Free Resources from Printing Industries of America

Welcome to the Free Resources page at Here you'll find a plethora of free resources for our members, as well as a number of resources that are free to all visitors to our site. All members-only resources will require you to log in using your username and password. All resources that are free to all visitors of the site are marked "No login required."
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White Papers

  • 2015 Wide Format Forecast

    This is an executive summary of an annual review of the global market for digital Wide Format Graphics (WFG) printing, also called Display Graphics (DG), based on vendor sales data from the preceding calendar year (2014).

  • B-2 Cut-Sheet Digital Printers

    The first generation of B-2 cut-sheet digital production printers have been installed, and a new report by I.T. Strategies investigates who is buying these machines and what they are printing with them. This report is available for free to all Printing Industries of America members.

  • Mobile-Optimized Websites: A Primer for Printers

    QR codes—along with the right mobile experience—is another tool that can be offered to marketers as part of an integrated print solution. In this white paper, you'll learn how to get started with building mobile-optimized websites.

  • Augmented Reality—Extending the Value of Print

    Updated for 2013! This white paper by author Joe Marin provides an overview of augmented reality technologies and highlights their relevance to print. New information includes an updated tutorial and additional resources.

  • Your Website: Keep It or Start Over?

    This white paper will help you understand—without all of the technical jargon—how to assess, modify, and enhance your own website so that you're practicing everything that you preach!

  • SGIA 2012 Las Vegas

    The SGIA show remains remains a go-to event for the digital wide format and specialty printing community. The following report by I.T. Strategies contains the latest review of products, companies, and their contextual analysis from this year's SGIA Expo.

  • VDP Costing and Pricing: The Fundamentals

    In this white paper author Joe Marin explains the fundamental aspects of VDP costing and pricing and explains difference between estimating and pricing static printing versus VDP.

  • Social Media Investigations of Top Vertical Markets

    This report compiles information related to how different vertical markets use social media.

  • QR Codes: A Primer for Printers

    This white paper is a short primer for printers interested in extending the value of the printed page while providing more interactive, engaging information for the customer through the use of QR codes.

  • Digital Printing and Survivability in the U.S. Postal System

    In this white paper author Joe Marin analyzes the results of a research study showing how various digital printing solutions and substrates ared from a variety of mailing locations and distances.

Published on Monday, April 7, 2014 (updated 10/28/2016)