Print/Publishing Industry Organizations Based in the United States:

American Business Media (ABM)
675 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10017-5704
(212) 661-6360
American Business Media is the association for business-to-business information providers, including producers of print publications, Web sites, trade shows and other media. Its members include more than 1,750 print publications, about 2,000 Web sites, more than 850 trade shows and events over $19 billion in industry revenues in 2003.

American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA)
164 Fifth Ave.
New York, NY 10010
(212) 807 1990
The American Institute of Graphic Arts is a professional association for communication design and is committed to furthering excellence in that industry as a broadly-defined discipline, strategic tool for business and cultural force.
American Medical Publishers Association (AMPA)
308 East Lancaster Ave.
Suite 110
Wynnewood, PA 19096
(610) 642-2810
The mission of the American Medical Publishers Association is to advance heath science publishing and scientific communication worldwide. AMPA is a nonprofit association that serves the professional development needs of its members through advocacy, education, collaboration, and networking among individual and industry partners in this field. AMPA is the professional association of healthcare publishers and related industry executives.
Association of Graphic Solutions Providers (IPA)
7200 France Ave. South, Suite 223
Edina, MN 55435
(800) 255-8141
For more than 100 years the Association of Graphic Solutions Providers has been tracking, evaluating, and promoting technology and management innovations to keep members in the forefront of the graphic communication industry.
City and Regional Magazine Association (CRMA)
CRMA represents regional and local general interest consumer magazines in the United States, Canada and Mexico. It offers a venue for publishers and key staff to find ideas, solutions, support, increased revenue and decreased expenses.
(866) 799-CRMA
Flexographic Technical Association (FTA)
900 Marconi Ave.
Ronkonkoma, NY 11779-7212
(631) 737-6020
The Flexographic Technical Association is the leading technical society dedicated solely to the flexographic printing industry since 1958. Promoting, developing and maintaining the advancement of flexography is our prime directive with an emphasis on developing and maintaining standards of quality.
General Requirements for Applications in Commerical Offset Lithography (GRACoL)
A set of guidelines for quality color sheetfed printing. It helps print buyers, designers and specifiers work more efficiently with printers, and helps avoid costly misunderstandings and reduce waste.
Ghent PDF Workgroup (GWG)
The Ghent PDF Workgroup is an international assembly of industry associations whose goal is to establish and disseminate process specifications for best practices in graphic arts workflows.
Graphic Arts Information Network (GAIN)
200 Deer Run Road
Sewickley, PA 15143
(412) 741-6860
The Printing Industries of America (PIA)/Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (GATF) along with its affiliates, delivers products and services that enhance the growth, efficiency and profitability of its members and the industry through advocacy, education, research and technical information.
Graphic Arts Marketing Information Service (GAMIS)
See Print Industries Market Information and Research Organization (PRIMIR)

Gravure Association of America

1200 A Scottsville Road
Rochester, NY 14624
(585) 436-2150
Gravure is an advanced printing process that uses a unique image carrier, a gapless cylinder that can be imaged directly from the digital data. Gravure was the first printing process to employ a totally digital environment. The Gravure Association of America, Inc. promotes the use of the gravure printing process for publication printing, package printing and product printing. The resources of the associations are dedicated to the collection and dissemination of state-of-the-art, as well as historic, information pertaining to gravure technology, marketing, environmental issues, government regulations, education, and training.
Independent Press Association (IPA)
2729 Mission St., #201
San Francisco, CA, 94110-3131
(415) 643-4401
The Independent Press Association�s mission is to amplify the power of independent publications so as to foster a more just, open and democratic society. The IPA provides technical assistance, access to capital, and newsstand distribution services to over 500 member publications nationwide, including Mother Jones, Ms. Magazine, The Nation, Harpers and others.
International Association of Printing House Craftsmen (IAPHC)
IAPHC Headquarters
7042 Brooklyn Blvd.
Minneapolis, MN 55429 USA
(800) 466-4274
The International Association of Printing House Craftsmen is an international organization dedicated to individuals in the printing and graphic arts industry for the purpose of their self development, their companies’ success, and the enhancement of the printing and graphic arts industry in society.
International Digital Enterprise Alliance (IDEAlliance)
100 Daingerfield Road, Fourth Flr.
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 837-1070
IDEAlliance is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to advancing user-driven, cross-industry technology solutions for all publishing and content-driven enterprises. IDEAlliance develops standards, identifies best practices and fosters business alliances to advance technology solutions.
International Publishing Management Association (IPMA)
1205 W. College St.
Liberty, Missouri 64068
(816) 781-1111
The International Publishing Management Association is the leading association exclusively dedicated to the in-house professionals who provide graphic design, page layout, copy, print, mail and distribution services to their enterprise.
Magazine Publishers of America (MPA)
The Magazine Publishers of America, a member-supported organization, is the premier trade association for the consumer magazine industry, and has been working to promote the interests and ensure the economic health of its members since 1919. MPA membership is comprised of magazine publishers in the US and abroad, as well as their business partners within the magazine industry.
National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers (NAPIM)
581 Main St. (5th Floor)
Woodbridge, NJ 07095
(732) 855-1525
The National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers is a trade association whose purpose is to provide information and assistance to its members to better manage their businesses and to represent the printing ink industry in the United States.
National Association for Printing Leadership (NAPL)
75 West Century Road
Paramus, NJ 07652-1408
(201) 634-9600
The National Association for Printing Leadership is dedicated to providing educational services and solutions that enable its graphics communications community members to grow their business and profit from change.
Partnership in Print Production (P3)
Established by APPM and WIP, P3 is a not-for-profit association comprised of graphic communications, print and digital media professionals whose mission is to facilitate career growth and education through peer support and the exchange of information.
(212) 334-2106
Print Industries Market Information and Research Organization (PRIMIR)
1899 Preston White Drive
Reston, VA 20191-4367
(703) 264-7200 x287
PRIMIR is the Print Industries Market Information and Research Organization, created by the recent merger of the Graphic Arts Marketing Information Service (GAMIS) and the NPES Market Research Committee. PRIMIR will commission and sell original market research on topics of vital importance, as well as continuing to sell studies done by GAMIS and the NPES Market Research Program.
Printing Impressions magazine
North American Publishing Company
401 North Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA 19108
Printing Impressions is one of the most relied upon sources for information about the printing industry and gives information on companies, technology and profiles on leaders in the business.
Printing Industries of America (PIA)/Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (GATF) Headquarters
200 Deer Run Road
Sewickley, PA 15143
(412) 741-6860
The Printing Industries of America/Graphic Arts Technical Foundation along with its affiliates, delivers products and services that enhance the growth, efficiency and profitability of its members and the industry through advocacy, education, research and technical information.
Printing Industry Exchange, LLC
P.O. Box 2238
Ashburn, VA 20146-2238
(703) 631-4533
e-mail: is setup to connect the print buyer with printing companies from across the country and internationally (both large and small).
Publishing Executive magazine
North American Publishing Company
1500 Spring Garden St., 12th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19130
(215) 238-5300
Publishing Executive magazine provides strategic and practical solutions to help senior-level executives in magazine publishing do their jobs faster, better and more cost-effectively.
Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA)
10015 Main St.
Fairfax, VA USA 22031-3489
(703) 385-1335
SGIA is the only international association for specialty imaging. Members are the printers, imagers and suppliers that serve this industry segment. SGIA�s goal is to provide this new generation of imaging professionals with the tools and information they need to make the best possible business decisions.
Specifications Web Offset Publications (SWOP)
100 Daingerfield Road
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 837-1090
Creates specs for materials being supplied to web offset publications. The first set of specs were published in 1975, and seven updates have been published since.
Society of National Association Publications (SNAP)
8405 Greensboro Drive, #800
McLean, VA 22102
(703) 506-3285
SNAP is a nonprofit society serving the needs of association publishers and communications professionals. Guided by a volunteer board of directors, SNAP provides a forum for idea information and exchange.
Society for Service Professionals in Printing (SSPP)
433 E. Monroe Ave.
Alexandria, VA 22301-1693
(877) 777-7398
(703) 684-0044
The Society for Service Professionals in Printing provides information about both printing and customer service to its members through three monthly newsletters and special interest bulletins.
Environmental Sustainability in Printing and Publishing
A central source for information and resources for publishers and printers across all segments of the industry, brought to you by trusted industry publications Book Business and Publishing Executive.
(215) 238-5300
Waterless Printing Association (WPA)
P.O. Box 1252
Woodstock, IL 60098
(800) 850-0660
The Waterless Printing Association exists exclusively to serve the needs of its members and sponsors as they engage in the expanding technology of waterless printing, whether conventionally, computer-to-waterless-plate or direct-to-waterless-press. It is committed to providing the technical information and marketing support vital to its membership, and to educating the print buying community in order to propel demand for the waterless process.
Worldwide Printing Thermographers Association (WPTA)
1156 15th St. N.W., Suite 900
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 393-2818
The Worldwide Printing Thermographers Association exists to prmote the use of thermography as well as to improve the quality of the process.
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Regional Organizations

Printing Industries of New England (PINE)
5 Crystal Pond Road
Southborough, MA 01772
(508) 804-4100
Printing Industries of New England is a member-driven association serving the New England graphic communications industry. PINE exists to provide information, products and services that enable members to operate profitably today and in the future.

Printing Industtries of St. Louis, Inc. (PISTL)
1790 S. Brentwood Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63144
(314) 962-6780
Printing Industries of St. Louis, Inc. is a non-profit trade organization for the printing and graphic arts industry and its allied industries (e.g., paper, ink, and other suppliers to the industry) in the eastern half of Missouri, including the St. Louis metropolitan area and five contiguous counties in southwestern Illinois.
Printing Industry of Illinois/Indiana Association (PII)
70 E. Lake St.
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 704-5000
PII is your resource for information specific to the graphic arts industry. Since 1928, PII has provided services and programs geared to the specific needs of the graphic arts industry, including designers, printers, brokers, prepress houses, binders, finishers, mailers, suppliers and buyers of print.
Printing and Imaging Association of MidAmerica (PIA-MidAmerica)
8828 N. Stemmons Freeway, Suite 505,
Dallas,TX 75247
(800) 788-2040
PIA-MidAmerica is one of the largest regional affiliates of the Graphic Arts Technical Foundation and Printing industries of America in the United States. With over 1,000 member companies, this trade association offers its membership a host of services, programs and support.
Printing Industries of Michigan (PIM)
23815 Northwestern Hwy, Suite 2700
Southfield, MI 48075
(800) 482-1355
(248) 354-9200
Established in 1888, the Printing Industries of Michigan (PIM) is a nonprofit trade association serving more than 200 commercial printing and graphic communications companies throughout the state of Michigan. PIM members that range from small family run businesses to large enterprises, provide products and services to print buyers and publishers.
Western Publications Association (WPA)
823 Rim Crest Drive
Westlake Village, CA 91361
(805) 495-1863
An association aiding those in the magazine publishing industry west of the Mississippi more more than 50 years.
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International Print/Publishing Organizations:

Association of Canadian Publishers (ACP)

161 Eglinton Ave. E., Suite 702
Toronto, Ontario M4P 1J5
(416) 487-6116
The Association of Canadian Publishers represents approximately 140 Canadian-owned and controlled book publishers from across the country. The membership is diverse and includes publishers from a variety of genres.

Australian Publishers Association (APA)
60/89 Jones St.
Ultimo NSW 2007
+61 2 9281 9788
The Australian Publishers Association is the peak industry body for Australian book, journal and electronic publishers. Established in 1948, the association is an advocate for all Australian publishers: large or small; commercial or nonprofit; academic or popular; locally or overseas owned.
Canadian Printing Industries Association (CPIA)
75 Albert St. Suite 906
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5E7
(613) 236-7208
The Canadian Printing Industries Association is the national voice of the pre-press, press and allied printing industries in Canada.
Graphic Arts Association of Hong Kong (GAAHK)
13G World Tech Centre
95 How Ming St.
Kwun Tong, KLN, HK
Phone: 2856 9760
This association was registered as a nonprofit Organization in accordance to Hong Kong law in September 1983, and as a limited company under the Companies Ordinance. The name of the company is the ‘Graphic Arts Association of Hong Kong,’ thereafter referred to as the Association.
Independent Print Industries Association (IPIA)
David Sewell
Chief Executive of the Independent Print Industries Association
01509 600242
The Independent Print Industries Association is a nonprofit trade association which was founded in 1990 by a group of leading distributors and manufacturers within the Independent Sector of the UK Printing Industry. Their main aim through a wide ranging program of Association-led development, was, and remains, to improve the quality and performance of the business operations and services offered by members to their end-users/customers.
International Federation of the Periodical Press (FIPP)
Queens House
55-56 Lincoln�s Inn Fields
London WC2A 3LJ
+44 (0) 20 7404 4169
Founded in 1925 as the F�d�ration Internationale de la Presse P�riodique, The International Federation of the Periodical Press works for the benefit of magazine publishers around the world; promoting the common editorial, cultural and economic interests of consumer and business-to-business publishers, both in print and electronic media.
International Publisher�s Association (IPA)
Editorial Heliasta S.R.L
Viamonte 1730, Buenos Aires
+ 5411 4371 6402
PA was founded in 1896 and represents the publishing industry world-wide through 78 national, regional and specialized publishers associations in 66 countries. IPA is an accredited Non-Governmental Organization enjoying a consultative status to the United Nations. The office of the Secretariat is in Geneva, Switzerland.
Print Net
National Office
25 South Parade
Auburn NSW 2144
(02) 8789-7300
The Printing Industries Association of Australia (Printing Industries) is the advocate and support organization for businesses in the Print, Packaging and Visual Communication industry in Australia. The Association is an independent, member-based organisation, representing large, medium and small businesses.
Printing Industies Federation of South Africa (PIFSA)
1050 Printech Avenue, Laser Park, Honeydew
P.O. Box 1084 Honeydew 2040
Tel: 27 11 794-3810
Our vision is to assist the sector (printing, paper/flexible packaging and newspaper industries) to be globally competitive and socially responsible.
Publishers Association
29B Montague St.
London WC1B 5BW
(020) 7691 9191
The Publishers Association is the leading trade organisation serving book, journal and electronic publishers in the UK. It brings publishers together to discuss the main issues facing the industry and to define the practical policies that will take the industry forward. The aim of The Publishers Association is to serve and promote by all lawful means the interest of book journal and electronic publishers and to protect those interests.
Screen Printing Association (SPA)
7a West St.
Tel: 01737 240792
Fax: 01737 240770
The Screen Printing Association is dedicated to the promotion and improvement of the Industry. We offer a point of reference and resources for those who are involved in the industry.
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