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Alberta Graphic Arts Industries Network (aGain)

Paula Arnold - President
Membership Chair: Shelly Tupper
Phone: 403-265-4477
www.iaphc.org

Membership total: 80
Meets every 3rd Thursday of the month.

Association for Graphic Arts Training

Jay Gross
N63 West 23075 Main St
Sussex, WI
53089 USA
Phone: 414-566-2802
Fax: 414-566-9802
www.agatweb.org
jay.gross@qg.com

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.

Association of Graphic Solution Providers

7200 France Avenue
Suite 223
Edina, Minn
55435 USA
Phone: 952-896-1908
Fax: 952-896-0181
www.ipa.org

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.

Atlantic Printing Industries Association (APIA)

P.O. Box 6854, Station A
Saint John, NB
E2L 4S3
laureend@nb.sympatico.ca

British Columbia Printing Industries Association (BCPIA)

106-1656 Martin Drive
Unit#164
Surrey, B.C.
V4A 6E7
Phone: 604-542-0902
Fax: 604-538-8581
www.bcpia.org

Canadian Paperboard Packing Association

701 Evans Avenue, Suite 400
Toronto, ON
M9C 1A3
Phone: 416-626-7056
Fax: 416-626-7054
info@cppassoc.ca

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.

Canadian Printing Industries Association

151 Slater Street
Suite 1110
Ottawa, ON
K1P 5H3
Phone: 613-236-7208
Fax: 613-232-1334
www.cpia-aci.ca
belliott@cpia-aci.ca

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.

Canadian Printing Ink Manufacturers' Association

1532 Greenridge Circle
Oakville, ON
L6M 2J4
Phone: 905-847-2838
cpima@interlog.com
www.cpima.org

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.

Digital Imaging Association

1370 Don Mills Rd Ste 300
Toronto, Ontario
M3B 3N7
Phone: 416-696-0151
Fax: 416-424-4325
www.digitalimagingassoc.ca

Membership total: 80 member companies

Digital Printing & Imaging Association

10015 Main Street
Fairfax, Virginia
22031 USA
Phone: 703-385-1339
Fax: 703-359-1336
www.dpia.org

Membership total: 808
Canadian: 49

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.

Flexographic Technical Association

900 Marconi Avenue
Ronkonkoma, New York
11779 7212
Phone: 631-737-6020
Fax: 631- 737-6813
www.flexography.org

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.

Foil Stamping and Embossing Association

2150 SW Westport Dr #101
Topeka, KS 66614
Phone: 785-271-5816
Fax: 785- 271-6404
www.fsea.com

Membership total: 360
Canadian: 25

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.

Forest Products Association of Canada

99 Bank St
Suite 410
Ottawa, ON
K1P 6B9
Phone: 613-563-1441
Fax: 613-563-4720
www.fpac.ca

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.

Graphic Arts Technical Foundation

(also see PIA / GATF)
200 Deer Run Road
Sewickley, Pennsylvania
15143 2600 USA
Phone: 412-741-6860 or 1-800-910-4283
Fax: 412-741-2311
www.gatf.org

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.

IADD International Association of Diecutting and Diemaking

651 W Terra Cotta Ave
Suite 132
Crystal Lake, Il
60014
Phone: 815-455-7519
Fax: 815-455-7510
www.iadd.org

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".

International Association of Printing House Craftsmen (IAPHC)

International Headquarters:
7042 Brooklyn Boulevard
Minneapolis, Minn.
55429-1370
Phone: 763-560-1620 or 800-466-4274
Fax: 763-560-1350
www.iaphc.org

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.

The Toronto Club of Printing House Craftsmen Rael Fisher

49 - 6A The Donway W. Suite 806
North York ON
M3C 2E8
Phone: 905- 804-0924
Fax: 905-896-4690
www.iaphc-toronto.com

Membership total:85

The Vancouver Club of Printing House Craftsmen & The Victoria Club of Printing House Craftsmen

President: Michael Smith
Membership Chair: Rob Varnel
Phone: 604-436-0466
Fax: 604-436-4330
rvarnel@rmlaminating.com
www.vcphc.org
www.iaphc.org

Membership total:108

Meets 4th Wednesday of each month from September to May.Meetings are held at the Firefighters Social & Athletic Club, 6515 Bonsor Ave, Burnaby,BC.

The Winnipeg Club of Printing House Craftsmen

www.iaphc.org
Membership total: NOT AVAILABLE

International Digital Imaging Association

Charles R Rudd.
P.O Box 81261
Chamblee, Geogia 30366 USA
Phone: 770-452-8119
Fax: 770-234-9058
www.i3a.org
crudd@bellsouth.net

Membership total: 200
Canadian: 20

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

International Publishing Management Association (IPMA)
1205 W. College Avenue
Liberty, Missouri
64068-3733
Phone: 816-781-1111
Fax: 816-781-2790
www.ipma.org

Membership total: 1,800
Canadian: 10

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.

International Reprographic Association IRgA

401 N Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60611 USA

Ph. 312-245-1026
Fax: 312-527-6705
www.irga.com

Membership total: 850
Canadian: 50

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.

National Association for Printing Leadership (NAPL)
(Formerly: National Association of Printers and Lithographers)

75 West Century Road
Paramus, New Jersey
07652 USA
Phone: 201-634-9600
Fax: 201-634-0324
www.napl.org

Membership total: 3,000
Canadian: 300

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.

Ontario Printing and Imaging Association (OPIA)

2601 Matheson Blvd. East
Unit 14 Mississauga
L4W 5A8
Phone: 905-602-4441
Fax: 905-602-9798
www.opia.on.ca
info@opia.on.ca

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.

Paperboard Packaging Council

201 N Union St, Suite 220
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 703-836-3300
Fax: 703-836-3290
paperboardpackaging@ppcnet.org
www.ppcnet.org

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.

Printing & Graphics Industries Association of Alberta

P.O. Box 81158
RPO Lake Bonavista
Calgary, Alberta
T2J 7C9
Phone: 403-281-1421
Fax: 403-251-6702
info@pgia.ca
www.pgia.ca

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.

Printing Equipment Supply Dealers Association of Canada (PESDA)

P.O Box 135
Ridgeville, Ont
L0S 1M0
Phone: 888-359-4784
Fax: 905-892-4303
www.pesda.com

Membership total: 25

Packaging Association of Canada

2255 Sheppard Avenue East
Suite E 420
Toronto, Ontario
M2J 4Y1
Phone: 416-490-7860
Fax: 416-490-7844
www.pac.ca
info@pac.ca

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.

Print Buyers Online.com, Inc

2100 N Potomac Street
Arlington, VA
22205
Phone: 703-534-9305
www.printbuyersonline.com
Suzanne Morgan, President
smorgan@e-pbo.com

Print Production Association of Ontario

P.O. Box 48027
1881 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON
M4S 3C0

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.

Print Services & Distribution Association (PSDA)

433 East Monroe Avenue
Alexandria, Virginia
22301 USA
Phone: 703-836-6232
Fax: 703-836-2241
www.psda.org
psda@psda.org

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.

Pulp and Paper Products Council

1200 McGill College Ave Ste 1000
Montreal QC
H3B 4G7
Phone: 514-861-8828
Fax: 514-866-4863
www.pppc.org
general@pppc.org

PrintImage International
(National Association of Quick Printers)

2250 E Devon Ave Ste 245
Des Plaines, IL 60018
USA

Phone: 247-298-8680 or 800-234-0040
Fax: 847-298-8705
www.naqp.org
www.printimage.org
info@printimage.org

Membership total: 2,600
Canadian: 40

Brief description: PrintImage promises to devote itself to providing its membership with tools, information and guidance in all areas of quick printing.

PIA / GATF
Printing Industries of America / Graphic Arts Technical Foundation
(consolidated in 1999)

Headquarters:
200 Deer Run Road
Sewickley, Pennsylvania
15143 2600 USA
Phone: 412-741-6860 or 1-800-910-4283
Fax: 412-741-2311

Washington Office:
100 Dangerfield Rd 4th Fl
Alexandria, VA
22314 USA
www.gain.net

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.

Saskatchewan Graphic Arts Industries Association

P.O. Box 7152
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
S7K 4J1
Phone: 306-373-3202
Fax: 306-373-3246
www.sgaia.org

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.

Sign Association of Canada

216 Chrislea Rd suite 301
Woodbridge
Ontario L4L 8S5
Phone: 905-856-0000/1-877-470-9787
Fax: 905-856-0064
info@sac-ace.ca
www.sac-ace.ca

Specialty Graphic Imaging Association

c/o Judy Allen
200 Deer Run Road
Sewickley, PA
15213 USA
Phone: 412-259-1813
Fax: 412-741-2311
www.sgia.org
jallen@piagaft.org

Membership total: 3,500
Canadian: 200

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.

Technical Association of the Graphic Arts

68 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, New York
14623-5604 USA
Phone: 585-475-7470
Fax: 585-475-2250
www.taga.org

Membership total: 974
Canadian: 24

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.

Waterless Printing Association
P.O. Box 1252
Woodstock, IL
60098 USA
Phone: 1-800-850-0660 815-337-7681
Fax: 815-337-7682
www.waterless.org

Membership total: 120
Canadian: 6

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.

Xplor Canada

Dave MacMillan
1103-305 Margaret Ave
Kitchener, Ontario
N2H 6S4
Phone: 519-578-4370 or 1-888-258-0335
Fax: 519-578-1089
www.xplorcanada.org
dave@xplorcanada.org

Membership total: 5000
Canadian: 500

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.