FedEx Office Commercial Press Earns G7 Master Qualified Printer Designation
Howard Press is now FedEx Office Commercial Press, Inc.
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
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
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
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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