August 9, 2007 -- In a letter to Adobe CEO Bruce Chizen and Senior VP for the Adobe Creative Solutions Business Unit Johnny Loiacono, representatives of the In-Plant printing community asked for greater representation of Adobe’s print advisory board.
Writing on behalf of The Association of College and University Printers (ACUP), the National Government Publishing Association (NGPA), and the International Printing and Mailing Association (IPMA), as well as in-plant print operations all over the country, Ray Chambers, CEO of Chambers Management Group acknowledged with thanks Adobe's prompt attention to their concerns regarding the "Send to FedEx Kinko's" controversy.
In his letter Chambers noted “We also applaud Adobe’s effort to listen to the print community as it moves forward in the development of web-to-print functionality in future products.”
As one of two In-Plant attendees at the July 17 and August 1 meetings called by Adobe to discuss the FedEx Kinko’s link controversy, Chambers noted that “In-Plant print operations are significantly underrepresented on the new print advisory board.” While grateful for Adobe's attention, ACUP, NGPA and IPMA wish for extended input regarding the next step in the web-to-print enterprise. Representing 50,000 operations and over $15 billion in revenues across the U.S. (InfoTrends, 2004), the organizations respectfully ask for better representation in upcoming decisions that have potential to impact the document management industry as a whole. Chambers presented a slate of seven additional In-Plant representatives, including those leadership positions in ACUP, IPMA, and NGPA.
By contributing more "real world" instances – including experiences in government compliance, contractual protocols, intellectual property, labor issues, and more – these institutional print professionals have a unique perspective that can enrich a partnership between their organizations and the Adobe-FedEx Kinko's corporations.
In-plant print professionals look forward to a long and fruitful relationship with these two companies as they seek to serve their customers in all sectors of the public and private arena.
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