Ranking of largest magazine printers in the U.S. and Canada is based on each company's revenue earned within the magazine sector. This data was compiled by our sister publication Printing Impressions. Some notable organizations, such as RR Donnelley, choose not to disclose financial information on a per-sector basis.
Transcontinental announces that it is closing the Transcontinental Boucherville printing plant at 1485 Coulomb in Boucherville, Québec.
Transcontinental announceS the acquisition of Montreal-based LIPSO, a provider of integrated mobile solutions, including connectivity, transaction management (SMS, MMS, etc.) and applications development. As an enhancement to its marketing communications solutions in new media and digital platforms, this purchase adds a number of key services to Transcontinental's marketing communications offering, including cell phone bar code reading, mobile couponing in retail sales, and electronic ticketing in transportation and entertainment.
Today's production department bears little resemblance to the analog world of film and FedEx of not so long ago. As digital and multimedia are layered on top of a print process that is undergoing rapid change, "doing more with less" has become a common refrain among production people—and in their case, it's far more than a tired cliche.
Bruce Jensen, Transcontinental Printing’s vice president of U.S. and Quebec sales for the catalog and magazine group, discussed the state of today’s magazine printing industry with Publishing Executive Inbox. Editor’s Note: The April issue of Publishing Executive (http://www.PubExec.com) features this year’s list of the top 25 magazine printers in the U.S. and Canada, as well as interviews with several executives from top printers from the list. Inbox: Can you identify some of the changes or trends you’ve seen in the magazine printing market over the past year? Bruce Jensen: In terms of production, we see more customers demanding a full digital-production
Montreal, April 3, 2007 – Transcontinental Printing’s Book Group is circulating a marketing brochure to book publishers today to promote its latest offering: a new paper made from 100-percent post-consumer recycled material. While recycled papers have been available for some time from Transcontinental, this new offering is the first time it is available at price parity. Known as “Enviro 100 trade,” this environmentally friendly choice can be used by trade book publishers with short, medium, long runs, or even in specialty publications. “By giving our customers the choice to use premium quality 100-percent post-consumer recycled papers at price parity,” said Luc Desjardins, president
If you are looking for a printer that can offer you better choices environmentally, it is getting easier all the time. Based on publisher demand, several printers now stock a variety of high postconsumer recycled (PCR) book papers at cost parity. The Recycled House Sheet Thomson-Shore, a book printer based in Ann Arbor, Mich., made a corporate decision to become proactive about purchasing and promoting environmentally improved paper grades to its book customers. "Being a good steward of the environment fits our company values, and we accept our responsibility to demonstrate actions supporting these values," says Terri Barlow, vice president of sales and marketing of Thomson-Shore.
Structured and, ideally, automated methods of communication, and the interaction between industry organizations, are key to successfully addressing the problems publishers face in reliably delivering printable PDF files. It is clear that consistency and reliability in PDF documents can be achieved when all parties involved in PDF workflow transactions create their PDF documents using approved settings from identical PDF profiles, to verify document printability. Enfocus Software's solution to the problem of exchanging reliable PDF documents began with the 2002 introduction of the company's Certified PDF Workflow technology. That offering streamlined PDF workflows by tracking authors and versions, and maintaining consistency between final production files