Joining an Association like PrintForward can open doors: to education; to resources; to networking with others in the printing industry and to opportunities.
Membership in PrintForward also provides membership in Printing Industries of America (PIA). All members have a Premium Membership in Whattheythink.com. In addition, PrintForward is a founding member of the BC Alliance for Manufacturing, a federation of manufacturing associations.
PrintForward membership is corporate and therefore all of your employees are also included as members of the association and can take advantage of the benefits of the Association.
Association fees are annual and based on sales in the last fiscal year. This information is kept confidential and is not shared with any other members. PrintForward's fiscal year runs from January 1st to December 31st. Members can remit dues annually or quarterly. They can also choose a monthly option using a credit card on file.
Active Members are individual proprietors, firms, partnerships, or corporations engaged in the printing allied industries such as prepress, finishing and mailing.
Supplier Members are individual proprietors, firms, partnerships or corporations that supply materials, equipment, special services or facilities directly related to the printing industry who do not qualify to become Active Members.
Special Associate Members are schools, groups and agencies providing services to the Printing Industry who do not qualify for full active membership but who, in the opinion of the Board of Directors, deserve membership status in the association.
Consultant Members are individual proprietorships or a company with a maximum of two employees that provide consulting services to the printing industry.