Quad Wins Multiple Awards in Annual Gold Ink Print Competition
SUSSEX, WI—September 4, 2013—Quad/Graphics Inc. announced that its Commercial & Specialty and Direct Marketing groups have earned multiple awards in Printing Impressions magazine’s annual Gold Ink Awards, one of the industry’s most prestigious annual print competitions.
Quad’s winning entries, which included two Gold, one Silver, three Bronze and seven Pewter awards, will be recognized at the Gold Ink Awards & Hall of Fame banquet September 9 in Chicago.
The Gold awards represent the highest distinction in an awards program that draws more than 1,000 entries every year and were bestowed for Quad/Graphics’ printing of the Jacobs 2012 Annual Report and a Lancôme pop-up magazine insert. The Silver award was given for Loupe Magazine, the publication of the Photographic Resource Center, a non-profit organization based at Boston University. The Bronze awards were conferred for the Next Level Apparel 2013 Business Catalog, a TLC Honey Boo Boo magazine insert and a Garage Team Mazda direct mail piece. Pewter awards recognized Quad/Graphics’ work on Exxon Mobil’s 2013 Energy Outlook report, catalogs for Bed, Bath & Beyond, Neiman Marcus, J.Hilburn and Costa, and direct mail pieces for Nissan and Garage Team Mazda.
“The awards attest to the high-quality work that we produce to help our clients stand out, promote their brands and achieve greater results in their respective marketplace,” said Craig Faust, president of Quad/Graphics’ Commercial & Specialty. “Since Quad/Graphics established our Commercial & Specialty division in 2010, we have more than doubled the size and scope of our operations to meet our clients’ demands. Award-winning product and service quality—performed in a quick-turn environment—is the standard we have set for all of our Commercial & Specialty facilities.”
Quad/Graphics’ Direct Marketing division showcased its digital printing and variable data and personalization in winning its three awards: “Our winning entries demonstrate how marketers are increasingly using data and personalization to create even more relevant and engaging direct mail,” noted Steve Jaeger, president of Quad/Graphics’ Direct Marketing.
Printing Impressions’ Gold Ink Awards competition is open to all creators and producers of printed materials, including printers, publishers, paper companies and agencies. Award winners in 49 categories were chosen based on print quality, technical difficulty, and overall visual effect.
Quad/Graphics (NYSE: QUAD), a leading global printer and media channel integrator, is redefining print in today’s multichannel media world by helping marketers and publishers capitalize on print’s ability to complement and connect with other media channels. With consultative ideas, worldwide capabilities, leading-edge technology and single-source simplicity, Quad/Graphics has the resources and knowledge to help its clients maximize the revenue they derive from their marketing spend through channel integration, and minimize their total cost of production and distribution through a fully integrated national distribution network. The company provides a diverse range of print solutions, media solutions and logistics services from multiple locations throughout North America, Latin America and Europe.