Calgary Herald signs printing agreement with TC Transcontinental

The Calgary Herald will be making a number of improvements to its printed product following a decision to outsource its printing operations to TC Transcontinental’s plant in Calgary. The new printing operation will see the paper shift to a smaller size and allow for colour on every page. The five-year contract with TC Transcontinental will come into effect in November 2013.

"This is great news for TC Transcontinental Printing and for the Calgary Herald," said Brian Reid, president of TC Transcontinental Printing, in a press release. "Given the current pace of change in the newspaper industry, this contract demonstrates, once again, the success of our unique newspaper outsourcing model with publishers. It is in line with our strategy to help newspaper publishers across Canada become more efficient.”

The decision to cease in-house printing of the Calgary Herald is part of Postmedia’s ongoing strategy to cut operating costs and reduce debt. The media company also announced plans to sell its Kennedy Heights printing facility in Surrey, B.C., which currently produces The Vancouver Sun and The Province.