Membership Overview

NAPIM membership adds value to companies in and related to the printing ink industry by providing a deep understanding of ink testing procedures, ink regulations, ink standards and most other ink related issues. Whether it is with one of our conferences, courses, or webinars, NAPIM’s goal is to ensure its members receive the high quality ink related information. NAPIM frequently invites CEOs and Executives of leading ink manufacturers, suppliers, and customers to conferences to share their experiences and desires for the future of the ink industry.

NAPIM prides itself on staying up to date with regulatory guidance information, market reports, and environmental and health regulations. NAPIM passes this information on to each member company so they will be able to grow their skills and knowledge to be proficient on issues at the forefront of our industry. As always, membership helps cultivate and maintain professional connections and friendships - with more than 2,000 ink and supplier professionals represented by NAPIM. NAPIM membership is your company’s key to the future of our industry.

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NAPIM has two types of membership

Ink Manufacturers

Any companies engaged in the commercial manufacture and/or sale of printing inks in the United States of America, its territories and dependencies, shall be eligible for active membership in this Association. Companies engaged in the commercial manufacture of printing inks outside the United States of American shall be eligible for active membership in this Association subject to the review and approval of the Executive Committee. Companies engaged in the manufacture of printing inks in the United States of America, its territories and dependencies, for sale or use primarily by a subsidiary, parent or otherwise affiliated company shall be eligible to associate membership in this Association.

Suppliers/Technical Associate Members (TAM)
Any company or company division supplying products or technical expertise to the members of NAPIM or their customers and having a recognized capability in technical matters shall be eligible for Technical Associate Membership in this Institute, provided that no company or company division shall be so eligible if it or any of its affiliates (either divisions of the same company, subsidiaries or parent company) is eligible for active membership in NAPIM and is not a member of NAPIM.