September 15, 2009 12:08 ET

World Color Tops North American Printers in Annual Gold Ink Printing Competition

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Sept. 15, 2009) - World Color Press Inc. (TSX:WC)(TSX:WC.U)("World Color") won 34 Gold Ink Awards in the annual printing competition sponsored by Publishing Executive, Printing Impressions and Book Business magazines. That total topped all other North American printers and continued an award-winning company tradition in this and related competitions. Earlier in July, the company won 15 awards in the 2009 Graphic Awards competition sponsored by the Print Industry Association of the South (PIAS).

The Gold Ink Awards included one Gold - the highest honor - to World Color St. Cloud for its printing of Interiors and Sources in the Trade Magazine category. Ten different World Color facilities won awards in more than 10 different categories, including annual reports, books, brochures, magazines and directories. More than 1,000 entries from around the world were submitted into this year's competition. Entries were judged on the basis of print quality, technical difficulty and overall visual effect. Winners were recognized at the annual Gold Ink Awards and Hall of Fame banquet Sept. 14 in Chicago.

"Our continued success in the Gold Ink and other printing competitions speaks to the dedication of our employees, their superb craft skills and the overall quality of our operations," said Mark Angelson, Chairman and CEO. "More importantly, it recognizes the quality of our customers, who set the creative and production standards to which we all aspire."

The Gold Ink Awards will be showcased in the September issue of Publishing Executive magazine. Additional information on the awards can be found at

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About World Color

World Color is an industry leader in providing high-value and comprehensive print, digital and related services to retailers, catalogers, publishers, branded-goods companies and other businesses worldwide. Founded in 1903, World Color's products include advertising inserts and circulars, catalogs, direct mail products, magazines, books, directories, digital premedia, logistics and mail list technologies. During its century-long existence, World Color has had a rich tradition of leadership and excellence. Its team of approximately 20,000 employees is focused on helping clients meet their needs from facilities located in the U.S., Canada, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru. More information about World Color can be found on its Web site at

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    Vice President, Communications
    Roland Ribotti
    Vice President, Corporate Finance and Treasurer