Annual Plant / Mill Trips

Every year the Guild runs two trips for approximately 25 industry newcomers to tour various printing plants and paper manufacturers. The spring trip, usually held in April,visits Maple Press and Glatfelter Paper. The fall trip, usually held in October, visits Ecological Fibers and Acme Binding. Each trip is overnight and there is no cost to participants but spots are usually limited and fill up fast. Companies or individuals applying to attend must be Guild members or sponsored by an individual Guild member. Because of the restricted space, we limit the number of attendees to 2 per company. Information about the trips is emailed out to the membership approximately 2 months beforehand and attendance is strictly first-come, first-served. Please contact us for more information and be on the lookout for our next trip!

There is no cost for participants on this trip. Spots are limited though and will be filled strictly on a first-come basis. Because of the restricted space, please limit your reservations to two per company. Additional names can be placed on a waiting list in the event of cancellations.

Companies or individuals applying for participation in the trip MUST be BIGNY members or, if your company is not a corporate member, you may be sponsored by an individual member from within your company. Nonmembers will be accepted, but will automatically be wait-listed and a spot on the trip is not guaranteed.

Basically Book Lecture Series

Basically Books is a one-day seminar geared toward junior-level industry professionals covering the gamut from manuscript to bound book and beyond (essentially a primer on the basics of the life of a book). Our next seminar will be held in early June at Oxford University Press, date and speakers to be announced shortly.

This program is free and we will supply the bagels for breakfast.

Basically Books is available to BIGNY members and member corporations. There is limit of two participants per company; additional registrants will be wait-listed. If you are not a members and wish to attend, you will be wait-listed and notified if space becomes available.