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RR Donnelley Recognized for Superior Craftsmanship in the Global 2015 Gold Ink Awards Competition


Honored With 37 Awards for Producing Exemplary Print Pieces

CHICAGO, Sept. 16, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company (Nasdaq:RRD) announced today that it was recognized with 37 awards in the 2015 Gold Ink Award competition, one of the print industry's most prestigious competitions open to all print providers worldwide. This year's Gold Ink Award winners were selected from approximately 1,000 entries submitted in nearly 50 different categories. Winning pieces surpassed their competitors based on print quality, technical difficulty and overall visual effect. Now in its 28th year, a panel of distinguished graphic arts professionals judged this competition over the course of four days.

"Quality, craftsmanship and innovation are driving factors at RR Donnelley and it's that continuing focus which allows us to support the brand strategies of our customers with communications of the highest caliber," said Thomas J. Quinlan, President and Chief Executive Officer of RR Donnelley. "It is a source of great pride for all of us at RR Donnelley to have our efforts recognized with so many of these prestigious awards across so many categories."

Sixteen RR Donnelley facilities produced the pieces that were recognized with an award across five primary categories, including 15 awards in Commercial Printing, 12 awards in Books, five awards in Magazines, three awards in Catalogs, and two awards in Packaging.

In total, RR Donnelley received three Gold awards, six Silver awards, three Bronze awards, and 25 Pewter awards. Categories and projects recognized with a Gold award, the competition's highest accolade, included:

  • Catalogs - Consumer Catalogs, Web: Hughes Marino; Construction Management
  • Folding Cartons - Folding Cartons: European Soap; Pré de Provence Enriched Soap
  • Packaging - Packaging, Rigid: NJOY; AC Collection

The 2015 Gold Ink Award pieces are featured in Printing Impressions magazine and at The top award-winning companies and their entries were also honored during the Gold Ink Gala held during GRAPH EXPO 2015 in Chicago on September 13.

About RR Donnelley
RR Donnelley (Nasdaq:RRD) helps organizations communicate more effectively by working to create, manage, produce, distribute and process content on behalf of our customers. The company assists customers in developing and executing multichannel communication strategies that engage audiences, reduce costs, drive revenues and increase compliance. RR Donnelley's innovative technologies enhance digital and print communications to deliver integrated messages across multiple media to highly targeted audiences at optimal times for clients in virtually every private and public sector. Strategically located operations provide local service and responsiveness while leveraging the economic, geographic and technological advantages of a global organization.

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