The IMDPA represents individuals from around the world promoting the interests of metal decorators, canmakers, designers, and trade suppliers involved in metal decorating and packaging worldwide. With more than 600 individual members, our organization represents over 200 corporations.

Our Purpose

The IMDPA is a non-profit membership corporation composed of individuals promoting the interests of lithographers, metal decorators, canmakers, designers, and trade suppliers involved in metal decorating and packaging worldwide.

Our objective is to foster and encourage improvements and advances in the art of metal decorating through education and communications.  The IMDA provides opportunities throughout the year for our members to promote their products and services to a global community.

Our Objectives

To stimulate the interest of members to make improvements in material, mechanical, technical. Environmental and manufacturing phases of the metal packaging industry.

To provide information for improving the quality and the standard of work being performed.

To provide information pertaining to improved and efficient methods for the general handling of their business.

To foster, maintain and encourage amicable relations among the members of the Association and their fellow employees.

To foster and encourage social exchange among individuals engaged in the industry.

Business Segments

Individual members represent the following business segments:

Brand Owners  – Graphic Designers – Metal Decorators – Canmaking Equipment – Machinery Suppliers – Ink & Coatings – Air Pollution Control – Anilox Systems – Bodymakers – Blankets – Application Systems – Induction Heating – Quality Control – Temperature Controls – Prepress Services – Dampening Systems – Ovens – 2-Piece Presses – Flatsheet Presses – Digital Systems Maintenance

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The IMDPA was first formed as The Metal Decorators Association in 1933 and held their first meeting in Brooklyn, NY.