Bindery Specialists

Our History

PACIFIC BINDERY. … Book Finishers and Bindery Specialists


PACIFIC BINDERY is a finishing and bindery services company that has built a strong reputation as a post-press services organization known for excellent quality, efficient services and quick delivery.

Originally a pen ruling business, the company was founded in 1971 by the Heinz family and grew into a full service finishing and binding operation over the next 40 years.

In 2011, Brad Clement, the Chief Financial Officer of the Company, and part-owner since 1998, purchased the company outright.

In 2012, Pacific Bindery Services Ltd. (PBS) also acquired the assets, resources and the talent (the people) of Arkwel Industries, a well-renown Vancouver finisher providing foil stamping, embossing, laser cutting, die cutting and die making services.

In 2020, Mitchell Press Ltd. acquired capabilities, key equipment, experienced persoNnel, and branding rights, changing the name to PACIFIC BINDERY, a division of mitchell.
PACIFIC BINDERY is now located in South Burnaby close to the freeway system, to the US/Canada border crossing and is accessible to most professional printers in the Pacific North West.


Today one of the largest trade finishers and bindery specialists in the Pacific North West.

During the past decade, PACIFIC BINDERY has been recognized nationally and internationally with more than 58 awards of recognition for excellence in the work produced.

PACIFIC BINDERY and Mitchell are also active in the community and industry and has supported the BC Institute of Technology Graphic Communications program through scholarships and bursaries and is an active member of the Program Advisory Committee.

As finishing and bindery specialists who work within the printing, marketing communications, and manufacturing industries, we believe in participating and supporting industry and are also long-time members of the Print Forward, formerly BC Printing and Imaging Association (BCPIA) and the Binding Industries Association (BIA).

PACIFIC BINDERY’s vision remains clearly focused on providing our partners with continuously improving quality of products, innovative technology and expanded services.