Benefits and Services

The Ontario Printing and Imaging Association has some great member benefits and services designed to help with best practices and government advocacy.

Member Services

Alone you are just a company…. But TOGETHER we are THE PRINTING INDUSTRY!

Add our experts to your team for:

  • Membership in the PRINTING United Alliance
  • Industry Government Advocacy
  • Health and Safety Management Programs
  • Environmental and Regulatory Consulting
  • Education – Training Initiatives
  • Industry Events
  • Networking

PRINTING United Alliance - National Affiliate Membership Program (NAMP)

PRINTING United Alliance is the most comprehensive member-based printing and graphic arts association in the United States, comprised of the vast communities which it represents.

The Alliance serves industry professionals across market segments with preeminent education, training, workshops, events, research, safety, and environmental sustainability guidance.

Members of the Ontario Printing & Imaging Association also enjoy member benefits offered by PRINTING United Alliance.

Government Affairs

We actively work with all levels of government, municipal, provincial and federal to ensure that the best information and education is received by our members.

We are also the voice of the graphics communications industry to government including ministry issues such as taxation, health and safety, labour, environment, finance and industry affairs.


The OPIA hosts various webinars on topics of interest to the print community.

PRINTING United Alliance Benefits

  • Access to the full Alliance website, including members-only areas such as the exclusive PRINTERLink communities.
  • One printed copy of the PRINTING United Journal distributed quarterly.
  • Free annual PRINTING United Expo all-access, education and show floor passes for all company employees.
  • 20% discount on iLearning+ courses, certifications, and products.
  • Free registration to all Alliance webinars for all company employees.
  • Access to quarterly State of the Industry Reports, Economic Impact Research, and Industry Benchmarking.


The OPIA offers events including an Annual Awards Night, training breakfasts or dinner events with keynote speakers that cover an array of relevant topics.

The OPIA Excellence in Print Awards competition allows the industry to compete by submitting their best work in several categories to be judged by a panel of esteemed experts. Our category and division winners are celebrated once a year at the OPIA Excellence in Print Awards Night.

Environment, Health and Safety

We have the best in the industry for environment, health and safety best practices and standards. The OPIA has been an active original member of the WSIB Safety Group for over 17 years. We meet regularly with the government regulators that govern the industry to ensure that the voice of the industry is heard and our members receive the latest most important information to stay competitive.

U-Pak Recycling Ltd., has been a member of the OPIA for over ten years.

We have benefitted tremendously from our involvement in government affairs, committee activities and events. It is worth the investment we have made. It has helped us improve our relationships with our existing clients, secure new business and we never miss the opportunity to participate in the Annual Toronto Golf Classic!

U-Pak Recycling Ltd.

Transcontinental Printing

OPIA has many valued resources. As members we are active on EH&S Committee. This committee has developed a terrific team of health, safety and environmental specialists that support the OPIA members by providing training opportunities to ensure health, safety and environment compliance is achieved.

The exchange of best practices allows the opportunity to pool resources and understanding to improve industry knowledge and standards. OPIA offers us the ability to exchange ideas to ensure the highest standards are met and the regulatory measures can be implemented in more efficient ways.”

Twin City Dwyer Printing

Twin City Dwyer Printing was a seven-person commercial printing company when we first joined OPIA. We are still a small firm but have tripled in size. Owners of small firms wear many hats (sales, marketing, human resources, government liaison, etc.).

OPIA has made wearing many hats easier by putting us in touch with people and programs that help run and grow my business. We have been members for well over twenty years. Over the years, we have gotten to know a great many people through networking within the OPIA. For example, if we are looking at new equipment or if we have a staffing issue we can call any number of peers who are willing to offer advice and knowledge. This is perhaps the greatest “member benefit” of OPIA.

We also have a lot of fun when we get together for OPIA sponsored events.

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