Packed With the Latest In Digital Printing Pricing Info!

This Is the Most Detailed Pricing Study
Ever Published by QP Consulting, Inc.

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This brand new 114-page study is one of the most comprehensive pricing studies we’ve ever published.

Dedicated strictly to pricing of digital products and services, this new study is now available for immediate shipment (hard copies and PDFs). Retail price of this study is $229.

However, for a limited time, you can SAVE 25% on this study if you place your order between now and Nov. 23rd. Orders are shipped same day as received. Instead of paying $229, you will pay only $171.75!

“The Digital Printing Pricing Survey is the most valuable yet. The pricing info helped us identify irregularities, bringing some prices up to increase profits, and identify high prices that were likely resulting in lost business.”
Greg Batchelor
McCabe’s Printing Group
Fairfax, VA

To View the Table of Contents, Click Here.

Please Note – If you participated in this key industry study, it was emailed to you on Aug. 30, 2016. Please check your email in-box for an email with the subject line, “Attached is your complimentary 2016-17 Digital Pricing Study.” Continue reading

Save 25% On All Publications* Between Now and Thanksgiving!

Instructions for Using Special
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The Quick Consultant is offering an unprecedented 25% Off Discount on all publications* listed in its bookstore. This special offer expires Nov. 23, 2016. (*Book titled Print Shop for Sale is not included in this offer.)

4Covers for Sale_July2016To take advantage of this offer visit the bookstore, and check off the publications and formats you are requesting (hard copy or PDF).  Select “Add To Cart” for each publication selected.

When you have finished, visit the Shopping Cart in the upper right hand portion of the page and select “Checkout.”

Your discount code – After selecting “Checkout” you find a summary check-out page. Enter the following discount code in the coupon code box:

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Complete the payment information as required, making sure to check-off the Shipping Address Option. When finished, select “Purchase” and that will take you to the final payment page where you will be able pay for your purchase using either PayPal or credit card.

FREE Sample Pages from Just-Released Digital Pricing Study

Four Free Sample Pages – Would you like a very brief glimpse of what’s contained in the latest 2016-17 Digital Printing Pricing Study? All you have to do is click on the artwork below or click here to download a FREE 4-page PDF demonstrating the tip of the iceberg as to what is in store in the complete study.

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“I immediately raised my digital envelope prices 5%… More than paid for the study in less than a month..”

Bob Rosenfield, Edison Press, Standford, ME

2016-17DigitalCover-sm NEWThis brand new 114-page study is one of the most comprehensive pricing studies we’ve ever published.

Dedicated strictly to pricing of digital products and services, this new study is now available for immediate shipment (hard copies and PDFs). Retail price of this study is $229. PDF orders are shipped same day as received. Hard copies are mailed within 24 hours. Click on the Bookstore tab above or Click Here to place your order.

 

Download PDF of New Survey

OffsetNewsletter_QPC-1You can now download and print our 12-page report titled, “Printers Report Strong Shift to Digital,” by clicking here. If you wish to read it on line, the full article appears immediately below in the adjoining column.

The file is currently 12 pages, 8.5×11. To print as 3, 11×17, 2-sided pages from Adobe Acrobat > Print,Page Setup in lower left corner, > Tabloid, landscape orientation. then > OK. Under Page Sizing and Handling, select Booklet. Then just choose 2-sided from your printer.

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The Offset Printing Department – Alive & Well or in the ICU?

Printers Report Strong Shift to Digital

Printers Split on Shutting Down Offset Department
By John Stewart

“Is offset printing alive & well, or is it in intensive care” is a question we posed in a recent industry survey conducted Aug. 18-24, 2016. Well, the answers and comments we received were mixed, and while not all printers are ready to “pull the plug,” many recognize the patient is not doing too well and probably will not walk out of the hospital! Some are already making plans for the funeral!

image007Our 15-question survey was more detailed than many we have conducted recently, but it still received the third highest rate of response out of nine surveys we’ve conducted with more than 220 printers responding within the four-day window we allowed for responses. Continue reading

Rejecting Industry Surveys

As much as we hate to do it, in order to protect the integrity and accuracy of our studies, we sometimes find ourselves rejecting surveys submitted by fellow printers. We are currently in the process of tabulating data contained in a 59,000 cell Excel data base. Even under the best of circumstances, it often involves spending 80-100 hours or more just cleaning up the data base before we can begin to create tables and add all the various additional calculations that we provide our participants.

2016-17DigitalCover-sm NEWFor every 100 surveys we receive, there will typically be five or six survey forms where participants appear to be far more interested in receiving a free copy than they are in providing us with accurate data. Our recent 2016-2017 Printing Industry Digital Printing Pricing Survey is a case in point. We received more than 220 surveys prior to the deadline.

After initial examination of the data, we detected 12 surveys that we felt needed to be rejected and excluded from our data base. We don’t do things like this lightly, because we know if we reject a survey we are most likely going to create an enemy, and we have enough of those already! <g> Continue reading

Printers Tell Us That Industry Studies & Polls Are Top Picks!

Are Associations Meeting the Needs of Members? Printers Place High Value on Research Studies According to Latest Survey by QP Consulting By John Stewart Please note this article is confidential and copyrighted. Please do not share or redistribute. Thank you. Printers in our industry, at least the 163 firms who…

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Early Stats from Digital Printing Survey

Preliminary Results at a Glance

With less than 12 days to go before the July 18th deadline, we can report some very brief, preliminary results from early participants in our 2016-2017 Printing Industry Digital Pricing Survey.

2016-17DigitalCover-sm NEWAverage Sales – If you think you’re too small in terms of sales to participate think again. Survey participants report their average 2015 sales at $1,444,900 and are projecting sales of $,1,556,340 for 2016, an increase in sales of 7% – 2016 compared to 2015.

Median Sales – Median sales, a probably more reflective picture of our survey participants, for 2015 was $854,480 and projected to be $935,000 for 2016, or a 9% projected increase in sales for 2016.

Independents vs. FranchisesIndependents account for 75% of all our respondents with franchises accounting for 22.5%. Another 2.5% are In-plant operations. Continue reading

Printing & Politics – A QP Poll

The One Question We Forgot to Ask!

It looks like we may have set a record of sorts with our most recent survey titled, “Printing & Politics – Your Choice for President.” More than 270 printers responded within 48 hours, the largest number of responses to a survey in the past four years.

“More than 270 printers responded within 48 hours, the largest number of responses to a survey in the past four years.”

Unfortunately, after the survey “hit the streets,” and we were already processing the results, it suddenly dawned on us, especially after seeing the early trends, there was one question we wished we had asked but didn’t. We’ll let you know what that question was near the end of this survey. Continue reading

Selling is All About Price!

Ryan Sauers – Our Guest Columnist

OK, I Will Say It: Sales is ALL About Price

By Ryan T. Sauers

Ryan SauersYou see this article title and know it is true. Many of you tell me this from all across the country. Today, sales is quite simple. It all comes down to who has the lowest price, right? If you get your pricing tight/right, than you have a chance of winning/earning some business, right? If you cannot do this, then buyers will not consider you. Simply said, it is all about price these days. Are you feeling better about your sales now?

Not so fast, there is something else I need to mention…

The goal was to get your attention as we have the attention Continue reading

Stewart Banned From PO List

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Is NPOA Kidding?

They Want to Ban Me

From Posting to PO List?

Dear Fellow PrintOwner List Subscriber,

Tuesday afternoon I posted the following heads-up notice about a new survey I am conducting…. it is one of hundreds of educational surveys I have conducted over the years, including a couple of dozen surveys conducted on behalf of NPOA.
So imagine my surprise that within minutes of my posting the email below I received a “WARNING” email from board member Chuck Pappas who noted that, Continue reading

Hot Off The Press – New Workers’ Compensation Report

WorkersCompPg1Workers’ Compensation rates vary dramatically according to a special 11-page report just-released by QP Consulting, Inc. However, contrary to popular opinion, owners still have options, to control or even lower annual premiums.

The new industry report includes a number of charts and graphs, including a special table detailing 35 states and the most common codes and NCCI rates per $100 for the four major classifications available in the printing industry – Clerical, Sales, Printing and Delivery.  Continue reading