Authority in Stamp Printing
Since the 1800s, when stamps were created by private printers, very little had changed in how it was done. In 1979, when Richard Sennett left his post as Assistant Director of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, he ambitiously set out to advance the stamp-printing industry. His technical expertise led him to produce the first stamp in private industry in over 100 years.
Since BCA was founded, we have consistently been bringing new techniques to the stamp industry. It’s this relentless dedication to improve and innovate that has only grown within our company as we’ve expanded into other industries. It’s ingrained in our culture and in the long-term relationships we’ve developed with our clients.
Our origins in stamp printing set the tone for an ambitiously innovative company
First to Produce Private US Stamp
BCA, formerly Sennett, produced the first US stamp in private industry (since the 1800s, it was custom for private printers to produce stamps).
In the mid-1980s, Sennett laid the foundation for modern printing techniques when he oversaw the production of the first electronically engraved stamp.
Pure Digital Printing
Where film was typically used in stamp production, Sennett developed the first digital techniques to print—launching the industry into a new era.
Always thinking creatively, bespoke designs innovate our production capabilities
Inspired by the iconic shape of the star in Hollywood, Sennett developed new perforation techniques to create a star-shaped stamp for the Legends of Hollywood series.
To commemorate Alfred Hitchcock in a stamp, Sennett created the most intricate die-cut design of the time that highlighted the legendary director’s recognizable facial profile.
When designing the Space 2000 stamp series, Sennett also designed and engineered the machinery used to produce the holographic image—the first of its kind.
From our headquarters in North Carolina, we serve the world with secure printing
We have a history of consistent innovation and creative problem solving that has led us to work with governments and brands around the world. It’s allowed us to become well-versed in the cultures and requirements specific to nations and their citizens.
Our global clients recognize our relentless dedication to their needs and the regulations they abide by. In working internationally, we have accumulated the knowledge and expertise that equips us to constantly find new and innovative ways to exceed our clients’ expectations.
Corporate Dedication to Self-Regulation
We understand the strict regulations our clients work within and the importance of compliance in the secure printing industry. However, we never stop at what is simply required—we go beyond and instill greater policies and frameworks internally.
Effective Corporate Compliance
We have a long list of regulatory frameworks we follow, including an expertly crafted ethics and integrity program that exceeds even the standard requirements.
Our practices incorporate cultural, risk, and compliance initiatives. They begin at the top with the board and senior-level management and reach every single employee.