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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

Technical Resources

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When you have a PICA Membership, production and technical help are at your fingertips, buying programs are as simple as signing up, and recycling and FSC Certification are available at a discount.



  • PIA’s Technical Hotline is where printers turn for answers to unusual technical questions.Learn More  
  • The OSHA/EPA Hotline provides you with expert advice in OSHA and EPA matters, along with quick access to assistance if OSHA comes calling. Learn More
  • ITU AbsorbTech is offering a rebate program. For every dollar spent, PICA Members who become clients will receive 3% back in the first year and 1.5% every year thereafter to spend on ITUdirect products.  
  • Recycling Management Resources (RMR) has partnered with PICA to provide Members a 2% rebate bonus on recycling 
  • Forestry Stewardship Council offers discounted FSC Certification for companies with less than $5MM in sales, and a fixed price FSC Certification for Graphic Communications companies with wood products sales of up to $100 million. Learn More