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New NAPL Bindery Blue Book Offers Latest Rate Data For Key Operations Areas

Press release from the issuing company

PARAMUS, N.J., NOV. 14, 2005 – With postpress and fulfillment operations becoming increasingly important contributors to today’s printing profit margins, NAPL’s new Budgeted Hourly Cost Studies for Bindery, Finishing & Mailing Operations 2005 edition provides printers with critical data for pricing and comparing operating rates for 639 machines from 80 manufacturers in 29 equipment categories related specifically to the bindery, finishing, and mailing areas. The 2005 Bindery Blue Book, the most comprehensive ever offered by NAPL, is available on a CD-ROM or in a printed version. Knowing the hourly costs for every operation in your plant is vital for profitability. And, because NAPL’s Blue Book is based on exclusive survey data direct from the manufacturers or distributors on all new models of equipment, it doubles as an invaluable buying guide. This 672-page edition shows readers exactly 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. Easy-to-follow instructions explain how printers can adjust the rates for their actual investment costs and actual employee wages. NAPL’s Budgeted Hourly Cost Studies for Bindery, Finishing & Mailing Operations lists for $179.95 on CD-ROM and $199.95 in book form. NAPL corporate members receive one copy of the Blue Book on CD at no charge as a benefit of membership and can purchase additional copies of the CD for $30 ($35 for the book). NAPL individual professional track members may purchase this edition for $149.95 (CD) or $169.95 (book). To order, call NAPL at (800) 642-6275, Option 4; fax (201) 634-0328; email [email protected]; or visit www.napl.org/store/. For fax, internet, or email orders, mention NAPL Product Code ND 116 (CD) or NB 110 (book).