Their proposed merger fell apart, but megaprinters Quad/Graphics and LSC nevertheless are looking more like monopolies.
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The second largest printer of books in the United States announced that it plans to exit the business.
Decades of historical precedent suggest that, now that the shortages and price increases of 2018 have ended, publishers should soon benefit from lower paper costs. But don’t hold your breath waiting for history to repeat itself. Prices for publication papers have stabilized since late last year, and the usual post-peak glut and price slashing don’t…
They argue that Quad’s acquisition of LSC would make it the monopoly provider in the long-run magazine and book printing businesses.
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