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Adobe Pulling Out of the Print Game?

Adobe Pulling Out of the Print Game?

Don't go Adobe, I'll change! Earlier this month, without so much as a press release, Adobe made the decision to drop its weightily titled "Adobe Partner Connection Print Service Provider Program." The program offered printers a variety of services, including a complete copy of the Adobe CS, and regular upgrades, for a relatively low ($595 – $995) yearly rate. When questioned, Adobe defended their position, saying that the product's retirement was due to decreasing membership. And indeed, "only" 3000 or so printers used the service (Hotcards not among them). However, the implications of the planned February 4th shutdown are resonating deeply throughout the industry. While relatively few printers used the program, most rely on Adobe as a cornerstone of operations. And for many years, printers have been acting as a free technical support service for Adobe, using their own expertise to help print customers work with files created using Adobe's complex software. Moreover, many printers have converted customers who were […]

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