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Welcome to Graphic Media Alliance

Welcome to Graphic Media Alliance (GMA)! GMA is a community of over 250 leading graphic communications companies throughout Ohio, Michigan and northern Kentucky. 

It is our goal to provide programs, offer services and promote an environment that assists you to improve your company’s profitability and adapt to the future. To that end, we have the combination of a terrific staff, excellent programs and the backing of over fifteen affiliated associations across the country including multiple graphic industry groups. We also offer many excellent programs and cost-saving plans to help support your business. GMA is proud to work with many of the most highly regarded technical and management associations in the industry.

Thank you for your membership and continued support of Graphic Media Alliance.


Networking, education, insurance and buying programs are all common reasons for joining an industry’s association, but like any business decision, becoming a member of Graphic Media Alliance should be evaluated based on each company’s assessment of its potential Return On Investment (ROI) for its dues dollar. Of course, every membership needs to take into consideration intangible benefits including networking opportunities, fellowship with other graphic communications firms and having a trusted confidant at the Association’s office to discuss business issues.

Graphic Media Alliance is a trade association, supporting print and graphic communication service providers and their technology partners for over 100 years. GMA offers programs and services to enhance efficiency and profitability in the printing industry, such as workers’ compensation, energy procurement, and discounted credit card processing, to name a few. Graphic Media Alliance is part of the Americas Printing Association Network (APAN), representing more than 5,000 industry members working with 13 industry associations to actively provide the most accurate and up-to-date technical, environmental, and business-related services available in the graphic/printing industries.

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2024 Upcoming Events

Although we are already over halfway through the year, we still have a wealth of exciting events to look forward to! Our calendar is packed with opportunities for learning, recognition and collaboration. From celebrating the achievements of our winning member companies at the prestigious 2024 PEA Grand Ceremony to shaping the future of our industry at our innovative FOREtheWIN Workforce Development events, there is something for everyone to participate in and enjoy.
Check out more details and register today to secure your spot. We look forward to seeing you there!

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At a Glance

Graphic Media Alliance (GMA) is a forward-thinking association that supports the graphic communications industry in Ohio, Michigan, and Northern Kentucky. By becoming a member of GMA, your organization can benefit from various programs and services that help enhance efficiency and profitability in the printing industry. Some of the key benefits include:

Advocacy: GMA represents its members’ interests at the local, state, and national levels by addressing legislative issues and ensuring compliance with various regulatory bodies. GMA also provides training and education to help members stay up-to-date with the latest trends and technologies in the printing/graphic communications industry.

Workforce Development: GMA has developed a 3-year strategic plan that includes building relationships with educational institutions and educators in all four regions and developing workforce pipelines for members and associate members. GMA’s workforce development efforts have resulted in an increase in student participation in various events.

Services for Success BrochureNetworking: GMA provides various opportunities for members to network with peers, industry experts, and potential customers. Monthly regional gatherings, advisory council meetings, print week events, and leadership conferences are some of the networking opportunities that members can take advantage of.

Services for Success: GMA offers over 30+ programs and services to its members, most of which can generate a positive ROI on membership by utilizing 2-3 programs.

Scholarship Fund: GMA’s Printing Industries Education Funds (PIEF) annually funds 10-15 students, awarding $2500 scholarships, which are renewable for up to 4 years. Over the last ten years, PIEF has paid over $230,000 in scholarships as an investment into the future workforce.

By joining Graphic Media Alliance, your organization will not only enhance its profitability but also support the printing industry’s workforce development initiatives, advocacy efforts, and scholarship programs. GMA’s commitment to innovation and development ensures that it will remain a vital resource for the graphic communications industry in Ohio, Michigan, and Northern Kentucky for years to come.

GMA Beneftis PlusAndrew L. Schall, President
Graphic Media Alliance








Graphic Media Alliance is thrilled to unveil our latest initiative for 2024: GMAENERGY(+). As an Association committed to driving efficiency and cost-effectiveness, we're proud to expand our energy savings program to encompass a broader spectrum, now including gas, electric, demand response, and green energy solutions. While our legacy services have consistently aimed at minimizing operational expenses, our new program takes it a step further by introducing tailored solutions in each region we serve. Moreover, it's not just about cost reduction; in numerous instances, this program opens doors to revenue-generating opportunities.

We understand that staying ahead in an ever-evolving landscape requires innovation and adaptability. GMAENERGY(+) embodies this ethos by offering diverse and region-specific solutions to empower your business. We're dedicated to providing avenues for new streams of revenue.

Embrace the possibilities that our program brings, and let's navigate this landscape together toward a more sustainable and prosperous future.


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GMA Exchange

In an effort to combat current supply chain issues plaguing our industry, we are proud to announce the member-exclusive GMA Exchange. Members can submit items they may have in surplus (paper, inks, toner, machinery) or looking to procure items by using the form below. In addition, we have included the option to promote submissions to the Americas Print Association Network (APAN) for national reach.

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Meetings & Events

 July 2024 
August 22, 2024
6:00PM - 9:00PM

PEA Grand Ceremony

The Revery

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September 23, 2024

2024 Leadership Conference

Quest Conference Center, Columbus, OH

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The Importance of Keeping Records

Now that the year is almost over and most of the environmental reporting is complete for many facilities, this is good time to talk about the importance of keeping environmental records.


2024 Wage + Benefits Survey

The Wage + Benefits Survey is now live and will close on July 26. The report will be published in October. Use the Wage + Benefits report to recruit and retain an essential workforce!


2024 PEA Grand Ceremony

Save the date to celebrate! We will be honoring our Best of Category and Best of Show PEA winners on August 22, 2024 at the Revery atop the Smith Bros' Hardware building in downtown Columbus.

Print Excellence Award Winners Gallery


Sponsorship materials are available here. 

For more information about sponsorship, please contact Association President, Andrew Schall.