Following Adobe Forum, NAPL, NAQP and Coalition for Open Competition Remain Firm: Adobe Should Dissolve Agreement With FedEx Kinko’s ad Remove FedEx Kinko’s Logo and Link from Software
The Graphic Communications Coalition for Open Competition was formed in June 2007 in response to an announcement that month by Adobe Systems of its agreement with FedEx Kinko’s in which the latest versions of Adobe® Reader and Adobe Acrobat® software feature an embedded connection to FedEx Kinko’s PrintOnline application.
A June 15 letter to Adobe’s Chizen from Truncale and Johnson was a prompt response to the announced agreement and was followed by a flurry of protests from companies and organizations throughout the graphic communications industry. In their June letter, Truncale and Johnson expressed their disappointment in the agreement, which they said provides “an unfair competitive advantage to FedEx Kinko’s. . .at the expense of the many other printers—including many of our members—who have played such a pivotal role in establishing Adobe as the de facto standard among many end users for reading documents and printing file submission.”
This expressions of concern to Adobe is a reflection of the commitment of NAPL and its partners in The NAPL Network—NAQP and the Research and Engineering Council of NAPL—to speak out on issues affecting their members.
Chartered in 1933, NAPL (www.napl.org) is a not-for-profit trade association representing companies in the $100 billion + graphic communications industry and dedicated to excellence in graphic communications management. NAPL’s comprehensive slate of business-building solutions provides company leaders with the strategies, insights, and guidance they can use to make informed business decisions, minimize risk, anticipate change, and profitably grow their business. For more information on membership in The NAPL Network, which includes NAPL, the R&E Council of NAPL, and the National Association for Quick Printers (NAQP), visit www.napl.org or call (800) 642-6275, Option 5.