Membership in Printing United Alliance of the Gulf Coast is available to graphic communications firms in the Texas-Louisiana Gulf Coast area.
The purpose of the Association is to serve as the official representative of the graphic arts industry in the area and further the cause of the industry in the areas of business, government and to the general public.
Established in 1918 by a group of Houston printers as the Printer's Education and Publicity Bureau, Printing United Alliance of the Gulf Coast is one of the state's oldest still existing trade associations. In 1920, Houston printers joined with Galveston's printing industry to form the Houston-Galveston Typothetae and affiliated with the United Typothetae of America (the original name for Printing Industries of America). On May 1, 2020, SGIA and Printing Industries of America officially merged, creating one of the largest and most comprehensive printing and graphic arts associations in the world. In the coming weeks and months, the site will transform to reflect the new organization's unique brand and identity. In the interim, both SGIA and PIA websites will continue to run to provide members with uninterrupted access to necessary resources, information and updates about current programs, education, research, and events. Printing United Alliance of the Gulf Coast is a non-profit corporation in the State of Texas.
Members provide leadership and knowledge by serving on the various committees and on its Board of Directors. All activities of the Association including its services, functions and positions are reviewed and studied by committees for recommendations to the Board of Directors. The active participation of its members means we are better able to serve you.
Printing United Alliance of the Gulf Coast is an affiliate of Printing United Alliance. We work together to deliver products and services that enhance the growth, efficiency, and profitability of its members and the industry through: advocacy, education, research, and technical information.
In fact, on average, our members experience growth in sales at a rate 40% greater than the overall industry. Printing United Alliance serves more than 12,000 member firms and their employees with some of them right here in the Texas gulf coast region. Twelve thousand other companies see the benefits of membership, how about you?