We are the Midwest’s

Print Trade

The Great Lakes Graphics Association (GLGA) celebrated its 135 year anniversary in 2021 and continues to be the oldest print trade association in North America. GLGA represents approximately 13 percent of the total print market in the United States with its three-state region accounting for combined annual shipments of nearly $19 billion.

What we do

GLGA offers its members and the industry-at large more than 100+ different services and benefits. Below are just a few of the products we offer.

Finding Qualified Employees

Find qualified employees by posting positions on the GLGA Job Board – the print industry’s most popular job board in the greater Midwest.

Member Questions

One of GLGA’s best kept secrets. Questions answers by experts in the industry is insanely popular with members. From technical issue to best practices. Find your answer here!

Industry Trends and Information

The print, packaging and tag/label industry is changing rapidly. Whether it is M&A Activity or the latest technology, GLGA has what you need.

Grow Professionally

Regardless of the position you hold in a print company, we offer education and networking to help you grow professionally.

Industry News

Review archived GLGA printed newsletters, electronic communiques and industry news.

Find a Partner

Find printers, finishers, converters and binderies in your area by using our interactive search engine.

GLGA is addressing the need for attracting young, talented individuals to our industry!

Watch our videos to learn more!


For more than 135 years, the Association has been creating solutions for some of the toughest challenges impacting the industry and companies. From advocacy to human resource issue, GLGA is your resource for the wide range of issues that impacts your business daily.

The Best Projects Throughout the Midwest

Each year, the Great Lakes Graphics Association’s Graphics Excellence Awards competition recognizes companies through Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin for the superb craftsmanship in the design, creation and production of top-quality printed material they produce for their customers.

The GEAs is one of the largest regional affiliate print competitions in North America and is intensely competitive. A win at the GEAs means you have created truly outstanding work.

From Our Members

GLGA members are the reason the Association is so successful. Read below how GLGA offers a significant return on investment to their company and employees.

“The savings we have received from GLGA’s discount credit card processing program has helped pay for Priority Press’ dues more than two times over. But it is the business resources and education that helps Priority Press be the best it can be. Thank you GLGA!”
Rob Straka

Vice President, Priority Press

“The reinstatement of the Illinois Sales and Use Tax Exemption (spearheaded by GLGA) really made our decision to purchase a new litho press much easier. It easily saved us six-figures and we are now running a state-of-the-art LED litho press — a huge benefit to our employees, our company, and most importantly — our clients.”
Bob Dahlke Jr.

Vice President, VISOgraphic Inc.