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NewsWeek, Time Name Quad/Graphics Co-Printer of the Year

Press release from the issuing company

4/9/01 - Pewaukee, WI - Quad/Graphics, the world’s largest privately held printer, has won two of the highest honors for outstanding printing performance. Newsweek Inc., publisher of Newsweek magazine and a division of The Washington Post Co., has named Quad/Graphics’ Hartford, Wis., plant its Printer of the Year, marking the 16th consecutive year Quad/Graphics has won the distinguished award, which is sought annually by printers across the nation. Time Inc., publisher of several popular consumer magazines and a division of AOL Time Warner, has named Quad/Graphics’ Saratoga Springs, N.Y., plant its Co-Printer of the Year for its production of Time, Sports Illustrated and People Weekly magazines. Each of the awards recognizes Quad/Graphics’ performance for the 2000 calendar year. “We’ve grown our business for 30 years by doing things differently and, in our opinion, better,” said Harry V. Quadracci, founder and president of Quad/Graphics. “These honors recognize long-standing relationships that are based on peak printing performance.” In determining their top-performing printers, Newsweek and Time Inc. use similar methods to grade their many printers on turnaround time, bindery speed, paper waste, quality of product and customer service. “We’re a very demanding customer,” said Mark Heeman, associate director of Field Operations for Newsweek. “As a weekly magazine, we depend on our printers to get the books out the door and to our subscribers and newsstands on time. [Quad] does that for us week in and week out, and they do it very well.”

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