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Trade Organizations

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PRINTING United Alliance

PRINTING United Alliance is the trade association for facilities engaged in producing a vast array of products by either screen printing or digital imaging technologies, as well as the supplier base for this industry sector. Through its Peer to Peer program, It provides companies with a blueprint towards gaining certification by the SGP program.

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Flexographic Technical Association

The Flexographic Technical Association is the world’s leading professional society promoting the flexographic print process. Its focus is to bring together all members of the flexographic printing supply chain by providing opportunities to exchange technical ideas and discuss mutual concerns. FTA offers conferences, webinars, technical assistance, certification, and publishes FLEXO Magazine and FLEXO iQ.

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TLMI

TLMI is dedicated to helping its members succeed in the label and package printing industry. Knowledge sharing through open and authentic networking is its core strength. The association unites industry executives to share, discover and advise in areas, such as sustainability, that impact a collective success.

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National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers

The National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers (NAPIM) represents US-based ink manufacturers.   NAPIM and its member companies can assist existing and prospective SGP printers with technical guidance and resources related to printing ink usage in print shop environments:   Guidance on minimizing employee exposure; accurate estimation  of  ink usage to reduce waste;  low VOC/high  bio-renewable content inks, etc.

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Foil & Specialty Effects Association

Since its inception in 1992, the FSEA has worked toward industry awareness and growth. With our current membership well above 300 and steadily rising, our organization continues to strengthen the industry as a whole through education, seminars, statistical surveys, reference tools, conventions and technical conferences, trade show exhibition and direct mail.

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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.

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Printing Industries Association of Southern California

PIASC is the largest printing industry association in the nation with members in California, Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico and Wyoming. PIASC supports and advocates for the graphics industry and is devoted to helping its members succeed.

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Printing Industries of New England

The Printing Industry of New England (PINE) is the regional trade association for print manufacturing in the six states of New England (CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, and VT). PINE provides member companies with opportunities to access value-added resources and services designed to help them be more effective, efficient and profitable. PINE continuously provides members with a significant return on investment.

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The Printing Industry of the Carolinas

The Printing Industry of the Carolinas, Inc. (PICA) is the regional trade association for print manufacturing in North and South Carolina. We provide member companies with opportunities to access value-added resources and services designed to help them be more effective, efficient and profitable. PICA continuously provides members with a significant return on investment.

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RadTech

RadTech promotes ultraviolet (UV) and electron beam (EB) processing as an alternative technology offering energy savings, elimination of pollution, greater productivity and the opportunity for improved, new or unique products. RadTech serves as a forum to educate UV/EB users and suppliers through technical assistance, conferences, webinars, educational tools and UV+EB Technology Magazine.

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Consortium for Waste Circularity

The Consortium For Waste Circularity (CWC) is driven by purpose. We envision a world where waste is treated as a valuable resource. Members are using their voice to transform the processing of ALL waste, not just plastics in the creation of a circular sustainable economy. We envision a world where molecules derived from nature’s precious resources can be used and reused in an endless loop of circularity. CWSC aims to align the packaging industry to follow a science based route of all waste to syngas to “green methanol” for the production of virgin packaging materials. This puts end the practice of landfills and incineration.

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PrintReleaf

PrintReleaf creates a global sustainability standard by certifiably guaranteeing to releaf the paper consumption of PrintReleaf customers. PrintReleaf is the only technology platform that measures customers’ paper usage and certifiably reforests that usage on an equivalent basis. The patented PrintReleaf technology not only tracks paper consumption, but also monitors PrintReleaf reforestation partners to ensure fulfillment. Market-leading companies with a passion for the environment and a progressive concern for advancing environmental stewardship, together with their customers, rely on PrintReleaf to provide a nexus of partnerships involving forestry, technology, and business.

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Re-nourish

Re-nourish is a nonprofit organization that provides online tools and advocates for awareness and action for sustainable systems thinking in the graphic design community. We aim to help the practicing graphic designer, educator, and student make responsible and pragmatic design decisions for a healthy people, planet, and profit.

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Academic Community

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Appalachian State University

Appalachian State University, one of 16 universities in the University of North Carolina system, offers a challenging academic environment. Appalachian combines the best attributes of a small liberal arts college with those of a large research university. Small classes and close interactions between faculty and students create a strong sense of community, which has become an Appalachian hallmark.

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Cincinnati State

Cincinnati State provides fundamental graphic arts training in all areas of print. We are student focused, technology driven and a leader in co-op education. Students develop both technical and management skills while attending classes at Cincinnati State's Graphic Imaging Technology program. Our graduates become the print media leaders in the Greater Cincinnati area.

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Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)'s School of Media Sciences (SMS) offers a one-of-a-kind opportunity to learn about the integration of print and new media, as it is reflected within our digital society. Graduates leave with an innovative, integrated skill set, a solid technical background of digital workflow processes, and a keen understanding of industry issues and trends.

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