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HGI Co. and Quad/Graphics Enter into Strategic Partnership

March 1, 2010

Quadracci further expounded on the advantages of the partnership. "Quad/Graphics has long advocated the advantages of 'multi-channeling print' and now with HGI we have more channels than ever," he said. "It's advantageous to use many different forms of print communication to connect with customers and to connect them with other forms of media, such as the Internet or mobile technologies. We can easily apply data to create customized print pieces that resonate with the recipient and drive measurable response. In this multi-channel media world, multi-channeling print really works. It's strong and getting stronger all the time."

"The timing of this partnership couldn't be better for HGI or Quad/Graphics or the industry," Faust concluded. "We have a solid vision for the future of print, and this partnership will spur the creation of the most complete, innovative and cost-effective commercial platform in the print industry."

About HGI Co.
HGI ( is comprised of four operating divisions – Hi-Liter Graphics, Plus Digital Print, Inland Graphics and Tempt. HGI is a full-service multi-faceted commercial printing, grand format, binding and distribution corporation. HGI produces a wide range of catalogs, publications, books, marketing collateral and POP materials for some of the country's largest corporations, agencies and publishers. Capabilities – combined with flexibility, excellent service and a commitment to providing value to customers – have differentiated HGI in today's competitive print markets.

HGI Co. is headquartered in Burlington, WI (40 miles southeast of Milwaukee), employing 245 full-time associates between its 3 facilities located in Southeast Wisconsin. Sales of the company are $45 million in 2009.

About Quad/Graphics
Quad/Graphics ( is one of the world's leading printers of catalogs, magazines and other commercial products. The company provides services ranging from front-end design and photography through digital imaging, printing, finishing, mailing/distribution (including the industry's largest co-mail program), integrated software solutions for manufacturing management, and a full range of data solutions such as delivery optimization, segmenting and targeting, database management and analytics. Headquartered in Sussex, Wisconsin (26 miles west of Milwaukee), the company has 11 plants in the United States as well as locations in Europe and South America. Worldwide employment approximates 11,600. Sales are $1.88 billion for the 12 months ended September 30, 2009.


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