What the Quad/Graphics-Brown Deal Tells Us About U.S. Printing, Publishing, and Postal Services
Although Wall Street mostly yawned when Quad/Graphics announced this week it is acquiring Brown Printing, the pending transaction is a big deal for many major publishers. And it provides some interesting insights into the U.S. printing and publishing industries and even into the U.S. Postal Service.
For publishers of major magazines and catalogs - those with a print order of at least, say, 200,000 copies - the country's third largest magazine printer has been the chief supplier of Duopoly Insurance.