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 GLGA's local and national Group Buying Power Programs save members money on the programs and services you use in your businesses every day.


To download a pdf overview of the programs and contact information, please click here.


 Business Equipment and SuppliesEducation and Training  Insurance
 Business ServicesFinancial Services Recycling
 Certification ProgramsGLGA Assessment and Audit Programs Shipping
 Computer Hardware, Software and AppsHuman Resources Utilities


Business Equipment and Supplies

ITU AbsorbTech.  ITU AbsorbTech has partnered with GLGA as a preferred provider for printer towels and other managed rental service programs. GLGA members have two two great ways to save - a rebate program for rental services and discount program for direct-purchase services. Visit http://www.ituabsorbtech.com/glga for more information.



Staples.  Members Save BIG with Staples! Staples Advantage® offers members a discount office products program that will maximize the buying power of members across the nation. Sign up today and take advantage of significant savings—average savings of 55 percent on office product purchases; online ordering and control on order with immediate access to over 30,000 products; FREE Next Day Delivery on minimum orders of $30; and easy online return process.  For more information, visit Printing Industries of America's Staples discount page.


Xerox.  Xerox Solutions offers GLGA members nationally negotiated contract prices through the National Buying Power Program. All members qualify for this exceptional savings opportunity that covers new purchases and also allows for trade-in credit and affordable leasing terms. Download this informational flier, call (800) ASK-XEROX, Ext. PIA, or contact your Xerox representative.  Make sure to reference contract #0707168 to receive the special association discount.



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Business Services


BB Direct.  BB Direct offers all members of GLGA and Printing Industries of America  a substantial discounted rate for both the Dun & Bradstreet Business Database and Database Hygiene Services.  Learn more about these discounts by visiting Printing Industries of America's BB Direct discount page.


Government Print Management.  Members receive a sizable discount from Government Print Management, a division of e-LYNXX Corporation on selected services related to the obtaining of work from the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) and other government agencies.  For more information, visit Printing Industries of America's Government Print Management discount page.



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Certification Programs


FSC Group Certification. For printers with $5 million or less in annual sales. Lower your yearly audit costs with the RACG Forest Stewardship Council Chain of Custody Group Certification. Certification fees are $1,695 per year. For more information, visit our dedicated information page. To enroll contact GLGA toll free at (855) 522-2210.


National Council for Print Industry Certification.  GLGA members save on skill assessments and certification exams for sheetfed, web and flexo press operators. For more information, contact GLGA toll free at (855) 522-2210 for more information.




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Computer Hardware, Software and Apps


Apple. Members qualify for preferred pricing on the latest Apple products and accessories. Program benefits include special member pricing on Apple and third-party products; exclusive promotions; complimentary shipping on all orders over $50; free engraving on all new iPod models; Mac customization; and flexible business financing options. Visit the Apple discount page on Printing Industries of America's website for more information or to take advantage of the savings.


iMirus.  GLGA members receive special pricing on iMirus' multi-channel publishing platform, including branded apps with analytics and support. For more information, contact Dave Koteski at (262) 853-5314 or This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .




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Education and Training


MRA. Through our partnership with MRA, GLGA members receive a 15 percent discount off the non-member price for all conferences, products and training programs.  Contact MRA toll free at (800) 488-4845. 


Printing Industries of America Bookstore. Receive special member discounts on books, videos, CDs and simulators. Click here to browse the PIA online bookstore. GLGA members: if you do not have a user name and password to the PIA website, please contact PIA Member Central at (800) 910-4283 ext. 770.


Printing Industries of America Integrated Learning Center.  Receive a special member discount to an annual subscription to PIA's online training portal. Online classes include Orientation to the Graphic Arts, color management and Adobe PhotoShop. For more information, visit the IRL here.



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Financial Services


Marathon.  Marathon Solutions, Inc., can save you 20 to 40 percent off existing credit card processing fees.  Your exclusive member program provides you with personalized merchant support and enhanced credit card processing solutions.  The secure processing gateway has enhanced features including the ability to email receipts directly to your customers.  For a free, no obligation consultative savings analysis, contact Tim Hutteger at (877) 948-9733 ext. 159, or fax your recent MC/Visa merchant statement to (913) 888-0598.



Oak Trust Credit Union. As a not-for-profit financial cooperative, owned and operated for the members, you’re more than an account number – you are part of the Oak Trust family! Since there are no stockholders to pay, Oak Trust is able to offer higher dividend rates on deposit accounts and charge lower rates on loans. Additionally, they offer a full range of convenient low-cost financial services that fit your lifestyle.Visit www.oaktrust.com or call (800) 232-6728.



Paychex.  This program will provide you with convenient, affordable and reliable payroll services. Paychex provides GLGA members with a 15 percent discount on processing fees.  With the member-only discount, payroll costs can be as little as $50 per month. Paychex also will assume reporting and payments of federal, state and local tax liabilities.  Contact GLGA toll free at (855) 522-2210 for more information. 



Printers 401k. Member companies can eliminate their fiduciary exposure, reduce their administrative responsibilities, save time and money while providing a strong and proven 401k plan. Learn more from Joe Trybula, Diversified Financial Advisors,  This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it , (800) 307-0376.



TermSync.  GLGA members save 25 percent off of TermSync's accounts receivable management solution. For a free one-on-one analysis to see if TermSync is right for your company, contact Lindsey Lau at (608) 316-8384 or This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .



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GLGA Assessment and Audit Programs


Business Assessment Program.  GLGA has teamed up with Carlson Advisors, one of the nation’s premier print industry consulting firms, to offer member companies a one-day Business Assessment Review. The review, the first of its kind in the industry, provides GLGA member companies with an overview of the areas of their business they want to improve. for more information, please download this informational flier.


Environmental Assessment Program.  Four environmental consultants have partnered with GLGA to offer an environmental assessment program to help you understand your compliance with regulatory issues. The assessor will tour your plant, review your records and make recommendations for improvement.  The Members-Only cost ranges from $500 to $1,000 depending on the size and complexity of the facility.  For more information, click here for an informational flier. 
Safety Audit Program.  GLGA has partnered with four safety consultants to offer a safety audit program that is convenient, affordable and effective.  During the audit, the consultant will review your safety programs and employee training manuals; assess safety data sheets; ensure documentation is compliant; and provide verbal direction on how to improve.  The Members-Only cost is $200 plus mileage.  For more information, click here for an informational flier. 

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Human Resources

Caliper.  GLGA/PIA members receive discounted services from Caliper on employee hiring and development services.  For more information, visit Printing Industries of America's Caliper discount page.


MRA.  Through our partnership with MRA, GLGA members have access to many invaluable HR resources, including the free Info Now Line 24/7 with professional advice on questions ranging from HR compliance to complex employee issues; free 30 on Thursday webinar series; free monthly HR Digest newsletter (view issues online through the Members Only section of our website); and a 15 percent savings on every MRA service, product and training.



Semper International LLC.  Semper provides quality printing professionals on demand - both temporary and fulltime workers - and with discounts for GLGA members. In the Chicago Metro area, call 312-920-0000, or click here for an informational flier. Or, visit Semper's GLGA informational page.



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McClone.  GLGA has partnered with McClone as an endorsed provider for Insurance and Risk Management solutions to GLGA members. For more than 40 years, McClone has featured specialization in protecting organizations within the printing industry.  We can provide all insurance products or services needed by GLGA members, including Commercial Property and Casualty; Employee Benefits; Group health insurance & Health Care Plans; Group life, disability and dental plans; Financial Services; and Voluntary Benefits.  For more information, please call contact Chuck Helling at (262) 439-6947. 

Printers Disability Trust.  For over 40 years, the Printers' Disability Trust (PDT) has provided members of Printing Industries of America access to Short Term Disability (STD), Long Term Disability (LTD), and Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) insurance coverage. These plans are all underwritten by Standard Insurance Company “The Standard.” For more information, visit www.standard.com/mybenefits/pdt.



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RAM Recycling.  Earn an additional two percent year-end recycling rebate bonus each and every year. The two percent year-end bonus is based on the total recycling rebates paid for the entire calendar year. Contact Tony Duckert at (414) 315-0300 or info@ ramrecycling.net, or click here to download an informational flier.



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Federal Express Shipping offers significant savings on select FedEx Express and FedEx Ground shipments. The average members saves over $650 on parcel shipments and over $3,800 on freight shipments (LTL) annually.  For more information, visit Printing Industries of America's FedEx discount page.


UPS.   With the new UPS Freight® Savings Program, GLGA Members can now receive a minimum 70 percent discount on UPS Freight LTL (Less-Than-Truckload) services, with participating members saving an average of $500 per shipment on net shipping charges. Members receive free enrollment with no minimum shipping requirements.  For more information on GLGA Savings Program discounts or to receive a free savings analysis, please contact your dedicated UPS Freight Association Team at (866) 443.9303, ext. 4080, or This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it , or click here for an informational flier. 




Lower Electric.  Lower Electric offers significant savings on electricity, natural gas and energy-related services. Call Bill Schloss at (847) 272-0700 for details.



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