Complimentary Membership in Printing Industries of America - Printing Industries Alliance

Complimentary Membership in Printing Industries of America

In today’s economy, a successful graphic communications firm needs to have instant access to the latest technical benchmarking, financial, political, and regulatory information.  Additionally, in an industry predominantly comprised of small businesses, it is absolutely critical that we are able to collectively speak as an industry to the political, educational and business components of our economy.

To do so, there is no better value than the combined membership in Printing Industries Alliance and Printing Industries of America (complimentary with your affiliate membership).

Digital Printing Council

The Digital Printing Council provides PIA members with up-to-date information on digital printing business applications and technology, cross media marketing opportunities, emerging technologies and innovations, web and e-commerce, social media engagement, and help for members who wish to transform their business model.

Environmental, Health & Safety Services

The Printing Industries of America’s Environmental Health & Safety staff brings years of industry experience and a clear understanding of how OSHA and environmental regulations impact our industry.

Each year, the Environmental Health & Safety staff responds to over 1,500 individual inquiries on various regulatory matters impacting members from across the country.  Services include:

Economics and Research

Provides members with the latest information on the economy, print markets and business topics to help them run their businesses.  Programs include:


Technical Assistance Hotline

The Technical Inquiry Desk provides unbiased advice and solutions to technical problems.  Typical inquiries include ink and coatings, paper stock, image register, plates, MIS, and other production issues.  This free telephone consulting service has given countless member printers immediate and practical solutions for technical and/or production problems. 

HR and EHS Listserves

Printing Industries of America offers several free networking opportunities for management personnel at member firms.  Imagine being able to share your Human Resource and Environmental Health and Safety problems with fellow managers across the country.  Members can request to participate in any of the listserves below by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Listserves are maintained in the following areas:

Human Resource Managers Listserve

Safety & Health Listserve

Union Employers Listserve

Conferences, Workshops, Training

Training opportunities on a variety of topics, including:

  • Color Management
  • Continuous Improvement
  • G7 Certification
  • Vision 3
  • PrintVoice (Legislative Conference)
  • New Media Bootcamp
  • and more

Government Affairs

Printing Industries of America maintains an office in Washington, DC for the purpose of representing the interests of our industry before our federal government.  These efforts ensure that our collective voice is heard on all matters that affect our ability to operate profitably, including:

  • Do Not Mail
  • Card Check Legislation
  • Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA)
  • Postal Reform
  • Estate Tax


Books and Publications

Visit the Printing Industries Press online store for the widest selection of graphic communications titles in the industry. Printing Industries Alliance members realize 10-15% of non-member pricing, so be sure to log in. 

The Magazine

Printing Industries of America’s monthly printed publication – full of the latest industry information.

Printing Industries Financial Executives (PIFE)

PIFE is a network of professionals who hold finance and administrative positions at member printing companies.  PIFE members have access to a variety of services and benefits focusing on managing a company’s financial and administrative functions. 

Sales and Marketing Executives (S&ME)

S&ME gives print sales and marketing professionals the information and resources they need to maintain a competitive advantage and respond to today’s changing industry.  S&ME services include a listserve, newsletters and S&ME Conference discounts.  There is no cost for S&ME membership. 

Job Bank

Looking to hire?  Looking for a job?  Our national industry specific job bank can help you find the right match.  Powered by, PIA members receive 50% savings off the list price for job postings and resume subscription service.

Quality and Process Control Products

A wide variety of Quality and Process Control Products are available, including:

  • QC Devices – light indicators, color vision testing products, color correction products for photographers, etc.
  • Process Control Targets – coated wedges, proof control devices, digital, Postscript control targets.
  • Color control bars
  • Test Forms – measurement forms for sheetfed, web and digital as well as diagnostic forms for 8-1/2” x 11” to large format
  • Custom Products “made to order” color bars, test forms, targets, etc., with your company’s logo.

Printing Executive Network (PEN)

The PEN group program was established to promote educational growth with sound business management, provided through small permanent groups.  These groups are comprised of companies of similar markets and size, but with a geographic distribution so as to avoid competitive conflict.  This encourages PEN group members to share and critique very detailed information among the group.  In each PEN group there are 6 to 12 non-competing company presidents.  PEN groups generally meet quarterly with an agenda totally developed by group members. 

Laboratory Services

Lab services staff has over four decades of industry experience in evaluating materials used in the graphic communications industry.  Lab services are used in a variety of circumstances, including:

  • Ongoing submission of materials as a quality control measure to ensure products are consistent and reliable.
  • Analytical evaluations of material on jobs that did not go as planned.

Printing Industries Alliance and Printing Industries of America – Your resource for professional management support in the graphic communications industry

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