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Quad Acquires East Coast Commercial and In-Store Printer UniGraphic

Thursday, February 06, 2014

Press release from the issuing company

SUSSEX, WI – Quad/Graphics, Inc. today announced it has acquired UniGraphic, Inc., one of the largest commercial printers in the Boston metro area. The acquisition fortifies Quad/Graphics’ commercial and specialty printing, in-store marketing, and digital and fulfillment solutions for businesses on the East Coast. The acquisition also strengthens Quad/Graphics’ ability to service national retailers’ large-format and in-store marketing needs, adding an East Coast presence to Quad/Graphics’ existing Midwest and West Coast locations.

"UniGraphic is a premier print solutions company that has earned customer loyalty through superior quality, flexibility and reliability," said Joel Quadracci, Quad/Graphics Chairman, President & CEO. "We are excited to build on UniGraphic’s success on the East Coast, serving clients in a wide range of industries from arts and entertainment to education, financial, food, healthcare, mass media, pharmaceutical and retail.This acquisition expands our commercial and specialty and in-store marketing footprint to both coasts as well as the Midwest, and supports our vision to grow in markets where we can create value for clients and shareholders alike."

Craig Faust, Quad/Graphics President of Commercial & Specialty, added: "We look forward to welcoming UniGraphic’s employees to our family and leveraging their experience and expertise in high-impact, quick-turn solutions. UniGraphic serves the East Coast from two strategically located facilities featuring leading-edge capabilities such as web-to-print and on-demand services for static and variable print as well as the latest technology for producing large-format signs and point-of-purchase displays. This is an ideal platform on which we can better service our existing client base as well as grow by providing a more robust national footprint."

Bob Quinlan, Owner and President of UniGraphic, will remain with the company along with the rest of his management team and employees.

"We are excited to be part of Quad/Graphics – a company with a long-standing reputation for investing in its business to improve quality and productivity," said Bob Quinlan, President of UniGraphic. "Its culture of employee empowerment and servicing customers beyond expectations match the way we do business. We look forward to introducing our clients to Quad/Graphics’ worldwide platform and distinctive revenue-generating solutions, such as interactive print."

UniGraphic employs approximately 190 employees between two facilities: a 91,000-square-foot plant in Woburn, Mass., just north of Boston, and a 27,000-square-foot plant in Long Island City, New York, strategically located across the East River from Midtown Manhattan.

Among UniGraphic's offerings are:

  • Full-service prepress services, digital asset management and color retouching
  • Web-to-print / On-demand printing and finishing
  • Complete wide-format digital printing capabilities
  • Digital printing featuring the latest technology for variable data and image personalization
  • Offset printing, including 10-color UV perfecting press technology
  • Full-service binding and specialty finishing
  • In-house mailing services that are HIPAA compliant and feature CASS-certification and NCOA verification
  • Automated, quick-turn kitting and fulfillment services.

Quad/Graphics' other commercial and specialty and in-store marketing facilities are located in Leominster, Mass.; Enfield, Conn.; Burlington, Menomonee Falls and New Berlin, Wis.; Dallas, Texas; Huntington Beach, Calif.; Radzymin, Poland; and throughout Latin America.


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