Our Community

Our audiences encompass every printing community reaching over 18 million annual interactions. Through our 70+ year history, knowledge, and industry expertise, we have created the largest global printing Association – PRINTING United Alliance (SGIA, PIA, and Idealliance) and extended reach through our trusted media brands and subject matter experts. Through our internal assets and external partnerships, there is no match for our marketing efforts and resources.  

Communities That Attend PRINTING United Expo


Apparel decorators print and decorate finished apparel blanks using screen printing, dye sublimation, direct-to-garment, cut-and-sew, embroidery and other decoration techniques.


Commercial printers use prepress and post-press/finishing print technologies, including offset and digital, to create print in high volume. They include services like mailing, fulfillment and design.


Industrial application printers and Functional printers, print functional, touchable, everyday items, using primarily screen-print technologies and some digital technologies.

Graphic Installers 

Installers are the hands-on, skilled professionals who ensure the graphics our printers produce are seen, whether on vehicles or in retail and commercial applications.


Wide-format sign and graphic companies are comprised of print-for-pay printing businesses that produce a wide range of large-scale printed products for use both indoors and out-of-home.


An In-plant is an in-house printing department operated within a company or other organization that is not in the printing business. The majority of the in-plant’s work serves the internal needs of an organization.

Labels & Packaging

Label printers/converters specialize in labels and direct-to-container printing. Package printers/converters specialize in folding cartons, flexible packaging, corrugated packaging – common package printing processes include flexography, sheetfed and web offset, electrophotographic digital, inkjet digital and rotogravure printing.

Mailing & Fulfillment

The Postal Print community encompasses postcards, envelopes, flats, periodicals, parcel packaging, freight transportation and more. Key applications include the assembly and distribution of all material distributed by USPS and other private national delivery logistic networks.


Promotional product suppliers and decorators that imprint a logo, company name or advertising messaging on a promotional product – hard and soft goods. Imprinting methods include pad printing, offset lithography, dye sublimation, label/decal transfer, hot stamping and more.