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Research Center

Widely regarded as the definitive resource on current and future industry trends, the NAPL Research Center has built its reputation on accuracy and detailed methodologies. Its annual State of the Industry report and ongoing Performance Indicators™ measurement tools create a dependable compass to help companies navigate through today’s ever-changing global marketplace.

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. Through its comprehensive monthly surveys and follow-up interviews of survey respondents, the Center’s economists develop insights that provide meaning to industry data and help printers nationwide better understand what’s happening, why, and what can be done in response.

The NAPL Research Center also publishes a detailed Printing Industry Profile with the latest demographics and economic statistics, as well as various studies based on targeted surveys of topics such as the characteristics of industry leaders, compensation trends for sales and customer service personnel, and the proliferation of digital services.

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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