BIA Rebrands as Your Postpress Resource

A Note from Association Director Mike Packard
Since 1955, finishing professionals and industry suppliers have trusted BIA to help them grow successfully. Today, as part of an evolving industry, the BIA has broadened its range of benefits to help meet your expanding needs and be the postpress resource you can rely on for years to come. We recognize that your needs continually are changing, and you must keep your business competitive to be successful. You must change and adapt to the current situation/challenge or you will find your competitors leading the way.

Your Postpress Resource
BIA is your postpress resource – dedicated to supporting our valuable members through the finest networking in the postpress industry and education on the latest innovative technologies. Our members enjoy access to value-added resources that allow them to be more competitive and profitable. With a network of manufacturers and vendors, we are expanding together toward a successful future.

2015 BIA Annual Conference
Mark your calendars to attend the 2015 BIA Conference, which will take place May 17-20, 2015, in Minneapolis, MN, at the Marriott Downtown Hotel. Next year’s conference will coincide with the Print Leadership Summit whose attendees are presidents, CEOs and top-level executives of printing companies. These are the decision makers you want to be in front of to discuss how your company can help their business.

Membership – Join or Renew Today!
By joining BIA, you belong to an organization dedicated to supporting and enhancing our industry. We are your advocate, helping you increase growth and profitability every day. BIA is your postpress resource. Joining BIA helps your organization by providing numerous benefits you cannot get anywhere else.

Members gain access to an abundance of resources that deliver results to enhance your success today and in the future.

BIA members receive

  • Maximum discount on the BIA Annual Conference (May 17-20, 2015, in Minneapolis, MN). Save $400 on the registration fee compared to the nonmember attendee.
  • Exclusive discounts on products, as well as networking and educational events
  • Access to professional peer networking forums
  • Free economic reports focusing on postpress companies
  • An informational monthly e-newsletter
  • Integrated Learning Center courses (
  • Free technical support
  • Quarterly magazine focusing on postpress
  • Access to the BIA member-only listserv

Benefits for your business

  • Learn about cutting-edge trends in finishing equipment and technology and how to apply them to your operation.
  • Discover ways to expand offerings and product lines.
  • Branch into hot, growing markets, such as packaging, with the necessary skills, equipment and other resources.
  • Increase on-time order delivery and meet customer demands.
  • Become more competitive in your market.

Put the power of membership to work for you!

For more information about membership in BIA, please contact me at 412.259.1704 or by email at [email protected]

Universal Bookbindery Announces New Vice President

BIA member Universal Bookbindery, Inc. of San Antonio, TX, has announced the hiring of Fred Daubert as vice president. His primary responsibilities will include both sales and general operations. Daubert comes to Universal Bookbindery with an extensive background in bindery and commercial print.

His prior experience includes 19 years with The Riverside Group, a trade bindery located in Rochester, NY, where he served in many roles, including president. Daubert also worked for several commercial printing companies in the northeast in various production and sales roles. To learn more about this appointment, contact Trip Worden at 210.734.9502 or email [email protected].

Learn How BIA Members Can Help Your Business

Are you looking for a trusted company to bind your project? Do you need a new piece of equipment or need to buy supplies? Make sure to visit and bookmark and check out the FindABindery link to locate a qualified binder.

Additionally, there is a new BIA Supplier link containing a list and description of manufacturers.

With valuable listings of BIA members on both the manufacturer and supplier end, it’s easy to find excellent partners to deliver the high-quality work your customers demand.

We continuously are updating this information, but if your company is not listed or you need your information changed/updated, please contact BIA Director Mike Packard at 412.259.1704 or [email protected].