FedEx Office is deploying new Agfa Graphics’ Jeti 3020 grand-format inkjet printing devices and, effective March 1, it will serve as Boeing’s primary print provider, producing critical operations, sales and large/grand-format printed materials. The printers will be installed at its centralized production centers across the country.
FedEx Office Print & Go enables customers to access and print documents directly from BlackBerry smartphones and USB flash drives on select Canon printing devices within the self-service area at the company’s retail locations. It’s available at more than 1,600 locations.
As of today, customers will find the unlimited, free Wi-Fi service provided through AT&T at more than 1,000 locations. The remaining rollout of the company's free Wi-Fi service is scheduled to be completed by the end of the month.
Commercial printer company and personnel news from Printing Impressions' August 2010 edition.
DALLAS—FedEx Office, an operating company of FedEx Corp., announced the selection of Kim Dixon as executive vice president and COO, effective June 1. In this role, She will lead and oversee the company's global retail and print operations. Dixon spent 14 years with Sprint Nextel, where she most recently served as senior vice president of consumer sales. As COO, she will lead a number of key divisions, including global retail operations and planning, retail and supply chain management, and real estate and development.
Dixon will lead the company's global retail and print operations. She joins FedEx Office after a 14-year tenure with Sprint Nextel Corp.
FedEx Office will deploy more than 12,000 new Canon and HP machines across more than 1,800 locations in the United States and Canada.
DALLAS—Ken May will resign as president and CEO of FedEx Kinko’s, effective March 31. Brian Phillips, COO of FedEx Kinko’s, will become acting CEO. May spent 25 years with the company. He plans to pursue other interests and spend more time with his family.
SAN JOSE, CA—Adobe quietly announced on August 8 that it was removing the “Send to FedEx Kinko’s” menu option from its Reader and Acrobat applications. The FedEx Kinko’s function will be omitted from the Reader and Acrobat versions that are to be released in October. Adobe cited time needed to write and test the version 8.1.1 software, thus the delay in the updated release. The decision came following a discovery meeting held by Adobe, in which analysts and users condemned the decision to partner with FedEx Kinko’s at the expense of many longtime Adobe customers. Several printing organizations, including PIA/GATF and NAPL, publicly denounced what they
SAN JOSE, CA—Printing associations and a digital user’s group reacted angrily toward Adobe’s decision to incorporate a “send to FedEx Kinko’s” command in its Acrobat 8.1 application. In turn, Adobe recently met with several organizations to address their concerns. The PIA/GATF, noting Adobe’s contributions in transforming the printing process from an analog to a digital workflow—enhancing graphic communications, while putting millions of bucks in Adobe’s coffers—said the move “insults industry loyalty.” Michael Makin, president and CEO of PIA/GATF, added that the Adobe partnership left the association feeling “terribly betrayed by the company that has been supported by the printing industry.” Makin found it “unacceptable” that