PARAMUS, N.J., AUGUST 23, 2005 – PrintImage International, the only non-profit trade association devoted solely to the quick and small commercial printing industry, announced plans to form an affiliation with NAPL, Paramus, N.J.-based non-profit trade association serving the graphic communications industry.
“As direct-membership organizations, both NAPL and PrintImage have a steadfast commitment to member service and a tradition of responding quickly and effectively to members needs,” said Joseph P. Truncale, CAE, NAPL president and chief executive officer. “This affiliation is a reflection of that commitment.”
“This alliance represents a mutually beneficial relationship that will provide the memberships of both organizations with a wider range of additional tools for their continued success and profitability,” said Steven D. Johnson, PrintImage president and chief executive officer.
The NAPL/PrintImage affiliation is a response to synergistic opportunities that are in the direct interest of the memberships of both associations. Through its alliance with PrintImage, NAPL is able to more effectively leverage its considerable resources in the quick printer sector. In addition to strengthening PrintImage’s ability to service the quick and small commercial printer sectors, its affiliation with NAPL gives its members access to a broad range of NAPL resources designed to help members address the strategic management issues that face all businesses.
Under the terms of the agreement, approved by the Boards of both organizations earlier this month, NAPL will assume the administrative management of PrintImage, which remains an independent organization. PrintImage members will continue to be served by Steve Johnson, president, and Christina Vargas, vice president, from the Association’s Des Plaines, Ill., headquarters. The two associations will cooperate on a number of programs and services, increasing the value of membership in both organizations.
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