an annual overview of industry business conditions based on 500+ comprehensive company surveys, studies, and flash reports. NAPL members receive their first copy free with additional copies priced at $25 each.Would you like to share the State of the Industry Report with your staff? If so, download our complimentary State of the Industry PowerPoint. This 24 slide presentation (in a pdf format) will provide you with a summary of the report that is easily shareable with staff. Click here to download.Non-Member pricing: $149.95. ( Click here  for purchase information.)Members may access previous reports located in the NAPL archives .

NAPL Printing Business Conditions:

Periodic electronic updates for NAPL members based on continued communications and research with participating companies.

NAPL Strategic Perspective Report:

A key component of NAPL’s State of the Industry Series , including where the industry stands and where it is headed; characteristics of industry leading companies that profit from cyclical or structural change; growth opportunities offered by social media; and the outlook for the fastest growing industry segments. This report is based on surveys from more than 500 graphic communications companies across the United States and Canada, with annual sales from under $1 million to more than $300 million.NAPL members receive one complimentary copy, add’l copies may be purchased at a discount.Non-Member pricing: $249.99. ( Click here for purchase information.)Members may access previous reports located in the NAPL archives .The State of the Industry series is complimented throughout the year by webinars, updates and presentations at industry  events . “As always, the NAPL State of the Industry Report isn’t about easy answers, can’t-miss markets or sure things, because there aren’t any,” says Paparozzi.“Rather, it’s about thinking, challenging, and questioning—actions that will make the difference between who participates and who is left behind by the recovery ahead.”

Research Participants Wanted!

NAPL’s research is based on input from a broad representative group of several hundred printing company leaders who have an ongoing commitment to sharing insights and information about their business. Interested in participating? The NAPL Research Center welcomes both member and non-member companies of all sizes to participate in our research programs . The comprehensive results of this research drives both our State of the Industry Series as well as the ongoing Performance Indicator measurement tools.  Contact the NAPL Research Center today for more information on becoming a research participant. Special Executive Summary reports are just one benefit of participation!

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