Established in 1953, All India Federation of Master Printers (AIFMP) is the sole representative of 250,000 printers of India and is the world’s largest printers’ association. AIFMP draws its strength from various regional associations spread across the country. For the purpose of strengthening the printing industry, AIFMP supports, participates in and organises a number of regional, national and international events with the aim of lobbying for the interests of the Indian printers, showcasing the Indian printing industry’s achievements and holding technical seminars for educating the printers about global trends and technologies.
AIFMP is the member of World Print & Communication Forum (WPCF), which is a collaborative platform for the world’s major transnational and national printing associations to work together to promote the development and prosperity of the global printing industry. AIFMP has also been at the forefront of initiating significant cooperation among the printers of SAARC countries through South Asia Print Congress (SAPC) to create a shared vision of the future. AIFMP also facilitates and encourages communication with other printers and allied associations at national and international level to further develop the print and communication market through international and cross-industry networking and knowledge-sharing. ‘PRINTING TIMES’ is the official journal of AIFMP, published bi-monthly over the last 44 years Printing Times is considered to be most authoritative source of information decision makers in the printing industry look to.
Just to remember Johannes Gutenberg, father of modern printing, 24th February is celebrated as ‘Printers’ Day’ by AIFMP. Several knowledge seminars are organized every year under the banner ‘Romancing Print’ at different and remote locations of the country. National Awards for Excellence in Printing (NAEP) – considered to be the Oscars of the Printing, is organized by AIFMP to motivate and recognise the printers in their quest for quality. The international trade show, PAMEX is the prime event, which is organized every alternate year to keep the printers abreast with the technological developments taking place in the global printing industry.