Andrew D. Paparozzi

Andrew D. Paparozzi

Andrew D. Paparozzi joined PRINTING United Alliance as Chief Economist in 2018. He analyzes and reports on economic, technological, social and demographic trends that will define the printing industry’s future. His most important responsibility, however, is being an observer of the industry by listening to the issues and concerns of company owners, executives and managers.Previously, he worked 31 years at the National Association for Printing Leadership. He has also taught mathematics, statistics and economics at various colleges.Andrew holds a Bachelor’s degree in economics f rom Boston College and a Master’s degree in economics — with concentrations in econometrics and public finance — from Columbia University.

2021 Print Business Indicators: Recovery Has Begun

Recovery has begun for the printing industry. Sales are growing and confidence is on the rise, but operating cost inflation and labor shortages are squeezing margins. Those are primary conclusions of the second quarter 2021 Print Business Indicators Survey.

The Printing Industry Takes First Steps Toward Recovery

Key printing industry business indicators are showing improvement, according to a recent NAPCO Research/PRINTING United Alliance survey. Improvement is over the deepest days of the COVID-19 crisis, and activity is still far below what is normal for this time of the year. But movement off the bottom is the first step toward recovery.

Economy Watch: How to Protect Your Business in This Time of Uncertainty

COVID-19's effect on the economy has been profound. How this all plays out will depend on the economy’s underlying health and the effectiveness of support. Drawing on the resources of federal, state, and local agencies is important — there’s no reason to go it alone. Here are some suggestions for printing companies.