PIA/GATF--Two Associations, One Goal
Testing and research resources. Although available to the industry at large, association members can receive confidential research, production product evaluation, comparison testing and nondisclosure laboratory testing results.
Discounts on quality control devices. Only members have the benefit of custom-designed quality control devices to meet their specific production requirements.
A 25-percent discount on technical consulting services conducted at printers' facilities and priority over nonmembers also seeking assistance.
Government affairs. PIA proclaims itself the only association that represents the printing and graphic arts industry in Washington, DC. It lobbies to ensure the industry is represented in related matters.
PrintPAC. This is the only political action committee representing the needs of the graphic arts industry.
Management Portfolio. Provides members the latest information on business management, human relations, sales and marketing, technology, government affairs and economic issues.
Buying Power Program. Offers members discounts on a variety of services including Airborne Express, an MSDS compliance on-demand service, shipping services and Xerox products (including copiers, DocuTechs and DocuColors).
Executive Development Program. Management program for newer managers, owners and more established senior executives. Companies send their leadership to experience current and comprehensive management training designed exclusively for the graphic arts industry.
PIA Ratios. A measuring stick to compare individual company performance against industry norms.
GATF/PIA Solutions OnSite. This industry consulting service covers virtually all of the dimensions critical to operating a successful printing business. Among topics are business management, environment and financial management.
GATF/PIA Speakers Bureau. Industry speakers can address a range of issues from business management to technology assessment.
GATF/PIA Bookstore. Comprehensive collection of resources and discount prices for members only.
One-color Test Form. New quality control device designed for the small print shop.
Digital Printing Council. Offers services, products and programs about digital printing technology, new markets, applications and profitability.
PIA/GATF Target Audience. A program that offers suppliers an opportunity to effectively market to graphic arts companies.