A Game of Monopolies: Two Giants Carve Up the Publication-Printing Business

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We won the battle, but it looks as if we’re losing the war.

Publishers who want to ensure a competitive marketplace for magazine, book, and catalog printing cheered in June when, against all odds, the U.S. Justice Department opposed the merger of mega-printers Quad/Graphics and LSC Communications.

We were especially jubilant when Quad and LSC called off the deal a few weeks later.

Now it looks as if the eventual outcome won’t be much different from what we feared.



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