Montreal, – The Globe and Mail and TC Transcontinental are pleased to announce that The Globe and Mail, Canada's National Newspaper, has been welcomed into the Top 80 of The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) International Newspaper Color Quality Club for 2012-2014.
The new TC Transcontinental Canada-wide network of hybrid presses – the only one of its kind in the country – gave The Globe and Mail the flexibility to deliver colour on every page of its publication, plus glossy magazine-quality production. The Globe and Mail is printed at five TC Transcontinental plants in Canada. Members of the Color Quality Club Jury evaluated the quality of copies produced by the Transcontinental Vaughan printing plant.
"Our investment in innovation has not only enabled us to produce some of the world's highest-quality newspapers, it has also allowed publishers such as The Globe and Mail to further develop their brands and meet the evolving needs of their readers and advertisers," said Brian Reid, President of TC Transcontinental Printing. "This international honour reflects our commitment to work with publishers to create a win-win situation for all stakeholders. I'd like to also take this opportunity to thank our employees for their contribution to this success."
Phillip Crawley, Publisher and CEO, The Globe and Mail, added: "TC Transcontinental's state-of-the-art technology helped us deliver a new level of excellence to our readers and advertisers. It is with great pride that we share this award with TC Transcontinental as we are both committed to delivering the best products to our customers."
Membership in this elite club, which consists of the best-printed newspapers in the world, is determined every two years in a unique international competition focused on print quality. WAN-IFRA, the global organization for the press worldwide, represents more than 18,000 publications, 15,000 online sites and over 3,000 companies in more than 120 countries.
La Presse, Quebec's leading daily paper, was also made a member of the WAN-IFRA International Newspaper Color Quality Club for 2012-2014 for the quality of its printing. La Presse is printed at Montreal-based Transcontinental Metropolitain.