Adobe Brings Kinko's To The Desktop
Adobe and FedExKinko’s have collaborated to save a step for users of the most recent Acrobat and Reader whose workflow includes their local FedExKinko’s shop.
As of the update 8.1 to Acrobat and Reader, users will find a new item in the File dropdown: “Send File To FedExKinko’s”, as well as a button on the toolbar. This connects Adobe’s apps via the Internet to FedExKinko’s new online printing service, which will allow anyone in the US with net connectivity to send up their files for printing at any US FedExKinko’s print center.
This service promises many flexible capabilities, as the press release touts:
With the application, customers may conveniently upload and combine multiple files, customize jobs with tabs and inserts, preview orders, track job status, choose to ship their orders or pick up at a local center, and pay online.
A variety of delivery options are available, including FedEx Express and FedEx Ground services. Registered users are able to store contact and billing information, reprint previous orders, review order history, receive discounts and special offers, and set up preferences for a favorite center location and default recipient information.
Regardless of one’s individual needs, it’s hard to debate that this offers interesting new possiblilties for printing on demand.