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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.


Contact:
     iPrint
     Francie Coulter, 650/298-8500 ext. 2428
     fcoulter@iPrint.com
     or
     Sir Speedy, Inc.
     Mike Ebbing, 949/348-5000
     mebbing@sirspeedy.com


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