Paula Arnold - President
Membership Chair: Shelly Tupper
Membership total: 80
Meets every 3rd Thursday of the month.
Membership total: 100
Canadian: Transcontinental and Quebecor
Brief description: AGAT is a member-driven organization committed to excellence in graphic arts and can meet the training and development needs of the industry by attempting to improve the skill level and productivity of its personnel. Its mission is to increase the productivity of member companies’ personnel through education and training with support from suppliers, educational institutions, associations and foundations and consultants.
7200 France Avenue
Membership total: 425 member companies
Canadian: 25 member companies
Brief description: The IPA is a trade association consisting of graphic communications and graphic arts supplier companies from around the world. The IPA promises to help members prosper, advance and excel in visual communications by providing leadership education and opportunities to share information about managerial, technical and marketing/sales processes.
Saint John, NB
701 Evans Avenue, Suite 400
The Canadian Paperboard Packaging Association is the sole agency committed to advancing the paper box industry's identity, development, progress and prestige to the business and financial community as well as public and government agencies.
Corporate members manufacture paper based boxes, one of the most environmentally friendly and cost beneficial packaging option available. Aassociate members supply the paperboard, ink, adhesives, printing and die cutting presses and other related materials and services that are needed in the manufacture of paper boxes.
Membership total: 600
Brief description: The CPIA promises to serve as the collective body to represent the interests of the printing industry through policy formation, regulation and legislation. The CPIA is dedicated to the advancement of the pre-press, press and bindery operations. It promises to provide representation, networking opportunities, member services and membership benefits.
MISSION STATEMENT; "To allow members to meet and exchange information that will be of benefit to members and to the Ink and Printing Industries as a whole."
The Association represents the major suppliers of inks to the printing industry in Canada and CPIMA provides position papers on technical issues and supports the Oil & Colour Chemists Organization's course for printing ink technicians to promote technical education in our industry.
CPIMA is affiliated with NAPIM (National Association of Printing Inks Manufacturers) and the Society of British Printing Ink Manufacturers.
The Printing Ink Industry in Canada is reprsented by the Canadian Printing Ink Manufacturers' Association. (C.P.I.M.A.) This association has been in service since 1932 and at present represents approximately 80% of the volume of printing ink manufactured in Canada. It represents its members to both Federal and Provincial Governments in legislative and environments matters. It encourages understanding and efficient use of its products emphasizing technical competence and social responsibility. The Association collects sales data, technical information and other matters common to the Industry and disseminates them to its members. Its members must manufacture printing ink in Canada.
1370 Don Mills Rd Ste 300
Membership total: 80 member companies
10015 Main Street
Membership total: 808
Brief description: DPI can provide users of digital imaging technologies the ability to gain knowledge about new products, along with the ability to evaluate concerns with existing technology and equipment. According to the association members can expand their network of users, vendors, service bureaus, software designers to help maximize expertise.
900 Marconi Avenue
Ronkonkoma, New York
Fax: 631- 737-6813
Membership total: over 1,800
Canadian: 150 approx.
Brief description: The FTA promises to develop and provide high quality technical information to all levels of the printing industry. Training and educational products and services will be created and communicated for their practical application and value to members’ businesses. Research projects will be established so that results can assist members to more easily make investments and process-of-use decisions. Each e lement within the plan will be assessed for applicability and customization where necessary for each printing segment.
2150 SW Westport Dr #101
Topeka, KS 66614
Fax: 785- 271-6404
Membership total: 360
Brief description: The FSEA can provide resources for industry information including referrals, publications, technical literature and industry news. Its aim is to raise awareness in the design community about foil stamping and embossing and set and maintain standards. The association circulates an annual directory of companies, sponsors an annual awards competition and distributes a quarterly magazine free. It also hosts training seminars and workshops.
99 Bank St
Brief description: The work of CPPA is carried out through the volunteer efforts of the CEOs and executives of the member companies. Their aim is to increase the knowledge of the industry and raise the standards by which Canadian pulp and paper is produced. Some of the ways the CPPA assists the industry are by determining research and development needs; developing new technologies and working with government, environmental groups and other stakeholders for the benefit of the industry.
(also see PIA / GATF)
200 Deer Run Road
15143 2600 USA
Phone: 412-741-6860 or 1-800-910-4283
Brief description: is a member-supported, non profit, technical and educational organization serving an international graphic communications industry. It promises to serve the graphic communications industry with technical information and services. Its facilities include state-of-the-art prepress and press rooms, testing laboratories, libraries and classrooms. Research includes waste control, environmental studies, press, prepress and quality control.
651 W Terra Cotta Ave
Crystal Lake, Il
Brief description: The IADD is The Definitive Resource to the diecutting converting industry. The IADD serves companies and individuals that convert soft to semi-rigid materials into various cut parts. By sharing collective knowledge, expertise and information, the IADD promotoes and stimulates creativity and innovation. The association serves the diverse needs of all industries engaged in diecutting and provides technical and business resources which demonstrate the commitment to "progress through participation".
7042 Brooklyn Boulevard
Phone: 763-560-1620 or 800-466-4274
Brief description: The IAPHC is an international organization which promises to dedicate itself 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.
170-6A The Donway West, Suite 806
North York, ON, M3C 2E8
Meets 4th Wednesday of each month from September to May.Meetings are held at the Firefighters Social & Athletic Club, 6515 Bonsor Ave, Burnaby,BC.
Membership total: NOT AVAILABLE
Membership total: 200
Brief description: The International Digital Imaging Association- To serve its members by providing education opportunities for peer interaction and management tools for profitable business operations
Membership total: 1,800
Brief description: IPMA is an organization of corporate publishing and distribution professionals. IPMA says it’s dedicated to the in-house professionals who provide graphic design, page layout, copy, print, mail and distribution services to their enterprise. IPMA’s aim is to provide them with resources through its products and services.
401 N Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60611 USA
Membership total: 850
Brief description: IRgA exists to serve member firms and help make them more profitable through education, promotion of the industry, an annual convention and trade show and seminars. IRgA also promises to assist members by keeping them up to date of technical changes that affect the industry and providing a clearing house for the exchange of industry information. It publishes a magazine called Repro Report and also establishes standards and trade practices and acts as an industry representative.
75 West Century Road
Paramus, New Jersey
Membership total: 3,000
Brief description: The NAPL, which was established in 1933, is a not-for-profit graphic arts trade association. It promises to dedicate itself to providing a full range of management and educational services to its membership of graphic arts firms around the world. The NAPL has a centre for professional development and offers conferences and seminars.
Membership total: not available
Brief description: The OPIA promises to be a dependable, comprehensive source of information for your business. The association runs, in addition to other programs, dinner meetings, luncheon educational meetings, seminars and produces a quarterly newsletter to help keep you up to date.
Membership in PPC will help you meet the challenges of the dynamic folding carton industry by expanding your network of contacts, providing educational opportunities and giving you access to critical statistical information.
Membership total: 55
Brief description: The PGIA is committed to the advancement of a healthy, effective and ethical graphic arts industry by providing leadership in the continuing development of imaged communication and by enabling the members to work together to strengthen the industry.
P.O Box 135
Membership total: 25
Membership total: 2,000
Brief description: PAC aims to unite the design, supply and use sectors of the packaging industry. Members include suppliers and users who promise to work together as a pre-emptive, pro-active, co-operative force addressing environmental, labour and trade issues. Some objectives include supporting members’ businesses, providing education, promoting the use of graphic arts in packaging and advancing the development and technology of packaging in Canada.
Suzanne Morgan, President
P.O. Box 48027
1881 Yonge Street
Brief description: Founded in March 1952 as a network of print production professionals keeping up-to-date with complex and ever-changing technology. This is still true as we continue to experience changes in marketing communication technologies and its impact on printed communication.
There are 9 monthly educational meetings from September through to November and January through to June. Meetings are scheduled on the fourth Wednesday of each month (except July, August and December). They are held at the Institute of Communication and Advertising, 2300 Yonge St, Ste.500, Toronto.
Membership total: 2,200 member companies
Canadian: 30 companies
Brief description: The Print Services & Distribution Association facilitates the relationship between print distributors (commonly known as print brokers), trade or commercial printers and print suppliers. Since 1946, PSDA has been the exclusive association for the print distribution industry. Our members are a knowledgeable, successful and dedicated group of business printing professionals leading the progress of the print distribution industry. PSDA supports this success by providing our members with the highest quality of information and resources through our networking and educational events, online curriculum offerings, award-winning publications, and sourcing referral services.
2250 E Devon Ave Ste 245
Des Plaines, IL 60018
Membership total: 2,600
Brief description: PrintImage promises to devote itself to providing its membership with tools, information and guidance in all areas of quick printing.
200 Deer Run Road
15143 2600 USA
Phone: 412-741-6860 or 1-800-910-4283
100 Dangerfield Rd 4th Fl
Membership total: more than 12,000 member companies (including Canadian and U.S. members)
Brief description: to deliver products and services that enhance the growth, efficiency and profitability of its members and the industry through: Advocacy, Education, Research and Technical information.
Its facilities include state-of-the-art prepress and press rooms, testing laboratories, libraries and classrooms. GATF’s research includes waste control, environmental studies, press, prepress and quality control.
P.O. Box 7152
Membership total: 40
Brief description: The SGAIA is an autonomous, non-profit, voluntary trade association dedicated to promoting the interests of the printing and allied industries in Saskatchewan and improving management skills for members of the association. The SGAIA is comprised of Saskatoon and Regina Chapters. The association promises to promote educational programs, provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and offer guidance to suppliers of equipment and materials.
Ontario L4L 8S5
Membership total: 3,500
Brief description: Members of the SGIA receive coupon books with discounts on supplies, equipment and services. SGIA’s quarterly journal offers technical, managerial and regulatory information. The SGIA also produces a technical guidebook with information on production processes and offers hands-on training workshops.
68 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, New York
Membership total: 974
Brief description: TAGA’s aim is to provide a worldwide forum for sharing and disseminating theoretical, functional and practical information on current and emerging technologies for Graphic Arts print production and related processes. TAGA was formed in 1948 and members include researchers, scientists, production personnel, engineers, professors and managing directors.
Phone: 1-800-850-0660 815-337-7681
Membership total: 120
Brief description: The WPA is a non-profit association dedicated to providing information and education to its printer and sponsor membership. The association promises to inform designers and print buyers about the many benefits the process offers.
Membership total: 5000
Xplor International is the Electronic Document Systems Association. We provide organizations and individuals with learning and networking opportunities which enhance the effective use of electronic document technology to achieve business objectives.
1606 Sedlescomb Dr., Unit 8
Mississauga, ON L4X 1M6
18 Wynford Drive, Suite 411
Toronto, ON. M3C 3S2
1606 Sedlescomb Dr., Unit 8
Mississauga, ON L4X 1M6
4580 Dufferin St, Suite 404
Toronto, ON M3H 5Y2
1180 Kingdale Rd., Suite 202
New Market, ON L3Y 4W1