About NPES-The Association for Suppliers of Printing, Publishing and Converting Technologies
NPES, The Association for Suppliers of Printing, Publishing and Converting Technologies, is a trade association of over 400 companies which manufacture and distribute equipment, systems, software, and supplies used in printing, publishing and converting.
The Association was founded as the National Printing Equipment Association in 1933. The 26 charter members included manufacturers of printing... presses, bindery equipment, typesetting machinery and specialty equipment.
Today, the Association represents manufacturers, importers and distributors of equipment, supplies, systems and software used in every printing, publishing and converting process from design to distribution. Virtually all industry products and processes are represented by the member companies, which range in size from under $1 million in annual sales revenue to more than $1 billion.
NPES makes available to its members a wide range of services including:
•Statistical, safety, marketing and education data and programs
•Government affairs representation
•Safety and technical standards development coordination in the national and international arenas
•International trade assistance
NPES headquarters also house the offices of the Graphic Arts Show Company (GASC®). GASC events include the international PRINT® show, the national GRAPH EXPO®, and PackPrintSM exhibitions.
Also housed at NPES are the offices of the Graphic Arts Education and Research Foundation, created by the owners of GASC in 1983 to serve as a means to channel a percentage of show revenues back into the industry. Since its founding, GAERF has awarded over $4.6 million to fund more than 135 projects at more than 50 institutions.