BCPIA’s Value Proposition

    For printers and print industry companies, BCPIA provides resources, a voice to government, education programs and networking opportunities that are specific and unique to the industry.

    BCPIA delivers valuable print industry-specific solutions that are only accessible through membership and through its affiliations with Printing Industries of America (PIA), the Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters (CME), and other industry associations.


      • Government lobbying through BCPIA and strong industry support resulted in the Graphic Communications Technology Program at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) . The Task Force was struck in April 2003 with the programs’ first classes starting in September 2006. Seven classes have graduated from the program and all graduates are employed in the industry.

      • BCPIA is a founding member of the newly formed Alliance of Manufacturers in BC and was also one of nine participants in the RethinkItBC campaign in the spring of 2014. Many points of this initiatives are featured at the right.

      • Education programs in 2013-2014 included Frank Romano, Industry Expert; Daniel Dejan, North American Print & Creative Manager, Sappi Fine Paper, and a session with five UV printing specialists: Tony Bean, Sun Chemical; Jerry Duclos, Joules Angstrom U.V.; Ray Fagan, Heidelberg Canada; Lewis Lau, CGS Publishing Technologies; and Javier Robles, INX International Ink.

      • BCPIA is also part of the "Working Together, We're Better" conference presented on October 25, 2013. This event was so successful that a second conference Working Together, We're Better 2014 is scheduled for Friday, October 17th, 2014.

      • Networking Opportunities are held regularly to encourage and strengthen relationships and sharing of knowledge, such as the Rogue Round-up (February 18th, 2014), BCPIA's 2014 Golf Tournament at Morgan Creek (July 10th, 2014), the Granville Gathering (September 18th, 2014) and the BCPIA Festive Dinner, (November 28th, 2014) CME events and more.

      • Access to resources is offered through affiliate memberships in the PIA and the CME and a Premium membership in whattheythink.com

        Call Marilynn Knoch, Executive Director to find out more -

        604 542-0902 or e-mail mknoch@bcpia.org




BCPIA Festive Dinner

When: Friday, November 28th from 6:30 pm

Where: Vancouver Lawn Tennis Club, 1630 West 15th Avenue Vancouver BC
For Details
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Be part of the solution - help us get the government to RethinkItBC

News Conference March 10, 2014

RethinkItBC Media Kit PDF

Sample letter to the Premier

BC Printing Industry Featured

See OP Ed - page 6 Sounding Board

Hear how MMBC will negatively affect other businesses in BC!

Marilynn Knoch, BCPIA interviews...

Mike Klassen, CFIB

Corinne Atwood, BC Bottle and Recycling Association

Peter Kvarnstrom, Newspapers Canada

Ken Plumb, Enterprise Paper

Open Letter to BC MLAs

PDF of Open Letter to MLAs in British Columbia

Compare the rates - BC fees are excessive

MMBC Program

Bad for BC

PDF of News Release re MMBC

Compare the rates - BC fees are excessive

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