The NPTA Alliance (formerly the National Paper Trade Association, Inc.), founded in 1903, is the association for the $60+ billion paper distribution industry.
The mission of NPTA is to actively support the success of member firms through the delivery of networking, education, advocacy and industry trends focused on the health of the paper distribution channel.
The association represents three types of members including:
- Printing paper merchants/distributors
- Industrial distributors
- Dual distributors
- Printing paper manufacturers/paper mills & converters
- Graphic arts supplies manufacturers
- Service providers
- Firms providing products and services that support distributors and manufacturers.
The association is focused on serving the printing, publishing, catalog, direct mail, imaging, retail and corporate markets.