Idealliance’s network of member-only technical and business management collaborative Working Groups tackle industry challenges and develop strategies and best practices to compete more effectively. Working Groups are open to members only. Complete and return a Participation Form or email email@example.com if you are interested in joining a Working Group. Please note participation in Working Groups is based on approval.
Idealliance’s ground-breaking best practices set the standards for the industry, remove friction from the media supply chain, and move our members’ businesses and our industry forward to a more profitable future. Idealliance members looking for a network of trusted colleagues and interaction with our industry’s most proven experts, know that Idealliance Working Groups provide support and knowledge that cannot be found anywhere else.
BUSINESS & MARKET SEGMENTS
- Idealliance 25 – Professionals in Print, Mail & Marketing – Offers a forum for discussion and best practice development for small business owners, addressing all aspects of starting, running and growing a small business.
- Young Professionals Working Group – Offers those aged 18-35 an opportunity to build a strong network who share the same passion for our industry and business, and best practices to help them grow and succeed.
- Marketing & Media Services Working Group – Addresses the strategic technical and developmental issues of content management and digital distribution.
- Fulfillment Working Group – Developing best practices, services, programs, and advocacy for fulfillment service providers.
- Print Properties & Colorimetrics Council (PPC) – Key working group responsible for printing, proofing and colorimetric evaluations, training, and specifications across print media supply chains and the development of international standards.
- GRACoL® Working Group – Develops and publishes printing guidelines for sheetfed and offset lithography.
- High-Speed Digital Print Production (HDP2) Working Group – Dedicated to digital high speed print production, this group is for equipment manufacturers and supporting technology providers.
- Paper Transit Damage Working Group – Works cooperatively with paper companies, publishers, print service providers and railways to develop best practices and process improvement to reduce paper transit damage.
- SWOP® Working Group – Develops and publishes color management guidelines for publishing and catalog printing for web offset.
- Postal Operations & Technologies Council (POTC) – Works to improve mail preparation, postal distribution, logistics and transportation through the application of information and supply chain technologies.
- Alternative Delivery Working Group – Develops guidelines and best practices for alternative delivery supply chains.
- Canada Mail Working Group – Seeks to enhance the entry of US mail into Canadian mailstream.
- Fulfillment Operations Group (FOG) – Addresses the complexities of USPS regulations between fulfillment stakeholders and the U.S. Postal Service.
- Mail.dat® & Mail.XML™ Working Groups – Supports automation, cost avoidance, and higher profits through improved communications in the postal supply chain.
- Mailing Software Development Group (MSDG) – Supports the U.S. Postal Service’s pursuit of advanced automation technology and methodologies.
- Printers’ Operational Issues Study Effort (POISE) Working Group – Works cooperatively with the U.S. Postal Service to research and fix problems in the postal distribution supply chain.
DIGITAL MEDIA & WORKFLOW
- eMedia21 Council – Local working groups developing best practices, strategies and specifications that advance content creation, use, and display of digital media.
- PRISM® Technology Council – Defines XML metadata vocabularies for managing, post-processing, multi-purposing and aggregating publishing content and media assets.
- Digital Ad Lab® – Advances the agenda for advertisements across digital platforms for the advertising supply chain.
- papiNet® Working Group – A global community involved in supply chain process and business transaction automation for the forest and paper industries.
- Print Quality Exchange (PQX) Working Group – Develops XML-based exchange of data across the supply chain partners on print quality.
- XML Book Industry Transaction Standards (XBITS®) – Designs and maintains XML eDocuments and electronic data exchange for book publishing.