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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!

2022 Winners

PICA Awards 2023

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 March April 2024

Financial Management

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Utilizing both local and national resources as a PICA member – from reporting on slow paying accounts with SlowPay to credit reports or national economic forecasts – wage & benefits reports – and cost calculators, can help you improve your bottom line. Our most popular financial services include: benchmark studies of financial performance, wage surveys, group buying discounts, credit & collection services, and financial publications.

In addition, our services can have a substantial financial impact on other areas of your company like production, human resources, customer service and regulatory compliance.

Numerous Savings Programs

Utilizing the combined buying power of members PICA and PIA have negotiated discounts on the products and services you use every day.

Save on everything from shoes and eyewear, shipping, credit processing, FSC certification and more. See our buying program page for more information

Credit and Collection Services

In partnership with the CST & Printing Industry Credit Bureau (PICB) we provide a range of credit & collection services for members including:

Click here for more information

Benchmarking Tools

Dynamic Ratios – improved to help your business. The national financial benchmarking tool for the printing industry now includes data manipulation and financial modeling features.

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With the recent DOL re-definition of exempt vs. non-exempt parameters, employers are analyzing their current employee compensation structure to ensure compliance.

Through PIA you can participate in the Sales Compensation Survey. Information regarding the sales representatives’ performance (sales generated) as well as compensation was collected.

Through PICA we gather data on production and management. Sales Compensation Survey helps you stay on top of your benefits packages with regional and national data collected.

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Economic Flash Reports

Members receive regular updates from the Printing Industries of America’s Economic and Market Research Department via email. These updates, referred to as “Flash Reports,” are concise advisories that focus on the hot topics affecting the printing industry.


Printing Industry Financial Executives (PIFE) is a network of professionals who hold positions in finance and administration at member printing companies. PIFE members receive information and education on what it takes to successfully manage a company’s finance and administration functions and to stay abreast of the latest technologies and keys to profitability. A free core service, benefits include a listserv and an annual conference.