Print Economics & Management

The professionals in the Center for Print Economics and Management department offer a variety of products and services that help our members enhance their growth, efficiency, and profitability through up-to-date industry information, articles, advisories, and statistics addressing important industry issues. 

The Ratios have long been a compilation of accurate financial information from hundreds of printing and related graphic arts firms. They allow companies to gain access to financial and productivity benchmarks that can help your company become more profitable. 

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Printing Industries of America's Center for Print Economics and Management has developed a way for printers to assess their strengths and weaknesses and to obtain an action plan to improve their bottom-line performance with the new Financial Performance Assessment.

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Economic Flash Reports

Monthly to bimonthly updates providing concise advisories that focus on the hot topics affecting the printing industry.

Proprietary Research

The Center for Print Economics and Management resources are available for proprietary industry research.

Economic Data Resources

Get information on consumer price index, inflation rates, currency exchanges, and more.

Budgeted Hourly Costs Rates

An easier way to calculate the budgeted hourly cost rates of equipment and services to produce true cost estimates, make smart pricing decisions, and track actual job costs.

Print and Publishing Market Overview

Click here for a PDF with an overiew of the print and publishing market in the United States. The data is based on the most recent U.S. Census Bureau County Business Patterns database and Manufacturers' Shipments Survey.