Great Lakes Graphics Association Further Commits to Their Sustainability Mission by Becoming a Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP) Resource Partner

Great Lakes Graphics Association joins a long list of leading organizations that support efforts to increase sustainability in the Midwest region.


The Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP), the leading authority in sustainable printing certifications for print manufacturers, has announced Great Lakes Graphics Association (GLGA) as its newest resource partner. The association joins a growing list of leading brands and organizations that support sustainable printing initiatives.


GLGA is heavily involved with the partnership between the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and the printing industry in the Midwest. Through this effort, GLGA has been able to promote a greater interest in both SGP, as well as Green Tier, a program through the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources that supports efforts to improve the green bottom line in different companies across the state.


Joe Lyman, the President of GLGA, said, “Great Lakes Graphics Association is proud to partner with the Flexographic Technical Association (FTA), Specialty Graphics Imaging Association (SGIA), the Printing Industries of America, and now the Sustainable Green Printing Partnership. All of these organizations are working towards a better future and promote the greater sustainability in the printing industry.”


GLGA intends to continue to encourage both its members and prospects to utilize the different resources provided by the Sustainable Green Printing Partnership.


To learn more about how your print facility can save money and reduce waste with SGP certification or to join the SGP community as a resource partner for sustainable printing practices, visit



About Great Lakes Graphics Association

The Great Lakes Graphics Association (GLGA) brings together three strong and successful industry associations, creating an organization that is positioned to best advocate for and provide services to printers and graphics companies in a three-state area. The Printing Industry of Illinois/Indiana Association (PII) and the Printing Industries of Wisconsin (PIW) merged in 2011 to create GLGA, a new association that represents 13 percent of the total print market in the United States. GLGA’s three-state region accounts for combined annual shipments of nearly $19 billion, according to the Printing Industries of America’s most recent Print Market Atlas.


About SGP

The Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP) is a non-profit organization that certifies printing facilities’ sustainability best practices. SGP advocates best practices and innovation among print community stakeholders, aligning the printing industry and its customers in the pursuit of a more accountable sustainable supply chain. SGP works with patrons such as 3M, International Paper, ECOR, FLEXcon, North American Plastics, Piedmont Plastics, Gilman Brothers and numerous other leading brands.