Printing Industries of America: The Magazine


Membership in Printing Industries of America or a local affiliate includes a subscription to the association’s magazine. A subscription to the magazine is a key member benefit.

Since the May 2013 issue, Printing Industries of America: The Magazine has featured its new design and format. The Magazine, now a 16-page plus cover, will be published ten times a year in print and also be available on the website with links to additional resources and information. Forecast Part 1, The Year Ahead published in January and Forecast Part 2, Midyear Update published in July will be virtual editions, again with lots of links to more information.

As always, The Magazine will focus on what is most important to our members—technologies and solutions, zeroing in on what are the new and leading-edge technologies and how members can use those new technologies for profit and growth. In addition The Magazine will include interviews with staff or key knowledgeable people, member profiles, resources, and lots of links to additional information.

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Printing Industries of America: The Magazine launched with the April 2009 issue and brought together the best of the best from GATFWorld and Management Portfolio.

GATFWorld was privileged to have a reputation for credibility based on reliable, unbiased, expert coverage of today’s technologies and related issues along with practical knowledge in how to use those technologies.

Management Portfolio provided insightful and thought-provoking articles to assist owners and leaders of printing companies on all aspects of managing their companies efficiently for growth and profitability.

2017 Editorial Calendar

January/February FORECAST - Operations, Industry trends, HR, Leadership, President’s Conference preview
March Lean Manufacturing, Continuous Improvement Conference preview
April Finishing and Components, Premier Print Awards preview
May Generations, Workforce Development
June Sales and marketing strategies, diversifying and adapting
July Cutting Edge, 3-D, Out of the box and off the page
August/September FORECAST- Technology trends, Intertech Awards, Graph Expo preview
October Packaging and Label, Color Conference preview
November Print On Demand, Mailing and Postage, Direct Mail
December A Look Ahead

*As of January 2017. Subject to change.

To Contribute Content
We are always interested in obtaining informative and educational articles from potential authors. Please contact us at

Subscribe to The Magazine
A copy of The Magazine is sent to all Printing Industries of America member companies as a key member benefit. This includes printers, vendor/supplier companies, professional members, and educator members, along with PGSF scholarship students.

Non-members and libraries can purchase subscriptions for $200 per year in U.S. locations and $300 per year outside the U.S.

Single copies of non-Forecast issues can be purchased for $15 each. Additional copies of the Forecast are $99 for members and $199 for non-members. They can be ordered from the Bookstore.

The Magazine - Subscription Form

How to Become a Distribution Patron of The Magazine
Suppliers and vendors interested in becoming a Distribution Patron should contact Ed Kelly, placement representative, at  or by phone at 877-655-0789. The Distribution Patron Booklet provides details about the magazine, editorial calendar, space rates, and ad specifications.

Past Issues
Past issues of The Magazine, GATFWorld, and Management Portfolio are in PDF form in the members-only section of the website.
The Magazine archive
GATFWorld archive
Management Portfolio archive

Magazine Article Reprints
Want to order a reprint of an article or reprint in your own publication? We can provide articles from Printing Industries of America: The Magazine, GATFWorld, and Management Portfolio to be reprinted elsewhere. To obtain permission for an article, contact us at

Author Guidelines
The following should be kept in mind when considering writing and submitting an article.

  • Articles must be informative and educational and vendor-neutral since as a nonprofit association Printing Industries of American cannot appear to be promoting or recommending any specific product or service.
  • The large segment of Printing Industries of America members are owners of print shops with fewer than 20 employees.
  • Readers of The Magazine are primarily interested in technology and how to use it effectively and profitably.
  • Articles must be submitted in Word (final) and not formatted. Charts, tables, or illustrations are welcome with articles but must be high resolution (300 dpi or greater) and submitted separately. Recommended length for the monthly issues is 400 to 900 words, fewer if graphics are included.
  • Articles are accepted and published at the discretion of the Publications staff, will be peer reviewed, and may be edited for length, grammar, or content.
  • Read these Tips for Writing a Readable, Interesting Article.

Published on Monday, April 27, 2009 (updated 01/12/2017)

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