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Welcome to Graphic Media Alliance

Welcome to Graphic Media Alliance (GMA)! GMA is a community of over 250 leading graphic communications companies throughout Ohio, Michigan and northern Kentucky. 

It is our goal to provide programs, offer services and promote an environment that assists you to improve your company’s profitability and adapt to the future. To that end, we have the combination of a terrific staff, excellent programs and the backing of over fifteen affiliated associations across the country including multiple graphic industry groups. We also offer many excellent programs and cost-saving plans to help support your business. GMA is proud to work with many of the most highly regarded technical and management associations in the industry.

Thank you for your membership and continued support of Graphic Media Alliance.

FOREtheWIN Workforce Development Challenge

April 20, 2023: Central Region

What an incredible night at our inaugural Central Region FOREtheWIN Workforce Development Challenge! We had over 30 students participating from 4 local schools, and 7 member companies were represented. Both member representatives and students enjoyed engaging conversations about the future of the industry while competing to take home the FOREtheWIN trophy. With a score of 969 to 465, the students took home the prize! Thank you to all who attended and to our generous sponsors.

Check out all photos from the event!

May 4, 2023: Northern Region

It was another fantastic evening of humorous golf attempts (and successes!) and talking about print!

Our inaugural Northern Region FOREtheWIN Workforce Development Challenge was a great success with 20 students participating from five local schools. Eight member companies sponsored bays and enjoyed meeting the next generation of the workforce. Both students and members enjoyed talking about the future of the industry while competing to take home FOREtheWIN trophies. With a score of 802 to 793, the students earned their trophies! Thank you to all who came out! As always, we couldn’t have such successful events without all of our generous sponsors.

Check out all photos of the event!

2023 Print Week Events


What a great kick off to our Print Week celebrations! Thank you to everyone who joined us on March 2 at our Southern Region Print Week Reception. It was great to see everyone and celebrate all of our winners including this year’s Printer of the Year, Kevin Murray, and the Maxwell Award Winner, Graphic Village.


What a great second week of celebrating print in the Central region on March 9! Thank you to everyone who attended and sponsored this event. We were thrilled to have such a large turnout of students, along with their teachers and parents. It is always great to see the industry growing and thriving with everyone supporting the next generation of print. Congratulations to Chuck Gherman on his well-deserved honor of receiving the Franklinton Award.


Another incredible evening of celebrating PRINT! Thank you to everyone who joined us in downtown Cleveland last night to celebrate the best of the Northern Region and, as always, to all of our sponsors who have helped make this event a success. Congratulations once again to Travis Mlakar, who joined a long list of esteemed members in the Hall of Distinction. We were so glad to see students last night accept their awards and make meaningful connections with future employers.


Our Michigan event was a great conclusion to an awesome month of Print Excellence Awards receptions! Thank you to all of our members, sponsors and students who came out to celebrate PRINT with us. We hope that everyone enjoyed seeing industry friends while celebrating the Michigan PEA winners, and that you also enjoyed learning about what Platinum Sponsor Landa can do for your business.

Check out all of the photos from the events!


Networking, education, insurance and buying programs are all common reasons for joining an industry’s association, but like any business decision, becoming a member of Graphic Media Alliance should be evaluated based on each company’s assessment of its potential Return On Investment (ROI) for its dues dollar. Of course, every membership needs to take into consideration intangible benefits including networking opportunities, fellowship with other graphic communications firms and having a trusted confidant at the Association’s office to discuss business issues.

Meetings & Events

 May 2023 
June 1 - December 31, 2023


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June 22, 2023
11:00AM - 12:00PM

Board of Directors Meeting

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Latest News


Printing Industry Performance Insights Study Results

The “Financial Benchmarks, Ratios, and Actionable Thoughts from the March 2023 PIPI Survey” report is now available. The report provides benchmarks and ratios to assess your firm’s performance and plan a path forward.


Workers’ Compensation MCO Open Enrollment

Open enrollment for Ohio workers’ compensation Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) will end this Friday, May 26. Sedgwick Managed Care Ohio is a key partner for our workers’ compensation program and happens to be Ohio’s largest MCO – by far – in both claims managed and employers served.


Announcing GMA University

After officially launching GMA University two weeks ago, we have had an overwhelmingly positive response of over 40 registrants who have been busy watching training videos and completing assessments!

Print Excellence Award Winners Gallery


Sponsorship materials are available here. 

For more information about sponsorship, please contact Association President, Andrew Schall.