Transcontinental to Print New "Harry Potter" on 100% PCW Paper
MONTREAL, Sept. 7 --Transcontinental, the largest book printer in Canada, has been chosen by French publisher Editions Gallimard to print "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince," the sixth tome in the "Harry Potter" series. Transcontinental is the official printer for the entire Canadian market of the 720-page French-language version, which will be available in bookstores Oct. 1.
The book will be printed on unbleached, 100-percent post-consumer recycled paper.
"We're very proud of Editions Gallimard's continuing confidence in us," said Serge Bragdon, president of Transcontinental's Information Products Printing sector. "It's an honor for us to renew our association with this engrossing series."
More than 200,000 copies will be printed at Transcontinental Gagné in Louiseville, Quebec, where Transcontinental is investing $20 million in the construction of a new, "ultra-modern" printing plant. Work is expected to be completed by the end of this winter.
Transcontinental is the seventh largest printer in North America and the fourth largest print media group in Canada. It is a Canadian corporation whose shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the ticker symbols TCL.SV.A and TCL.MV.B. The company has more than 14,000 employees in Canada, the United States and Mexico, and reported revenues of C$2.05 billion (US$1.7 billion) in 2004.