Association News: BIA

Letter from the chair

What makes the world go round? YOU and your business! You are the ONLY customer. Consider this: what is in an association that should matter to you – knowledge, resources, networking, expert advice, one-to-one attention from suppliers and all the details at your fingertips to make sound decisions for your business? Simply, association membership is the best investment you can make to make you profitable.

Do you ever wish that you had superpowers like the Marvel characters in Hollywood? Even in the Marvel movies, no one character has the ability to do everything; instead, they work together as a team to accomplish their amazing feats of greatness. Just like these characters, you have the same ability by harnessing the talent at your own facility, along with the resources available from the BIA. You can conquer everything from Human Resource issues to OSHA, without having to contract an outside consultant. YOU have the power!

Speaking of superpowers, PostPress magazine gives you top resources at your fingertips to advance your knowledge of everything from loose leaf to large format and any processes in between. Take the time to read this issue from front to back and revel in the fact that our industry is alive, vibrant and charging into the future, full speed ahead!

GRAPH EXPO will arrive on the scene in Chicago, Sept. 13-16, 2015. How will you gain insight and knowledge into the new trends, technologies and all that this great event has to offer? Whether for a day or for the entire show, make time to come out and immerse yourself and your employees in the future of print and postpress. Don’t forget to stop by the Printing Industries of America booth (#3802) to find out more about the BIA. Someone will be there to answer all your questions about the resources we offer and membership details.

All the best,
Valerie Price, Coyne Graphic Finishing,
BIA Chair

2015 BIA Product of Excellence Awards

BIA has announced the winners of the 2015 Product of Excellence Awards. The pieces that were judged this year were truly some of the best in the world, and the judges feel that each company should be proud for developing such excellent pieces. Sixteen entries were recognized as the top in their respective categories.

The judges also awarded Product of Excellence: Best of Show awards to two of the Product of Excellence award winners. The Warhammer 40K Rulebook Limited Edition by C&C Joint Printing Co., (H.K.) Ltd. received the Loose Leaf Manufacturer of the Year Award and the 2015 Wall Calendar by Leo Paper Products Ltd. received the Graphic Finisher of the Year Award.

This year, the winners will be honored at the Premier Print Awards Gala featuring the InterTech™ Technology Awards and the Product of Excellence Awards on Sept. 13, 2015, in Chicago, Illinois.

The Best of Show winners were:
• Loose leaf manufacturer of the year: C&C Joint Printing Co., (H.K.) Ltd.
• Graphic Finisher of the Year: Leo Paper Products Ltd.

Click here for a listing of winners by category.

BIA to Exhibit at the Printing Industries of America Booth at GRAPH EXPO

The BIA will be represented at the PIA booth during GRAPH EXPO 15. This is the opportunity for attendees to talk with BIA board members and BIA Manager Chrystal Kapanyko, see first-hand the benefits of BIA membership and learn about how the BIA can help the postpress industry. If you are planning to attend GRAPH EXPO 15, be sure to stop by booth #3802 and learn all that the BIA can do for you.

BIA Offers New Membership Opportunities

The BIA is offering new membership options for companies looking to join the association. Some new opportunities include the following:

  • Trial Period: A free three-month trial membership into the BIA.
  • Post a company listing on for a discounted rate and enjoy a free three-month trial membership into the BIA.
  • Student/Educator Rate: Great rates for students and educators in the postpress field.

To learn more about these new opportunities for BIA membership, contact Chrystal Kapanyko at [email protected] or 412.259.1736.