Deadline Approaching for Award Nominations

NAPIM Technical Achievement Award and TAM Service Award

Does good technical competence and service to our industry have an impact on a successful printing ink company?  You bet they do!

Here is your opportunity to recognize someone you know who has made a difference.
These are individual awards so NAPIM members and non-members are eligible.

Nominations are now open for NAPIM’s Award for Technical Achievement and the Technical Associate Member Service Award.  Ink companies and raw materials suppliers are invited to submit their nominations. 

Theses prestigious awards will be presented at “The Awards Presentation & Toast” on Wednesday evening during the Annual NAPIM Technical Conference.  This year features a virtual conference and awards ceremony! See the attached pamphlets for the rules, award history and past winners. 

These awards honor the vital roles that technical professionals play in the advancement of our industry.  Identifying individuals that are deserving of these awards is appreciated. 

Please review the pamphlets explaining the qualifications for both of these awards before submitting nominations.  

Technical Achievement Award Pamphlet

TAM Service Award Pamphlet 

Download the nomination forms here:

2020 Technical Achievement Award Nomination Form

2020 Technical Associate Member Service Award Nomination Form

To allow the Selection Committee time for their deliberations, submit your nominations NO LATER THAN September 25, 2020.



Jim Leitch, NAPIM President                              Juanita Parris, NPIRI President

The Technical Achievement Award  

Technical achievement in the form of research, development or other technology is one of the characteristics sought in determining eligibility. Candidates also may have contributed outstanding service to the printing ink industry in management, marketing, public relations, and government affairs. Nominations are solicited from members of both the ink and raw materials industries and the final selection will be made by a committee composed of individuals from both TAM and Active Member companies.
The Technical Achievement award is awarded for making contributions to the science of printing ink formulation, manufacture or application.

The TAM Service Award

It is the purpose of the TAM Service Award  award to recognize and honor an outstanding individual who, as a supplier to the printing ink industry, has played a major role in the progress of printing ink technology.
Printing ink manufacturers, with the help of their suppliers, transform chemical raw materials into useful industrial end-products vital to the existence of the graphic arts. This complex conversion requires a high order of scientific competence achieved through research and development. New applications of raw materials, new methods of production and new achievements in performance and service to the users (made possible by the dedicated service of the supplier industry's technical personnel) have all contributed to the vitality of the ink industry today.