RR Donnelley to Produce Digitally Printed Books for Penguin
CHICAGO—May 04, 2010—R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company (NASDAQ:RRD) today announced an agreement with Penguin Group (USA) Inc. to provide the majority of its digital printing and binding requirements. Under the terms of the agreement RR Donnelley will produce Penguin Group (USA)’s digitally printed adult and young readers’ trade hardcover, trade paperback, mass market paperback books, bound galleys and advanced reader copies.
David Shanks, CEO, Penguin Group (USA), commented, “In the rapidly changing world of print manufacturing, RR Donnelley has developed new digital printing and binding technology that delivers both high quality inkjet printing and improved efficiencies. We are very pleased to be continuing our long-standing relationship with RR Donnelley as part of our ongoing mission to provide the best service possible to our authors and readers as well as booksellers.”
Using RR Donnelley’s digital file processing and archiving service, book publishers can tap into an on-demand production platform that delivers books in quantities from the ones to the millions. The company expects to have deployed nearly 20 of its ProteusJet inkjet units by year’s end.
“We are proud to have been named a primary producer of Penguin Group (USA)’s digitally printed books and related materials,” stated John Paloian, RR Donnelley’s Chief Operating Officer. “Our extensive digital platform, which includes more than 1,000 units in over 60 facilities worldwide, extends even beyond book production to encompass the breadth of the publishing supply chain. Our broad capabilities enable RR Donnelley to offer publishers and other clients who want to take advantage of on demand and one-to-one content the most flexible integrated communications solutions.”
About RR Donnelley
RR Donnelley (NASDAQ:RRD) is a global provider of integrated communications. Founded more than 145 years ago, the company works collaboratively with more than 60,000 customers worldwide to develop custom communications solutions that reduce costs, enhance ROI and ensure compliance. Drawing on a range of proprietary and commercially available digital and conventional technologies deployed across four continents, the company employs a suite of leading Internet based capabilities and other resources to provide premedia, printing, logistics and business process outsourcing products and services to leading clients in virtually every private and public sector.