Working Groups

Idealliance technical and business management best practices set the standards for the industry and are continually advanced through the ground-breaking activities of its collaborative member-driven Working Groups. Open to member’s only, Idealliance Working Groups allow members to strategize, innovate, standardize, and implement best practice solutions to real business and workflow challenges.

Email if you are interested in joining a Working Group. Please note participation in Working Groups is based on approval.


• Business & Market Segments

• Print Media

• Mail Distribution

• Digital Media & Workflow


Idealliance - Professionals in Print, Mail & Marketing - Offers a forum for discussion and best practice development for small business owners, addressing all aspects of starting, running and growing a small business.

Young Professionals Working Group - Offers those aged 18-35 an opportunity to build a strong network who share the same passion for our industry and business, and best practices to help them grow and succeed.

Marketing & Media Services Working Group - Addresses the strategic technical and developmental issues of content management and digital distribution.

Fulfillment Working Group - Developing best practices, services, programs, and advocacy for fulfillment service providers.



High-Speed Digital Print Production (HDP2) Working Group - Dedicated to digital high speed print production, this group is for equipment manufacturers and supporting technology providers.

papiNet® Working Group – A global community involved in supply chain process and business transaction automation for the forest and paper industries.

Print Properties & Colorimetrics Council (PPC) – Key working group responsible for printing, proofing and colorimetric evaluations, training, and specifications across print media supply chains and the development of international standards

Print Quality Exchange (PQX) Working Group - Develops XML-based exchange of data across the supply chain partners on print quality.


Fulfillment Operations Group (FOG) - Addresses the complexities of USPS regulations between fulfillment stakeholders and the U.S. Postal Service.

Mail.dat® & Mail.XML™ Working Groups - Supports automation, cost avoidance, and higher profits through improved communications in the postal supply chain.

Mailing Software Development Group (MSDG) – Supports the U.S. Postal Service’s pursuit of advanced automation technology and methodologies.

Postal Operations & Technologies Council (POTC) - Works to improve mail preparation, postal distribution, logistics and transportation through the application of information and supply chain technologies.

Printers’ Operational Issues Study Effort (POISE) Working Group - Works cooperatively with the U.S. Postal Service to research and fix problems in the postal distribution supply chain.



eMedia21 Council – Local working groups developing best practices, strategies and specifications that advance content creation, use, and display of digital media.

PRISM® Technology Council - Defines XML metadata vocabularies for managing, post-processing, multi-purposing and aggregating publishing content and media assets.