National Recognition Products

About Us, The Company, Eco-Friendly Company

The Company


National Recognition Products (NRP) is one of the nation's premier manufacturers and suppliers of graduation announcements, class rings, championship rings, caps and gowns, academic regalia, diplomas, diploma covers and certificates. NRP has manufactured and distributed products for the scholastic community for over 50 years. We are the preferred partner for more than 3,000 high schools and colleges nationwide and the printer of choice for a wide range of prestigious customers, including the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals. NRP has won numerous national and international printing awards, including the Golden Leaf Award and the Printing Industries of America Premier Print Award. Most of our products are proudly produced in our main production facility located in Mankato, MN.

NRP is proud to honor students as they experience important milestones on their journey toward graduation and beyond. NRP is invested in celebrating the accomplishments of schools, students and communities everywhere, and we aspire to create relationships that extend far beyond the quality products we produce. NRP provides value to you and your school by offering award-winning, superior graduation announcements and class rings at fair prices, saving students, parents and schools up to 30% over current suppliers. We also provide the unparalleled NRP Commitment to Graduation Ceremony and Legacy Program, at no charge. NRP offers the highest level of flexibility and customization resulting in the best products, programs and services that meet the needs of your school.

Why do customers prefer NRP to our competitors? We offer premium service including ring cleaning, cap and gown measuring, hand delivery and more. We do not work with or provide unethical contracts which benefit the supplier and not the students. NRP's quality and service assure us continued business with your school. NRP has no late fees; we do not penalize students, nor do we have pricing tricks or hidden fees. NRP publishes all pricing in an easy-to-understand format. In addition, with NRP you will have the industry's best lifetime class ring warranty, lifetime ring insurance at no charge and most importantly, no worries - NRP has never missed a graduation date and we have always delivered in time for the graduation ceremony.

"It is National Recognition Products' valued employees' dedication to the customer and commitment to excellence that translates into the success that makes NRP the nation's premier supplier in the graduation market." - Andy Billett, President, National Recognition Products.


NRP is a scholastic products subsidiary of Taylor Corporation. Taylor Corporation, a Minnesota-based, global provider of business and personal communication products, technologies and services, is one of the largest commercial printers and privately held companies in the United States employing over 10,000 people. As a holding company, Taylor Corporation owns more than 85 subsidiaries located in seven countries including Canada, Mexico, France and England and 22 U.S. states including such brands as NRP, Anderson's Prom, Harding's of Chicago, Carlson Craft, Lillian Vernon and Current. Taylor partners with over 275 Fortune 500 Companies and more than 3,000,000 small businesses and consumers offering exceptional service and value to fit each companies needs.

Why is NRP's affiliation with Taylor Corporation important? NRP utilizes shared platforms, infrastructure and the latest technology to provide unparalleled, cutting-edge products to schools across America. Taylor subsidiaries cooperatively maximize their economies of scale. For example, no company buys more paper and printing foil than Taylor. Taylor centralizes purchasing agreements with paper mills and foil manufacturers allowing NRP to buy more cost effectively than its competitors. NRP then passes those savings on to its customers. Taylor has a conservative culture, good financial strength and shared assets. Taylor does not carry any long term debt and therefore does not have corresponding interest payments. This translates into significant savings for you and your students. To learn more about Taylor Corporation please visit www.taylorcorp.com.


National Recognition Products is an Eco-Friendly Company. Our corporate-wide recycling campaign results in hundreds of tons of recyclable paper, aluminum and plastic each year. Additionally, we regularly recycle ink and toner cartridges. NRP receives all of its printing paper from a reputable domestic source within the SFI - Sustainable Forestry Initiative. We do not import our announcement paper. The majority of our papers have recycled content within them. We print with soy and water based inks, not petroleum based inks. We have cut our hazardous waste generation to zero over the last five years and are also a zero landfill company. 100% of production scraps or excesses are either fully recycled or go to a state-of-the art trash to energy facility strategically located less than two miles from our main facility. We have reduced our internal paper usage by 75% in the office over the last three years. While production output has increased by the double digits over the last couple of years, our energy consumption is down 20%. All packaging materials are 100% recycled and bio-degradable.

Our "Green" product offering goes much further, for example, we currently offer recyclable gowns, made of 100% post-consumer recycled plastic bottles for those committed to making this a greener planet.

Other green options: Students have the option of paperless ordering on our website. We offer the opportunity to order graduation announcements and accessories, as well as a state-of-the-art ring designer so you can see your finished ring before you place your order.