Tom Quadracci

Tom Quadracci, president and CEO of Quad/Graphics, preferred to address the publication and catalog markets together. He provided a combined outlook for the industry segments in a brief Q&A exchange. PI: What is your outlook for the publishing and catalog industries in 2004? Quadracci: I am confident that the economy will gain momentum in 2004, which will strengthen sales of magazine ad pages, as well as the size (i.e., page counts) and frequency of catalog and retail insert events. In fact, I am so confident in an economic rebound that I am having Quad/Graphics prepare for an increase in business now. We are rapidly expanding

OKLAHOMA CITY—Quad/Graphics has accelerated the timetable for launching its new gravure operations, located here. "We are encouraged by growing client interest in our newest location and confident that the timing is right to pull the trigger on gravure in Oklahoma City," says Tom Quadracci, president and CEO of Quad/Graphics. Two new 108˝ Cerutti gravure presses will be installed and made production-ready in 2004 rather than in 2005, as previously announced. The two gravure presses will complement the two web offset presses that will start up this summer when the company officially opens the facility. Currently, the printer is constructing Phase I to house its initial web offset

By Caroline Miller In 1952, a handful of web offset printers got together in a hotel room in Chicago during the NAPL Expo. Those men were not only the pioneers that would help promote the then-fledgling web offset industry in the United States, they would also be the founding members of the Web Offset Association (WOA), the largest heatset offset printing organization in the world, says WOA Executive Director Tom Basore. "It really was the early days of heatset web printing in this country," notes Basore, who himself remembers—during his days working in the heatset web offset department at McCall's Printing in Dayton, OH—being

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