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PRINTING United Alliance and Idealliance Intend to Merge




The PRINTING United Alliance (Fairfax, VA) and Idealliance (Alexandria, VA) have announced their intent to merge their two organizations. Per a release, the proposed merger will be finalized on March 1, following “consideration by Idealliance members at a meeting of active members on January 28, in accordance with Idealliance bylaws.”
Last year, the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) and Printing Industries of America (Warrendale, PA) merged to form the PRINTING United Alliance. According to the release, the merger with Idealliance will further support the PRINTING United Alliance s investment into the long-term success and fortitude of the industry.”

“Over the past few years, PRINTING United Alliance has focused on bringing those efforts and institutions that are having the greatest impact in printing together under one roof,” said Ford Bowers, CEO, PRINTING United Alliance. “We are excited that Idealliance may join us as the preeminent standards, training, and educational association in our industry.”
“Idealliance is renowned as a leader in certifying and training color management professionals around the world,” said Dick Ryan, CEO, Idealliance. “To continue moving Idealliance’s programming forward, this merger will provide significant growth opportunities through PRINTING United Alliance’s robust platforms and aligns with many of the association’s current offerings and strategies for success.”
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