On May 29, 1963, a group of printers led by the late Alberto D. Benipayo conceived an association embracing all the printing elements in Manila.

Formally organized in June 1963, it adopted the name Printing Industries of Manila with all members well-established in then Greater Manila.

Realizing the broad spectrum of the printing industry, it came to the attention of the association that not only printers but also those engaged in printing equipment, supplies, paper, and other printing service-related shops should also be a part of the organization.

On May 16, 1966, the association amended its articles of incorporation to change its appellation to PRINTING INDUSTRIES ASSOCIATION OF THE PHILIPPINES, INC. (PIAP).

At the same time, the composition originally of nine directors was increased to fifteen.

Memberships grew steadily together with the influence of the Association in the industry.

Now having its own condominium office, it boasts of its proximity to the business center of Makati City.

Our Vision

To be the premier, trail-blazing association of printers not only in the Philippines but also in the Asia Pacific Region and the rest of the world. It aims to promote camaraderie among members and their international counterparts while providing them with information and support for their advancement in all aspects of the printing industry.

Our Mission

To maximize membership value through world-class services by continually providing a commitment to excellence in a stimulating environment that supports personal growth, individual contributions, and teamwork among its members. PIAP fulfills its mission thru research, training, business consultancy, seminars, exhibits, publications, and fellowship activities. The Association manages its operations with high ethical standards and an efficient team-oriented approach in a climate of friendliness and mutual respect.

Our Objectives

The founders of the Association set the following as their objectives.

  • To foster among its members adherence to the ethical standards of fair business practices.
  • To promote their common welfare, and maintain and enhance friendly relations among the members.
  • To promote the general welfare of the printing and allied industries in the Philippines.
  • To cooperate with the government or any agency in the study and solution of the problems affecting the industry.
  • To conduct public relations and education programs stressing the role of the printing industry in national economic development.

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