In July 2010, Quad/Graphics acquired competitor World Color Press. In August 2010, the company announced that it would be closing five of its plants as part of a consolidation plan related to the acquisition of World Color Press. In November 2010, Quad/Graphics, Inc acquired Commercial and Specialty Products Printer HGI Company.
In July 2011, Quad announced an asset swap with the Transcontinental Inc where Quad would acquire Transcontinental's Mexican assets along with its black and white book printing business for U.S. export in exchange for seven of Quad Graphics' Canadian facilities. Former Quebecor World plant in Aurora, Ontario is now a TC Transcontinental facility.
On January 16, 2013, Quad/Graphics announced that it completed its acquisition of Vertis Holdings, Inc.