The National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers (NAPIM) has been the only national trade association for the printing ink industry since its founding in 1916. The overall purpose is to promote the general development and improvement of member companies by fostering greater understanding and knowledge of the printing ink industry as well as representing the industry as a whole on a national basis. In addition, NAPIM provides seminars, conferences, publications, bulletins, and consultation services to its member companies on an ongoing basis. The association exists in order to serve its membership, which is accomplished by being both reactive and proactive on key issues affecting the ink industry. NAPIM members include ink manufacturers, companies that supply raw materials, and manufacturers of instrumentation and equipment utilized by the printing ink industry.
NAPIM is a trade association whose purpose is to provide information and assistance to its members to better manage their businesses and represent the printing ink industry in the United States.
How NAPIM Supports the Mission Statement
NAPIM provides direction through seminars, conferences, timely bulletins, and day-to-day telephone communications. NAPIM maintains a technical arm that is known as the National Printing Ink Research Institute (NPIRI). The Institute acts on special projects approved by the NAPIM Board that are of a mutual benefit to the members.
NAPIM exists in order to serve its membership and this is accomplished by being both reactive and proactive to all issues affecting the ink industry. NAPIM represents the ink industry as the unified voice before the government and to the graphic arts industry. And as that unified voice --- NAPIM also maintains communication with other allied associations, so that NAPIM may act in concert with these other associations whenever appropriate.
NAPIM has a strong committee structure with advising directors for each committee; as a result, ink industry management and specialists can be a readily available resource on a wide variety of issues.
The NAPIM staff (including the legal counsel in Washington) are dedicated to doing what is best for the ink industry and its membership.