PRINTING United Alliance offers free membership, extensive programs and services to students studying printing and graphic communications

In its continued commitment to the industry to further support the education of printing and graphic arts, PRINTING United Alliance, the most comprehensive printing and graphic arts association in the United States, is delighted to share that it has created an even stronger program for the improvement of the industry with new and improved membership services for educational members.

Students enrolled in an educational institution that is an active member of the PRINTING United Alliance receive free membership in the Alliance. Their free membership provides access to online training and education, special business certifications and badges, career resources, scholarships, webinars, discounts, rewards programs, to leading industry events and more. More information is available here.

Students also receive free PRINTING United Alliance membership as an individual member for two years after graduation as they enter the workforce to ensure their future success and thus have the best tools and resources. to establish themselves in their careers.

TAGA membership is now available for all student members

PRINTING United Alliance student members can now join TAGA, the Technical Association for Graphic Arts, at no additional cost. Historically, TAGA membership was a separate membership. TAGA is renowned for its access to a network of professional industry colleagues and academics conducting research and development in the diverse field of graphic communications.

“Our commitment to the future of printing and graphic communications remains paramount,” said Ford Bowers, CEO of PRINTING United Alliance. “We are excited to be working with some of the best schools and universities across the country to provide students with the latest knowledge, trends, information and technology to prepare them for a successful and rewarding career in printing. Members of the educational institution and students have access to the following PRINTING United Alliance programs and services:

  • Joint membership of TAGA
  • Full access to website
  • e-commerce discount
  • PRINT United Journal Subscription
  • Open access to major industry mailing lists and PRINTERLink forums
  • Free webinars with industry experts
  • Students get free access to dozens of iLearning courses
  • Research and economics reports (* free for educational institutions)
  • Free pass to PRINTING United Expo, the three most important days of printing
  • Access for students to participate in advanced printing rewards programs
  • Opportunity for students to participate in the PRINTING United Alliance scholarship program

Many of the nation’s leading educational institutions are members of the PRINT United Alliance, including Cal Poly State University, Central Piedmont Community College, Clemson University, Ferris State, Georgia Southern University, Illinois State University, North Carolina State University, Pittsburgh State University, Ryerson University, and dozens of others.

Membership information for educational institutions

Educational institutions looking for more information on student membership and participation, visit or call the PRINTING Membership Team United Alliance at (888) 385-3588.

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