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Quad/Graphics earns Golden Cylinder Award for National Geographic work

Press release from the issuing company

March 12, 2004 -- Siberian Gold may be the magazine's cover story, but the June 2003 issue of National Geographic has golden undertones: Its production has earned Quad/Graphics a 2004 Golden Cylinder Award in the "Publication - Coated Over 40#" category. Sponsored by the Gravure Association of America, the Golden Cylinder Awards annually recognize "the best of the best" for technical achievement and innovation in the industry. Notably, we had been printing the magazine for just under a year when we produced the winning issue. In its first year printing with us, National Geographic is printing at its technical peak. The magazine is utilizing our latest gravure press capabilities for unparalleled color, more efficient print runs and greater variety in design. While previous printers also used gravure technology to print the magazine, our specially designed features - such as folders that can deliver more pages per impression and fewer makereadies, and dryers capable of removing more toluene from the ink during the drying process - make us the choice printer for high quality and greater efficiency. No stranger to gravure accolades, we received a Golden Cylinder Award last year for Victoria's Secret Christmas Dreams and Fantasies 2002 catalog, which was proclaimed a "poster child for 100 percent digital workflow" and "a real winner all around" by Gravure magazine.