R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company 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."