I flew to Canada to watch the printing of Antonio Bachour’s new book Bachour the Baker in Beauceville, about an hour outside of Quebec. I stayed the night at the Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac hoping to see Executive Chef Stephane Modat, but it was Monday and the restaurant was closed. I walked around the old city with the holiday decorations up and it was beautiful. It’s one of the few places I could live in.
Early the next morning I drove to the printer, Transcontinental, and spent the day watching a seamless print run. The machines are longer than a bus, and print 5,000 sheets a minute. The paper is automatically changed, cut, folded and collated without any human contact.