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).
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.
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:
Provides members with the latest information on the economy, print markets and business topics to help them run their businesses. Programs include:
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.
Human Resource Managers Listserve
Safety & Health Listserve
Union Employers Listserve
Training opportunities on a variety of topics, including:
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:
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.
Printing Industries of America’s monthly printed publication – full of the latest industry information.
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.
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.
Looking to hire? Looking for a job? Our national industry specific job bank can help you find the right match. Powered by PrintWorkers.com, PIA members receive 50% savings off the list price for job postings and resume subscription service.
A wide variety of Quality and Process Control Products are available, including:
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.
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:
Printing Industry Support