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Sir Speedy and PIP Expands E-Commerce Solution Agreement with Webprint

Press release from the issuing company

New York City, NY--March 1, 2001--On Demand Expo: Webprint, Inc., a business-to-business, e-commerce provider for on demand printers, Sir Speedy, and PIP Printing announced today that the companies plan to deploy Webprint's customized desktop to delivery solutions on the www.sirspeedy.com and www.pip.com web sites. The resulting Internet printing service will enable Sir Speedy and PIP customers to accurately print directly from any application, to the Sir Speedy or PIP location of their choice, as easily as sending the document to their desktop printer. "We're very enthusiastic about the opportunity to offer Sir Speedy and PIP, two of the largest franchise organizations in the industry, with technology to improve customer retention," said Tom White, CEO of Webprint. "In addition, Webprint's e-commerce printing and Internet sales solution will provide Sir Speedy and PIP franchisees the ability to enhance their service offerings to customers." Webprint's desktop to delivery solution allows Sir Speedy and PIP customers to submit a job directly from their application, using any document-authoring program (Microsoft's Office suite of products for example), via www.sirspeedy.com or www.pip.com to the Sir Speedy or PIP location of their choice. When the customer submits a job, the Webprint system converts the document into an industry standard Adobe(R) PDF file and the customer is given an accurate online proof of the document. After the buyer reviews the document, the system automatically prices the job and sends the print-ready file over the Internet to the printer's location. Sent along with the file is a comprehensive job ticket that includes all production and finishing specifications. Last month, the companies announced the selection by Sir Speedy and PIP of Webprint's e-commerce solutions for deployment on Yahoo!'s Print Center. Today's announcement extends the companies agreement through the Sir Speedy and PIP's web sites and includes an expanded nationwide rollout.

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