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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 […]

Does the Printing Industry Need a Bailout?

Does the Printing Industry Need a Bailout?

What do you think? Some of this country's biggest industries are being pulled back from the brink of financial collapse thanks to what has come to be known as THE BAILOUT. And nowadays, more and more printers are asking, where's my bailout?” Although not in the spotlight as often as the auto or financial industries, printing is an essential part of the U.S. economy. It just so happens that printing isn't one of those things you notice until you really need, like when you're printing your wedding invitations, or you're starting your own business and need to have your own business card printing done. But the printers that handle these relatively low volume jobs for small businesses and individuals are not the printers most at risk. People are still printing, especially with printers that offer inexpensive web-to-print and POD services. The printers that are really suffering are the largest printers that depend on two or three massive contracts for their […]

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