The Independent Print Industries Association (IPIA) is a not for profit organisation that connects Trade Print buyers and suppliers within the Association and out into the wider market.
The Association actively promotes Print and Print Management to buyers in Brand, Agency, Design and to the wider business community.
PICON is a leading industry trade association representing manufacturers and suppliers to the Printing, Papermaking and Paper Converting sectors. PICON is dedicated to providing unmatched service support and business advice to their diverse range of members, from small SMEs to large multi-nationals, who form an inspiring community of experts.
For manufacturers seeking a host of networking opportunities, business support, consultancy, representation & lobbying, exhibitions & exports, PICON offers an unrivalled, professional solution.
The Printing Charity is the only dedicated charity for people in the wider sector of print, here to help with practical, emotional, and financial support.
Whether you’re in work, unemployed, or retired from the sector, the charity may be able to help with financial grants for unexpected emergencies to everyday essentials.
Their free, confidential 24/7/365 helpline provides practical and emotional support to people working in the sector and their households.
It’s a great resource for wellbeing support, so if you’re a business in the sector and would like to know more about the helpline, in support of your employees contact the charity.
The charity’s annual Rising Star Awards help recognise the best emerging young talent in the industry, application winners receiving funding of up to £1500, towards development and training as well as expert advice to help with their personal and professional progress.
The British Coatings Federation is the sole UK trade association representing the interests of the decorative, industrial and powder coatings, printing inks and wallcovering manufacturers.
Coatings are critical to UK industry, with 300,000 workers relying on our members’ products every day, and the UK is a net exporter of coatings and inks. BCF members represent 95% of the UK sales of coatings, inks and wallcoverings.
The BPIF is a trade association offering training, health and safety and HR support in the print, packaging and graphic communication arena.
The Stationers’ Company is the City of London Livery company for the communications and content industries. Members work in or supply the paper, print, publishing, packaging, office products, newspaper, broadcasting and online media industries.
Activities range from formal dinners, informal lunches, lectures, seminars and intimate round table sessions to online reports and discussion fora.
FIAUK puts forward innovation award winners to the Annual Innovation Awards at Stationers giving our member companies more visibility.
The WCPC helps print businesses to identify and rectify issues relating to the manufacturing process and supply chain. It offers companies advice and assistance providing access to expertise that is not available in-house, as well as access to its facilities.
Collaborative research: The WCPC is always willing to work with industry and collaborate on research projects that involve one or more partners and are mutually beneficial to all parties involved.
Project objectives and potential benefits are clearly defined at the start with each partner contributing to ensure a successful outcome. Within any project the WCPC encourages the transfer of technology and exchange of ideas as this helps develop the technical skill of all those involved.
*(Research projects can be blue sky or industrial and can involve grant support.)
Associate Research and Partner Programme: The Centre runs a company associate programme that provides support for industry and opportunities for networking, webinars, conference attendance as well as discounts on WCPC activities.
FlexoTech is one of the most prestigious titles serving the flexo industry and has documented the development of this sector for more than 20 years. For suppliers looking for an undiluted audience of flexographic professionals, FlexoTech has to be top of the list.
The flexo community relies on the magazine’s pedigree of information, news and opinions. Every issue of FlexoTech is filled with a variety of technical articles which look at the newest developments in each part of the flexo process. Detailed reports on industry events from around the world and case studies combine for an authentic representation of the flexo market.
Since the 1950s, this magazine has been the ‘go to’ for the global corrugated packaging industry. With in-plant reports, machinery profiles and much, much more, converters around the world have enjoyed keeping up to speed with all that is new and exciting through the pages of this prestigious title.
From 2022, the magazine – which has remained in print – moved from 12 issues per year to eight issues. This is not for any other reason than we feel we can bring a more powerful and meaningful magazine to you eight times per year and creating new and exciting content that will make it ‘MUST’ reading for CEOs, Managing Directors and Plant Managers at box factories everywhere.