The printing industry contains a number of organizations devoted to education and providing reference materials.
Graphic Arts Educational and Research Foundation www.gaerf.org
GAERF was created by the National Association for Printing Leadership (NAPL), the Association for Suppliers of Printing, Publishing and Converting Technologies (known as NPES for some ancestral reason), and the Printing Industries of America, Inc. (PIA). These three associations own the Graphic Arts Show Company, (GASC), which is responsible for a number of industry trade shows, including the huge annual GraphExpo event in Chicago. GAERF finances educational programs and provides information about these programs on its Web site.