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SGIA and PIA Merge to Become the Largest, Most Comprehensive Printing and Graphic Arts Association in the Country

On May 1, 2020, the two entities officially unite to bring resources and services together under one roof to best support future industry growth and longevity  Fairfax, Va. and Warrendale, Pa. — The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) and Printing Industries of America (PIA) today announce that, as of May 1, 2020, the two organizations will […]

COVID-19 Resources


Media Statement COVID-19 from United States Postal Service (USPS) April 2, 2020 – The United States Postal Service is proud of the work our more than 600,000 employees play in processing, transporting, and delivering mail and packages for the American public. We provide a vital public service that is a part of this nation’s critical […]


Finding Qualified Graphic Communications Employees

Download full press release. In need of qualified graphic communications employees for your printing, publishing, finishing related company? You are encouraged to look to ACCGC (Accrediting Council for Collegiate Graphic Communications, Inc.) accredited graphic communications related programs located in colleges and universities throughout the USA and one international location. The administrators and faculty of these […]


VICTORY! Printers Added to CISA Essential Workforce Guidance

Here are links to the Member Alert, News Release and Video on the CISA victory should any of you wish to share with your members or on social media.  #printisessential is the tag line to use.  Let’s celebrate our great industry! VICTORY! Printers Added to CISA Essential Workforce Guidance Following a major advocacy effort by […]

Star Awards Winners

PIM Announces the 2020 Award Winning Midwest Printers

Printing Industry Midwest (PIM) 2020 Star Awards Results  Download PDF of Press Release. MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Printing Industry Midwest (PIM), the not-for-profit trade organization representing the Midwest’s leading print service providers, is pleased to announce the results of the 2020 Star Awards, the Midwest’s most distinguished print competition. This year’s competition featured 130 entries submitted […]

2020 Print Buyers Guide

Designed, Printed, Bound, Mailed & Finished

PIM’s 2020 Print Buyers Guide In the midst of all this uncertainty and chaos, together the following companies have finished producing Printing Industry Midwest’s (PIM) 2020 Print Buyers Guide & Membership Directory! Midstates Group completed the layout and design of the pages Ideal Printers designed the front cover and mailed the guide Lindenmeyr Munroe & Verso donated the […]

PIA Premier Print Awards

UPDATE – PIA’s 2020 Premier Print Awards

UPDATE April 8 – Submissions Cancelled: Yesterday we explained the Premier Print Awards were suspended. Unfortunately, PIA made the tough decision to cancel this year’s Premier Print Awards (PPA) competition. Meaning your PPA submissions will not be judged/considered by PIA and PIA will not be giving awards this year. We are extremely disappointed about this news. But this means […]

eLoupe 2020 - COVID-19

Event Updates – The eLoupe News – April 6, 2020

Download full electronic newsletter. More resources in above link. PIM EVENTS All PIM Upcoming Events, Webinars & Trainings… Update for PIM’s Spring Events We will continue to monitor events for the coming months What a crazy few weeks! Unfortunately none of us know what the next months will bring but Printing Industry Midwest (PIM) is here to […]

COVID-19 Resources

Applying for a Paycheck Protection Program Loan

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) is a low-interest loan program that includes grant (forgiveness) provisions and is designed to encourage small businesses to maintain payrolls and minimize layoffs. This is one of the most talked-about loan programs in America today and the facts regarding it are changing daily. The latest details are described below. We […]


PIA, SGIA & NAPCO Media Launch Joint COVID-19 Resource Channel

SGIA, NAPCO Media, and Printing Industries of America (PIA), and its affiliates have joined forces to launch a powerful resource channel dedicated to providing the printing and graphic communications industry with up-to-the-minute news and resources on COVID-19 and how to navigate the latest information about the pandemic. The COVID-19 Resource Channel is now live.  Click here to watch a short […]