Why BMI?


The Book Manufacturers’ Institute is a unique association in that it is the only graphic arts association that focuses on the Book Manufacturing market. The members of BMI have been providing leadership, council, and direction to companies who make up the Book Manufacturing supply chain for over 85 years. This provides great value to our members in that the programs, conferences, and interaction with other members is focused on book manufacturing issues.

In addition to the critical lobby efforts BMI supports in partnership with the PIA and AAP, the BMI is comprised of members who are leading the way in revolutionizing the supply chain for books.

Our members, who are experts in entire book manufacturing supply chain, address industry wide concerns bringing together input from a vast amount of experience and knowledge. The ability to interact and network with their peers, focus on common issues, rely on relationships that BMI has developed with publisher based organizations, and with other graphic arts associations are the main reasons for maintaining BMI membership.

When you need to find those companies who are creating the print technology, new bindery solutions, innovative workflow, distribution, and manufacturing of all known formats of the printed book, the BMI is the leading trade association which will bring you together with these companies. When it comes to industry leadership and change for book production, and manufacturing from Offset to Inkjet to Print and Distribute on Demand, the members of BMI lead the way.

From its efforts to promote readership and literacy to its efforts to address governmental issues to efforts to the development of standards for the print materials used in the educational markets as well as its unparalleled networking opportunities, BMI gives back to its members, to the book industry, and to the communities our members do business in.

Join the Team that is helping to reinvent the book manufacturing business and join BMI. We invite you to listen to what our industry leaders have to say about their realized value in being a member of the Book Manufacturers’ Institute.