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httprint Lands Four New Accounts Including Custom Book Publisher

Press release from the issuing company

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 6, 2001 - httprint, a full service provider for the printing industry, today announced that it has won four new customers. httprint signed agreements with OpenMind Publishing Company, Compoz Design Imaging, Consolidated Software Services and Cal Printing. httprint will help these customers enhance their Web presence, expand their reach and increase communication with customers and vendors. According to Jupiter Communications, in 2001 15 percent to 20 percent of B-to-B transactions went online and 80 percent of B-to-B transactions will be conducted online in the next six to eight years. "The future of business is online, and these printers represent the transformation underway in the printing industry," said Mark Porter, president and CEO of httprint. "httprint is proud to provide these companies with the tools they need to capitalize on the power of the Internet to better serve their customers." Cary, N.C.-based OpenMind Publishing Group is leading the initiative to replace expensive traditional textbook publishing with a customized, collaborative process that returns the power of teaching to professors and enriches the learning experience for students. httprint will provide print on demand services to help OpenMind efficiently print and distribute online book orders. Marietta, Ga.-based Compoz Design Imaging is a full service imaging and design company. Under terms of the agreement, httprint will host Compoz's branded Web site on its server, enabling Compoz to offer its customers enhanced Web services, including access to httprint's comprehensive print supplier network. In addition, httprint and Compoz will participate in a revenue share program for alliance work. San Jose, Calif.-based Consolidated Software Services provides full-scale fulfillment solutions, including digital printing, book binding and CD replication. The company has enlisted httprint to help it harness the sales and marketing power of the Web to reach customers. Cal Printing, also based in San Jose Calif., is a full service print house specializing in illustrations, copying and pre-press services. httprint is enabling Cal Printing to enhance its existing Web site and implement e-commerce functions that enable customers to process work orders online. "httprint was the only company that had an expansive variety of services and flexibility that meets our budget and balances customer support with the benefits of an e-commerce function, "said Craig Johnson, vice president of business development for OpenMind.