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Printing Industries of America

Printing Industries of AmericaTogether, Printing Industries of America and its local affiliates offer members the products and services that enhance their growth, efficiency, and profitability. We are the largest graphic arts trade association, representing an industry with approximately one million employees and serving the interests of thousands of member companies through advocacy, education, research, technical information, and cost-saving resources.Born out of the consolidation of PIA and GATF, Printing Industries of America has a long and impressive history. We are dedicated to the advancement of the graphic communications industry worldwide. Printing Industries proudly hosts two specialty Centers of Excellence—the Center for Technology & Research (formerly GATF) and the Center for Digital Printing Excellence. Both serve our members and the industry with in-depth, quality research, reports, products, services, and more.

Mission Statement

“Printing Industries of America, along with its affiliates, delivers products and services that enhance the growth and profitability of its members and the industry through advocacy, education, research, and technical information.”

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Have you heard that electronic media is more environmentally friendly than print? Or that print is dead? Printing Industries of America is fighting back, rebutting these statements, and expanding its efforts to actively promote the value of print through tools available via Print, Web, and Mobile. Find up-to-date information and the support you need with the Value of Print Flip Book—available in print and PDF formats—and the Value of Print Mobile App.

Now more than ever, it is vital to communicate that printed products are environmentally, socially responsible, and an effective part of the marketing mix. To advance the core message that printing is vital and a sustainable form of communication, PPI and Printing Industries of America developed and provided information and resources to help increase awareness about print. Check it out!

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Spotlight of just a few of Printing Industries of America’s programs that you can take advantage of as a PPI member!

Remote Director
A virtual proofing solution for member companies to use at no additional cost. This service provides each company that signs-up access to one project folder for their company. Members can add files, invite clients and staff, and use the robust capabilities of Remote Director, including annotation and approvals of color accurate soft proofs. Find out more!

Start certifying your employees in a growing number of areas, including: Press room (digital, large format & offset training, data management, marketing, sales, lean, intro to graphic arts, process improvement, 5S and Teamwork, Color management, Photoshop, and more. Learn all about it


The Printing Industries of America Political Action Committee, PrintPAC, is our most important means of impacting federal legislation pertaining to the printing and graphic communications industry. With the help of our members, we support federal candidates who defend pro-print, pro-business issues in Washington, D.C. More about PrintPAC

Ratio Studies

This annual financial benchmarking study is a core member benefit. For more than 90 years, the Ratios program has been the leading financial benchmarking tool for the printing industry—and members overwhelmingly agree. Participants rated the Ratios an 8 out of 10, making it one of Printing Industries of America’s most valuable resources. Each year 15 volumes are developed from a survey of more than 500 printing firms. Only participating members receive the results for free. Read about it

Since 1955 finishing professionals and industry suppliers have trusted our association to help them grow successfully. Today, as part of an evolving industry, we have broadened our range of benefits to help you meet your expanding needs and be the post press resource you can rely on for years to come. Information

Printing Industries of America’s Headquarters

Printing Industries of America’s headquarters office is located along the Ohio River about 7 miles northwest of downtown Pittsburgh and 4 miles northeast of Pittsburgh International Airport. The headquarters is less than a mile from Exit 66 of Interstate 79 on the northern side of the Ohio River at the I-79 Bridge.

Contact Information:

200 Deer Run Road Sewickley, PA 15143
Tel. 412-741-6860 or Toll-free at 1-800-910-4283
Fax: 412-741-2311

Printing Industries of America’s Washington, DC Office

Printing Industries of America’s Washington, DC Office is located in Washington, DC at Metro Center.

Contact Information:
601 13th Street, NW Suite 350S Washington, DC 20005-3807