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Federation of European Screen Printing Associations (FESPA)

FESPA represents the interests of screen and digital printers around the world with a presence in 37 countries. Our mission is “to be the leading globally connected imaging community”.

The British Coatings Federation is a trade association representing the UK paint, printing ink, powder coatings and wallcoverings manufacturers.

British Coatings Federation (BCF)

The The British Printing Industries Federation (BPIF) is a business support organisation representing the UK print, printed packaging and graphic communication industry.

British Printing Industries Federation (BPIF) Federation of European Screen Printing Associations (FESPA)


Formed to help gain acceptance of the on-demand end of the print market, the British Association for Print & Communication (BAPC) is now a representational body to the print and creative industry.

British Association for Print & Communication (BAPC) Federation of European Screen Printing Associations (FESPA)


Association that brings together print managers, print distributors, trade manufacturers, material suppliers and associated service providers to 'create partnerships in print'.

Independent Print Industries Association (IPIA)

Founded in 2006 as the PDF/A Competence Center, the PDF Association exists to promote the adoption and implementation of International Standards for PDF technology.

PDF Association

British Standards Institution (BSI) is the business standards company that equips businesses with the necessary solutions to turn standards of best practice into habits of excellence.

British Standards Institution (BSI)

ISO (International Organization for Standardization) is the world’s largest developer of voluntary International Standards covering almost all aspects of technology and business.

International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO)

The Professional Publishers Association (PPA) represents consumer magazine publishers, B2B data and information providers, customer magazine publishers and independent companies.

Professional Publishers Association (PPA)

The Content Marketing Association (CMA) represents publishing and content marketing agencies in the UK who produce online, offline and digital content for some of the world's leading brands.

Content Marketing Association (CMA)

The UK Association of Online Publishers (AOP) represents digital publishing companies including newspaper and magazine publishing, TV & radio broadcasting, and pure online media.

Association of Online Publishers (AOP)

The Stationers' Company is the City of London Livery Company for the Communications and Content industries.

The Stationers' Company

Institute of Paper, Institute of Printing and Institute of Publishing have worked tirelessly to bring about a new, amalgamated body, the Institute of Paper, Printing and Publishing.

Institute of Paper, Printing and Publishing (IP3)

International Paint & Printing Ink Council (IPPIC) provides a forum for exchange and cooperation on major issues and priorities facing the industry, and has established itself as a global voice for the industry.

International Paint and Printing Ink Council (IPPIC)

Two Sides Initiative is an industry forum to promote the sustainability of Print and Paper and dispel common environmental myths by providing factual information.

Two Sides Initiative promotes the sustainabilty of Print & Paper

The European Printing Ink Association (EuPIA) was founded in 2003 and represents the interests of the European manufacturers of printing inks and related products.

European Printing Ink Association (EUPIA)

European Council of Paint, Printing Inks, Artists’ Colours Industry, CEPE

brings approximately 85% of this industry together in its membership across the EU.

European Council of Paint, Printing Inks, Artists’ Colours Industry (CEPE)

The American Society of Magazine Editors is the principal organization for magazine journalists in the United States. Founded in 1963, ASME works to defend the First Amendment, protect editorial independence and support the development of journalism.

American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME)

The Magazine Publishers Association (MPA) represents magazine media, print and digital. MPA represents 175 domestic magazine media companies, approximately 30 international companies and more than 100 associate members.

Magazine Publishers Association (MPA)

The Publishers Association’s mission is to strengthen the trading environment for UK publishers, by providing a strong voice for the industry in government, within society and with other stakeholders in the UK, in Europe and internationally.

The Publishers Association

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Trade Associations

Trade Associations

The print and publishing industry isn’t short of Trade Associations and you’ll find all your favourites here. We’ve even included a few extras from overseas so you can see how your association compares. To keep up with the fast moving TA world you’ll find a news feed on the right…

The National Association for Print Leadership (NAPL) and the National Association of Quick Printer (NAQP) provide a variety or training, management development and research resources for their members.

National Association for Print Leadership

The Mailing and Fulfillment Service Association (MFSA) rebranded in 2013 to become the Association of Marketing Service Providers but retains a focus on mailing services, product & literature fulfillment.

Association of Marketing Service Providers

Association in Europe for Specialist Printing Manufacturers of Screen, Digital and Flexo technology. ESMA promotes the various specialist printing processes through exhibitions, the press, public relations, technical training and research.

ESMA - Association in Europe for Specialist Printing Manufacturers of Screen, Digital and Flexo technology

The Design Business Association (DBA) is the trade association for design in the UK. The DBA promotes professional excellence in the design industry and champions effective design in business and government.

DBA - Design Business Association

Organic & Printed Electronics Association (OEA) represents the entire value chain of this emerging industry. Over 200 companies from around the world are working to establish a competitive production infrastructure for printed electronics.

OEA - Organic & Printed Electronics Association

Graphics, Print & Media Alliance (GPMA) is an umbrella group of print and graphic arts trade associations that was formed in 2013 to represent the joint interests of the industry as a whole.

GPMA - Graphics, Print & Media Alliance

The Confederation of Paper Industries (CPI) represents the supply chain for paper in the UK, including paper and board manufacturers and converters, corrugated packaging producers and recovered paper merchants.

CPI - Confederation of Paper Industries

The Direct Marketing Association (DMA) is the UK’s largest direct marketing trade association offering advice and services to traditional mailers as well as email, social media and mobile marketers.

DMA - Direct Marketing Association

The News Media Association (NMA) represents national, regional and local news media organisations in the UK.
Promotes the interests of news media publishers to Government, regulatory authorities & industry bodies.

News Media Association

The European Newspaper Publishers Association (ENPA) is an umbrella organisation supporting independent news media in Europe.

Provides input to EU decision makers on  legislation & policy impacting the press.

ENPA - European Newspaper Publishers Association