Association for PRINT Technologies (APTech)

Association for PRINT Technologies is a member-driven association that along with its independent subsidiary, WhatTheyThink, is a premier source of print industry news and analysis; media production; specialty events; and educational content on all facets of today's print industry. APTech is ANSI-accredited to support national and international standards development for the print industry, including, B65, CGATS and U.S. TAG to ISO/TC 130.

What is Print?

Heralding a bold new mission to drive Printing Industry growth, the Association for PRINT Technologies (APTech), formerly NPES, has a new identity that is both a nod to the Association's signature annual event—PRINT®—which it has produced since 1968, and marks a defining moment in the Association's 85-year history.


APTech helps the print industry move to the future of print

Business Intelligence

WhatTheyThink is the global printing industry's go-to information source with both print and digital offerings, including, WhatTheyThink Email Newsletters, and the WhatTheyThink magazine. Our mission is to inform, educate, and inspire the industry. We provide cogent news and analysis about trends, technologies, operations, and events in all the markets that comprise today's printing and sign industries including commercial, in-plant, mailing, finishing, sign, display, textile, industrial, finishing, labels, packaging, marketing technology, software and workflow.


APTech provides a fresh approach to the one-size fits all trade show approach. Our events are smaller, more intimate and geographically dispersed. Our topics are issues that companies are currently facing, or areas of genuine interest that are both topical and helpful to growth or resolving a business need. Your attendance will reach customers and vendors you might not otherwise come across.
Amplify Print

Industry Standards

Standards provide uniform, defined procedures and tools which help users produce quality products for their customers faster, more efficiently, more cost-effectively, and more safely. APTech provides leadership in developing national and international standards for the printing industry, including: APTech is accredited by ANSI to administer development groups that publish national and international standards. For more information on standards activities in the printing, publishing, and converting industry, both in the United States and internationally
Committee for Graphic Arts Technologies Standards (CGATS)
B65 Safety Standards
U.S. Technical Advisory Group (USTAG),
ISO Technical Committee 130
Brand Owner Council
International Color Consortium

Latest Business Intelligence Research

A trusted global source of data, analysis and trend information about print and related communications industries through research.
Printing Outlook 2024
Printing Outlook 2024 - The WhatTheyThink Overview of the Current State of the Printing Industry

The Printing Outlook 2024 report provides detailed analysis of the latest WhatTheyThink Printing Industry Survey, the latest industry economic data and macroeconomic trends, as well as industry and cultural technological trends to look out for in 2024 and beyond. More info

Contact Association for PRINT Technologies (APTech)

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