Participating in the GWG

Global Membership Expanding

Today GWG members span the full gamut of graphic arts industry entities, including associations, printers, publishers, design agencies, prepress houses and more from all over the world. Vendor members are software and hardware companies who have proven they care about being actively involved in supporting the process specifications developed by the Workgroup. For the current list of members, click here.

Participating in the GWG

So you want to participate in the work that is done by the GWG? That is great!

There are various ways you can participate:

  • Become a member
    As a vendor, association, industry or educational member you can participate in all of the work of the GWG and have a vote in the decisions taken by the group. Depending on the type of member you want to become, you will have to pay a yearly membership fee. If you would like to become a member, please send a mail to our Executive Director, who will provide you with all the important information.
  • Become an observer
    Before applying as a full member, you may want to “try us out” by becoming an observer. As an observer you’ll be allowed to participate in the work of the GWG (including visiting meetings) for six months. The only restriction is that you don’t get a vote when decisions have to be taken. Becoming an observer is subject to permission of the Executive Committee but no fee is involved. If you would like to become an observer, please send a mail to our Executive Director.
  • Become a member of a subcommittee
    Review the list of subcommittees to see which one(s) you are interested in. As the work in the subcommittees is usually very specific and highly technical, only select those you are an expert in or have an active interest in. If you would like to join a subcommittee, please sign up here. Your participation is subject to approval by the Subcommittee chair.

However you want to participate, we welcome your input. Just contact us and tell us what you are interested in. We’ll direct your question to the right person so that we can get you started quickly!