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printChannel.com Announces Expansion of Online Print Procurement Solution

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NEW YORK, NY, February 28, 2001-printChannel.com announced at On Demand 2001 in New York, that it is expanding its online print procurement application to the first-time print market. The new features are available for both the standard printChannel service and for myprintChannel, which the company announced at Seybold San Francisco in September 2000. With printChannel.com's new online job submission features, the end user can now submit print jobs to the print supplier through the same printChannel interface they use for catalog and variable data items. Users will be able to enter job parameters/ instructions, track file status and receive expanded usage reporting online.  Other new features include remote printing, which allows corporate end users to remotely submit and print a document at a commercial print facility from their desktop, and the ability to submit requests for estimates. Printers will now be able to tailor request forms for the distinct needs and technical expertise of specific print buyers. "Many of our customers, having been successful with the printChannel solution for their repeat print buyers, have been asking us to provide them with a solution for first-time print jobs as well," states Oliver Pflug, CEO of printChannel.com. "The new features we are announcing allow printers to expand their online offerings in a cost effective and completely configurable manner. By bringing our print procurement solution to first-time print, our print vendors thus address a larger percentage of their corporate buyers' overall print procurement needs through a single user interface," he added. printChannel is a highly scalable, configurable online print procurement solution that lets print vendors offer to corporate customers a wide range of procurement services for variable data, catalog and first-time print through a standard Web browser and Internet connection.    printChannel.com does not broker printing and has a policy of not selling to end-user corporations directly. It is the leading vendor of Web-based print procurement solutions to manufacturers, distributors, and brokers of commercial print. Through its Configurator technology, printChannel.com's customers have set up over 500 corporations on the printChannel system worldwide, and have processed over180,000 print orders since the service went live in April of 1998. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, California, with offices throughout the U.S. and Europe.