FedEx Office Commercial Press Earns G7 Master Qualified Printer Designation
DALLAS, August 28, 2013 – FedEx Office Commercial Press, Inc., formerly known as Howard Press, has been qualified as a G7 Master Qualified Printer®, the industry’s premier designation for color management, by the International Digital Enterprise Alliance (IDEAlliance®). The G7 Master Qualified Printer designation identifies printing companies that have been trained to use the G7 Proof-to-Print Process, a calibration method that allows printers to achieve a visual match from proof to press.
“Our customers expect the highest quality and most consistent color on their commercial print pieces. Obtaining the G7 Master Qualified Printer designation is an example of FedEx Office’s commitment to meeting and exceeding our customers’ expectations,” said Aimee DiCicco, senior vice president, Sales at FedEx Office. “Regardless of where materials are printed or what machine or substrate is used, we can guarantee the color match will be consistent on all pieces, giving our customers the reliability that they expect from FedEx Office.”
With the G7 designation, customers with strict brand requirements can expect consistent color and a predictable appearance. A key benefit of G7 is that it is device-independent. The G7 calibration methodology is the same for any imaging technology, regardless of substrate, colorants or screening technologies. The G7 color management technique maximizes efficiency with reduced waste and reprints, and shorter set-up and proofing cycles, thereby reducing costs and allowing greater control over the printing process.
The G7 Master Qualified Printer status is granted to a physical facility, equipment and systems, is valid for one calendar year and must be renewed annually. FedEx Commercial Press opted to qualify both of their physical locations.
In addition, Howard Press, a wholly owned subsidiary of FedEx Office, has been renamed to FedEx Office Commercial Press, Inc. FedEx Office Commercial Press offers digital and offset lithography printing, for all types of high quality marketing collateral, direct mail pieces, books, business forms and variable data printing in two secure, limited-access facilities.
About FedEx Office
FedEx Office, an operating company of FedEx Corp., has approximately 1,800 stores and locations primarily in the U.S. and Canada, providing convenient access to printing and shipping expertise with reliable service. The company’s network features retail stores, centralized production centers, corporate on-site print centers, and on-site business centers at hotels, convention centers and universities. Services include copying and digital printing, professional finishing, document creation, direct mail, signs and graphics, computer rental, free Wi-Fi and corporate print solutions. In addition, the company offers FedEx Express and FedEx Ground shipping, Hold at FedEx Location, and packing services backed by the FedEx® Packing Pledge. InformationWeek 500 recognized FedEx Office® Print Online and FedEx Office® Print & Go solutions with the 2011 Most Innovative Products award. Products, services and hours vary by location. For more information, please visit www.fedex.com/office.
About FedEx Corp.
FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) provides customers and businesses worldwide with a broad portfolio of transportation, e-commerce and business services. With annual revenues of $44 billion, the company offers integrated business applications through operating companies competing collectively and managed collaboratively, under the respected FedEx brand. Consistently ranked among the world’s most admired and trusted employers, FedEx inspires its more than 300,000 team members to remain “absolutely, positively” focused on safety, the highest ethical and professional standards and the needs of their customers and communities. For more information, visit news.fedex.com.
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