Transcontinental Inc.

TC Transcontinental Broadens Internal and External Scope of its Paper Purchasing Policy
February 22, 2013

Already known in the industry for its forward-looking environmental strategy, TC Transcontinental is proud to announce that it is broadening the internal and external scope of its Paper Purchasing Policy by stipulating, among other things, that recycled or certified papers be used for its printing and own publishing activities. As part of TC Transcontinental's commitment to continual improvement, the Corporation has updated its policy and reiterates its commitment to encouraging its customers to choose certified papers when recycled paper is unavailable, so that by working together we can significantly diminish environmental and social impacts.

The Printers' Evolution
March 1, 2011

As is true of so many sectors of the economy in this volatile time, much is changing in the world of book printing, but not necessarily in sync.

Transcontinental Inc. Acquires LIPSO, Leading Canadian Mobile Solutions Provider
May 5, 2010

(Press Release) MONTREAL, May 4 — Transcontinental is pleased to announce the acquisition of Montreal-based LIPSO, a leading 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.

Printers Adapt by Following the Market
May 1, 2010

Whether it says more about recent positive trends or just how awful 2009 was, one thing every printer seems to agree on is that things are looking up in book manufacturing. This, at least, is the consensus among executives interviewed by Book Business as part of its annual assessment of the state of book manufacturing, which includes our list of top North American book printers ranked by book revenue.

10 Tips for Improving Your Book Production Processes
April 16, 2010

Get out your calendar and schedule a regular date to review your production processes and strategies. Routinely taking a fresh look at your workflow can help you to find new opportunities for streamlining workflows, improving efficiencies, lowering costs and identifying new revenue opportunities. Bruce Jensen, vice president of sales at Transcontinental Printing, recently offered the following tips to Book Business Extra readers to help you improve your book production processes.

Transcontinental Receives Triple Chain-of-Custody Certification
February 16, 2009

Transcontinental, the largest Canadian and the sixth-largest American printer, has announced that it has received triple chain-of-custody certification in all 45 of its facilities. These certifications from the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) and Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) ensure that the process by which the certified paper is made promotes sustainable forest-management standards.

47 Tips for Cutting Costs Without Cutting Staff
December 1, 2008

With a battered economy dragging down just about every retail sector, a salient fact making headlines has been the ability of discounters to maintain sales growth—a sure sign that the “Wal-Mart Effect” has permeated every corner of the business world, and that raising prices is probably not the way to realize profits. This leaves cost-cutting, which, for obvious reasons, book publishers would like to pursue aggressively without sacrificing either product quality or valued employees. Here are some tips from a cross-section of the publishing world for reining in costs without sacrificing too much in the process.

Transcontinental Acquires Rastar
September 4, 2008

MONTREAL, Sept. 4 /CNW Telbec/ - Transcontinental Inc. today announced the acquisition of Rastar, Inc., a U.S.-based direct marketing company that specializes in interactive database marketing and variable data digital printing, which enable fully personalized marketing communications. Rastar’s industry experience, combined with its digital printing expertise, will allow Transcontinental to further expand its integrated marketing services offering and enable its clients to achieve the best possible returns on their marketing campaigns. A privately-owned company with approximately US$50M in revenue, Rastar counts many Fortune 500 companies among its clients in verticals such as the auto, consumer goods and retail industries. Using proprietary database tools, Rastar

The Future of the Supply Chain Is (Almost) Here
September 1, 2008

Imagine this scenario: A pallet of books arrives at a distributor’s warehouse. It is scanned, allowing the system to keep track of the location of every book as the shipment is robotically de-palletized, stored and machine-prepared for shipment to retailers. Arriving at the point of sale, cartons are scanned at the door and all contents entered instantly into inventory, with special-order customers notified automatically that their book has arrived. Customers and employees can then discover with the click of a mouse exactly where a book is located in the store, and inventory, even at the largest bookstores, takes no more than 20 minutes.