Milwaukee Magazine’s October issue features 146 image recognition and augmented reality experiences that readers can launch on Actable-enabled smartphones and other mobile tablet devices. Readers will be taken behind the scenes of a music studio, see a 3D gold watch pop off the page, hear the restaurant critic narrate dining listings, kick extra points on a virtual football field and much more.
Out of 743 voters, only 158 (21 percent) chose “None of the above” on the question of which four print-dependent U.S. companies would go belly up in 2012. Leading the pack was Barnes & Noble, with 227 votes—which still means that 70 percent of the voters think it won’t go bankrupt this year.
With 161 votes (21 percent), Quad/Graphics edged out Verso Paper (157 votes; 21 percent) for second place, with the U.S. Postal Service not far behind at 153 votes (20 percent).
Despite being voted most likely to succumb, B&N’s stock price is up 4 percent since the poll was announced
The company is looking to fill 420 full-time and part-time jobs immediately. It is making investments in new equipment and technology to fortify its capabilities.
Quad/Graphics, Inc. announced today it will close a number of plants as part of its ongoing integration plans. The company expects operations to cease at the following plants by the end of 2010: Clarksville, Tenn.; Corinth, Miss.; Lebanon, Ohio; Reno, Nev.; and Dyersburg, Tenn. The Dyersburg plant had been previously announced for closure in the first quarter of 2011 by World Color Press Inc. (“Worldcolor”); however, Quad/Graphics will accelerate its closure to this fall.
Quad/Graphics, Inc. and World Color Press Inc. are pleased to announce that their respective shareholders have approved the previously-announced plan of arrangement, pursuant to which Quad/Graphics, Inc. will acquire Worldcolor.
Magazines, catalogs and retail advertising can now be published for the Apple iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch from the Quad/Graphics Digital Edition platform. The solution gives Quad/Graphics' clients the ability to distribute content by print and mail, Digital Edition, and branded Apple apps.
Under terms of a new five-year, multi-million-dollar agreement, Quad/Graphics will become Hearst Magazines’ largest print supplier starting in January 2011.
It's been a tough year for printers, and Publishing Executive's annual "Top Magazine Printers" list (opposite page) is a stark indicator of how the recession has hurt the bottom line for companies regardless of size, region or market served. Only five of the 23 printers on this year's list report an increase in magazine printing revenue compared to last year (although that information was not available for six printers listed). Looking at total printing revenue from all sources (periodicals, catalogs, book manufacturing, newspapers, etc.), just three printers reported higher revenues this year compared to last (one was flat, and for three companies, no comparison information was available).