Monday October 19, 7:08 am Eastern Time
Company Press Release
iPrint, inc. Technology to Power Sir Speedy Online Print Shop
REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 19, 1998--Sir Speedy,
the industry's recognized leader in document creation, reproduction
and distribution with more than 700 centers nationwide, and iPrint,
inc., the leading provider of online kiosk systems to the commercial
and quick printing industry, today announced that iPrint's iKiosk
(``Internet'' Kiosk) technology will power Sir Speedy's online custom
print shop at http://www.sirspeedy.com.
The Sir Speedy online print shop lets consumers and businesses
design, proof and order a number of popularly printed items including
business cards, letterhead, rubber stamps and more.
``Sir Speedy is very excited to debut its online print shop and
bring consumers a faster, easier way to design and order products they
use all the time,'' said Dan Beck, president of Sir Speedy, Inc. ``The
iKiosk technology offers a fully scalable e-business solution that
will allow us to easily meet the demands of the hundreds of thousands
of daily Sir Speedy customers that have come to expect cutting-edge
printing solutions at Sir Speedy.''
iKiosk's award-winning technology is known for its push-button
simplicity, allowing even consumers with no Internet experience to
easily design and order products. Since users have the benefit of
viewing and proofing the designs they are creating online before they
are printed, the iKiosk system is considerably more reliable than the
manual method. Additionally, Sir Speedy's online print shop provides
unparalleled convenience with 24/7 availability and access from any PC
on the planet.
``Sir Speedy is an undeniable leader in the quick printing
industry and we are very excited to enter into this strategic
relationship,'' commented Royal P. Farros, president and CEO of iPrint,
inc. ``With this alliance, Sir Speedy is taking its leadership to a new
level by embracing electronic commerce initiatives which provide the
most efficient service to its customers.''
About Sir Speedy, Inc/
Celebrating its 30th year in business, Sir Speedy, Inc., is based
in Mission Viejo, Calif. The Sir Speedy Global Digital Network
includes more than 1,200 locations in 24 countries. The network is
comprised of Sir Speedy franchised printing, copying and digital
network centers, as well as Sir Speedy's worldwide affiliates Snap
Printing, MultiCopy and ProntaPrint. Sir Speedy, Inc. is the worlds
largest franchise printing company and has led all competitors in
sales for the last 10 consecutive years.
About iPrint, inc:
Privately held since 1995, iPrint, inc.'s technology is designed
specifically for the printing industry by print and software experts,
and is the fastest way for commercial printers, ad specialty brokers,
and print brokers to establish a professional, award-winning online
presence. iPrint's iKiosk technology is currently powering hundreds of
online print shops, and has won many awards, including the prestigious
CommerceNet VIP Award for E-Commerce.
Francie Coulter, 650/298-8500 ext. 2428
Sir Speedy, Inc.
Mike Ebbing, 949/348-5000
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