Thank you for your interest in membership in the Association of Printing and Data Solutions Professionals!
The association, formerly called the International Reprographic Association, is made up of businesses that create and manage large-format documents, particularly for the AEC field. Members receive benefits in four primary categories:
Education: APDSP sponsors quarterly webinars on key topics of interest to large-format imaging professionals. These webinars are member-driven, not vendor-driven, and provide actionable information to help our members become more profitable. APDSP also subsidizes members who wish to earn their Construction Document Technology certification from the Construction Specifications Institute.
Discounts: APDSP members receive discounts from seven key industry vendors that range from percentages-off to free shipping or options. Also, APDSP members have access to discounted raster-to-vector conversion services from CAD/CAM Services, and wholesale vinyl printing from Printastic. Finally, members also are enrolled in UNA Purchasing Solutions, which saves them money on FedEx, Staples, travel, and other common business expenses.
Networking: APDSP members are invited to join APDSP Network, an online members-only networking system that facilitates connections between members in different geographies so that they can find partners for projects outside their areas. APDSP members also are encouraged to use the member forum in the Member Information Center to ask and respond to questions.
Marketing: APDSP invests heavily in advertising and promotions to the AEC community to encourage architects, builders, and others to use the services of APDSP members. The advertisements and promotions encourage those prospective customers to use the APDSP online member directory to find service providers.
Membership costs $250 per year, a fee that is easily recouped from the discount programs alone. To apply for membership, please click here.