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SUSSEX, WI—China is the traditional wedding anniversary gift for 20 years, with platinum being the modern choice. As for Quad/Graphics, Newsweek feted its longtime partner by bestowing the printer with its 20th consecutive "Printer of the Year" award. Six plants were in the running for the coveted award, with the Hartford, WI, division nudging out Saratoga Springs, NY, for top honors. Each year, Newsweek judges printers on the following seven categories: quality, paper waste on covers, turnaround time from the last file to the first book, time needed to produce the first 100,000 books, bindery books per hour, and service and support. Quad's relationship with Newsweek dates

Dallas Printers Agree to Merge DALLAS—Impression Graphics and Ussery Printing have agreed to merge, with the company operating under the name of Ussery Printing. The combined companies have 76 employees and roughly $11.7 million in annual sales. The company will be able to produce small- and large-format printing. Quad/Graphics Signs Extension SUSSEX, WI—Quad/Graphics will become the exclusive printer for U.S. News & World Report in January 2005 after the two parties reached an accord on a contract extension. Quad will print 2.2 million weekly copies of the publication for distribution throughout the United States. The work will be produced entirely at Quad facilities in Saratoga Springs, NY,

Line & Tone, Target MergeNEW YORK—A little more than a year since it acquired Finley Digital Photographics, Line & Tone, based here, announced that it is merging with Target Graphics, of Boonton, NJ. Target Graphics and its art creation subsidiary, MediaLogix, are now wholly owned subsidiaries of Line & Tone. The transaction will see Line & Tone move its Parsippany and Mahwah, NJ, operations into Target's Boonton facility. Quad/Graphics Expanding PlantsPEWAUKEE, WI—Gammerler, a manufacturer of in-line finishing systems, announced it has been chosen by Quad/Graphics, headquartered here, to supply overhead conveying systems for Quad plant expansions in Martinsburg, WV, Saratoga Springs, NY, as well

PEWAUKEE, WI—Quad/ Graphics is undergoing its largest premedia capital expansion to date, investing nearly $1.5 million in technology alone for four new digital photography studios and a new digital imaging center. The expansion encompasses: * Dallas: A new photography studio will complement an all-new remote imaging center. * Los Angeles: A new studio will complete a pre-existing, recently expanded remote imaging center. * Minneapolis: A new studio will complement a pre-existing remote imaging center that is relocating to a more spacious building. * Saratoga Springs, NY: A new studio rounds out a pre-existing, plant-side imaging center. Operations at each of the sites is slated

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