Quad/Graphics

How to Evaluate 
Distribution Savings
February 1, 2010

If you're in the midst of negotiating a printing contract, you've already noticed that printers increasingly distinguish themselves by their distribution offerings, not their printing technologies. Because most printing plants today have the ability to put ink on paper at a high level of quality, we tend to shrink manufacturing down to a price comparison. For the most part, distribution also is merely price, but you should consider a few service nuances. But first, let's look at costs.

Quad/Graphics to Acquire Worldcolor
January 26, 2010

Quad/Graphics, Inc., the largest privately held printer in the U.S., and World Color Press Inc. (TSX: WC, WC.U) (“Worldcolor”), the second largest provider of print, digital and related services in the Americas, today announced that their boards of directors unanimously have approved a definitive arrangement agreement whereby Quad/Graphics will acquire Worldcolor.

Quad/Graphics Releases New Online Ad Portal
August 29, 2008

Quad/Graphics has released AdShuttle.com, a Web-based advertisement processing and delivery system that streamlines the electronic submission of ad files from advertisers and agencies to publishers and printers. AdShuttle.com uses a three-step process to ensure that advertisers and agencies receive immediate feedback about the quality of their file, and publishers and printers receive pre-flighted ads that are ready to print. “AdShuttle is uniquely positioned to become an industry-leading ad portal solution because it serves as the gateway to our enterprise ad management/production management system called Publisher’s Studio,” said Steve Jaeger, Quad/Graphics vice president of information systems and infrastructure. “AdShuttle enables publishers to seamlessly manage ad

A ‘Green’ Celebration
April 1, 2008

It may not be easy being “green,” but the companies that earned the 2nd Annual SustainPrint Leadership Awards sure do make it look so. Their achievements and leadership in environmental sustainability were recognized during a special celebration on Monday evening, March 10, in the Marquis Ballroom of the Marriott Marquis in New York’s Times Square, during the Publishing Business Conference & Expo. More than 200 publishing industry executives attended the reception. The awards—established in 2007 by SustainPrint.com (the Web site produced by Book Business and Publishing Executive magazines to cover environmental sustainability in printing and publishing)—recognize magazine- and book-publishing companies each year for

31 Tips for Offsetting Postal Rate Increases
December 1, 2007

In the aftermath of this year’s postal rate increases, publishers and vendors are coming up with fresh ideas and methodologies for cutting costs, spurred on by the postal service’s new emphasis on standardized shipping. Strategies vary based on print runs and distribution models; generally speaking, however, the USPS’s new rules tend to benefit publishers who work with printers to use co-palleting and co-mailing options, and have forced small-run publishers to seek partners or find other means to offset increasing expenses that can total in the tens to hundreds of thousands of dollars. Publishing Executive gathered 31 tips from those in the field to help

The Mailing Conundrum
October 1, 2007

If you publish and mail a magazine, you are already well aware of the impact of the latest postal hikes. The United States Postal Service’s (USPS) 2007 price hike significantly affected both Standard and Periodical rates. Initially, the USPS proposed a change that would increase Periodical rates by an estimated 11.4 percent. The USPS does offer discounts to publishers based on how well the publishers integrate into the USPS’s automated systems with presorting, palletization and other factors. However, publishers do not perform these services … printers do. On its Web site, www.USPS.com, the USPS clearly states its intention to pass responsibility of automation onto

Fast Company, National Wildlife Federation Among ‘SustainPrint.com Leadership Award’ Winners for Environmental Sustainability Efforts
March 26, 2007

The first-ever SustainPrint.com Leadership Awards were announced Mon., March 5 at the Book Business/Publishing Executive Magazine Conference and Expo in New York. Random House, Inc., Lantern Books, Fast Company magazine and the National Wildlife Federation took home the inaugural awards, which recognize book and magazine publishing companies for their achievements in environmental sustainability. They are presented by SustainPrint.com, which was developed by Book Business and Publishing Executive magazines to provide a central location for information and resources on environmental sustainability in printing and publishing. Two book publishers and two magazine publishers were recognized with inaugural honors. “We believe that leaders in environmental

Random House, Lantern Books, Fast Company and Nat’l Wildlife Federation Honored for Environmental Sustainability Efforts
March 1, 2007

The first-ever SustainPrint.com Leadership Awards were announced Mon., March 5 at the Book Business/Publishing Executive Magazine Conference and Expo in New York. Random House, Inc., Lantern Books, Fast Company magazine and the National Wildlife Federation took home the inaugural awards, which recognize book and magazine publishing companies for their achievements in environmental sustainability. They are presented by SustainPrint.com, which was developed by Book Business and Publishing Executive magazines to provide a central location for information and resources on environmental sustainability in printing and publishing. Two book publishers and two magazine publishers were recognized with inaugural honors. “We believe that leaders in environmental

Printing Execs Inducted Into Hall of Fame
October 1, 2006

Four new inductees will also be honored this year for their outstanding contributions to the printing industry at the Gold Ink Awards and Hall of Fame Gala. The 2006 Printing Impressions/Rochester Institute of Technology Printing Industry Hall of Fame class includes:James HopkinsPresident/CEOHopkins Printing, Columbus, OHRémi MarcouxExecutive ChairmanTranscontinental Inc., MontrealThomas QuadracciExecutive ChairmanQuad/Graphics, Sussex, WIJesse WilliamsonPresidentWilliamson Printing,…