Transcontinental Adopts SoftCare’s K4 Publishing System

By: E&P Staff

Adobe Systems portfolio company Managing Editor Inc., Jenkintown, Pa., announced that Canadian printer-publisher Transcontinental Media has begun using the SoftCare K4 Publishing System at its sites in Montreal and Toronto, where it replaces a QPS installation.

MEI is the exclusive distributor in the Americas of K4. Relying on Adobe InDesign software, the system was developed by SoftCare GmbH, Boenningstedt, Germany. Transcontinental is the first K4 user in Canada.

Second-largest Canadian community newspaper publisher and seventh-largest North American printer, Transcontinental publishes magazines and newspapers in English and French, with a distribution of more than 200 million copies annually and reaching more than 11 million readers per month. Transcontinental’s newspaper portfolio includes 12 dailies and more than 125 weeklies, biweeklies and monthlies.

Transcontinental’s 160 K4 user licenses include 48 French-language licenses installed in Montreal to produce the business newspaper Les Affaires and 112 English-language licenses in Toronto. Four titles already have gone live with K4, and Transcontinental expects to produce a total of 10 publications with K4 by 2007 when the rollout is complete.

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