Gravure Association of the Americas Endows Additional $25,000 to PGSF

June 11, 2021 | Posted in: Endowments

Pittsburgh, PA — June 11, 2021 — The Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation (PGSF) is pleased to announce that the Gravure Association of the Americas (GAA), in alliance with the Association of International Metallizers, Coaters, and Laminators (AIMCAL), has endowed the foundation an additional $25,000. The Gravure AIMCAL Alliance endowment is now a part of the Gravure Education Foundation (GEF) endowment that the PGSF currently manages. The scholarship funds will help to further the education of gravure printing for qualifying students in the United States.

Since 2017, the GEF has been a partner with PGSF and has endowed more than $1,000,000 towards scholarships, grants, and competitions for the purpose of expanding the education of those involved in the gravure printing industry.

“It’s been great partnering with PGSF. We believe that the organization has the best programs for making sure the most deserving students and universities receive the funding that we provide. These additional funds will help us reach even more students,” states Rod Sosa, PGSF Board. 

 “In addition to scholarship funds, the GEF also awards grants to schools and colleges that are promoting gravure technology in their curriculums. This past year the GEF increased the amount of these grants to over $30,000,” said Jeff White, Director of Development for PGSF.

The GEF also runs an annual technical writing competition in which students submit technical research papers that address any aspect of gravure technology.  This is another great way for students to get funding for their education and to help a very deserving industry.

For more information on how to create an endowment, contact Jeff White, Director of Development at

For more information on how to apply for a scholarship, grant, or enter a contest, visit


About PGSF 

The Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation is a not-for-profit, private, industry-directed organization that dispenses technical and college scholarships and assistance to talented youth interested in graphic communication careers. The mission of PGSF is to promote the graphics industry as a career choice for young people, and then to support them through their education process. In 2020 more than 200 students were provided with support totaling over $500,000.

The Gravure Association of the Americas (GAA) promotes the gravure printing process for publication printing, package printing, and product printing. It was formed in 2013 when the Gravure Association of America merged into the Packaging and Label Gravure Association Global. A network of GAA councils provides a forum for the exchange of information, addresses concerns, and encourages the use of gravure technology. The intaglio process produces fine, detailed images and operates the fastest and widest printing presses in the world. Gravure was the first printing process to employ a totally digital environment. More information is available at or