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RR Donnelley Recognized With Nine Golden Cylinder Awards by Gravure Association of America


Honors Innovation and Quality Excellence in Premedia, Soft Proofing and Production Using Gravure Technology

CHICAGO, Dec. 12, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company (Nasdaq:RRD) today announced that nine different catalogs, magazines, retail inserts and direct mailings that drew on its premedia and production platform have been recognized with 2012 Golden Cylinder Awards by the Gravure Association of America, which is the leading marketing, educational and technical resource for the gravure industry. The Awards provide peer recognition for technical achievement and are selected from submissions.

"With each project that we set out to produce, large or small, our goal is to collaborate with our customers in order to deliver exceptional quality," said John Paloian, RR Donnelley's Chief Operating Officer. "We are very pleased and proud that our platform's contributions to our customers' projects were so broadly represented in this year's awards."

One of the Golden Cylinder Awards recognized the collaborative soft proofing done in support of an RR Donnelley customer's catalog production. The judges noted that the innovation benefited the customer by significantly reducing the cycle time associated with proofing.

"Innovation plays a key role in helping customers gain speed-to-market advantages as well as supporting their brands with superb quality," added Paloian. "At RR Donnelley, we have brought technology and craftsmanship together across multiple facilities to deliver consistent high quality. We are also pushing the envelope, for example, by working at the frontier of using gravure technology for applications involving printed electronics." 

About RR Donnelley

RR Donnelley (Nasdaq:RRD) is a global provider of integrated communications. The company works collaboratively with more than 60,000 customers worldwide to develop custom communications solutions that reduce costs, drive top-line growth, enhance ROI and ensure compliance. Drawing on a range of proprietary and commercially available digital and conventional technologies deployed across four continents, the company employs a suite of leading Internet based capabilities and other resources to provide premedia, printing, logistics and business process outsourcing services to clients in virtually every private and public sector.

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