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The PDI Group Enters Wide Format With Trans-Optique Acquisition

November 4, 2014
By PrintAction Staff

The PDI Group of Kirkland, Quebec, commits to a new printing sector by acquiring one of the province’s best know wide-format operations, Trans-Optique based in Montreal’s area of Pointe-Claire.

The sale of Trans-Optique comes as its President, Joe Taddeo, is transitioning into retirement. In addition to producing traditional large-format work, Trans-Optique is recognized for its work in the field of very large format printing, as well as installation, which further enables PDI to diversify and expand its services.

PDI states the addition of very wide format printing is a natural complement to its existing prepress, offset and digital printing, direct mail, as well as fulfillment and distribution services.


“PDI’s customer-centric corporate culture aims to help our clients get their message to market with high quality and consistent visuals,” said Jamie Barbieri, President of PDI Inc. “With our new oversize wide-format capability, we are adding yet another key component to our service offering, further demonstrating our commitment to providing customers with truly integrated print solutions.”

Trans-Optique positions itself as a one-stop shop for large-format work with services like production on silkscreen, offset, digital, paint jet, inkjet and self-adhesive lettering. PDI Inc. describes itself as the largest independent sheetfed printing company in Quebec, providing premedia, offset and digital print production, Web-to-print, as well as fulfillment, warehousing and direct-mail services to clients in Quebec, across the rest of Canada, and in the United States.

“I have been working in this industry for 35 years, and with the Trans-Optique employees since 1988 to build this company into the market leader that it is today,” says Joe Taddeo, President of Trans-Optique. “As I will be retiring, it was important to me to ensure that Trans-Optique and its employees were in good hands, to continue both to serve our clientele and to grow the business. I am confident that the PDI team is up to the task.”