NAPL: New Sheetfed Press Blue Book Is Most Comprehensive Ever
Monday, December 02, 2002
PARAMUS, N.J., Nov. 27, 2002 – The 2002 edition of Budgeted Hourly Cost Study on Sheetfed Press Operations, released this month by the National Association for Printing Leadership (NAPL), is the Association’s most comprehensive sheetfed "Blue Book," containing hourly cost rates, specifications, descriptions, and prices for 448 conventional presses (from the smallest, one-unit models to the largest, 12-unit configurations), 19 digital imaging presses, and 53 digital duplicators/copier-printers. Calculating exact hourly cost rates is vital to the profitability of graphic arts companies and yields important data for equipment acquisitions. The new Sheetfed Blue Book shows how hourly cost rates are constructed, examining more than 15 cost factors and how they differ for various equipment configurations, one- to three-shift operations, and three different productivity levels. The 552-page book is based on exclusive 2002 survey data, direct from the manufacturers or distributors, on all new models of equipment. Easy-to-follow instructions explain how printers can adjust the rates for their actual investment costs and actual employee wages. Although the book lists for $199.95, one copy is mailed FREE to all NAPL corporate members as a membership benefit. NAPL individual professional members may purchase the Sheetfed Blue Book for $169.95. Corporate and individual members may purchase additional copies at $35 each. To order, call NAPL at (800) 642-6275, Option 3; fax (201) 634-0328; email email@example.com; or visit www.napl.org. For fax, Web, or email orders, mention NAPL Product Code NB 109.