GLGA News: GLGA Academy Focuses on Print Industry Fundamentals

June 7, 2023 – Print Industry specific training focused on the fundamentals of print and graphic communications is now available as a no-cost benefit to Great Lakes Graphics Association members. Introducing GLGA Academy.

Through a new partnership, GLGA has licensed more than 50 on-demand courses and educational tracks developed by print industry veterans and business consultants Pat McGrew and Ryan McAbee.

There are currently eight courses available, with anywhere from one to as many as 10 lessons available in a course. In sum, there are more than 30 hours of content expanding knowledge of the following subjects:

  • Intro to Production Printing
  • Inside the Print Shop
  • Operations of a PSP
  • Selling Strategies
  • Vertical Markets for Print
  • Print Workflow & Processes
  • Introduction to Finishing
  • Market Updates

In addition, GLGA has assembled the lessons into a learning management system (LMS) to allow users and their employers to track employee progress in the completion of courses/lessons.

Joseph Lyman, GLGA president, says, “Although the videos will be a great value to members, they will become even more valuable as we offer them to young, talented individuals in middle and high schools. We believe what we are offering is fundamental to helping to build the next generation of printer.”

The cost to utilize Print University is covered by membership dues through GLGA’s member-only site located at A user name and password to GLGA’s Members Only area is required to gain access to the content; GLGA members who need one can register at


Members, access your free courses today at