When Houghton Boston Printers (Canada) traded in its non-Agfa process-free plates for Agfa’s Eclipse, they were happy to see the difference…
Houghton Boston Printers is the largest commercial printer in the city of Saskatoon in the Canadian province Saskatchewan. They print a wide range of high-quality materials from paperbacks to graphic novels and children’s books, magazines, cookbooks, posters, catalogs and marketing materials for clients across Western Canada and the Pacific Northwest.
Established in 1919, Houghton Boston has been locally operated and family-owned for over 100+ years. Their team of skilled press operators and knowledgeable crafts people create projects for their clients using their in-house offset printing and digital printing presses, bindery services, and custom foiling and embossing enhancements for products that stand out. The company continues to grow, always looking for ways to improve.
Houghton Boston recently switched to the Eclipse process-free plate and found its better image contrast and stability makes for easy readability for the pressman and in prepress. There’s little to no scratching resulting in fewer remakes and Eclipse cleans up faster with minimal risk of press contamination. Plant Manager Kent Kimpton and the entire team at Houghton Boston couldn’t be happier with the results.