Chartered Institute of Professional Printers of Nigeria (CIPPON) was created by an Act of Parliament No. 24 of 2007 and is charged duly with regulating, controlling, managing and administration of Printers, the business of Print and other print related mater in Nigeria.
Every individual involved on any aspect of the value chain of Print business is expected by law to be registered by the institute for standardization, professionalism and industry’s growth.
To practice or be in the business of Print, you must be a registered member of CIPPON and Licensed by the institute. It is a criminal offence to practice the business of print without the institute’s license and offenders are subject to prosecution according to Section 23 (1,3), of the Printers Act that states:
Council shall ensure that no firm or partnership shall practice as printers in Nigeria unless it is registered by the council and Section 33(1) states:
1. Any person, not being a printing professional or licensed printer who offences; or
a) For or in expectation of reward practices or hold himself out to practices as such; or
b) Without reasonable excuse takes or uses any name, title, addition or description implying that he is authorized by law to practice as a professional licensed printer, commits an offence.
2. If any person, for the purpose of procuring the registration of any name, qualification or other matter;
a) Makes a statement which he believes to be false in a material particular, or
b) Recklessly make a statement, which is false in a material particular, commits an offence.
CIPPON advocates for the Nigeria printing industry through its various advocacy call to the government to enforce the Printers Act 24 0f 2007.
The institute is the gateway for foreign investors into the sector and CIPPON as a regulatory body has continued to advocate for the Nigeria printing industry through its various advocacy call to the government to enforce the Printers Act 24 0f 2007.