TLMI supplier members have the unique opportunity to network with their customers and prospects at the Annual Meeting and the TLMI Technical Conference. Being a member of TLMI allows suppliers to keep their finger on the pulse of the narrow web industry and the changing requirements of their customers. Suppliers can take advantage of the Annual Meeting’s tabletop exhibition in addition to sponsorship packages available to all supplier members.
For questions about membership or more details on any of the benefits below, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or use the Contact Us form.
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All member companies, including divisions and individuals, are listed in TLMI’s comprehensive Membership Directory available exclusively to members. This is a great networking tool.
The TLMI Illuminator publishes association news and information about TLMI’s events, awards and certifications. TLMI member companies are featured in the publication and technical white papers submitted by supplier members are periodically published. The Illuminator is an industry publication uniquely positioned, delivering news and editorial to best in class narrow web printers and suppliers throughout the North American marketplace.
The TLMI Index & Trend Report, published biannually in the 2nd and 4th quarters, features industry forecasts and projections for each of the major narrow web sectors including food, beverage, personal care, pharmaceuticals, retail, durable goods and automotive. The report tracks TLMI converting companies’ sales performance against major economic indices, giving members an invaluable tool against which to chart their own performance. The TLMI Index & Trend report also features brand owner (packaging buyer) surveys, converter capital equipment purchasing projections and benchmarking data to help TLMI members fine tune their production and business planning strategies.
An Index & Trend Report from the archive is offered to give you a feel for the breadth and depth of information provided.
The TLMI Product & Services guide provides comprehensive details on the offerings and capabilities of TLMI members. You can access guide listings for each member through the Do Business with a Member search. Or, narrow your search to return a list of providers for the specific product and service you need.
The TLMI Product & Services Guide is also published each July in packagePRINTING magazine. The guide consists of over 80 pages of valuable industry information. The Products and Services guide is also available online through the Do Business with a TLMI Member Search.
Hot Off The Press is monthly compilation of member and industry news. It is distributed by email to all member contacts and to subscribers.
TLMI members may send news to email@example.com for publication. Releases and announcements are published first online in the Media Room > Latest Member News and then included in Hot Off The Press.
TLMI offers various reports, glossaries and manuals for purchase. All are available to members at a significant discount. For more information go to About TLMI > Publications.
Members are encouraged to participate actively on a TLMI committee. The following standing committees are active throughout the year meeting via teleconference and at the Annual Meeting:
- Membership Committee
- Marketing Committee
- Scholarship Committee
- Learning Committee
- Technical Committee
- Environmental Health and Safety Committee
TLMI is a proud co-sponsor of the bi-annual Labelexpo Americas. Organized by Tarsus as part of a global series, Labelexpo Americas is the place that label converters from across the Americas come to see new technology, source suppliers and buy new machinery.
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TLMI Annual Meeting
- Held annually in October at a specially selected resort venue
- Registration opens in June.
- All TLMI members and their guests are encouraged to attend. Non-member industry suppliers and converters are welcome to register for a single meeting to learn more about TLMI.
- Educational programming featuring guest speakers
- New Member Breakfast
- TLMI Standing Committee Meetings
- Networking opportunities
- Optional tours, golf & tennis tournaments
- Supplier Member table top exhibits
- Reception & Awards Dinner honoring the:
- TLMI Annual Awards Competition winners
- Environmental Leadership Award recipients
- Supplier of the Year
- Converter of the Year
You find information on forthcoming TLMI meeting on the homepage.
www.tlmi.com is a powerful member resource serving as both an outreach and marketing tool and a source of industry information. All members are included in the searchable Do Business with a Member database that includes contact information and a complete Products & Services Guide. Additionally, in the Members Section members have exclusive access to the complete Member Directory, archived meeting presentation materials, reports, studies and more.
Long known as the most esteemed market research endeavor in the North American narrow web marketplace, the study is published every four to five years and closely examines those drivers shaping the North American, Central and South American tag and label printing industries. The 2013 NALS provides benchmark-level metrics, packaging buyer analysis and trending information to assist our members in making business decisions critical to their growth and profitability. This industry leading publication is available to members at a discounted rate.
Members can receive discounts to lower shipping expenses with some of the most prominent carriers in the industry. The program includes: guaranteed next day delivery, reliable ground delivery, international express services, less-than-truckload freight, and domestic and international air freight.
TLMI members can participate in an electronic payment program with specially negotiated rates for a comprehensive credit card processing solution. TLMI members also receive: no authorization or transaction fees, simplified application process, no application or conversion fees, no annual fees, comprehensive reporting, 24/7 customer service/technical support.
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This TLMI sponsored initiative enables TLMI members to become certified in environmental best practices. It is the only program of its kind, developed by converters and suppliers to the narrow web industry.
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Regardless of your company size, sustainability practices can save you money.
The TLMI Supplier Showcase allows you to feature up to four products through detailed descriptions and images. The showcase is displayed in the results of a “Do Business with a TLMI Member” search available to all site visitors – a great marketing tool.
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TLMI has partnered with Tom Cady, an HR veteran with 35 years of experience, to deliver TLMI converter and supplier members Human Resources solutions. The program offers a wide range of HR consulting services, providing members with practical approaches that address a variety of employment related issues in the day-to-day workplace. TLMI members receive one free 30 minute session with Tom and can contact him at HR@tlmi.com.
The TLMI North American Digital Label Study 2015
Published in February 2015, the TLMI North American Digital Label Study 2015 provides a comprehensive assessment of the market for digital printing in the U.S. and Canada. The completed study offers TLMI member companies a critical resource; one that provides with both peer-level data for benchmarking purposes and data on trend predictions, barriers to entry, and opportunities in the digital market from the viewpoint of their customers.
The content of the study is based on quantitative analysis and qualitative feedback derived from surveying the following groups:
- TLMI member converters in North America
- TLMI member suppliers
- Packaging buyers/brand owners
- TLMI non-member converters in North America that have digital presses
The study reports on the current state of the North American market for digital printing, identifying and analyzing the following:
Market sizing: A breakdown of the North American narrow web sector by conventional, electrophotography and digital inkjet printing; and value/growth rate projections for each technology over the next five years.
The digital profit curve: Surveying the broader market to report on the real value an installed digital press delivers over a certain time period, in addition to the percentage of total sales and revenues a newly installed digital press generates over a 3-4 year timeframe. This section will plot digital sales revenues for a label converting company from installation to year-over-year gains over 3-4 years post digital press installation.
Digital trending per end-use vertical: Defining the specific trends in digital printing per end-use category (food, beverage, pharma, etc.). Different technologies lend themselves to different end-use categories and packaging buyer feedback will be an important part of this section.
Run size pain points for converters: Examining current requirements for run/job sizes and what the run size ‘pain points’ are for converters with conventional printing presses on their production floors. Run size trending will be examined with projections per end-user vertical to 2018.
The TLMI North American Digital Label Study 2015 is available exclusively to members as a member benefit.