Business Management – Market Research

Research: Graphic and Sign Producers Seeing Rebound
August 12, 2020 at 12:15 pm

According to NAPCO Research and the PRINTING United Alliance, graphic and sign producers were hit hard as the pandemic forced closures in March and April. Since then, things have improved dramatically, but the average change is still negative.

Operational Performance: Don’t Track it Manually
July 8, 2020 at 12:06 pm

While reducing production costs and improving efficiency are key business initiatives for in-plants, almost half track their operational key performance indicators manually. It's imperative to automate both the production process and the data collection to effectively manage a print shop.

New Research Details In-plant Trends and Services
June 24, 2020 at 1:29 pm

More than three-quarters of in-plants now provide wide-format printing, according to the latest IPI research, with other services like graphics installation, contour cutting, and scanning on the rise. Here’s an excerpt from our newly published report.

Trends and Services in the In-plant Industry (2020)
June 19, 2020

Though their mix of work may have changed considerably over the past decade, today’s in-plant printing operations are expanding and upgrading their service offerings to meet the needs of their parent organizations.

Business Indicators to Gauge COVID-19 Effects on Commercial Printers
May 15, 2020 at 11:57 am

To help commercial printing companies navigate the COVID-19 crisis, NAPCO Research and the PRINTING United Alliance have launched the COVID-19 Print Business Indicators Research and will report the results of this ongoing survey on a continuing basis.

Higher-Ed In-plant Trends
March 3, 2020

Recent In-plant Impressions research shows college and university in-plants are focused on supporting the educational mission of their institution, adding services their customers need, and keeping up with technology, and their revenue is increasing as a result.

In-plant Salary Survey (2019)
January 2, 2020

The thriving U.S. economy of the past few years appears to have had a positive impact on the salaries of in-plant managers.

The Largest In-plants: Updated
December 20, 2019 at 11:06 am

After receiving some updated data, we've posted a new list of the largest 80 in-plants in the country, ranked by both annual sales and employees.