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Quad/Graphics Equips Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue with Virtual Reality Viewers


SUSSEX, Wis.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 17, 2016-- Quad/Graphics (NYSE: QUAD), a leading global provider of print and marketing services, today announces the inclusion of its Quad Virtual Reality (QVR) Viewer in select copies of the 2016 Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue that provides an all-access viewing experience of the magazine’s first-ever virtual reality videos. The QVR Viewer appears in about 500,000 special newsstand versions of the swimsuit issue.

Quad’s versatile foldable headset is much less expensive, lighter, thinner and more flexible than more widely known units such as Google Cardboard. Advertisers are able to brand and print four-color process on the unit’s outer shell for greater consumer recall and recognition. The viewers can be bound or stitched into magazines or catalogs, onserted into paper or polywrap, placed in a carton or distributed as a stand-alone piece.

“Publishers are looking for new and innovative ways to connect more with their readership,” said Joel Quadracci, Chairman, President & CEO of Quad/Graphics. “The QVR Viewer allows them to provide enhanced digital experiences that complement and extend their brand, or advertisers’ brands, beyond traditional print or digital content.”

The VR experience features behind-the-scenes content and what the magazine calls “intimate access” with five featured models. For the best visual experience, readers of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue download the SI Swim 2016 app, place their smartphones into the QVR Viewer and launch the app.

“Compared to other paper viewers, the QVR Viewer is an economical way to reach readers and consumers with a fully branded gateway to digital content,” Quadracci said.

For a media kit and samples, or more information on the Quad/Graphics QVR Viewer, please contact Ashley Durkin-Rixey at 202-223-4933 or adurkin@stantoncomm.com.

About Quad/Graphics

At the forefront of innovation for 45 years, Quad/Graphics (NYSE: QUAD) is a leading print and marketing services provider focused on helping brand owners market their products, services and content more efficiently and effectively across media channels. With a consultative approach, worldwide capabilities, leading-edge technology and single-source simplicity, Quad/Graphics has the resources and knowledge to help a wide variety of clients in distinct vertical industries, including but not limited to retail, publishing, healthcare, insurance and financial. The Company helps its clients perform better in today’s rapidly changing world through the integration of print products with complementary services to improve efficiencies, reduce costs, lift response and increase revenue. Quad/Graphics provides a diverse range of print and related products, services and solutions from multiple locations throughout North America, South America and Europe, and strategic partnerships in Asia and other parts of the world.

Source: Quad/Graphics

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Ashley Durkin-Rixey, (202) 223-4933