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Welcome to Graphic Media Alliance

Welcome to Graphic Media Alliance (GMA)! GMA is a community of over 250 leading graphic communications companies throughout Ohio, Michigan and northern Kentucky. 

It is our goal to provide programs, offer services and promote an environment that assists you to improve your company’s profitability and adapt to the future. To that end, we have the combination of a terrific staff, excellent programs and the backing of over fifteen affiliated associations across the country including multiple graphic industry groups. We also offer many excellent programs and cost-saving plans to help support your business. GMA is proud to work with many of the most highly regarded technical and management associations in the industry.

Thank you for your membership and continued support of Graphic Media Alliance.


Upcoming Events

2024 Regional Print Week Receptions

We eagerly anticipate the upcoming celebration of our Print Excellence Awards, where we will recognize outstanding achievements in print across our four regions. Alongside honoring contest winners, we're excited to pay tribute to distinguished individuals who have made significant contributions to the print community.

This event promises to be a vibrant gathering of industry professionals, enthusiasts, and leaders, fostering a sense of camaraderie and celebrating creativity and innovation within the print realm. The anticipation is building, and we can't wait to come together to applaud exceptional work, create new connections and collectively celebrate the remarkable individuals shaping the future of print. See you there for an unforgettable experience!

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Membership

Networking, education, insurance and buying programs are all common reasons for joining an industry’s association, but like any business decision, becoming a member of Graphic Media Alliance should be evaluated based on each company’s assessment of its potential Return On Investment (ROI) for its dues dollar. Of course, every membership needs to take into consideration intangible benefits including networking opportunities, fellowship with other graphic communications firms and having a trusted confidant at the Association’s office to discuss business issues.

Graphic Media Alliance is a trade association, supporting print and graphic communication service providers and their technology partners for over 100 years. GMA offers programs and services to enhance efficiency and profitability in the printing industry, such as workers’ compensation, energy procurement, and discounted credit card processing, to name a few. Graphic Media Alliance is part of the Americas Printing Association Network (APAN), representing more than 5,000 industry members working with 13 industry associations to actively provide the most accurate and up-to-date technical, environmental, and business-related services available in the graphic/printing industries.

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At a Glance

Graphic Media Alliance (GMA) is a forward-thinking association that supports the graphic communications industry in Ohio, Michigan, and Northern Kentucky. By becoming a member of GMA, your organization can benefit from various programs and services that help enhance efficiency and profitability in the printing industry. Some of the key benefits include:

Advocacy: GMA represents its members’ interests at the local, state, and national levels by addressing legislative issues and ensuring compliance with various regulatory bodies. GMA also provides training and education to help members stay up-to-date with the latest trends and technologies in the printing/graphic communications industry.

Workforce Development: GMA has developed a 3-year strategic plan that includes building relationships with educational institutions and educators in all four regions and developing workforce pipelines for members and associate members. GMA’s workforce development efforts have resulted in an increase in student participation in various events.

Services for Success BrochureNetworking: GMA provides various opportunities for members to network with peers, industry experts, and potential customers. Monthly regional gatherings, advisory council meetings, print week events, and leadership conferences are some of the networking opportunities that members can take advantage of.

Services for Success: GMA offers over 30+ programs and services to its members, most of which can generate a positive ROI on membership by utilizing 2-3 programs.

Scholarship Fund: GMA’s Printing Industries Education Funds (PIEF) annually funds 10-15 students, awarding $2500 scholarships, which are renewable for up to 4 years. Over the last ten years, PIEF has paid over $230,000 in scholarships as an investment into the future workforce.

By joining Graphic Media Alliance, your organization will not only enhance its profitability but also support the printing industry’s workforce development initiatives, advocacy efforts, and scholarship programs. GMA’s commitment to innovation and development ensures that it will remain a vital resource for the graphic communications industry in Ohio, Michigan, and Northern Kentucky for years to come.

GMA Beneftis PlusAndrew L. Schall, President
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GMAENERGY(+)

Graphic Media Alliance is thrilled to unveil our latest initiative for 2024: GMAENERGY(+). As an Association committed to driving efficiency and cost-effectiveness, we're proud to expand our energy savings program to encompass a broader spectrum, now including gas, electric, demand response, and green energy solutions. While our legacy services have consistently aimed at minimizing operational expenses, our new program takes it a step further by introducing tailored solutions in each region we serve. Moreover, it's not just about cost reduction; in numerous instances, this program opens doors to revenue-generating opportunities.

We understand that staying ahead in an ever-evolving landscape requires innovation and adaptability. GMAENERGY(+) embodies this ethos by offering diverse and region-specific solutions to empower your business. We're dedicated to providing avenues for new streams of revenue.

Embrace the possibilities that our program brings, and let's navigate this landscape together toward a more sustainable and prosperous future.

GMAEnergy

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GMA Exchange

In an effort to combat current supply chain issues plaguing our industry, we are proud to announce the member-exclusive GMA Exchange. Members can submit items they may have in surplus (paper, inks, toner, machinery) or looking to procure items by using the form below. In addition, we have included the option to promote submissions to the Americas Print Association Network (APAN) for national reach.

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Meetings & Events

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February 29, 2024
6:00PM - 9:00PM

Southern Print Week Celebration

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Thu
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March 7, 2024
6:00PM - 9:00PM

Central Print Week Celebration

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Latest News

02/21/2024

Capitalizing on Wide-Format Printing

Join Debbie Nicholson and Americas Printing Association Network for a 4 week MasterClass in Capitalizing on Wide-Format Printing


02/21/2024

Safety - Housekeeping

Safety first should always be the mantra for any organization. An effective housekeeping program is as important as any other safety program and provides a great culture for employees.


02/20/2024

Print Week 2024: Maxwell and Printer of the Year Award Recipients

Our Print Week traditions encompass more than just celebrating the recipients of our Print Excellence Awards; they also serve as an opportunity to recognize the outstanding contributions of individuals and companies within the industry. Today, we offer a preview of the remarkable Maxwell Award and Printer of the Year Award winners. Register today to celebrate with them!

Print Excellence Award Winners Gallery

Partners

Sponsorship materials are available here. 

For more information about sponsorship, please contact Association President, Andrew Schall.