Pacific Printing Industries Association

Pacific Printing Industries Association (PPI) is a thriving non-profit membership based trade association serving a broad, ever-evolving industry engaged in the creation, production and implementation of Print, Visual and Graphic Communications. Our geographic reach is diverse, delivering products, education, consulting services and savings to the great states of Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington. Whether a CEO or owner of a 2 person company or a 300 person organization, a shop foreman, a sales rep or prepress guru - PPI is prepared to be your individual and collective partner in success on technical, financial and process excellence!

How to Join PPI

PPI Membership Application

PPI Member benefits


PPI provides a wide variety of live and online classes, seminars and workshops that are offered throughout the year. Topics include Human Resources, Economic Updates, Adobe classes, Marketing, Production and Sales and more.

School Involvement

Pacific Printing Industries Educational Trust is a non-profit charitable organization. Focused on education and related activities, the "Ed Trust" was created to help the visual communications industry ensure a continuous supply of motivated and skilled candidates at every level, from press operators to managers and CEOs, capable of powering the our industry into the future.

The Ed Trust serves its constituents by funding the WhyVizComm program and making available scholarships, financial aid and awards to qualified students of Visual Communications.

Government Affairs

Actively lobbying in Olympia, Washington on behalf of the industry. Washington Print PAC supporting candidates who understand our industry opportunities and challenges.

PPI works alongside Affiliated Oregon Industries, a pro-business political association which provides consultants for Oregon government affairs.

Legislative committees in place to determine what issues are relevant to the PPI members in each state.

Print Buyer Resources listing of local and national suppliers by capabilities, products, services.

Social Activities

Includes regular Constructive Cocktails networking events, Legislative Forums, Vendor Appreciation Luncheons, bowling tournaments, and the annual PrintROCKS! Awards competition and party:

Industry Recognition

PrintROCKS! Annual Awards Competition open to all in Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington. Hickey Picker Awards, recognizing those who support the regional industry and the work PPI Association does on behalf of it's members.

Other Programs

PPI Partners & Savings Programs

  • Apple
  • ASI
  • Barran Liebman
  • Caliper
  • CardConnect
  • Carlson Advisors
  • CheckIt Credit Risk Assessment
  • Experian
  • Federated Insurance
  • FedEx
  • Flexo Label Advantage Group
  • FSC Certification / RACG
  • G&K Towels & Uniforms
  • Image Test Labs
  • iMirus
  • IPA /IPW Buying Group
  • KirkpatrickPrice
  • New Direction Partners
  • PayNorthwest
  • Performance Plus Global Logistics
  • PPI and Printing Industries of America ListServ and Newsletters
  • PPI Educational Trust
  • PPI Virtual Peer Group
  • Printers 401K
  • Printer's Disability Trust/ TheStandard
  • Printing Industry Credit Bureau (PICB)
  • SlowPay Credit Reporting
  • Staples
  • UPS Shipping
  • WhyVizComm
  • Xerox

PPI Bi-Monthly

Contact Information

Jules Van Sant
Executive Director

1355 NW Everett St.
Ste. 100
Portland, OR 97209-2655

Phone: (503) 221-3944

Fax: (503) 221-5691

jules [at]

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