Collaboration with Pantone Reaffirms Color as a Critical Form of Communication and Driver of Business
PLANO, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#COTY2020—FedEx Office, a leading provider of convenient, state-of-the-art printing, packing and shipping services and a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX), joins Pantone in celebrating the reveal of the Color of the Year 2020. Through its innovative print and color management techniques, including using the PANTONE MATCHING SYSTEM®, FedEx Office provides businesses and consumers the ability to leverage the power of color to engage audiences in creative and meaningful ways.
“The Pantone Color Institute reveal of the Pantone Color of the Year 2020 demonstrates the role color plays in shaping industry trends, and we have seen how the right color helps brands differentiate themselves and drive customer engagement,” said Kim Dixon, executive vice president and chief operating officer, FedEx Office. “Our state-of-the art color management technology provides accuracy, quality and consistency of color printing every time, enabling consumers to express themselves and businesses to build a strong and highly recognizable brand.”
For 21 years, Pantone’s Color of the Year has influenced product development and purchasing decisions in multiple industries, including fashion, home furnishings and industrial design, as well as product packaging and graphic design.
“Color helps us to visually express and affect ideas and emotions. Designers and brands should feel inspired to use color to engage and connect with their audiences,” said Laurie Pressman, vice president of the Pantone Color Institute. “The way color is brought to life is critically important to the integrity of the story that’s being told. From a suite of collateral and storefront signage for a new business to helping the Pantone Color Institute unveil the Pantone Color of the Year for 2020, FedEx Office’s color matching technology using the PANTONE MATCHING SYSTEM®is a trusted source to achieve the right color, every time,” added Pressman.
According to a 2019 FedEx Office print services survey, quality – including color matching – ranks No. 1 for small businesses (78%) and consumers (77%), over cost and speed. As part of its ongoing commitment to lead the industry in color and print, FedEx Office continues to make strategic investments to meet the increasing demand for print services, particularly among small to midsize businesses. Recent investments in the 17 FedEx Office print production centers located throughout the United States include:
- Installation of Océ Colorado 1640 large format printers, powered by UVgel ink technology with LED curing, improving large format graphics capabilities
- Installation of AGFA Jeti Mira LED grand format printers, powered by LED cured UV inks, allowing for a wider variety of color print capabilities, including white inks and varnish
- Installation of Océ ProCut Digital Flatbed Cutters, improving capabilities in contour cutting with a wider variety of substrates
- Installation of Caldera RIP software enabling best-in-class color management technology
- Upgraded Konica Minolta bizhub PRESS C1100 high volume color digital printing presses with Internal Spectrophotometer (ILS) modules. The additional module assists in automatic machine calibration based on the (Idealliance ®) G7® leading global color management specification standard.
All FedEx Office print production centers are certified as Idealliance G7 Master Qualified Facilities with onsite training and qualification performed by FedEx Office G7 certified experts (leaders in the field of color management, process and quality control).
For more information about FedEx Office printing services, please visit https://www.fedex.com/en-us/printing.html.
About FedEx Office
FedEx Office operates more than 2,100 company-owned stores and locations in the U.S., providing convenient access to printing and shipping expertise with reliable service. The company’s network features retail print and ship stores; store-within-a store locations inside Walmart; FedEx OnCampus locations at hotels, hospitals, convention centers, corporate facilities and universities; and FedEx Office Commercial Press. Services include digital printing, professional finishing, document creation, direct mail, signs and graphics, copying, computer rental, free Wi-Fi and corporate print solutions. In addition, the company offers FedEx Express® and FedEx Ground® shipping, Hold at FedEx Location, FedEx SameDay City and packing services backed by the FedEx® Packing Pledge. For more information, please visit fedex.com/office or connect with us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.
FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) provides customers and businesses worldwide with a broad portfolio of transportation, e-commerce and business services. With annual revenues of $70 billion, the company offers integrated business solutions 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 450,000 team members to remain focused on safety, the highest ethical and professional standards and the needs of their customers and communities. To learn more about how FedEx connects people and possibilities around the world, please visit about.fedex.com.
Pantone, a wholly owned subsidiary of X-Rite, Incorporated, enables color-critical decisions, from inspiration to realization, for brands and manufacturers. Over 10 million designers and producers around the world employ Pantone Products and Services to communicate through color, and control consistency across various materials and finishes. Pantone offers designers, brands and consumers, products and services through three unique business divisions: Pantone Standards, which includes digital and physical workflow tools and the quintessential Pantone Color Language; the Pantone Color Institute™, which provides trend, brand identity and color assurance consulting services; and Pantone Lifestyle, the consumer products division that brings color and design together across apparel, home and accessories. More information is available at www.pantone.com.
burson cohn & wolfe on behalf of FedEx Office