Printing Industries of America Ratios

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Now, Benchmarking Your Company is Even Easier

The 2015 Ratios Survey is open. Come check out the newly redesigned and updated Ratios Survey! The streamlined form with a comprehensive User Guide is now easier to complete. Based on feedback from Ratios users, we changed the survey to better match the modern printer that runs multiple processes and offers various ancillary services. So if you are a 100% sheetfed establishment; a Sheetfed, digital, finishing, and ancillary services establishment; a Trade Binder; a Converter and digital printer; or a Packaging Manufacturer, This Survey is For You!

This annual financial benchmarking study is a core member benefit. For more than 90 years, the Ratios program has been the leading financial benchmarking tool for the printing industry—and members overwhelmingly agree. Participants rated the Ratios an 8 out of 10, making it one of Printing Industries of America’s most valuable resources. Each year 15 volumes are developed from a survey of more than 500 printing firms. Only participating members receive the results for free.

Why should you participate?

All members should take advantage of this opportunity to participate in the Ratios. By participating you will gain access to financial and productivity benchmarks that can help your company become more efficient, productive, confident, focused, and profitable. To learn more about how to use financial Ratios you can download this free webinar.

Participate and receive your free report. If you are not a member of Printing Industries of America, you can also participate in the survey. To become a member today and receive the results for free, contact Member Central. Don't miss out on this core member benefit and participate by Monday, June 15 to receive your free report.

How can you participate in the Ratios?

Choose the option that is most convenient for you. There are four ways to participate: Survey PDF, Survey spreadsheet, Online survey (coming soon), or by having Margolis Partners complete it for you. We reccommend downloading the new Ratios Survey User Guide for each of the participation options below.

  1. 2014 Survey Booklet
    Complete by downloading a PDF of the survey. Right-click the link above, select “Save Target As,” then select the destination on your PC. Mail or fax the results to Margolis Partners. Don't forget to also download the User Guide.

  2. Survey Spreadsheet
    Complete the survey using Excel. Click on the link above, save the Excel file on your computer, and email the completed file to

  3. Online Form
    From this page you can login and participate if you already have an account. You can also create an account and look up your password. We recommend downloading a copy of the Ratios User Guide to use as you complete the online form.

  4. Have Margolis Partners Complete the Survey for You
    ($150 fee applies) Download the PDF file. Right-click the link, select "Save Target As," then select the destination on your PC. Complete your "Company Demographics"  and "Order Form" and mail along with your company's fiscal-year financial statements and year-end General Ledger Trial Balance to Margolis Partners LLC. 

Published on Sunday, February 23, 2014 (updated 09/23/2015)

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