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GLRPPR Contacts: Gravure Association of America

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Gravure Association of America
1200A Scottsville Road
Rochester, NY 14624
Telephone: 716-436-2150
www.gaa.org/
gaa@gaa.org

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  • National

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  • The Gravure Association of America, Inc. is a trade association. It was formed in January 1987 as the result of the merger of the Gravure Technical Association (GTA) and the Gravure Research Institute (GRI). Both GTA and GRI had been in existence since 1947. The two organizations consolidated their resources with the intent to create a more effective and responsive association.

    Provides a forum for the exchange of specialized information through a network of GAA councils which address unique concerns and encourage the use of gravure. These councils include the Gravure Catalog and Insert Council, which brings together catalog and insert publishers as well as other direct marketers; the Gravure Packaging and Product Council, which provides a forum for packaging and product designers and print buyers to pursue an open dialog with gravure engravers and printers; and the Environmental Council, which acts as a liaison and source of information between the gravure industry and regulatory agencies.

    Holds an annual industry-wide convention, which brings together a majority of the gravure participants and is devoted to the dissemination of information on gravure technology and markets. Attendees from all areas of gravure printing meet to exchange ideas and attend the annual business meeting of the association.

    Sponsors a variety of educational seminars, symposiums and conferences to address the special needs of sub-groups within the association.

    Maintains a core of technical committees, which address a wide variety of technical issues and standards for the industry. GAA maintains a leading role in the development of U.S. (ANSI) and international standards (ISO).

    Provides direct, telephone support and in-plant technical assistance to member and non-member companies who require technical expertise.

    Publishes GRAVURE Magazine, a quarterly publication devoted to gravure printing. The editorial content includes technical information, industry news, committee news, and features on gravure buyers and events surrounding the people and the industry.

    Maintains support for the Gravure Education Foundation, an educational foundation established in 1979 to raise funds to support gravure education. The foundation awards at least 16 scholarships each year in addition to giving direct grants to universities involved in gravure education.

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