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About APTech

The Association for Print Technologies (APTech) (formerly known as NPES), is a purpose-driven organization dedicated to supporting the entire commercial printing value chain. We believe in helping our members maximize alignment with their value chain partners to be more effective and competitive. Printing has been vital to communication for decades; today, the digital culture has heightened our industry’s complexity and reframed its relevance. APTech’s signature event—PRINT®—answers the call by bringing the boldest and brightest innovators, influencers, and newest technology together to create connections that showcase and advance our industry. For complete information about the Association, its programs, and its member companies, phone: 703/264-7200.

APTech makes available to its members a wide range of services including:

APTech Recognizes Industry Leaders

APTech also presents the Harold W. Gegenheimer Awards for Industry Service. The awards, established in 1993, are presented annually to a member company of APTech 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.

APTech Endowed Scholarship Fund

APTech 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 APTech member companies.

To be eligible for the APTech 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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APTech-Managed Organizations

Located at APTech headquarters:


Print Industries Market Information and Research Organization


Graphic Arts Education and Research Foundation


International Color Consortium

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Learn the Facts About Print

APTech supports the efforts of organizations that promote the effectiveness, sustainability and enduring power of print. Visit our Green Resources page 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.