October 2009

http://printing.org

http://printing.org

Printing.org, is the website for the Printing Industries of America. Their company tagline reads: Advancing Graphic Communications.

Printing Industries of America describes itself as “The world’s largest graphic arts trade association representing an industry with approximately one million employees. It serves the interests of more than 10,000 member companies.” Their Mission Statement notes: “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.”

The website offerings include: a variety of news, professional resources, a calendar of upcoming events and trainings, awards notices, information related to technologies and research, sustainable and green practices, government advocacy section, an index of nationwide printers, industry profiles and economics, as well as a section of interest for students.

Printing Industries of America is headquartered in Sewickley, PA (about 7 miles northwest of downtown Pittsburgh) and Washington, DC.

Reviewer: Evan Carlson, FIDM Library Staff Member