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APTech-Managed Organizations

Print Industries Market Information and Research Organization (PRIMIR®) is the premier market research association of the graphic communications industry. Members are from diverse segments of the industry (manufacturers and distributors of equipment and supplies, printers, trade shops, publishers, and paper companies), and are foremost in their area of specialty.

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The Graphic Arts Education and Research Foundation (GAERF) was founded in 1983 by Idealliance (formerly Epicomm), NPES The Association for Suppliers of Printing, Publishing and Converting Technologies, and the Printing Industries of America. GAERF was created to channel a portion of the revenues earned by GASC-managed shows, now owned and produced by APTech, into programs that promote a positive industry image and support recruitment and training of a skilled workforce.

For more information, contact GAERF Director, Margie Garr at phone: (703) 264-7200 or email:

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The purpose of the International Color Consortium (ICC) is to promote the use and adoption of open, vendor-neutral, cross-platform color management systems. The ICC encourages vendors to support the ICC profile format and the workflows required to use ICC profiles - enabling the translation of color definition information into a standard color interchange space.

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