Credit Services - Printing Industries Alliance

Credit Services

How do you protect your company from “Slow-Pay-No-Pay” customers who move from printer to printer, leaving a string of unpaid bills in their wake, while still being able to grant credit to good customers who request it.  Printing Industries Alliance Credit Services will assist you in evaluating the credit worthiness of prospective and current customers and help you collect from accounts that have gone bad.

Printing Industries Credit Bureau

PIA has partnered with the Printing Industries Credit Bureau (PCIB) to bring members effective services in the area of credit management and collections.

PICB is a full service agency, national in scope, that specializes in the unique issues associated with the graphic communications industry.  PICB supplies assistance in developing credit management procedures, assistance and tools for risk analysis, and professional debt collection services.

For those cases that have gotten to the point where legal referral is needed, PICB maintains a network of collection attorneys across the country that can sue your debtor any place in the country.

Use PICB to conduct a “due diligence” report on a potential or current customer.  These reports include:

  • Verification of address, phone number, and corporate status
  • Lawsuit and civil records
  • Land records
  • UCC and Lien Records
  • City, County & State Licensing      

This information will help you build a complete picture of your customer and verify information you have from your credit application.

Don’t get burned by the same company!  Search PICB database for records on companies previously submitted for collections.

  • Kredit Karma – Review uncollected judgments on print customers from across the country.
  • “Where’s The Money?” – Monthly newsletter containing Credit Tips, Ask the Attorney and more.

Contact Printing Industries Credit Bureau at (847) 265-0400 or visit their website.

Slow Pay/Online 

Find out quickly if a new or existing customer has been reported by another graphic communications firm.

Slow Pay/Online offers instant information on payment problems reported by other companies from across our region and the country.

Slow-Pay Benefits include:

  • 24/7 information availability at www.slowpay.org
  • Real-time reporting with no delay waiting for a printed report each month
  • Check Slow Pay/Online as often as you wish
  • Update your reports at any time
  • To get started, complete the Slow Pay Participation Agreement

Log on to the Slow-Pay Online Credit Reporting Service

View a sample Slow-Pay report

There is “no charge” for PIA members to participate in Slow-Pay/Online

Experian Credit Reports

PIA offers quick and inexpensive access to Experian Credit Reports.

Many members have become regular users of this service as part of their own credit approval procedure.  Experian is one of our country’s largest suppliers of commercial credit reports.  They maintain an extensive online database of information on the credit worthiness of companies located across the USA, as well as internationally.

Ordering Reports:  Members can access reports online 24/7. If you prefer, contact PIA to have the report emailed to you within minutes.  Business profile reports are $28.00 plus tax.  Company name and address on the potential customer is needed to order report.  Contact PIA at (800) 777-4742 or email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or click here to order reports. 

Printing Industries Alliance – Your resource for professional Credit and Collections support in the graphic communications industry

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