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Winners Announced for the 2015 Gold Ink Awards Printing Contest
August 14, 2015 at 6:43 pm

PHILADELPHIA—August 14, 2015—Printing Impressions has announced the winners of the 2015 Gold Ink Awards. This year’s Gold Ink Award winners were chosen from more than 1,000 entries submitted within 50 categories, including: Books Magazines Commercial Printing Packaging Direct Mail Catalogs Calendars Posters Scientific & Technical Journals And many more! Click here to view the complete…

Why RR Donnelley Is Splitting Into 3 Companies
August 12, 2015 at 5:33 pm

After hearing the U.S.’s largest printing company talk for years about the synergies among its various divisions and acquisitions, securities analysts were dumbfounded last week when the company announced it would split into three. “So I thought part of the reason that the conglomerate made sense was that you could share a lot in terms…

Press Release: RR Donnelley Announces Intent to Create Three Independent Publicly Traded Companies
August 4, 2015 at 1:52 pm

CHICAGO, Aug. 04, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- RR Donnelley & Sons Company (Nasdaq:RRD) today announced that it intends to create three independent, publicly traded companies: one business focused on financial communications and data services; one business focused on publishing and retail-centric print services; and one business focused on customized multichannel communications management. Thomas J. Quinlan…

RR Donnelley CEO Thomas Quinlan on the Future of Printing
March 16, 2015

Last week Book Business's sister publication Printing Impressions launched its PI Xchange Live video series, featuring live interviews with top printing executives. The inaugural interviewee was RR Donnelley president and CEO Thomas J. Quinlan III. Quinlan sat down with Printing Impressions editorial director Mark Michelson to discuss RRD's organic growth strategy, how to best integrate diverse corporate cultures following an acquisition, and his outlook regarding the future and evolution of the printing industry.

Why Books Are Sharks: Neil Gaiman Salutes Douglas Adams
March 6, 2015

The Douglas Adams Memorial Lecture is held every year to raise funds for Adams' favorite causes, Save the Rhino and the Environmental Investigation Agency. Hopefully I don't have to tell you who Adams wasand what he wrote. But you may not know about one of his lesser works, and in my opinion, one of the best popular science books ever written, Last Chance to See. If you haven't yet read it, you'll learn much about endangered species and find your heart being broken even as you laugh out loud.

A Tribute to the Printer Aldus Manutius, and the Roots of the Paperback
March 4, 2015

CURIOUS strollers in early-16th-century Venice might have paused by the shop of the great printer Aldus Manutius only to be scared off by a stern warning posted over the door. "Whoever you are, Aldus asks you again and again what it is you want from him," it read. "State your business briefly, and then immediately go away." To state the current business at hand briefly, Aldus is the subject of a new exhibition commemorating the 500th anniversary of his death - and the birth of reading as we know it.

Sorry, Ebooks. These 9 Studies Show Why Print Is Better
February 27, 2015

Don't lament the lost days of cutting your fingers on pristine new novels or catching a whiff of that magical, transportive old book smell just yet! A slew of recent studies shows that print books are still popular, even among millennials. What's more: further research suggests that this trend may save demonstrably successful learning habits from certain death. Take comfort in these 9 studies that show that print books have a promising future: