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With more than 80 community partners, the Chicago Literacy Alliance (CLA) is helping to meet literacy needs for people of all ages and backgrounds in Chicago’s West Loop. All the designs within the center are inspired by books, from childhood favorites through contemporary classics, and they were produced with the help of Chicago printer Cushing.

Bored at the bus stop? In December, Boost Mobile, in collaboration with JCDecaux North America, launched a Virtual Reality campaign at a bus shelter in Chicago taking commuters on a trip to a block party in an Unlimited World. The display within a downtown Chicago transit shelter connected TV to digital to experiential in a unique way.

Well, it’s official. As reported on the business wire earlier today, RR Donnelley (RRD) has split into three separate, publicly held companies. First revealed in August 2015, the breakup of the $11.7 billion conglomerate follows the latest corporate trend of “maximizing shareholder value” by creating more focused companies; in theory, the parts are more valuable than the whole. Similar moves, partly driven by activist investors, are in process at Xerox and already occurred at HP.

Printing Impressions Editorial Director Mark Michelson caught up with Len Lauer, chairman and CEO of Memjet, during GRAPH EXPO 2015, to discuss why Memjet remains a market leader in high-speed, high-quality production inkjet printing. Although the company may not be a household industry name, Memjet's single-pass, pagewide-array inkjet printing technology was being demonstrated by 10 different partner OEMs during GRAPH EXPO 15, including label, mailing, commercial and wide-format digital printing applications.

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