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About NPES

NPES The Association for Suppliers of Printing, Publishing and Converting Technologies is a trade association of over 600 companies which manufacture and distribute equipment, systems, software, 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:

NPES Recognizes Industry Leaders

NPES also presents the Harold W. Gegenheimer Awards for Industry Service. The awards, established in 1993, are presented annually to a member company of NPES and an individual employed by a member to recognize leadership and commitment to building a strong future for the printing and publishing industry and its suppliers.

NPES Endowed Scholarship Fund

NPES created the Regis J. Delmontagne Endowed Scholarship fund honoring NPES President Regis J. Delmontagne, recognizing his 25-year anniversary as the Association’s chief executive. The purpose of the endowed scholarship is twofold: to encourage bright young people to plan for careers in the industry and to benefit the employees and children of NPES member companies.

To be eligible for the NPES scholarships, a candidate shall be preparing for a career in graphic communications, planning to attend a school in the United States, and must meet standard PGSF requirements. For more information, visit the PGSF web site at, or contact PGSF Administrator Ms. Bernie Eckert at (412) 741-6860, or

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NPES Managed Organizations

Located at NPES headquarters:


Print Industries Market Information and Research Organization


Graphic Arts Show Company


Graphic Arts Education and Research Foundation


International Color Consortium

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Learn the Facts About Print

NPES supports the efforts of organizations that promote the effectiveness, sustainability and enduring power of print. Read NPES News for some of the facts about print, and then see examples of campaigns that accurately portray the truth about print: Choose Print and Print Grows Trees.  You can play a role in sharing the facts about print with your nomination of a company’s or organization’s pro print campaign to the annual Positively Print Awards—the annual recognition program that acknowledges companies and organizations that promote in their campaigns the enduring power of print in today’s media mix.