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Welcome to the GCG Website

We cordially invite you to view our calendar of events and attend the interesting and informative programs that we present for the printing industry of the Chicagoland area.

GLGA Conference and Expo
September 20-21

2401 West Higgins Road, Hoffman Estates
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
847-884-7000 -

The Great Lakes Graphics Association will hold its first conference & expo at the
Stonegate Conference Center in Hoffman Estates, IL , 2016 to showcase the latest technology
and feature the very best speakers in the industry.

The Great Lakes Graphics Association is the trade association dedicated to representing
the graphic arts industry throughout Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin through education,
promotion, and public affairs.

Change is affecting every part of your business – from the front office with mergers
and acquisitions to the production staff with new and more efficient equipment and printing
techniques. One should considering sending managers from every department – from
executives and owners to sales staff and production managers.

You need a competitive edge to understand how to navigate an ever-changing print
market. Attend to learn about the latest trends, technology that is making the industry
more effective and efficient and how to become more profitable.

2016 Calendar of Events

Sept 25th – 28th
Graph Expo
Orlando, Florida

Tuesday November 1st 6:00pm
Guild Dinner Meeting/Plant Tour
ABS Graphics - Itasca

Nov 6th – 9th
Pack Expo
McCormick Place - Chicago

We Would Like To Thank Everyone That Attended The Chicagoland Printers Scholarship Golf Outing

122 golfers and plenty of hole and specialty event sponsors all contributed
to another successful Chicagoland Printers Scholarship Golf Outing.
This year’s event raised funds for the 2017 scholarship awards.


The help we need are suggestions from you, our wonderful members who support our group.
We want to know what you would like to see, hear, visit, discuss, learn, share...
You are the reason why we invest our time and effort
to promote networking of our group.

CALL any board member NOW with suggestions
We’d LOVE to hear from you.

The New GCG Scholarship Program Information

What we do, and why we are unique

The Guild is an organization where you can meet your fellow printing professionals monthly at our educational and informative meetings and tours. It is a gathering at which valuable business ideas are exchanged between other business people in our industry.

The Guild is unique because

One of its main functions is to raise scholarship money which is donated yearly to deserving graphic arts high school and college students. This is accomplished through web sponsors, corporate donations, and our popular golf outing held each year.