A new report by the American Printing Press Association has found that a print company must be willing to spend up to $10,000 per transfer to ensure that it can handle a large number of transfers in a short period of time.
The trade group found that it takes $25,000 to print a $1,000 letter in a single transfer.
The costs of that process can reach as high as $100,000.
The report was released Tuesday as the U.S. is grappling with a national shortage of printing presses.
Last year, a U.K.-based printing company reported that it spent $25 million to buy a total of 7,800 new presses.
The company said it was able to cut costs by more than half by reducing its supply chain, buying fewer presses and printing at a higher rate.
This year, the U,S.
and Britain are trying to fill their printing needs through a joint effort called the National Printing Program.
The program was developed to help printmakers compete with printing firms that operate more efficiently, reduce their costs, and improve the quality of their output.
The new report, which looked at a dozen printing companies, shows that the industry has struggled to maintain a low cost to manufacture print media.
It found that in the past five years, only seven companies have been able to make printing costs comparable to those of large printing companies.
The report estimates that the cost of printing media for smaller businesses has increased by more then 100 percent over the past decade.
The APA said that it would be interested in seeing how companies handle this new challenge.
The print industry has been slow to adjust to the costs of transferring large quantities of paper and ink, said Peter B. Czajkowski, APA’s vice president of policy.
The U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, the world’s largest organization for publishers and printers, has issued guidelines that say that a company must maintain a high-quality print press, that it must print at a reasonable cost and that it should pay a fair share of its output to the public.