About Us

Our Beginnings

Graphic Arts Alliance was launched in 2002 to help mid-sized printing and packaging companies take advantage of an average of $12,000 annually in vendor cash rebates and discounts that would typically only be available to $200 Million companies.

Unlike some other groups, GAA was founded by sixteen printers who wanted to unite for a common purpose of increasing their savings on materials and services. All members are between the revenue range of $3MM and $150MM annually.

What Makes GAA Unique

Graphic Arts Alliance is member owned and member controlled, so the group exists to serve the best interests of its members. This translates to complete transparency in our operations…no hidden agendas, no unilateral decisions, and voting rights for all Full Members. GAA Books are open and rebate calculations and distributions are reviewed annually by an outside accountant with a report to the Members. This provides transparency and accountability.

Our Board of Managers

The Board of Managers (which operates like a Board of Directors) consists of seven Member Representatives who are either elected by our Members or maintain their position based on their purchasing volume through the group. The Board makes recommendations on contract areas and final decisions on vendor selection. A set of Bylaws was developed to keep decision-making consistent and also allow our Members to determine the operating structure of the group. The Board meets twice a year for a formal meeting. There is a general Membership meeting once each year.