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  • Canadian Printing Industries Association

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    151 Slater Street
    Suite 1110
    Ottawa, ON
    K1P 5H3
    Phone: 613-236-7208
    Fax: 613-232-1334
    www.cpia-aci.ca
    belliott@cpia-aci.ca
    Membership total: 600

    Brief description: The CPIA promises to serve as the collective body to represent the interests of the printing industry through policy formation, regulation and legislation. The CPIA is dedicated to the advancement of the pre-press, press and bindery operations. It promises to provide representation, networking opportunities, member services and membership benefits.

  • Canadian Flexographic Training Committee

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    The Canadian Flexographic Training Committee (CFTC) is a Canadian non-profit technical society devoted exclusively to the Flexographic printing industry.

    The CFTC is comprised of a functional interdependent body of printers, suppliers, graphic trade shops and consultants with a common goal to disseminate knowledge, skills and competencies of the Flexographic Industry by supporting vocational education at high schools, technical colleges & universities and by providing assistance for professional development to "Committee Members" within the Flexographic printing industry.
    http://www.flexography.ca

  • Flexographic Technical Association

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    900 Marconi Avenue
    Ronkonkoma, New York
    11779 7212
    Phone: 631-737-6020
    Fax: 631- 737-6813
    www.flexography.org
    Membership total: over 1,800
    Canadian: 150 approx.

    Brief description: The FTA promises to develop and provide high quality technical information to all levels of the printing industry. Training and educational products and services will be created and communicated for their practical application and value to members’ businesses. Research projects will be established so that results can assist members to more easily make investments and process-of-use decisions. Each element within the plan will be assessed for applicability and customization where necessary for each printing segment.

  • Graphic Arts Technical Foundation

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    (also see PIA / GATF)
    200 Deer Run Road
    Sewickley, Pennsylvania
    15143 2600 USA
    Phone: 412-741-6860 or 1-800-910-4283
    Fax: 412-741-2311
    www.gatf.org

    Brief description: is a member-supported, nonprofit, technical and educational organization serving an international graphic communications industry. It promises to serve the graphic communications industry with technical information and services. Its facilities include state-of-the-art prepress and press rooms, testing laboratories, libraries and classrooms. Research includes waste control, environmental studies, press, prepress and quality control.

  • Ontario Printing and Imaging Association (OPIA)

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    2601 Matheson Blvd. East
    Unit 14 Mississauga
    L4W 5A8
    Phone: 905-602-4441
    Fax: 905-602-9798
    www.opia.on.ca
    info@opia.on.ca

    Membership total: not available Brief description: The OPIA promises to be a dependable, comprehensive source of information for your business. The association runs, in addition to other programs, dinner meetings, luncheon educational meetings, seminars and produces a quarterly newsletter to help keep you up to date.

  • Printing Equipment Supply Dealers Association of Canada (PESDA)

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    P.O Box 135
    Ridgeville, On
    L0S 1M0
    Phone: 888-359-4784
    Fax: 905-892-4303
    www.pesda.com
    Membership total: 25

  • Packaging Association of Canada

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    2255 Sheppard Avenue East
    Suite E 420
    Toronto, Ontario
    M2J 4Y1
    Phone: 416-490-7860
    Fax: 416-490-7844
    www.pac.ca
    info@pac.ca
    Membership total: 2,000

    Brief description: PAC aims to unite the design, supply and use sectors of the packaging industry. Members include suppliers and users who promise to work together as a pre-emptive, pro-active, co-operative force addressing environmental, labour and trade issues. Some objectives include supporting members’ businesses, providing education, promoting the use of graphic arts in packaging and advancing the development and technology of packaging in Canada.

  • Print Production Association of Ontario

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    P.O. Box 48027
    1881 Yonge Street
    Toronto, ON
    M4S 3C0
    Brief description: Founded in March 1952 as a network of print production professionals keeping up-to-date with complex and ever-changing technology. This is still true as we continue to experience changes in marketing communication technologies and its impact on printed communication.

    There are 9 monthly educational meetings from September through to November and January through to June. Meetings are scheduled on the fourth Wednesday of each month (except July, August and December). They are held at the Institute of Communication and Advertising, 2300 Yonge St, Ste.500, Toronto.

  • Printing & Graphics Industries Association of Alberta

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    P.O. Box 81158
    RPO Lake Bonavista
    Calgary, Alberta
    T2J 7C9
    Phone: 403-281-1421
    Fax: 403-251-6702
    info@pgia.ca
    www.pgia.ca
    Membership total: 55

    Brief description: The PGIA is committed to the advancement of a healthy, effective and ethical graphic arts industry by providing leadership in the continuing development of imaged communication and by enabling the members to work together to strengthen the industry.

  • Saskatchewan Graphic Arts Industries Association

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    P.O. Box 7152
    Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
    S7K 4J1
    Phone: 306-373-3202
    Fax: 306-373-3246
    www.sgaia.org
    Membership total: 40

    Brief description: The SGAIA is an autonomous, non-profit, voluntary trade association dedicated to promoting the interests of the printing and allied industries in Saskatchewan and improving management skills for members of the association. The SGAIA is comprised of Saskatoon and Regina Chapters. The association promises to promote educational programs, provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and offer guidance to suppliers of equipment and materials.