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The Printing Industry of the Carolinas, Inc. (PICA)
PO Box 19488, Charlotte, NC 28219-9488
800-849-7422 | 704-357-1150


PICA serves the Carolinas’ printing industry through education, products, services, conferences, and awards, as well as support at both the local and national levels.

In addition to being the voice of the Carolinas’ graphic communications industry, PICA offers a wealth of technical and management information and various services designed to maximize your ROI.

Become a PICA Member

PICA Scanner

Catch up with all PICA Scanners

Since 1966, the PICA Awards have been the premier symbol of excellence for the graphics industry in the Carolinas. Winning a PICA Award — whether it’s a Best of Category, Special Judges’ Award, or Award of Excellence — is a great honor!

PICA Award Winners

PICA Awards 2024

Group Buying

Save money on the products and services you use daily with one of our many Buying Programs.

Smart Business

Work smarter, not harder – with solid, valuable information to make better-informed business decisions with PICA’s Smart Business

Human Resources Support

We have extensive expertise and information in all aspects of Human Resources.


PICA members enjoy industry-leading education and networking opportunities throughout the Carolinas. Learn More

Our Mission

To promote the common interest of the printing industry; and to help our members prosper, both individually and collectively, through fellowship, education and cooperative action.


PICA Scanner May June 2024


Keep Your Cash Flowing

Timely debt collection is crucial for every graphic arts business. If you’re having trouble maintaining current accounts receivable, we have the resources to help. PICA has partnered with CST Co., Inc. and the Printing Industry Credit Bureau (PICB) to provide expanded credit and collection services for members.

CST Co., is a full-service commercial collection agency with over 90 years of worldwide experience. CST Co., has been the PICA preferred vendor for commercial collections since 1987.


Over the years, CST Co. has recovered thousands of dollars for PICA members, in a safe and professional manner. Licensed and bonded in all states where a commercial collection agency license or bond is required, CST Co. seeks to not only recover the past due amount, but also preserve the relationship between creditor and debtor, whenever possible.
•Full Collection Services
•Free Demand Service (FD)
•Immediate Action (IA)
•$5000 Plan (5kP)
•Same Day Service (SDS)
•Bankruptcy Monitoring (BKM)
•Foreign Accounts Service
•Pre-Collection Services
•Marginal Account Registry (MAR)
•Free Advisory Service (FAS)
•Accounts Receivable Management Service (ARMS)
•Written Demand Service (WDS)
•Experian Reports
•Client Analysis Report (CAR)

The Printing Industry Credit Bureau (PICB)

The Printing Industry Credit Bureau (PICB)began as a member benefit for Printers of Illinois and Indiana. Under the leadership of Andrea Schlack, the agency has gained national recognition for excellence and quality of services in the credit and collection industry.

Last year, PICB recovered nearly $2 million from slow-paying and no-paying customers, and their Credit Risk Assessments (CCRA) have helped numerous members make smart credit granting choices.Collection Services Experienced and highly dedicated staff are the hallmarks of this cost-effective service.

Credit Risk Assessment Request Form

Riskee Business PICBs free web-based tool, located at www.picb-us.com, provides members unlimited access to their extensive database of collections cases. Determine at a moments glance if an existing or potential customer may have had a slow-pay or no-pay history and was placed for collection with Printing Industry Credit Bureau.

Check It Company; You Check It PICBs sister company created a FREE and easy to use web portal to government-sponsored websites that provides real-time, free information members may find helpful in determining a customers viability and stability. Visit www.checkitco.com for more information.

Credit Risk Assessment Reports

Check It Reports are compiled in ‘real-time’ using hands-on, extensive research while using 21st century tools and public records as the basis for findings.

Credit Risk Assessment Request For

  • Free monthly enewsletter
  • Sign up for their monthly credit tips enewsletter by contacting Andrea Schlack. 
  • Credit and Collection Consultations
  • Free advice and consultation is just a phone call away. 
  • Visit www.picb-us.com or call Andrea Schlack at 847-265-0400 for more information.