ACUP message to Adobe
The Association of College and University Printers is a group made up of internal in-plant managers from the United States, Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom meeting annually for over forty years in support of our parent organizations. As managers of internal copying and printing facilities in colleges, hospitals, public and parochial school systems, and universities, we, the undersigned are deeply troubled by the embedding of a link to a commercial vendor, namely, "Send to FedExKinkos", in your current release of Adobe 8.1. "Many of our institutions prohibit the use of external vendors to provide copying and printing services for a variety of sound business reasons. Your adding a commercial link complicates the process of serving our client base who may unintentionally send work outside the corporation or school believing that the link is authorized by our parent organizations. "Please revisit your decision to include this link as an unnecessary and invasive interference in our organization's business."