iPrint Unveils iKiosk System at ON DEMAND Print Show
(PR Newswire; 05/06/98)
ON DEMAND EXPO, NEW YORK, May 6 /PRNewswire/ Royal P. Farros, CEO of
iPrint, inc., the leading Internet print shop, delivered the keynote address
today at the ON DEMAND Digital Printing and Publishing Expo. The keynote
signaled the launch of iPrint's new iKiosk System or "Internet Kiosk" a
self-service, fully-automated electronic commerce environment for print
brokers, ad specialty brokers, and commercial and quick printers.
Designed specifically for the printing industry by print and software
experts, the iKiosk System is a complete turnkey solution for printers that
includes hardware, fast-Internet hosting, 24/7 support, security, maintenance,
Extranet-enabled reporting and customer support services. Using an iKiosk
System, print-oriented businesses can offer their customers direct access to
creating, proofing and ordering professionally-printed products right over the
iKiosk availability is immediate and, in most instances, an iKiosk-enabled
website can go "live" virtually overnight.
"The Internet is having a profound effect on the printing industry,"
commented Farros in his keynote remarks. "Those that embrace this technology
will thrive. Our new iKiosk System is designed to get print-oriented
businesses online asap, allowing our strategic partners to take full advantage
of the booming Internet opportunity and giving them a crucial and immediate
The iKiosk System automates not only the creation process, but the back-
end printing process as well. An iKiosk System virtually eliminates the
prepress process. And because the customer creates and proofs right onscreen,
reprint-due-to-error rates drop dramatically, which contributes to significant
cost savings and substantially increased customer satisfaction.
"The Internet audience is doubling every 100 days," added Farros. "The main
problem for the printing industry isn't to create a website anyone can do
that. The difficult part is to create a web presence that can automate and
scale without getting overwhelmed and overrun. Our iKiosk solution is based on
time-proven experience and award-winning technology really, the only industry-
strength offering available."
Early strategic partnerships underway include a range of high-profile
organizations, from OfficeMax, the country's largest office products superstore
operator, to Cendant Corporation (formerly CUC International), the nation's
leading franchisor of hotels and rental car agencies, to NASA, Rockwell
International, and even the Internal Revenue Service.
iPrint, inc., a privately-held company, is the leading Internet print shop
( http://www.iPrint.com ) and primary supplier of online kiosk systems to the
$20 billion commercial and quick-printing industry ( http://www.iKiosk.com ).
Founded in 1995, iPrint operates about three dozen strategic partner sites to
date. iPrint's iKiosk technology has won the prestigious CommerceNet VIP Award
for E-Commerce and was named one of the Top 50 Web sites in America by
WebMaster Magazine (an IDG publication).
SOURCE iPrint, inc.
/CONTACT: Eric Atwood of iPrint, inc., 650-604-2938, or fax,
650-604-2470, or EAtwoodiPrint.com/
/Web site: http://www.iKiosk.com/
/Web site: http://www.iPrint.com/