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Insty-Prints, Inc. Adopts printCafes PrintSmith Report Writer

Thursday, May 10, 2001

Press release from the issuing company

Chandler, AZ (May 9, 2001) - PrintSmith, a printCafe product and the leading print management system for the on-demand, business, and quick printing markets, announced today that Insty-Prints, Inc., headquartered in Eden Prairie, MN, has agreed to install 100 units of the PrintSmith Report Writer module across their organization over the next year. PrintSmith is a flexible and easy-to-use business management software program designed for the graphic arts industry, and available for Windows 2000, ME, NT, 98, 95 and Macintosh operating systems. "We’re thrilled that Insty-Prints values the tremendous power that Report Writer adds to a successful operation," said Mike McLain, Vice President Sales and Operations for printCafe’s PrintSmith product. "We recently sold the 5,000th license of PrintSmith, confirming that PrintSmith is rapidly becoming an industry standard." PrintSmith contains and generates a complete set of production and historical reports to meet a variety of procedure and reporting needs. The new PrintSmith Report Writer option will provide Insty-Prints, or any business, with expanded reporting functionality and the ability to create custom reports tailored to its business needs. "The PrintSmith Report Writer is a tool we feel every Insty-Prints operation should have to effectively manage and market their business," said Rob Warmka, Vice President of Operations of Insty-Prints. "From a corporate level, our entire field staff is in the process of training to effectively use Report Writer and implement this tool on their laptops to analyze franchise operations for individual and cumulative store activity." About Insty-Prints, Inc. (www.insty-prints.com) Insty-Prints, Inc., a subsidiary of IPI, Inc., is the franchisor for the Insty-Prints chain of fast-turnaround business printing centers. Through 220 locations nationwide, Insty-Prints provides full-color printing and photocopying, bindery services, desktop publishing and other graphic design services. The Insty-Prints home office supports its franchisees with a wide range of business consulting, marketing, training and technology development services - all designed to help make franchisees more successful. Founded in 1966, Insty-Prints is traded as IPI, Inc. on the American Stock Exchange under the symbol: IDH.




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