What is IPI?



Revolutionizing our industry by making members wildly successful.


IPI connects a passionate community of local, independent business owners that embrace a culture of sharing. We are the marketing team, educator, purchasing co-op, networking hub and business consultant for the world of digital, print, photo, signage, graphics and art. With IPI signature programs, our members can compete like a national brand.


OK, so what is IPI?

IPI is a member + trade association and a cooperative buying group in the photo + print industry. Our members are independent business owners + local experts that want to save money on supplies, share ideas with other professionals, continually enhance their business education and better market their brands. Our Supplying Partners provide members with products and services needed to do business. Our IPI HQ Team nurtures those relationships, provides networking + education platforms and develops marketing systems + business opportunities. 


IPI's latest initiative to help existing members is our licensed business model, The Print RefineryTM. Members can open a new business, convert an existing location or add a complimentary business to their current model. Licensees obtain branding, store design, merchandising + displays, managed marketing, team training and business operations solutions (just to name a few benefits) to make their business profitable now and salable in the future. IPI is also using The Print RefineryTM as an incubator for new products, services, marketing campaigns, sales methods and merchandising displays from which all members can learn.


What does the "IPI" in IPI - Member 

Network stand for?

"IPI" is the organization formerly known as "Independent Photo Imagers".

"I" still stands for Independent business owners and their team members.
"P" stands for both Photo and Print. It also stands for Professional and Passionate.
"I" now stands for Imagers AND Innovators.



  • Anticipate + embrace change
  • Accept the challenge to do better than yesterday
  • Bring excitement + have fun
  • Go above + beyond our customers' needs
  • Offer courtesy + respect to all
  • Support each other
  • Inspire action + lead by example
  • Pursue innovation + excellence
  • Exchange + grow knowledge
  • Be intentional by communicating + listening


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