Some background

Founded in 1986, L’Empreinte is Québec’s fifth largest privately owned printing company. Over the years, we emerged as leaders in our industry and earned a reputation for excellent service, quality work and environmental commitment.

From the start, our reputation has been based on our ability to respond to all of our clients’ needs. This is why in the early 2000s we joined forces with the German company Heidelberg, a world leader in the printing industry. Through this close partnership, L’Empreinte is able to draw on Heidelberg’s expertise in advanced equipment and printing processes.

L’Empreinte over the years

 

1986 - 1990
8 employees
  • Creation of Imprimerie L’Empreinte
  • 5,000 sq. ft. facilities
  • 1991 - 1995
    15 employees
  • Launch of Imagine Préimpression
  • 1996 - 2000
    25 employees
  • Implementation of CTP technology
  • Expansion of the facilities to 18,500 sq. ft.
  • Acquisition of a 4-colour Heidelberg press
  • Implementation of the second CIP3 generation
  • 2001 - 2005
    50 employees
  • FSC certification
  • Expansion of the facilities to 32,000 sq. ft.
  • Acquisition of 5- and 6-colour Heidelberg presses
  • 2006 - 2008
    90 employees
  • MetalFX certification
  • Acquisition of a new Xerox digital press
  • Implementation of environmental policies and recovery infrastructure
  • Launch of web-to-print solutions
  • Introduction of variable data printing activities
  • 2009 - 2010
    95 employees
  • SFI and PEFC certifications
  • Launch of Imagine Concept Web
  • Creation of the Printbook binding service
  • Expansion of the facilities to 46,000 sq. ft.
  • Implementation of an ink laboratory with Heidelberg
  • Acquisition of Workflow Prinergy
  • GMG colour management system
  • 2011 - 2012
    100 employees
  • G7 accreditation
  • Expansion of the facilities to 56,000 sq. ft.
  • Expansion of the finishing department
  • Acquisition of a 33 pl/h 10-micron CTP
  • Acquisition of 6-colour Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 105 press
  • CMP (Color Management Professional) certification
  • Acquisition of the XMPie cross-media platform
  • 2013
    110 employees
  • Acquisition of a 6-colour Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 75 press with a UV coating module
  • 2014
    110 employees
  • Move to an ultramodern 50,000-sq. ft. plant in Laval
  • Acquisition of a Xerox iGen 150 digital press
  • 2015
    115 employees
  • Acquisition of a Xerox iGen 5 digital press
  • Acquisition of binding and finishing equipment, expanding the company’s integrated offer
  • 2016
    115 employeess
  • 30th anniversary of L’Empreinte