As the paper supply shortage issue continues, PIA’s objective is to help our members and our industry.

Open Letter to the Paper Manufacturing and Distribution Community

PIA and our 12-sister regional print industry affiliates sent a  joint letter to the Paper Manufacturing and Distribution Community to express our united strength (and that includes each of you!). And calling on our friends and business partners in the paper manufacturing and distribution community to help our members mitigate the impact of the challenging paper situation.

See further resources at right.  While we weather this latest crisis, our best advice is the following:

  • Plan ahead and stay current on lead times.
  • Communicate with your suppliers . . . they are critical partners in your success.
  • Remain flexible . . . while easier said than done, flexibility is the nature of the times.

Other Resources:


In summary, we are experiencing a severe domino effect from COVID, but also a host of other issues.  It is expected things will start to improve in the third to fourth quarter of this year. In the interim, it is recommended to plan ahead, seek and use alternatives, stay in the know, and treat each other with professionalism and patience as we get through this, together.

We’ll continue to keep you updated.  
As always, please feel free to reach out to:
Tim Freeman, President
Printing Industries Alliance |  (716) 691-3211

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